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Old 03-03-2013, 12:13 PM   #1
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Default Help- '04FXT Eating Turbos

Hey all- Looking for thoughts on this. My 155K '04 FXT is about to be on it's 4th TD04 in less than a year. Seems to be a lubrication issue- keeps eating the center bearings.

Car is stone stock, save for a Samco inlet I swapped with the last turbo, since the stock one broke during the swap. It is not driven hard- it's my GF's ride, and she drives it pretty infrequently.

The original TD04 went at about 145K, and I swapped with a fairly low mile used one. That lasted about 7k, and then ate itself. I wrote it off as being a not perfect used turbo. Bought a quality reman TD04, and swapped it. 3K later, here we go again.

Each time, I checked all the oil lines are clear, and any chunks it threw are cleaned out. The filter screens have all been removed, and I used a quality synthetic oil, and made sure it was never low. Gave it plenty of gentle driving to break in. I've never gotten any low oil pressure indications, and the rest of the motor is still tight, no smoke, no oil consumption, etc.

Any other thoughts on what other oiling issues I might have, or why these keep eating themselves? I'm stumped.

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