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Superchargers for 6.2 6.5 diesels?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by rockspider, Oct 20, 2005.

  1. rockspider

    rockspider Registered Member

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    Does anybody have experience with supercharging 6.2 6.5 diesel engines?
    I've seen those engines fitted with Whipple superchargers (or similar) on boats, but what about trucks? Can be done? Pros and cons? Expected price?
    Thanks
     
  2. RootBreaker

    RootBreaker 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    well if a boat had it.. I dont see why not.... engine doesnt care that it is in a boat or truck...... from what im guessing... :crazy:
     
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    Personally, with a 6.2 I'd rather use the "free" exhaust energy to spin a turbo, instead of using horsepower (which as we all know, the 6.2 isn't exactly overflowing with...) to spin a supercharger.

    EDIT
    I'm guessing that a Whipple was used in marine applications so that the engine exhaust and manifolds could still be water-cooled. I don't know the specifics of the application, so I'm just guessing here.

    Oh... the Whipple would likely be WAY more expensive than a turbo. If you're a decent bargain hunter, you can build a homebrew turbo setup for under a grand.
     
  4. diesel4me

    diesel4me 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Hmmm.....

    I have accsess to a 6-71 Blower from an old straight 6 Detroit Diesel motor from an Aliis Chalmers bulldozer..I'd love to adapt that to my 6.2! :thinking: :laugh: :D --that would look cool!--and I'd have the only 6.2 with a 6-71!-and the're both made by Detroit Diesel,so it would all be in the same family.. I bet a 6.2 wouldn't last long with a blower on it though.. :(
    but it would probably have double the horsepower and tourque! :bow:

    And oh what fun you'd have while it ran!.. :D :p:
     
  5. rockspider

    rockspider Registered Member

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    Take a look at this site:
    <www.marinediesel.nu>
    It's all about whippled 6.5 diesels with different steps of preparation, all the way up to 400HP :eek1:

    Too bad I can't find any info or price if those are available in kit also.
     
  6. Pookster

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    Some of the first H1's out on the market had whipple superchargers.

    Not a bad unit, just costly, and less efficient than turbo.
     

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