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Grit dog

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Posted: 08/17/19 09:59am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

^ The LML vgt actuator is oil operated so it's possible that could work if the plunger is sticking.


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Grit dog wrote:

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


They tested the actuator and they tell me it is good. The motor is an LBZ but still oil actuated turbo. Considering upgrading to a better turbo, but power is not an issue, it has a light 35 hp tune and it will spin the duals from a dead stop with a loaded trailer at will. I just wish it had the brakes and suspension that the new ones do, even the 2011 upgrade, to say nothing of the 2020. When I found out this news we (commercial sales guy and I) built a WT 3500 HD CC DRW 2020 verison and it has a 40 Gross combined capacity as built. Price is mid50K. Wasn't going to upgrade but maybe I will replace this truck. That is almost twice the capacity of the 06 DRW.

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ksss wrote:

Grit dog wrote:

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


They tested the actuator and they tell me it is good. The motor is an LBZ but still oil actuated turbo.


The variable vane actuator is oil actuated. The turbo is oil cooled, but oil does not do anything for the variable vanes in the turbo.
It could be the vane position sensor as well.
Replacing the turbo is not a horrible backyard job. I'd expect 4-6 hours from a shop. And it could just need taken apart and cleaned if the bearings are good and the compressor wheel isn't damaged.
Just food for thought.
$3800 for a turbo replacement sounds like the Chevy dealer trying to fund a company wide bbq on your turbo.
New OE turbo is $1195 including actuator shipped to your door on amazon. Plus gaskets and bolts.

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Hey,
2006 GMC 2500HD Duramax LLY SLT Edition 4x4. 105,872 miles when I drove her home. The previous owner took care of this truck like you wouldn't believe, I have ever recorded down to the T. Oil changes, fuel filters, brakes, all changed like clockwork. He towed with it and had the transmission completely serviced before I bought it on www.boodmo.com/ I am a very happy man!

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^ Great truck there!
Had a 02 back in the day, that with just a tune would run with any of the newer trucks or better, IMO.
Newer ones may have more tech and be heavier duty, but for most purposes, a LLY or LBZ Dmax is still one of the best rigs out there.

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