supercharging

Submitted: Monday, Apr 07, 2003 at 22:13
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was thinking about adding some power to my 1989 patrol. has anyone done this to theirs if so what are the pros and cons of this modificationand how much it will appoximantly will it cost
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Reply By: Truckster - Monday, Apr 07, 2003 at 22:17

Monday, Apr 07, 2003 at 22:17
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Colin has a blown GQ.
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Reply By: colin - Tuesday, Apr 08, 2003 at 09:52

Tuesday, Apr 08, 2003 at 09:52
i have a 92 diesal patrol, fitted a SC and coudlnt be happier the low down tourge is unbelievable, the unit is fully servicable and no need to idle down and all parts are available over the holden counter as the unit is off the v6 commodre. The turbo has nothing on a SC in all of the rev range, and when off road there is more control as you can stay in a higher gear and use very low revs ie down as low as 8 to 900 revs and still accelerate with out labouring the engine, the only down fall is the fan is 20 mm closer to the radiator so when going through water more care has to be taken. Col
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Follow Up By: Rob from Cairns Offroad Training & Tours - Tuesday, Apr 08, 2003 at 16:36

Tuesday, Apr 08, 2003 at 16:36
Hi Colin, I believe you are in Cairns? Any chance of having a look at the way you have set this truck up?
Cheers RobCairns Offroad Training & Tours
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Reply By: Member - diamond(bendigo) - Tuesday, Apr 08, 2003 at 23:02

Tuesday, Apr 08, 2003 at 23:02
this probly isnt any help but a guy came into work the other week with a gen3 comodore 350 fittedto a 95 gq swb geez did this thing go shouldnt be allowed that much power in a fourby lolol looking foward to easter at jamieson
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Follow Up By: Simon - Sunday, Apr 13, 2003 at 11:41

Sunday, Apr 13, 2003 at 11:41
Diamond, he didnt say how much fuel he was using?
Id be interested to know as the Gen 3s in a manual commodore can actualy return 35 mpg (whatever that is in metric) on hwy.
Perhaps a blown Gen 3 would be a good swap?
by the way lots of gen3s like a drink of oil and holden are reluctant to fix.
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Reply By: Simon - Sunday, Apr 13, 2003 at 11:36

Sunday, Apr 13, 2003 at 11:36
CAPA Engineering can help, from memory kits start at around $5000, www.capa.com.au.

I wouldnt recomend a Gen 3 (I just sold one) conversion as it would be too costly and no torque.
The sc should give you more power and low down torque.
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