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This is a completely new replacement turbo actuator that fits the 2007-2021 6.7 Dodge Cummins and medium duty applications. This is NOT a reman or a rebuild of an existing unit. With the Variable Geometry Technology (VGT) turbocharger in the 2007.5-2021 Ram Turbo Diesel trucks, everything changed when it came to servicing it. To work on it you needed training, expensive tools and you couldn't test the actuator, so as a DIY-er truck owner you were left with replacing the turbo which is expensive.
City Diesel has worked to fix this. Step one was to develop an actuator tester that anyone could use. Shortly after they released it, more affordable rebuilt turbochargers started showing up. However, there was still a problem because the actuator has to be calibrated to the turbocharger and you were not able to simply replace an actuator. This means you either have to pay a fee to get the actuator calibrated at a shop that has the correct equipment (average price $200) or buy the entire turbocharger even if the actuator was the only problem.
The cost-effective solution: the creation of a new actuator and gear housing. You replace all the electronics, including the circuit board, motor, harness adapter and a new gear box. There is no calibration required and no complicated installation. Again, what this means to you is that you have a viable, cost-effective option for replacing your actuator when you have a problem.
Cost effective solution - no need to replace entire turbo. No need for expensive tools or a trip to the dealership calibration. It wipes the vanes/self-testing on every key cycle, preventing soot and carbon buildup. The actuator motor has almost twice the torque: This makes it more difficult for the vanes to freeze up and gives you faster throttle response. The actuator was designed from the beginning to work well with EFI-live aftermarket tuners. Replacement actuator, gear housing, gaskets and wiring adapter included. Adapter cable making it a universal fit for all 6.7 turbos with a smart actuator.
Checking the Vanes:It is important to check the vanes before installing the actuator. A new actuator cannot fix your turbo for you and replacing the actuator is not a substitute for replacing the turbo if your turbo has a problem. Installing a new actuator on a bad turbo can kill the actuator so it's important not to skip this. To check the vanes you should move the gear from one end to the other. At each extreme end you should hear a nice metallic clunk. The movement should be nice and smooth both directions with no tight spots. The gear will have some friction but it should be easy to move with your finger fully extended pushing on the vanes with the side of the finger. It is important to note that a small problem when not at temperature can indicate completely locking up and binding when at temperature. You should test the vanes with the gear in the neutral position (where it naturally rests) as well as pushing the gear towards the turbo and pulling the gear towards you while testing. Remember to go nice and smooth the object is not to slam it but to make sure it is nice and smooth. If that checks out you need to push it to both extreme ends of travel with as much force as you can generate with your hand. If after doing that it's more difficult to move off of that stop you likely need a turbo.
2 year warranty
*2007.5-2012 trucks, if you want to replace the entire actuator you CAN purchase the 2013-2021 kit and it WILL work with no issues. The only thing you don't need if you have the 2007.5-2012 is the plug adapter.
Reviewed by: James03/21/2021 03:05PM
Product ownership: Less than 3 months
Purchased from: DDP Motorsports
Comments:I had the dreaded "Failing Actuator" in my 2015 Ram 2500 Cummins 6.7; I installed this CITY DIESEL 6.7 CUMMINS UPGRADED BILLET TURBO ACTUATOR. These are 100% plug and play and do not require a trip to get the Actuator calibrated. Install was a breeze; I highly recommend!
Reviewed by: James03/21/2021 03:06PM
Comments:I had the dreaded "Failing Actuator" in my 2015 Ram 2500 Cummins 6.7; I installed a CITY DIESEL 6.7 CUMMINS UPGRADED BILLET TURBO ACTUATOR. These are 100% plug and play and do not require a trip to get the Actuator calibrated. Install was a breeze; I highly recommend!
Reviewed by: Luke03/29/2022 02:50AM
Comments:Actuator was easy to put on very simple. Amazing product will recommend to more people. Night and day difference between the stock one and the upgraded one.
Reviewed by: Scott 05/01/2022 12:43AM
Product ownership: Less than 1 week
Comments:I've got a 2013 Ram 2500 with a 6.7 Cummins that's tuned & deleted. I regeared it to 4.56 with 37s a year ago, but I've been steadily losing power. No check engine lights and lots of black smoke on higher hp tunes. Finally, engine brake stopped working. Spoke with Clayton and decided to try the actuator. Took about 3 hours to install, self calibrated, and didn't need to adjust my tunes. Truck feels like I've got a new turbo. It spools up so much faster and pulls considerably harder. Definitely recommend this product and shop!
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