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Discussion in '1982-Present GM Diesel' started by 84CUCV, Aug 31, 2002.
All I can think to say is I need a turbo!!!! That is a lot of cash. Mike
What were the other things that were done?
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.
Any idea how much boost the Banks unit is pushing? Does it use a waste gate or is it free floating?
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.
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
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.
Please excuse my ignorance, but what does the propane do?
Is it the diesel version of nitrous?
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.
How much is a propane setup?
Like blueblazer said, it helps the fuel burn better giving you a boost in power and MPG.
Read it and then do a search for other companies, I think bulldog had a kit too.
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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