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Old 03-10-2014, 10:56 PM
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Thanks for the replies everyone!

I have a feeling one of these days I'll end up pulling the intake hose and seeing what the inside looks like.
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Old 03-10-2014, 10:57 PM
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Old 03-11-2014, 01:27 AM
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Whiffs spark: where's the respect? DVS starts many great threads and offers so much veteran landscape experience to this forum, yet he is bashed every time he posts.

DVS: I rented a 2012 246 this past weekend to help with a clearing job we got. Compared to a s185 bobcat the spooling of the turbo is extremely noticeable. I have a john deere 3520 at my cottage and the turbo is very quiet, but on the CAT it's almost sounds like my 6,4l turbo on my ford.

So, I'd take it off and give it a good rebuild or replace it. Btw, I'm with you on maintaining everything. I'm 21 and have had my same exmark 60 since I was 14. It is now a back up but with over 5500 hours on it, it still runs like a champ. Best part is , it's a 2004 27 hp lazer I bought for 3,000 dollars in 2006 before I had my license and it has served me very well and was used up until last year when I upgraded mowers.

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Old 03-11-2014, 07:57 AM
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have u tried removing the air filter to see if you can hear turbo then?
On my T770 Bobcat the turbo is normally not noticeable from inside cab, but if i remove the air filter/s then it is very noticeable.
Also if your air filter would be very dirty then you would notice black smoke coming from exhaust pipe with major loads on engine. Same with a bad turbo that's not turning freely
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Old 03-14-2014, 03:44 PM
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Originally Posted by DVS Hardscaper View Post
When a turbo cause smoking it's because the seals in the turbo have gone bad, thus oil is entering the engine. Which is why it would smoke, and you'll smell a funky smell from the oil burning.
A bad turbo can also create smoke because they are not creating boost, which will cause the air to fuel ratio to be off (bad turbo means no or reduced boost, which means less air and more diesel) causing the engine to run warmer and create more black smoke because there is a excess of diesel.
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