towing power

Submitted: Sunday, Apr 28, 2002 at 00:00
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Can anyone tell me if turbo diesel motors are much better than std deisel for towing of road c/van
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Reply By: Cairns Offroad Training & Tours - Sunday, Apr 28, 2002 at 00:00

Sunday, Apr 28, 2002 at 00:00
Before a turbo was fitted my 80 series GXL tested at 60hp on the dyno after the turbo fit it tested at 100hp both readings at the rear wheels.
Turbos work most efficiently under load and are therefore ideal in a towing application. Contact me if you require more info. Cheers Rob
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Reply By: Jim - Sunday, Apr 28, 2002 at 00:00

Sunday, Apr 28, 2002 at 00:00
Lokk at the relative torques for towing. I have recently swapped from normally aspirated 80 series cruiser to TD auto Prado - I think ithe Prado tows easier.
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Reply By: dianne - Monday, Apr 29, 2002 at 00:00

Monday, Apr 29, 2002 at 00:00
We have a turbo 4.2 litre patrol my friends who have std diesels are amazed at how our car tows a horse float with a big horse in it up a hill and we don't have to change down gears. we have towed a boat as well and it goes like a dream. once you have one you wouldn't be with out it. Having said that the bigger engine is the best way to go. a 2.8 litre t/d will not be as good.Di
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