I think you will be better off buying a new one, to get it rebuilt will probably be just as much, and a pain in the ass. Check out some of the vendors here, they probably have new and used ones in stock. If you plan on pulling it yourself ou better have alot of patience and time, it is not a fun job. Also how did you blow it?
white smoke sounds like injectors, or rings not turbo. We need more info if you want more help. Mods, symptoms, etc. I also have a used turbo off an 03 if that is what it is. I would think that the turbo would be making noise.
my mechanic says there is fuel and oil in the turbo exhaust. ( I think ) I don't really know much about diesels. The injectors were replaced at 97000 miles and when just idling doesn't smoke. We have cleaned the mas if that's what its called. Seemed to work for about a mile down the road than started smoking. The mechanic seems to think its turbo.
I dont think its a turbo at all, is it making odd noises? Is it making its normal whistling noise? Unless you have modded it, or your cam bearing spun and the turbo was starved for oil I dont think its the turbo. Let us know what your balance rates are.
The IHI turbo is water cooled as well. So it's possible if the turbo is the problem that the problem might be allowing oil and/or coolant to be burning up and making the white smoke. Again, if it's the turbo.
I believe that my Turbo went out also but dealer has not tore it down yet.
They want anywheres from $1600-$2400 thru GM. I found a used(low miles) for $700. We will see when they get it tor down, mine only makes noise but does not blow any smoke of any color out. Just the bearing went I believe.
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