Turbo for 62 series

Submitted: Tuesday, Mar 29, 2005 at 23:28
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I have a 1989 62 cruiser Petrol/Gas F3 motor, pulling a camper trailer while cruising is no problem, but if I need the burst of power to accelerate, its just not there, so over taking or going up hills on the black top becomes a chore, so Im thinking if putting in a turbo, will that make a difference and roughly what is the cost,

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Reply By: muzzgit (WA) - Wednesday, Mar 30, 2005 at 01:02

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2005 at 01:02
May interfere with the LPG setup.

P.S this is the curse of everyone who tows, we just put up with it, or get a V8.

te he
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Follow Up By: Member - Clive G (WA) - Wednesday, Mar 30, 2005 at 09:53

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2005 at 09:53
yeah thats what im worried about, if it causes probs with the LPG, I Just dont have any acceration at all, just going up a minor hill, im down to 3rd gear and doing 70 , I have been told it normal for the 60 to be like that but I hate being normal hehe,

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Reply By: Mick Jorgensen - Wednesday, Mar 30, 2005 at 13:19

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2005 at 13:19

We have the same set up as you. FJ62 with a 3F on petrol / gas.

I bought the car secondhand in 1993 and have put 260k on it since. We towed an old 22' Vicount van around Aussie with it and in the last couple of years an off-road camper trailer on various trips.

Regarding towing power:
In 93/94 when the car had under 100k on it we still had to change to petrol on the hilly sections when towing the van to get acceptable performance and then we would still vary between 60 and 80 kph.

Overtaking was never an option!!

With the camper trailer the performance is about the same but now the car has 340k on the clock so it is getting a bit tired. We usually sit on around 90 kph and can do so in most of the areas around Central Qld. Again, overtaking is a luxury for other road users.

I don't think turbo charging is a realistic option on a petrol engine like the 3F. As mentioned in the other reply a V8 is probably the only way forward if you want the performance to overtake when towing.

Guess Toyota came to same conclusioin with the new V8 cruisers.


Mick Jorgensen
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