T/D Rodeo

Submitted: Saturday, Apr 24, 2004 at 17:16
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How much dfference to the off road performance in soft sand does it make to a T/D Rodeo if the Turbo is adjusted to kick in at lower engine revs. Is there any long term damaging effects to the vehicle.

Thanks
Paul
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Reply By: GO_OFFROAD - Saturday, Apr 24, 2004 at 18:58

Saturday, Apr 24, 2004 at 18:58
You need to change turbo to do this.

I couldnt stand the td rodeo, and went the V6, 11-12 lt per 100km lots more grunt, and the td rodeo certainly wnet no where near as well as my 3.0 td prado.
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Follow Up By: pauls - Sunday, Apr 25, 2004 at 11:57

Sunday, Apr 25, 2004 at 11:57
Thanks for the reply. Ths is also the conclusion I am coming to.

Paul
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Reply By: Member - Mik - Saturday, Apr 24, 2004 at 20:28

Saturday, Apr 24, 2004 at 20:28
Paul, depending what model rodeo you own and as go offroad says, the turbos connot be altered, not quite sure why.Found this out when looking to have an intercooler fitted. I own a stock standard 99 model, 120000 ks and not one problem (toutch wood) i get 10L per 100k round town and out to 11.5 while towing at 100 k. I have never found the need for the turbo to kick sooner.

Cheers Mik
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Follow Up By: Dion - Saturday, Apr 24, 2004 at 21:08

Saturday, Apr 24, 2004 at 21:08
Mik,
the turbo's are adjustable. When I had the 2.8L, part of the intercooler installation was an adjustable needle valve inserted in the rubber hose to the control valve for the turbo. I never adjusted it at all in the two years I had it with the intercooler fitted.
I have found with diesel Rodeo's, my 2.8L and the new RA 3.0L you might as well forget about high range, you just about can't start in the soft stuff with it. If you can run onto the soft stuff from harder ground, you can probably stay in high, otherwise third low seems to be a good all round gear for soft sand.

Cheers,

Dion.
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Follow Up By: GO_OFFROAD - Saturday, Apr 24, 2004 at 22:18

Saturday, Apr 24, 2004 at 22:18
That valve would be an adjustment for the wastegate, which would effect maximum boost, not how soon it boosts.
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Follow Up By: pauls - Sunday, Apr 25, 2004 at 12:05

Sunday, Apr 25, 2004 at 12:05
Mik, Thanks for the reply. I have the 2000 model Rodeo and agree with Dion's comments about high range being useless. I was perplexed that I was getting bogged in soft sand that others could get through. Maybe I am not the greatest 4WD driver but I dont think that that is entirely the problem. A mate said that if you can get the turbo to kick in earlier you get power earlier without getting the wheel spin. Oh well back to the drawing board.

Paul
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