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Old 06-19-2012, 05:36 PM
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Default Turbo question

1998.5 24v 4x4 5 speed trans. New vp44 with Fass ddrp Rest of truck stock.

Question...How can I tell if my Turbo is working or not. On my 90 Dodge Cummins I could hear it wistle when pulling hills with my GN Trailer in tow. But the 98 Cummins is different and I just don't know much about it. Thanks for any help or advice.
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Old 06-19-2012, 06:37 PM
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Best suggest I got is to install a boost gauge...

Then if you want to be sure the turbo is in good working order you might do a inspection...
http://articles.mopar1973man.com/2nd...rbo-inspection
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Old 06-19-2012, 07:16 PM
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If your turbo wasn't working your truck would have had a melt down by now!! Unless your truck smokes black like a freight train and your EGTs are running way high then you should be fine.
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