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Old 12-24-2002, 02:35 PM
stephenson stephenson is offline
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Troubleshooting Turbocharger on 603.970 engine

Seems like my 350 SDL is a bit slower these days ... no oil burning, great starting, etc.

Removed intake tract and desludged 6 months ago ... ugly mess - hope it is related to the early demise of the engines.

Without putting a pressure guage on, what can I do to determine if the turbocharger is working properly ... sounds like there are cars with turbos running at 100% and others at far lower efficiencies ... adjustments include the Alda, right? Check lines for oil and crud. How to check in a binary sense?

Thanks in advance!
George Stephenson
1991 350 SDL (200K and she ain't bent, yet)
former 2002 E320 4Matic Wagon - good car
former 1985 300 CD - great car
former 1981 300 TD - good car
former 1972 280 SEL - not so good car
a couple of those diesel Rabbits ...40-45 mpg
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