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Dissapointed New Owner

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I am a owner of a 2014 ED Laramie and I have had it now for 3 months and put almost 14K miles on it. Truck has been great for what I use it for. DRIVING and Mileage..... until last Monday when the mysterious smoke started boiling out the back. Turbo is out of it??? That was a week ago today and truck is still in shop, they have to take out the trans to get to the turbo, now there is an intercooler line that is shot as well?? Amazingly enough that part in now on national back order with no ETA also. Do they not make parts for the trucks they sell. I am not the normal truck owner as this is my office on wheels and cannot afford to be down. Might be the first and only ED I own.

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Indeed sounds like intercooler failure popped your turbo. But I think the more pertinent question is why did the intercooler fail so early?
yes, air to air intercooler. Unless intercooler failure cooked the oil which then popped the turbo?

Don't know, intercoolers are not a common fail IMO...
unless it was actually reverse where the turbo popped and took out the intercooler after?
Still want to know what the cause of the failure was. Turbo's don't just pop for the fun of it, especially not this new...
A conclusion that I am rapidly coming to is that a lot of these reports are not technically correct. A lot of the problems that we hear about on the forum have been misinterpreted and/or confused. The information is second or third hand by the time we hear it. As an example, non-technical terms such as:

turbo popped
intercooler lines
DPF full of oil
heat sensor
codes (what codes)

And that isn't the fault of the poster, as he us just trying to convey information that one or more techs passed on to the service manager and then to the owner and finally to us.
turbo popped is jargon for failure, codes are codes the trucks flash fault codes that the scan tool pics up and indicates XYZ issue. I don't see whats wrong with heat sensor, intercooler lines or DPF full of oil. These are the terms, we could witgenstein it and start calling them thing-a-majigers connected to the watsitcalleds?

Not technically correct as in on a technicality, facetious, not in line with pedantic protocol. Pardon me I'm just not seeing the issue...
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