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Vanished

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What code reader have you been using to clear the codes? We're having similar issues here but planning on getting turbo rebuilt...


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Grit dog wrote:

Maybe someone could explain how it's somehow beneficial to use the exhaust brake function to help keep the variable vanes from sticking when they move just the same every time you mash the throttle.


See my post above, the vains have more travel with the turbo brake on.

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Vanished, I just bought a cheap code reader years ago. Not sure I’d recommend the one I have. If I didn’t have one I’d just searc on Amazon, or go into a local Autozone or some such.


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MNRon wrote:

Vanished, I just bought a cheap code reader years ago. Not sure I’d recommend the one I have. If I didn’t have one I’d just searc on Amazon, or go into a local Autozone or some such.


Thanks - I looked around and the selection was overwhelming. All i wanted to do was read & clear codes on our Duramax until I get the turbo rebuilt - but they sure seem to vary in price and features.

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I would recommend a Edge insight, they are more money but they give you a set of gauges that can monitor just about every thing. I have one screen set for desired fuel pressure and actual fuel pressure. The other screen is turbo boost and turbo vain position. It will also monitor the soot level in the DPF filter and even let you initiate a regen cycle manually.

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Vanished wrote:

MNRon wrote:

Vanished, I just bought a cheap code reader years ago. Not sure I’d recommend the one I have. If I didn’t have one I’d just searc on Amazon, or go into a local Autozone or some such.


Thanks - I looked around and the selection was overwhelming. All i wanted to do was read & clear codes on our Duramax until I get the turbo rebuilt - but they sure seem to vary in price and features.

Buy a bluetooth OBD2 adapter and download the torque app.


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S Davis wrote:

I would recommend a Edge insight, they are more money but they give you a set of gauges that can monitor just about every thing. I have one screen set for desired fuel pressure and actual fuel pressure. The other screen is turbo boost and turbo vain position. It will also monitor the soot level in the DPF filter and even let you initiate a regen cycle manually.


I second this. I have the Torque, DashCommand, and a few other monitoring apps. My Edge Insight is better than any of these in regards to real time monitoring. It has special PIDs just for Ford Ram, and GM allowing me to view more useful parameters the other apps can't. I can also add devices like a pyro to read pre-turbo EGT's. The layout is much better too.

However, if you just want to read and clear codes, then just get a bluetooth OBD and the Torque app.

EDIT: Back when I had a crappy VG turbo, my Edge Insight had a parameter for VGT vane position from 0%(full open) to 100% (full closed). It also had PID's like DPF regen status, EGR flow, exhaust back pressure, and so on.

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Well my VVT is sticking as well. Looking at options. $3800 from the dealer to RR. The diesel performance shops are considerably less even for a better turbo. Cleaning it sounds like it isn't a long term fix.


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^ Depends if it's the vanes physically sticking or the actuator going south.


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ksss wrote:

Well my VVT is sticking as well. Looking at options. $3800 from the dealer to RR. The diesel performance shops are considerably less even for a better turbo. Cleaning it sounds like it isn't a long term fix.


I would still give Hot Shot Secret Stiction Eliminator a try. If it doesn't work, can get a refund.


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