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Old 12-24-2007, 07:32 PM
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Default Cummins 6.7L Turbocharger Information

6.7L DIESEL



1 - TURBINE
2 - TURBOCHARGER SPEED SENSOR
3 - COMPRESSED AIR FLOW
4 - COMPRESSOR
5 - FRESH AIR FLOW
6 - YOKE MECHANISM
7 - NOZZLE RING
8 - SHROUD PLATE
9 - AIR FLOW TO ENGINE
10 - VANES


The turbocharger is water cooled and lubricated by engine oil that is pressurized, cooled, and filtered. The oil is delivered to the turbocharger by a supply line that is tapped into the oil filter head. The oil travels into the bearing housing, where it lubricates the shaft and bearings. A return pipe at the bottom of the bearing housing, routes the engine oil back to the crankcase.
Exhaust gas enters the turbine section of the turbocharger as it leaves the combustion chamber. Heat and pressure are extracted from the exhaust gas and cause the turbine to rotate. The turbine is connected by shaft to the compressor section of the turbocharger. The rotating compressor draws in inlet air, compresses it and sends the compressed air through the Charge Air Cooler to the engine.
The Variable Geometry Turbocharger (VGT) uses a one piece sliding nozzle that moves continuously to vary the power of turbine and the amount of air delivered to the engine. This allows turbine power to be set to provide just enough energy to drive the compressor at the desired boost level in all engine operating modes.
Turbine power level changes are achieved by varying the position of the nozzle ring in relation to a set of guide vanes that control the flow through the turbine. An electrically controlled actuator positions the sliding nozzle over the guide vanes.
TURBOCHARGER EXHAUST BRAKE FUNCTION -The VGT works in conjunction with the engine and transmission to provide an integrated braking system used to help slow the vehicle. This is commonly called exhaust braking. This braking power is achieved by modulating the turbo sliding nozzle ring to restrict the flow of exhaust gases from the engine, which in turn creates a high back pressure on the engine. The high back pressure creates a high level of resistance to the motion of the pistons within the engine and this resistance is used to reduce engine speed and thus vehicle speed.
The exhaust brake feature will only function when the driver turns the exhaust brake switch to the on position. Once the switch is in the on position and the vehicle is moving faster than 8 k/h (5 MPH); the exhaust brake will automatically operate when the driver removes pressure from the throttle pedal allowing the engine to see 0% throttle and 0 fuel delivery.
Exhaust braking is most effective when the engine RPM is higher. The automatic transmission has been programmed to downshift more aggressively when the exhaust brake is enabled to increase brake performance. Use of automatic transmission Tow/Haul Mode improves interaction between the engine and transmission. Inputs to the exhaust brake feature include:
· Coolant temperature
· Ambient air temperature
· Exhaust manifold pressure sensor
· Throttle pedal position sensor
·· Fault codes with any of these sensors will cause the exhaust brake feature to be disabled.
The exhaust brake feature can also be used to reduce the engine warm up time. To use the exhaust brake as a warm-up device, the vehicle must be moving less than 8 k/h (5 MPH), the exhaust brake switch must be in the on position, and the coolant temperature must below 82°C (180° F) and ambient temperature below 15.5°C (60° F).
Letting the engine idle after extended operation allows the turbine housing to cool to normal operating temperature. The following chart should be used as a guide in determining the amount of engine idle time required to sufficiently cool down the turbocharger before shut down, depending upon the type of driving and the amount of cargo.

TURBOCHARGER “COOL DOWN” CHART
(See Word Doc below)

TURBOCHARGER BOOST PRESSURE

Low turbocharger boost pressure can cause poor engine performance and driveability concerns. The following procedure will test the turbocharger boost pressure.
Causes of low boost pressure include the following:
· Restricted air inlet system
· Leak in charge air cooler system
· Damaged wastegate command valve O-rings (5.9L Diesel)
· Restricted/high pressure drop across charge air cooler
· Damaged turbocharger compressor wheel housing
· Turbocharger wastegate stuck open (5.9L Diesel)
· Excessive exhaust restriction
· Stuck or sticking variable geometry components (6.7L diesel engine)
· stuck or inoperative variable geometry actuator (6.7L diesel engine)
Causes of excessively high boost pressure include:
· Turbocharger wastegate stuck closed
· Turbocharger wastegate signal line leaking or damaged
· Damaged turbocharger actuator O-ring (6.7L Diesel)
· Wastegate command valve mechanically stuck in actuated position (5.9L Diesel)
· Stuck or sticking variable geometry components (6.7L diesel engine)
· stuck or inoperative variable geometry actuator (6.7L diesel engine)
Several Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs) can be set that will indicate high or low system boost levels. There is a DTC for circuit faults relating to the electronically controlled wastegate command valve.
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Default Squid, Great Info on the VGT Turbo

Do you know what the actual part / model number is? I would appreciate any info that you have on it. Thank you for your great post.

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I shall try to find that for you.
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I just bought one $284 US. part number 4032316
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Default vgt breakdown

Howdy Cummins Crowd. first post so bear with me ! I've recently bought a 2008 3500 quad cab auto and could not be happier with the 6.7l, but I certainly HATE all the poopy chrysler elements of the truck and am learning quickly what the weak links are. On that note, I'm throwing codes like a mofo and will be pulling my turbo for a full breakdown and cleaning with documentation. Will post results asap.... anyone have any wisdom to hand down before this undertaking ??
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Here's the cleaning Information http://www.cumminsownerz.com/PDF/11-001-08.pdf and the testing/replacing of the 6.7L Cummins Turbocharger is in the link below.
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Squid,

Second link is broken.

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Re-uploaded it.
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has anyone on here ever removed the turbo and split it to clean the vanes? im a diesel mechanic by trade and i work on international engines and im able to split those turbos to clean the soat off of them. i looked at the chrysler method and it looks like a royal pain in the butt please let me know if you have any info thanks
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Not that I know of and I agree that it seems like a pretty strange procedure.
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