enginebefore.jpgI started tearing out my old turbo in my 97 F450. I brought it to a shop about 1 year ago and asked them to find my exhaust leak. My truck was very loud and seriously lacks power. They told me nothing was wrong and I have no exhaust leaks. Well I could smell it in the truck since I bought it and knew it was only getting worse. Anyway I finally figured I am keeping and rebuilding this old dog so I can run it back to death again.
I started looking closely at fuel system and exhaust on the truck and turbo needed to come out to get to fuel pump. Well when I really started looking at the turbo the bolts all snapped on exhaust side flush with exhaust housing. Well now that can cause quite a racket and fumes into engine compartment. Man o man that garage I brought it to come highly recommended too. Oh well. I guess you know what they say. Nobody cares about your crap like you do so I guess from now on I will just wrench my own stuff. I think I attached a photo of the engine. You can see all the soot on engine and center section of turbo.