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Posted: 04/28/19 04:35pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just discovered a leak were the turbo bolts to engine. Peice of gasket missing. I'm blowing black smoke under load and have a loss of power. Also looks like a nut is missing from stud on right side. I have another 3-4 hour last leg of our trip tomorrow.
So opinions on runnng like this for 4 hours. I much rather fix this in my backyard at home and know were to get parts.


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Posted: 04/28/19 04:46pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Run it....start soaking those bolts/nuts. I've seen worse.


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soak them now and every time you stop . any help is better than snapping one off.use a pentrating oil not wd 40.

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Posted: 04/28/19 05:24pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Won't hurt the motor at all. It will smoke and be down on power but good to run


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Yup, run it home-- probably avoid full throttle as much as you can.

Then, soak, soak, soak before even trying to break those nuts loose. Soak the top of the studs as well, you do not care whether the nut or stud come loose-- either works!

And, if they don't come loose, consider a torch and/or sharp raps to break them loose rather than breaking them off.


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Posted: 04/29/19 06:14am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Isn't enough WD-40 for that. Get the torch out.





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As the others have noted, this is not a job for WD40. Use a true penetrating oil like Kroil (the best IMO) or PB Blaster. Good luck and safe travels.

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sailor_lou wrote:

As the other have noted, this is not a job for WD40. Use a true penetrating oil like Kroil (the best IMO) or PB Blaster. Good luck and safe travels.

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Best penetrating oil I've ever found (and cheapest too) is a mixture of acetone and Dexron / Mercon ATF. Mix 1/3 ATF with 2/3 rds Acetone and put in a sprttzer bottle. Eats rust and loosens stuck bolts. I keep a spritz bottle handy all the time.

Unless yo are crack home wrench, I'd take it to a shop to have it done. The turbo / manifold assembly has to come off, new gasket put on and everything buttoned up again, not for the home shop really unless you have the tools and a means to remove the parts safely.

You ca run it that way, no issue but like was stated above, soak the studs and nuts down (all of them, nit just that one more tan once before you get home. That will allow the removal without snapping a stud off which is a royal PITA and time consuming to extract. Most times they break off flush and have to be drilled out with a die reclaim bit... (solid tungsten carbide). Don't think you have one of those. Soaking them with penetrating oil will facilitate removal and save you a bundle in the end.


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I would run it, soak it, even heat the nuts when you get home. I would run a file over both surfaces and if the studs come out instead of the nuts, replace with SS all thread.l and SS nuts.


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