would like more power

Submitted: Tuesday, Apr 08, 2003 at 21:46
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am reposting the last message sorry if i didnt give enough infomation but i need info if i can supercharge a petrol 4.2 litre 89 patrol.And is it worth doing it,and what are pros and cons of this modification.how much appox does it cost.

Any help is appeiated cheers
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Reply By: Truckster - Tuesday, Apr 08, 2003 at 23:07

Tuesday, Apr 08, 2003 at 23:07
Lots of power
better than turbo

motor wears faster, if old motor would be better to rebuild at same time. but thats lots o $$.
$$ to buy and install
insurance cost..
could be better to put another motor in 350 chev or something for not much more.
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Follow Up By: Tony - Wednesday, Apr 09, 2003 at 07:15

Wednesday, Apr 09, 2003 at 07:15
Your on the money there Truckster, a fuel injected V8 is the way to go.

The cost of a rebuild (highly recommended), supercharger etc etc, a V8 would give you the best value for money and best preformance on and off road. (Run one in the last two Outback Challenge's)

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Reply By: Member - diamond(bendigo) - Wednesday, Apr 09, 2003 at 00:31

Wednesday, Apr 09, 2003 at 00:31
you might be right truckster had a customer in the other week with a gen3 350chev commodore motor fitted to a 1994 gq swb geezus did that thing go so much grunt it should be illegal lolollooking foward to easter at jamieson
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Follow Up By: David N. - Wednesday, Apr 09, 2003 at 09:33

Wednesday, Apr 09, 2003 at 09:33
There's no such thing as TOO much grunt!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
As long as the nut behind the wheel hasn't got too much lead in his right foot!!!!!!!!!!
Yes I drove a GM v8 diesel conversion a year ago- most impressive- but lotsa dollars though.
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Follow Up By: Truckster - Wednesday, Apr 09, 2003 at 11:20

Wednesday, Apr 09, 2003 at 11:20
Ive been told Gen3 conversions are no good apart from all the Gen3 problems holden are having with rebuilding 75% of them under warranty or even if out, they have little torque...

Dave N has it with the GM V8 Turbo Diesel conversion.. I am yet to get behind the wheel of one, but I have a half-a thinkin about it..
Seen one it sounded MAGIC.....

Eagle spares in Dandenong has Gen3's and Chev V8 Turbo Diesels in stock forsale.. I drool.....
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Reply By: colin - Wednesday, Apr 09, 2003 at 11:38

Wednesday, Apr 09, 2003 at 11:38
Hi psi as previously stated i SC my diesal patrol, it cost me $5500 fitted which is about the same as a intercooled turbo. A couple of statements from trucster are not quite true ie more engine wear SC are friendlier on motors than turbos and have far more benefits. There is an artical in 4wd monthly no. 46 nov 2002, it is fitted with a STA SC nissan EFI system from a 95 GQ and a subaru intercooler, i dont think you need to go that far as this vehicle is used for racing. Also SCing gives better tourge than a v8 down lower in the revs, and there is no problems with gettig insurance with this conversion.Col
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