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Old 02-21-2013, 02:41 PM   #11
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Re: Garrett Turbocharger

His results are pretty much what I expected to see. Since our vans start with a milder factory tune I decided to go with a new, stock Garrett turbo. ~$300 more than a rebuilt, but it includes a new VGT actuator. And it is $500 less than the dealer wanted for a rebuilt Turbo.

The core charge on a rebuilt is $250 and only $100 on a new one. I think I will keep the old one and take it apart and clean it up for a spare.

My up-pipe was cracked, so I got one off eBay for $20 from someone doing an EGR delete. Looks solid!

Installation should be next week.

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Old 02-21-2013, 03:48 PM   #12
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Re: Garrett Turbocharger

If you haven't already you will want to consider these updated parts:

Turbo drain tube -6C3Z-9T515-A $21.95
Turbo oil feed line -3C3Z-9t516-A $77.00
STC kit with turbo gasket kit (incl. IPR screen and orings) -4C3Z-9B246-F $38.50

Prices are from Tousley. Riff Raff is also a good source.
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Old 02-24-2013, 07:15 PM   #13
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Re: Garrett Turbocharger

Thanks Joe.

My turbo has been in there 7 years and 80,000 miles. I can't really complain about that.

I have most of the parts and this week it should get it installed.

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Old 02-27-2013, 01:41 PM   #14
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Re: Garrett Turbocharger

Turbo and other new parts installed. Except for the times the old turbo would stick the van seems to run about the same, but maybe better mileage.

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Old 11-24-2014, 06:57 PM   #15
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Mike,

I'm curious how your drop-in Garret turbo is holding up? I'm getting the dreaded P0299 code which could be many things besides turbo under-boost but I'm researching options.

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About 35000 miles later and no turbo issues.

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Garrett Screamer Stage 1

Old thread but still relevant. My 2006 6.0 (only 77,000 miles) is throwing the P0299 but I still have good power. Apparently the vanes hang up when cold, which is enough to trigger the code and prevent me from passing my annual emission test. My mechanic also noticed an exhaust leak at the top of the turbo casing.

Dave's Auto in Centerville UT does a lot of work on 6.0's and says my options are remove, clean and replace (~$800); or install a new GT37 ($1,780). He suggested an upgrade to a Garrett Screamer Stage 1, which has larger and better alloy internals, will spool up faster and add ~40 HP. I asked about potential new problems with a higher/faster boost or a possible need to reprogram. He says no problems and no reprogramming needed. The extra cost is another $700-800.

Do any of you have experience with the Garrett Screamer Stage 1 ? Do you see any risk? Thanks in advance . . . Steve

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Old thread but still relevant. My 2006 6.0 (only 77,000 miles) is throwing the P0299 but I still have good power. Apparently the vanes hang up when cold, which is enough to trigger the code and prevent me from passing my annual emission test. My mechanic also noticed an exhaust leak at the top of the turbo casing.

Dave's Auto in Centerville UT does a lot of work on 6.0's and says my options are remove, clean and replace (~$800); or install a new GT37 ($1,780). He suggested an upgrade to a Garrett Screamer Stage 1, which has larger and better alloy internals, will spool up faster and add ~40 HP. I asked about potential new problems with a higher/faster boost or a possible need to reprogram. He says no problems and no reprogramming needed. The extra cost is another $700-800.

Do any of you have experience with the Garrett Screamer Stage 1 ? Do you see any risk? Thanks in advance . . . Steve

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The risk is that's not a drop-in replacement. It will push more air but will likely require some PCM tuning for optimal operation and spool up. Turbo lag is a terrible thing.


If it were me I would do a stage 1 KCturbo. Stock injectors, billet compressor wheel, 360 deg thrust bearing blah blah. These guys are the shizzle. https://kcturbos.com/products/kc6-0-...e-1-61mm-turbo
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