80 Series Auto Turbo Diesel...needs nasal spray technology- lack of performace!

Submitted: Wednesday, Jul 06, 2005 at 09:11
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Gday all,

I have a question from a mate still living in the dark ages without a computer. He owns an 80 series Turbo Diesel Auto with 260 thou k's on the clock and is noticing a lack of performance.

Without going to the extremes that I go to suck every single hp out of the truck, he would like to know what others have done in a similar situation with around the same mileage.

Both he and I appreciate your input. Have a good day!!!

Cheers

Chris.
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Reply By: Member - Karl - Wednesday, Jul 06, 2005 at 09:58

Wednesday, Jul 06, 2005 at 09:58
Chris,

Basically in my opinion he should get a full and thorough service done by someone who specialises in turbos and diesels.

Question - does he regularly have his vehicle serviced and if so by whom? If he is doing it himself the may have been a problem developing that he missed and having someone else look at it may solve the problem.

He should also have as a minimum all of his filters changed as they maybe blocked and restricting air / fuel flow.

Hope this helps.
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Follow Up By: Member - Chris M (QLD) - Wednesday, Jul 06, 2005 at 10:22

Wednesday, Jul 06, 2005 at 10:22
Thanks mate. I'll pass that onto him. He lives in Vicci land anyway, so if there is anywhere you can recommend, that'd be great.
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Follow Up By: Member - Karl - Thursday, Jul 07, 2005 at 10:07

Thursday, Jul 07, 2005 at 10:07
Chris,

Sorry mate but I live in 'God's Country' (aka WA), but if he wants to come over here there are a couple of places I can reccommend.
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Follow Up By: Wazza - (Vic) - Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 07:33

Friday, Jul 08, 2005 at 07:33
Chris,

I got my 1HDT '93 Cruiser fuel pump rebuilt and dyno tuned by these guys last year:

http://www.agdiesel.com.au/

I recommend them. They can change his pump setting and dyno tune it, or I guess he can just pop in for a chat and see what they say.

I have a 3" exhaust which has helped no end with increased go right through the rev range, especially with turbo lag. Might pay him to think about getting an exhaust done as well before he goes in for a tune. Depends on how far he wants to go.

As said before, fresh fuel, air filters and injectors (less than 100,000km) are a must.

Wazza.
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Reply By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Wednesday, Jul 06, 2005 at 10:34

Wednesday, Jul 06, 2005 at 10:34
Chris,
He might want to try that CEM stuff to clean out his sump of sludge.
Injectors would need doing if not done for some time.
Pump could need re-build (big $$$$$$)
Timing.
Turbo rebuild?
Hope this helps.
Roachie
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Follow Up By: Member - Chris M (QLD) - Wednesday, Jul 06, 2005 at 10:38

Wednesday, Jul 06, 2005 at 10:38
Thanks mate...I'll tell him about these as well...pretty standard, but there maybe something I'm not thinking of. 260k's aint that much really...

Cheers.
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Reply By: Member - Browny (VIC) - Wednesday, Jul 06, 2005 at 20:01

Wednesday, Jul 06, 2005 at 20:01
Chrisso,

Other than the obviouse standard service items, at 260k I reckon he should spend some dollars on injector recos and a pump reco/service

nothing you probably havn't told him allready.

Browny
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