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Old 08-16-2019, 05:20 PM
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2003 Ford F250 Superduty 6.0 Turbodiesel. Been having issues with not building enough boost, black smoke out the tailpipe, and occasionally a hiccup when using the skinny pedal too much. Bought the Autoengenuity scanner for my laptop with full capability for all Ford products.

There was a code, P0299, for the Variable Geometry Turbo (VGT). One of the bellows/expansion joints is cracked and there is lots of black soot against the firewall. Four holes had a cylinder contribution/balance codes as well.
Ordered and just received a new y-pipe, up-pipe, and eight remanned Motorcraft injectors and a new set of glow plugs.

The VGT was disassembled and cleaned up. Found the unison ring sticking, so a good scrubbing and scraping of the turbine housing was in order. A small magnet on the actuator opens and closes the unison ring like it should now.
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Old 08-17-2019, 02:45 AM
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Nice and tucked away arent they...
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Old 08-17-2019, 11:24 AM
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Nice and tucked away arent they...
I had a 78 Ford F-100 with a straight six.

You could sit on the wheel well with one foot on the bell housing and
one on various places up front and work on the engine in comfort.

Someone needs to do that again with a vehicle.
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Old 08-17-2019, 12:15 PM
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2003 Ford F250 Superduty 6.0 Turbodiesel. Been having issues with not building enough boost, black smoke out the tailpipe, and occasionally a hiccup when using the skinny pedal too much. Bought the Autoengenuity scanner for my laptop with full capability for all Ford products.

There was a code, P0299, for the Variable Geometry Turbo (VGT). One of the bellows/expansion joints is cracked and there is lots of black soot against the firewall. Four holes had a cylinder contribution/balance codes as well.
Ordered and just received a new y-pipe, up-pipe, and eight remanned Motorcraft injectors and a new set of glow plugs.

The VGT was disassembled and cleaned up. Found the unison ring sticking, so a good scrubbing and scraping of the turbine housing was in order. A small magnet on the actuator opens and closes the unison ring like it should now.
What did parts run you for this job?
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Old 08-17-2019, 04:02 PM
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I had a 78 Ford F-100 with a straight six.

You could sit on the wheel well with one foot on the bell housing and
one on various places up front and work on the engine in comfort.

Someone needs to do that again with a vehicle.
That would be a nice thing to see that again but doubt we will ever see that again.
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Old 08-18-2019, 01:24 AM
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I had a 78 Ford F-100 with a straight six.

You could sit on the wheel well with one foot on the bell housing and
one on various places up front and work on the engine in comfort.

Someone needs to do that again with a vehicle.
What I am doing and the way the engine is tucked way back into the firewall, the only way I can comfortably work is to sit on the LH battery box and my left foot on the steering crossover link. The batteries, fan and shroud are the first things pulled. As for the bell housing, you can't even see it.

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What did parts run you for this job?
Too much. Injectors are $175 ea, glow plugs under $10 ea, both pipes about $220 for the set. Since I'm this far into it, another oil cooler ran about $270 and the manifold gaskets set $95. I'm not counting the AE scanner, that will come in handy for the other Fords I own and in my extended family.

Long day, hot day, but productive. I didn't realize that the up-pipe and the y-pipe I ordered are shipped with no heat shield. Sorry, no pics, but the brackets for the heat shields were cut off the old pipe and welded to the new. Pipes are installed, injectors and glow plugs in, valve covers and the manifold are back on. It may run tomorrow, or I may screw off and do something else.
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Old 08-18-2019, 06:27 AM
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You have earned the Mother Teresa Award for patience tackling that. I wouldn't turn one wrench on that bastard before I pulled the whole front clip. Just my 2 cents.
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Old 08-18-2019, 10:13 AM
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You have earned the Mother Teresa Award for patience tackling that. I wouldn't turn one wrench on that bastard before I pulled the whole front clip. Just my 2 cents.
Ford's solution for pulling the heads? Lift the cab off. It only take a couple of hours????
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Old 08-18-2019, 05:02 PM
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Lovely aspect of the ill fated Triton engine. Pull front end and lift cab . 23 hours engine change .Lucky if you can get it done in 15 hours .
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5.4 triton in a superduty takes me about 12 hrs fairly simple to do guy that I work can pull a 7.3 in about 3 hrs if he actually gets with it but he’s pulled a couple hundred I’d imagine he strips and sales superduty parts daily


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