After market Turbos

Submitted: Friday, Jan 14, 2005 at 00:20
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I have a '92 TD 4.2 l Diesel, done 230 000 km, its a real old tart on the hills. What is there around to improve the get up and go?
Am trialling a fuel additive, havent yet fitteed snorkel. I was wondering about the feasibility, cost, and effectiveness of fitting a turbo. Some people out there must have done this to their 4.2 diesel patrols. Any comments?

Cheers.

btw The hot hubs I have been getting improved on lubricating the brake arms etc, but is still there. Seems to be a "GQ Anomaly"
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Jan 14, 2005 at 00:30

Friday, Jan 14, 2005 at 00:30
I have the Denco kit as advertised onthis site on mine. 3/4 a day and its fitted drive out. ~$3000-3800ish and its a new car. that inc the complete exhaust. Get Denco to do the work. Well worth the trip to Wagga - theres now a few here that have done that.

Mine had more klms on it than yours when I fitted it, now have over 305,000kms and happy. Intercooler isnext.

Forget snorkels for power, and forget fuel additives.

Had your injectors done recently? Get em done!
Had your diesel pump checked out? Get it done too.
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Follow Up By: Mouldy - Friday, Jan 14, 2005 at 11:35

Friday, Jan 14, 2005 at 11:35
Cheers Truckster,
Bit of a long drive from West Oz to Wagga for a turbo, trip back might be better though!!

How has it affected fuel consumption and engine running temps, and cost of servicing? Does it affect the longevity of the engine?
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Follow Up By: Member - Karl - Friday, Jan 14, 2005 at 13:12

Friday, Jan 14, 2005 at 13:12
I agree with Truckster on this one. A good shop should check your fuel pump and injectors before they fit the turbo. It's a bit pointless having a turbo if they are stuck.

Give Robson Bros in Bentley a call, I hear they are very good.
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Follow Up By: Member - Karl - Friday, Jan 14, 2005 at 13:14

Friday, Jan 14, 2005 at 13:14
That should be 'stuffed' not 'stuck'.
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Reply By: Member - Crazie (VIC) - Friday, Jan 14, 2005 at 00:34

Friday, Jan 14, 2005 at 00:34
If $$$ are an issue start with getting some extractors and a 2.5 / 3 inch pipes , worked wonders on my old patrol.
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Follow Up By: Mouldy - Friday, Jan 14, 2005 at 11:36

Friday, Jan 14, 2005 at 11:36
Already got the extractors.
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Reply By: Voxson (Adelaide) - Friday, Jan 14, 2005 at 08:04

Friday, Jan 14, 2005 at 08:04
Ditto Truckster....
I couldnt even explain the difference...It is awsome...
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Reply By: flappan - Friday, Jan 14, 2005 at 09:10

Friday, Jan 14, 2005 at 09:10
The old man fitted a Safari Turbo system to his Diesel Mav , about 5 years ago. It cost him $4000 all up from memory.

The difference is outstanding.
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Reply By: Paul from Denco Diesel and Turbo - Friday, Jan 14, 2005 at 11:51

Friday, Jan 14, 2005 at 11:51
Dear Mouldy,

We offer a kit for the Nissan TD42 which retails at $3980 including GST and a complete exhaust system plus a fitting fee. We usually expect a 30-35% increase in power if fitted correctly We also highly reccommend one ofour distributors in Western Australia:

Opposite Lock Balcatta
231 Balcatta Rd
BALCATTA WA 6021

08 93454877
E-MAIL - olbalcatta@ozemail.com.au

I hope I have been of some help if you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us via e-mail or telephone on (02) 69254348.
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Follow Up By: flappan - Friday, Jan 14, 2005 at 13:32

Friday, Jan 14, 2005 at 13:32
Paul , is there a time when you wouldn't recommend a Turbo be fitted.

Too many K's etc.

Does the motor have to be tip top condition for it to be done , or can just about any motor accept a Turbo (referring specifically to the 4.2 Diesels here).
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Reply By: Paul from Denco Diesel and Turbo - Friday, Jan 14, 2005 at 15:44

Friday, Jan 14, 2005 at 15:44
Dear Flappan

We have fitted kits to brand new vehicles and also vehicles that have done more than 300,00kms with great success. These engines are capable of high mileage and and we have experienced no problems provided the engine is not breathing excessively. Engine life will not be compromised if set correctly.

Please do not hesitate to contact if you would like further details.
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Reply By: 80scruiser - Friday, Jan 14, 2005 at 21:38

Friday, Jan 14, 2005 at 21:38
Gday Mouldy
I different vehicle but I fitted a Denco turbo to my 80 series last year and I am very happy with it. I fitted it myself with ease however I am a mechanic but for somebody who has a bit of knowledge you could do it yourself and then have it tuned properly.
Can highly recommend it.
I did a compression test first then had the injectors and pump checked, new nozzles etc.
Go for it as mine had 275 000 k on it. I should have done it sooner as I had been procrastinating over it for ages.
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