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adding a turbo.. but why stop there.

Discussion in '1982-Present GM Diesel' started by 55Willy, Nov 5, 2003.

  1. 55Willy

    55Willy 3/4 ton status

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    I'v got a line on a turbo off ebay. it's off a stock 6.5L
    I was looking around on ebay and also found a propane injection set up for it. they claim a 10 to 15% increase in power.or higher if I choose to play with the propane valving. but where would I mount a propane tank on my 89 burb?

    also Boost and EGT gauges would be added.

    are these good ideas or should I pass and just get the axle swap finished and drive the damn thing? and put the money towards the wagon?

    -Jeremy

    late nite rambles hurt the noggin
     
  2. doctor4x4

    doctor4x4 1/2 ton status

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    yea why stop there ???
    well 4 me i love my turbo but it came withthe burb and i really dont notice that much difference coparedto my buddy real tight stock 6.2
    anywyas
    some things 4 ya 2 think about B 4 buying the 1 on ebay
    1 why is he selling ?/
    2 im sure ya know but the fins in the turbo have a tendency to wear out
    3 lots of little parts need 2 come with it +
    its a bitch if ya gotta ever change glow plugs again on the pass side
    rerouting exhaust
    etc etc
    now propane ??? thats anouther ??
    how many miles on the motor
    ??
    id hate to read 3 - 6 mounths from now a post thiat this is the straw that broke the camels back so to speek )
    see the very recent post (i took the 6.2 apart )
    i say take your self and your family on a minivacation with all that $$ ya got laying around :-)
     
  3. 55Willy

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    maybe I'll skip the turbo swap since there are alot of other things that have to be done with it:
    turbo
    reroute the exhuast
    intake
    boost gauge
    $$ adds up quick.

    although the propane sounds good, just need a spot to mount a tank. My burbs an 89 with just over 100,000 miles
     
  4. imiceman44

    imiceman44 1 ton status

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    [ QUOTE ]
    maybe I'll skip the turbo swap since there are alot of other things that have to be done with it:
    turbo
    reroute the exhuast
    intake
    boost gauge
    $$ adds up quick.

    although the propane sounds good, just need a spot to mount a tank. My burbs an 89 with just over 100,000 miles

    [/ QUOTE ]

    Well the propane is the best bang for the buck for a diesel, but it only works with a turbo, and like the doctor said, it will be a little hard on the engine so if it's high miles, don't.
     

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