100 series aftermarket turbo from Berrima

Submitted: Friday, Apr 15, 2005 at 12:01
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G'day all,

Have had the big 100 series for a few years now. Maintain it conscientiously and very happy with it. Have been dreaming though of whacking a turbo on and have had reports that diesel mob at Berrima does the best job. Even though it's a 98 model diesel I still only have 160,000 k's on the clock. It's a nice vehicle. Would cost $20,000 at least to upgrade to later model and I want the live axle so would still need to add a turbo.

We tow a Heaslip which would be close to 1T loaded and just feel the hills. They've offered a 'special price' of $3600. What are the views of the knowledgable OE readers? Worth the expense? Good mob? Good price? Too many k's?

Thanks

JimB
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Reply By: Paul from Denco Diesel and Turbo - Friday, Apr 15, 2005 at 12:31

Friday, Apr 15, 2005 at 12:31
Dear JimB

We offer a turbo kit for your Toyota 100 series for $3500 including fitment, before and after dyno testing and a full 2 1/2" mandrel bent exhaust system. Please see our website at www.dencodiesel.com for figures etc. if you have any further questions regarding our turbo system please do not hesitate to contact me on (02) 69254348.

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Follow Up By: Steve - Friday, Apr 15, 2005 at 21:52

Friday, Apr 15, 2005 at 21:52
what is a mandrel bent exhaust system ? why should i need one ?
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Saturday, Apr 16, 2005 at 07:26

Saturday, Apr 16, 2005 at 07:26
From my limited knowingness mandrel bent systems maintain the same diameter of tubing around the bends whereas normally the bend creates a smaller diameter, setting up eddy currents, pressure differentials and otherwise artificially restricting that stuff you want to get out of the motor easily, they are superior.
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Reply By: Paul from Denco Diesel and Turbo - Friday, Apr 15, 2005 at 12:35

Friday, Apr 15, 2005 at 12:35
P.S.

We have a trusted distributor in the Sydney Area
Gary
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garyc@gilumacooks.com.au
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Follow Up By: JimB - Friday, Apr 15, 2005 at 16:26

Friday, Apr 15, 2005 at 16:26
Thanks Paul. I'll make contact.

JimB
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Follow Up By: 80scruiser - Friday, Apr 15, 2005 at 21:03

Friday, Apr 15, 2005 at 21:03
I have the Denco kit on my 80 and have fitted them to customers.
Highly recommend them.
Go for it.
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Reply By: Member - Gary W (VIC) - Friday, Apr 15, 2005 at 14:03

Friday, Apr 15, 2005 at 14:03
Berrima have an excellent reputation and seem to be very knowledgeable. I went with my mate (EO Member RussellS) to see them re his aftermarket turbo that was fitted by others here in Melb. They certainly improved his performance but didn't achieve the best results.

Please understand that I'm no expert at all in these matters but as I understand it the wash up of his issue related to a difference in view on the value of an arenoid (sp?) as well as some uncertainty about their injector pressure settings - My own impression was that Berrima were very good with the older technology but not as good with the newer stuff. But they do have people from all over the country coming to them.

Do your homework and ask around - check out 100scool.
I can't comment on the price.

Gaz
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Reply By: Member- Marc - Friday, Apr 15, 2005 at 15:58

Friday, Apr 15, 2005 at 15:58
Jim,
I had a HZJ74 with a turbo fitted at berrima. The turbo had been fitted just prior to me purchasing the troopy from my mate. After a short time i noticed a drop in performance, i returned the troopy to MTQ @ Smithfield ( the manufacturers of the turbo kit) they then instructed me to have some test done at Westend Diesel also @ Smithfield (Davesh the owner is a wizard with the new diesels), he found that it had been set up incorrectly and made the nessasary adjustments.
Power was up, fuel consumption was down as was the running temp.

I walked away very happy and would take all return business back to Westend.

food for thought.

Cheers,
Marc.
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Follow Up By: JimB - Friday, Apr 15, 2005 at 16:18

Friday, Apr 15, 2005 at 16:18
All very good food for thought. Thanks all. I'll print these out and discuss with better half this weekend. I'm not sure if you would consider the straight diesel to be new or old technology. Certainly doesn't have the electronics of the turbo or Nissan 3.0 but to me that seems a relativley good thing.

JimB
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Reply By: Jarrod - Friday, Apr 15, 2005 at 16:45

Friday, Apr 15, 2005 at 16:45
Hey Jim
Mine's a 2001 std (was STD!!) 1hz, went throught the same process you are now. I ended up getting a safari unit bolted on, as well as having the injector pump removed, checked, aneroid diaphram installed. Was all done in melboure, I think for about $4,600. (1,000 of this was for the pump+aneroid).
Couldn't be happier, actually BETTER fuel economy - about 1 to 1.5 ltrs per 100 k.

I'd be more than happy if you wanted to visit, and have a look, and a drive, Im in inner eastern Melbourne.

Jarrod.
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Apr 15, 2005 at 16:51

Friday, Apr 15, 2005 at 16:51
I would go to WEST END DIESEL if you have to stay in top 1/2 of the state.
They do MAGIC with Diesels. Have a look at the CHRISTIE CREATION comp truck, I have never heard a Diesel like it.

