GQ Patrol Turbo's - Denco, Safari or MTQ????

Submitted: Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 01:32
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Hi Guys,

After my recent virgin towing experience with the newly aquired GQ (92, TD42 with 145 000 kms) I'm going to get a turbo fitted!!! Oh my god what a dog.

Which one......Denco, Safari or MTQ?? Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. Is it worth paying the extra and getting an intercooler as well?

I'm in Perth - if anyone local could recommend a fitter that'd be great too.

Cheers,
Karlos.
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Reply By: DukeAtty - Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 07:39

Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 07:39
I went to MTQ to have my turbo fitted and came out with a denco...
Great transformation..
Turned a local hill i have to attack each night into a 4th gear all then way at 90kmh.... from a almost going into 3rd at 55kmh...
I fitted a boost gauge to monitor the goings on,,,,,,,,,and i try and keep it under 10psi but it can go to 12psi...
An exhaust temp gauge is better but i opted for the cheaper gauge...
Cant comment on the i/cooler as i dont have one...
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Follow Up By: Brian - Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 10:38

Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 10:38
How many Km's did it have on it when you fitted theTurbo???
Father in law has one with 250k km and is thinking of doing it to make towing the van better!!
He's been told it has too many Km's on it to turbo it?

Brian
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Follow Up By: DukeAtty - Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 16:46

Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 16:46
125,000kms.... But 250 should be fine also...
I believe that it is dangerous to fit a turbo to a vehicle once the oil pressure has dropped from old age because it can sacrifice lubrication for the turbo rotor bearings...and also the extra cylinder pressure on the rings cant be too good for them..
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Reply By: flappa - Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 08:54

Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 08:54
It probably comes down to What the best local fitter users.

Strange answer I know.

The olds have a Safari system fitted to their Diesel Mav. Good value , fitted well , goes well , problem solved (like yourself) , happy customer.

I think Truckster has a Denco fitted to his
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Reply By: 80scruiser - Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 12:11

Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 12:11
I fitted a Denco to my 80 series at 275 000 km.
When its done right its good.
I just keep my boost down to 7psi and egt down under 500 degrees.
Highly recommended.
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Follow Up By: DukeAtty - Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 16:43

Tuesday, May 10, 2005 at 16:43
Do you find that keeping your boost under ½bar keeps the exhaust gases from reaching 500degrees?....
And if so what temp does it get to under a faily loaded condition...?????..

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Follow Up By: 80scruiser - Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 08:10

Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 08:10
Oh no.
I had mine absolutely flying but the egt got up to 600 so I cut it back.
The best way is to get an egt guage from ian on this forum and adjust accordingly. It is the way it is set up.
You can get them cracking but they won't last long.
Do a search in the archives under egt and there is a fair bit on them. Ian had a really good post about November last year.
Or try his site
I bought one and its great as well as alot of other members have as well.
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 10:18

Wednesday, May 11, 2005 at 10:18
Try searching the archives, this has been asked numerous times even on the GQ with the TD donk...

You will get a wide variety of answers as well.
I have denco system, more than happy with it, but even more impressed with the company.
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