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Just had a ride in 6.2 with a banks turbo and some other things done.......

Discussion in '1982-Present GM Diesel' started by 84CUCV, Aug 31, 2002.

  1. 84CUCV

    84CUCV 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    All I can think to say is I need a turbo!!!! That is a lot of cash. Mike
     
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    What were the other things that were done?
     
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    The one I rode in last jan. had the banks sidewinder (witch BTW had a huge square hole cut in the air box for increased air flow) and a single 4" stack coming through the bed. I could not BELIEVE that thing!! VERY IMPRESSIVE.

    rob
     
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    Any idea how much boost the Banks unit is pushing? Does it use a waste gate or is it free floating?
     
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    Banks turbo is free floating, no boost controls of any kind. I've seen 10 psi max. I could probly get it to 11 if I had the fuel turned up a little more.
     
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    There is a turbo, custom exhaust. I think it was 4"-41/2." He even did custom headers. He worked at a machine shop where I got the ride He had some kind of propane kit. the motor was balanced. There was a bunch of stuff on there from a marine 6.5. I don't remember the name of the pistons. He did say they are hard to get. I haven't talked to him for a while. I will find out what else he did. Later Mike
     
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    Well with a banks turbo, a 4+ exhaust and propane, you should feel a big difference.
    I am preparing to add the propane to mine soon.
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    Please excuse my ignorance, but what does the propane do?
    Is it the diesel version of nitrous?
     
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    It catalyzes the diesel fuel, making it burn better and more completely whereas nitrous just is an artificial way to add oxygen to the combustion mixture.
     
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    How much is a propane setup?
     
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    Like blueblazer said, it helps the fuel burn better giving you a boost in power and MPG.
    propane injection
    Read it and then do a search for other companies, I think bulldog had a kit too.
     
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    On the other hand, if you can do the work yourself, I had a thread going on about propane injection a couple of months ago. Do a search here and you will see someone posted a home made setup that should cost around 150
     

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