If you dont mind heading to Wagga, Go to DENCO DIESEL. If you search you will see the reasons why they are so fantastic. Well worth the journey there (I Drove up from my place in Melbourne to them to get my turbo sorted out that 4 other places couldnt). Only took Denco 1/2 a day and I stained my haynes.

You may find it hard to find info on Berrima here... they were going to sue EO at one stage for someone posting 1 negative remark.
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Reply By: Member - Allan M (ACT) - Friday, Apr 15, 2005 at 19:54

Friday, Apr 15, 2005 at 19:54
Berrima fitted a turbo to my 1998 100 Series STD 15000 Kms ago. I tow a camper about the same weight as you describe.

Give me a call on (02) 6288 1018 if you want to discuss my thoughts.

Regards

Allan
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Reply By: Steve - Friday, Apr 15, 2005 at 21:17

Friday, Apr 15, 2005 at 21:17
Beima Diesel gave this 'site' a bad time in the past ...i often wonder why ..they seem to be an OK couple of blokes..Dad , Son and Mum in the kitchen..with lots of good info and a load of help ...but they havent done work on my diesel yet..its only got 200thou on the clock and they said when it had 500thou to give them a call !! Actually the correct name of this company is barred from this site !!!
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Reply By: Croozer - Friday, Apr 15, 2005 at 22:09

Friday, Apr 15, 2005 at 22:09
Jim,
I had a Denco kit fitted to my 80 series (using a schwitzer turbo) with the full new exhaust and it pulled like a train. Had heaps of pull at low revs where you want it and ran out of puff a little over 3000 revs on the odd occasion (not that it needed to go there too often) I often started off in 2nd and over 60k's mostly in 5th. Great on the open road and pulled my Kimberley Kamper with ease even with 285's.
The only problems I ever had were 1/ when the exhaust was fitted the installer (who no longer exists) put the flexy fitting in the exhaust on back the front and it susequently collapsed blocking the exhaust which resulted in loss of power and overheating. The installer could not find the problem but I had the injectors done at Berrima at 100k and they quickly diagnosed and repaired the problem and did a great job with the injectors.
2/ The breather hose from the rocker cover was connected to the airbox side of the turbo which resulted in the turbo sucking oil vapour in. This did not cause any problems but it did seep oil from the turbo intake hose as a result. This may well be set up differently now as this was fitted about 4 yrs ago.

I would be very happy to recommend the Denco kit, it served me well and the guy who bought the cruiser from me about 18mths ago to my knowledge has not had any problems.

Hope this helps,
Stu
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Reply By: Paul from Denco Diesel and Turbo - Monday, Apr 18, 2005 at 14:43

Monday, Apr 18, 2005 at 14:43
Dear JimB
Bonz is spot on about the exhuast system. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions.

Cheers
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Sunday, Apr 24, 2005 at 14:43

Sunday, Apr 24, 2005 at 14:43
Paul.

Would going from a 2.5 (the system that came with the kit), to a 3inch make much difference?

If so, what other changes do I need to make, or just go the exhaust, nothing more needs adjusting?

Thanks
PS. that CAV filter kit I got off you works well, I need some more filters, anywhere in Melb sell them to suit, as Ive heard they are all different.

Bruce.
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Reply By: JimB - Tuesday, Apr 19, 2005 at 17:41

Tuesday, Apr 19, 2005 at 17:41
Thanks Paul,

I'll make the call in the next couple of days. Thanks all for your responses. This is a great forum, good to gather the brains ay.

JimB
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Reply By: NedKelly - Saturday, Apr 23, 2005 at 17:45

Saturday, Apr 23, 2005 at 17:45
go to Berrima you wont find anyone better or with more experience, the same guy fits all the turbos, average 1 a day for the past few years, no apprentice doing the job so you can be sure its done right.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Sunday, Apr 24, 2005 at 14:40

Sunday, Apr 24, 2005 at 14:40
I found someone better and with more experience..

Same blokes fit all the turbos, fuel pumps, injectors, cav filters etc no apprentice doing the job so you can be assured the job is done right first time.

What more Denco design their own systems from manifolds right thru to cross overpipes etc, they arent resellers of other brands.
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Reply By: NedKelly - Monday, Apr 25, 2005 at 13:41

Monday, Apr 25, 2005 at 13:41
Truckster I heard you have a vested interest in this from some others on here so I will take your comments with the grain of salt they deserve. Mate I mean the one bloke not 'blokes' does all the turbos, 1 a day for a few years now, so Im sure he's pretty good. Denco are great too. Im sure JimB can decide on his own anyway ;)
regards,
Ned
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Apr 25, 2005 at 22:34

Monday, Apr 25, 2005 at 22:34
GAwd, hes back with another name, and yes, its school holidays...
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Apr 25, 2005 at 22:35

Monday, Apr 25, 2005 at 22:35
LMAO!

Fill in the blanks.

Whats my VESTED INTEREST?

ROTFLMAO!
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