Turbo for my 2.8d hilux

Submitted: Thursday, Jan 22, 2004 at 10:37
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G,day my first post,

I have a 91, 2.8 diesel hilux,im hooked on Stokton sand dunes try to get up there as often as i can. Anyway its lacking that little bit of power i need in the sand
especially climbing some of the big dunes, what kind of power increase will a turbo give me, and what kind of price, and whereabouts in the ACT could i get this done?
any help would be appreciated, thanks.....
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Reply By: LBJ - Thursday, Jan 22, 2004 at 12:30

Thursday, Jan 22, 2004 at 12:30
hi paul, check out the conversation about turbo's and superchargers on post(9694) just to give you some extra ideas if you like. turbo's are so simple to fit to the 2.8's its not funny. if you want to go geniune you can fit a turbo on them from a 2LT engine which basically bolts straight on. all you have to do is tap 4 extra wholes in your head( which is simple) and take your sump off to put a oil drain back pipe/hose in it for your turbo oil return. you dont even have to take the engine out. once you have done this take it to the exhaust shop and fit up a 3" exhaust and your away. you can pump up to around the 12psi mark into a standard engine without any mods. you'll get 30-40% increase straight up...........have fun and good luck. hope i could help!!!!
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Reply By: howesy - Thursday, Jan 22, 2004 at 13:25

Thursday, Jan 22, 2004 at 13:25
Had one on mine for ages, you can expect significant increase in torque resulting in less die back. I run a max. of 10 pounds most of the time running between 3 and 7 pounds. For an idea, a hill that used to have me going back to 3rd gear at 70kph at over 3000 revs now can be traversed at 80kph in fourth or 5th gear but 4th will allow me to noticeably accel. up the hill while fifth will just hold its own then increase ever so slightly.
Around $3000 drive in drive out one day fit should see you right but depending on how far you want to go (new exhaust etc) you can start at $2500.
Ask yourself how long you intend to keep the 2.8 and are you prepared to spend up to $4000 over the next twelve months to get it how you want it. remember if your not going to hang on to it the market value is only going down.
by the way NRMA didn't care about the turbo and it made no difference to my insurance but they did sauy if I had not told them they may have used the non disclosure clause in the event of an accident.
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Reply By: snow - Thursday, Jan 22, 2004 at 15:46

Thursday, Jan 22, 2004 at 15:46
Hi Paul,
I have an 2.4 (2L) which is only slightly different from the 2.8. I picked up a 2nd hand turbo from the wreckers (an old ARB unit) with manifold and header (?) pipe for $500-. Installed it myself, took about 4 hours, drove it to exhaust shop and had a straight thru 2 1/2 inch system installed for around $150-(or thereabouts, all up cost around $700). That was about 2 years and roughly 40 000k ago and never looked back. Vehicle is much more driveable, and yeah I do a bit of sand work also.
Best of luck
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Reply By: paul2.8d - Friday, Jan 23, 2004 at 08:46

Friday, Jan 23, 2004 at 08:46
Second hand sounds like the go, otherwise im gonna have to be really nice to my wife...
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Follow Up By: LBJ - Friday, Jan 23, 2004 at 15:24

Friday, Jan 23, 2004 at 15:24
yeah i put a secondhand one on mine from the wreckers and i was fine....be nice to your wife mate and you might get a new one hehehe. seriously be nice anyway, where would we be without our wives.....................(rich :). )
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