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Old 10-12-2007, 02:57 PM
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Have a leaky c-clamp on my turbo... I get some exhaust fumes coming out through the bit that is "open" where the bolt passes through. Whats going on here? Do I need a new seal?
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really? Ah come on... any pic of a GReddy turbo with an arrow pointing at the centre of it will do... I've got a bit of soot/exhaust fumes coming out at the clamp in the middle of the turbo's body (you know... the circular clamp that holds the turbo together.. big shiny ring thing )
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i wouldn't call that a c-clamp. but i can't imagine how exhaust is coming from there unless it's cracked.
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really? Ah come on... any pic of a GReddy turbo with an arrow pointing at the centre of it will do... I've got a bit of soot/exhaust fumes coming out at the clamp in the middle of the turbo's body (you know... the circular clamp that holds the turbo together.. big shiny ring thing )
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I dont have a tdo4 turbo so it's hard to visualize what your saying son. but your CHRA section and turbine housing are not mating correctly, which is bad in a number of ways.
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Pics below "son" ;-)


The difficult to spot c-clamp :



Open end :
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Most turbo's don't have that awkward clamp holding them together. Atleast none of the 4 that I own do. You either have a crack in one of the housings or there is some major carbon buildup and is causing it to not seal appropriately so takeing it apart for a cleaning might help. Either way you need to inspect the problem on your own.
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cheers, thanks for the feedback, I was mostly wondering if this was a common issue and whether anyone else had had it.
In the middle of replacing the cam follower on our Jeep XJ Diesel, so that'll be the next job.
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did you try to tighten the clamp?
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What PSI are you Boosting these days Steve ?
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yeah, tightened the clamp about 6 months ago when I first noticed it. It would only do a half turn yesterday when I tried again. Might take it apart over the winter and clean it out.

Running 11.5 psi daily now, waiting on larger injectors + dual feed fuel pipe before going to 13 or 15 daily.

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