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Old 01-28-2013, 03:29 AM
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this mornin i checked my oil and noticed very tiny pieces of metal at least thats what i think it is in the oil. they look like tiny tiny air bubbles the day b4 i also noticed my turbo has shaft play seems to get worse and worse if the berrings were goin out in my turbo could that b the cause of the shards in my oil?n im thinkn on sending an oil sample in. should i rebuild the hy 35 or go bigger if so any ideas on what size? thanks for ur help
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Old 01-28-2013, 06:41 AM
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You can typically get a HX35 for $300 or so used, and they are a better turbo. An oils scan doesn't hurt, especially for the price. What color were the flakes? Try a magnet on the dipstick oil to see if they are ferrous?
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:56 AM
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Sounds like you already figured out the problem, or at least enough to do two things before anything else: Replace/rebuild the turbo and change the oil.
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Old 01-28-2013, 12:26 PM
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The pieces look like they could b Aluminum that's just a guess though cause its not magnetic what's aluminum in a turbo?
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my hx 35 with minimal side to side shaft play which is normal will be available for 300 obo. pulling it off in a couple weeks. swapping it out for an he351ve
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Where the oil goes, there is no Aluminum. A Brass/Bronze bushing instead. Aluminum in the oil system of a 24V Cummins........can't think of anything.
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:42 PM
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Old 01-28-2013, 10:00 PM
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Are you sure its not air bubbles
Might try oil analysis

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Old 01-29-2013, 01:36 AM
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ya its a huge guessing game wont know for sure till i do the oil analysis. -Shellinger- ya i maybe interested. let me know.. Wish i would of known that 2 months ago i had sold it to get a more powerful lift pump. Hey thanks to all u for ur ideas and help. this fourm and the people who particapate are awsome and know there stuff i love my truck, mess with it about everyday to learn it and run it right. wouldnt b able to do that with out you all!!!
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