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 Post subject: Turbo or SC help - Hunter Valley
Posted: Wed Jun 07, 2006 11:50 am 
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Is there anyone based in Newcastle, Hunter Valley or Central Coast who has put a turbo or SC into an E-series or AU 6 who is willing to show me their car?

I'm looking to "upgrade" my AU wagon & have no real preference between turbo and SC, but would like to see real examples of the finished workmanship before going ahead.

It sounds like the easiest option would be a CAPA kit, as it seems to have everything down to nuts & bolts, but I'm having trouble finding info on local people who could fit a turbo, so I can't tell if there are cheaper options.

Any info on engineering, insurance etc would be most appreciated.

Oh, the car is dual-fuel BTW.

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Posted: Wed Jun 07, 2006 6:56 pm 
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I would think insurance, the engineers certificate, and being a car with Duel Fuel, a Blower would be the best option, but someone else will have more knowledge on the being able to or not being able to run a Force car with Duel Fuel.
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Posted: Wed Jun 07, 2006 8:57 pm 
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dual fuel can be messy when chasing power due to restriction of induction airflow , if you want to stick with gas i would go direct gas injection , or run a gas carby and remove unwanted weight such as fuel tank e.t.c , when running soley on gas you can remve your cat as well you will also save on ecu fuel pumps e.t.c hope this helps
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 Post subject: Re: Turbo or SC help - Hunter Valley
Posted: Wed Jun 07, 2006 9:08 pm 
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sly wrote:
Is there anyone based in Newcastle, Hunter Valley or Central Coast who has put a turbo or SC into an E-series or AU 6 who is willing to show me their car?

I'm looking to "upgrade" my AU wagon & have no real preference between turbo and SC, but would like to see real examples of the finished workmanship before going ahead.

It sounds like the easiest option would be a CAPA kit, as it seems to have everything down to nuts & bolts, but I'm having trouble finding info on local people who could fit a turbo, so I can't tell if there are cheaper options.

Any info on engineering, insurance etc would be most appreciated.

Oh, the car is dual-fuel BTW.

Regards,
Tony.


I am four hours away but happy to show you my car. It is an AU turbo with LPG (was duel fuel) it is engineered and legal.

You can fit a Turbo yourself, if you can change an exhaust manifold gasket, you can fit the turbo, then just take it to an exhaust shop to have a system and the intake piping fitted. Its not rocket science, especially with the support available on line.

I have a prefernce for Turbo's in most applications.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Turbo or SC help - Hunter Valley
Posted: Fri Jun 09, 2006 6:24 pm 
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TURBOTAXI wrote:
I am four hours away but happy to show you my car. It is an AU turbo with LPG (was duel fuel) it is engineered and legal.



Hmmm... last time I drove to Dubbo it only took 3 hours 8-) I'll keep you in mind next time I'm heading out that way.

 

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Posted: Fri Jun 09, 2006 8:56 pm 
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Hey ne1 have a vauge idea of what a engineers cert costs???

Bit off topic i kno.....
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Posted: Sat Jun 10, 2006 9:41 am 
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gryph wrote:
Hey ne1 have a vauge idea of what a engineers cert costs???

Bit off topic i kno.....


Depends on who does it and what state... 200ish to 500ish
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 Post subject: Re: Turbo or SC help - Hunter Valley
Posted: Sat Jun 10, 2006 2:01 pm 
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TURBOTAXI wrote:
I am four hours away but happy to show you my car. It is an AU turbo with LPG (was duel fuel) it is engineered and legal.


I'd guess that at 6 PSI on LPG you'd still be using the std computer and wouldn't need an intercooler? Any idea what power it makes?

TURBOTAXI wrote:
You can fit a Turbo yourself, if you can change an exhaust manifold gasket, you can fit the turbo, then just take it to an exhaust shop to have a system and the intake piping fitted. Its not rocket science, especially with the support available on line.


Did you drill the sump yourself for the oil return line?

TURBOTAXI wrote:
I have a prefernce for Turbo's in most applications.


I read somewhere (Zoom mag???) that it's a lot easier to keep an I6 EPA legal with a turbo than with a SC. I was looking for something off the shelf - the CAPA kit seems very complete, I haven't really found anything similar for a turbo, although the TSA kit comes close. Their info is quite old tho, the website last updated in 2002. They also don't say what sort of power to expect from 5 PSI boost, nor what it costs. Going turbo seems to be a lot more DIY than SC.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Turbo or SC help - Hunter Valley
Posted: Sat Jun 10, 2006 3:27 pm 
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sly wrote:
TURBOTAXI wrote:
I am four hours away but happy to show you my car. It is an AU turbo with LPG (was duel fuel) it is engineered and legal.


I'd guess that at 6 PSI on LPG you'd still be using the std computer and wouldn't need an intercooler? Any idea what power it makes?

Has standard ECU, still need timing mods. I have a cooler (Front mount) and would reccomend fitting one. So far I have seen only 148rwkw, but now I have a bigger convertor and a number of other improvements.

TURBOTAXI wrote:
You can fit a Turbo yourself, if you can change an exhaust manifold gasket, you can fit the turbo, then just take it to an exhaust shop to have a system and the intake piping fitted. Its not rocket science, especially with the support available on line.


Did you drill the sump yourself for the oil return line?

Yeah, that was not hard.

TURBOTAXI wrote:
I have a prefernce for Turbo's in most applications.


I read somewhere (Zoom mag???) that it's a lot easier to keep an I6 EPA legal with a turbo than with a SC. I was looking for something off the shelf - the CAPA kit seems very complete, I haven't really found anything similar for a turbo, although the TSA kit comes close. Their info is quite old tho, the website last updated in 2002. They also don't say what sort of power to expect from 5 PSI boost, nor what it costs. Going turbo seems to be a lot more DIY than SC.


Depends what you buy. I bought a snort kit, they seem to be good value.
Nothing is too cheap in this arena!

 

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