Turbo Charging a 2.8 3L Diesel Hilux - Step by Step

Discussion in '79-95 Toyota Truck Tech' started by Spike Jones, Dec 9, 2007.

  1. Spike Jones

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    I just spent the last month and a half on this project and it is finally complete. I posted the entire tech article on 4wheeling.ca. Its a step by step guide of what I did and went through to get that sucker on my non turbo engine. Months of prior research went in to it and the results are amazing!

    For anyone interested in looking through it here is the link: http://4wheeling.ca/board/showthread.php?t=111

    Enjoy!

    SJ
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  2. 2ndGenToyotaFan

    2ndGenToyotaFan Ice-Bound Moderator

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    Spike..... I can't believe how easy that was.... that's so cool.... What kind of gas mileage did you get before and after this conversion?

    Dan.... I may be looking this direction instead of a 2LTE.... :D I want turbo diesel..... uhhgggggg :eek:
  3. DanS HJ-45

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    If I had a 3L, it's EXACLTY what I'd do. Real nice work Spike. I really think that the 3L-T (that's what I'll call it) would be the best of both worlds. The CT-20 turbo is obviously overcapacity for the 2LT-E, and the 2.4L engine is a little small for some highways--enough that it needs the turbo for extended periods of time on some roads--and I can easily see my mileage going down when I have to take those roads...

    Real glad to find a source for the flex pipe. My 2LT-E exhaust was built with a different type, but the torque of the engine has already cracked the exhaust (after only 25,000 miles WTF?!?!), so the exhaust shop and I need to go have a date soon...

    BTW Jerod: did you notice where he got the oil for the turbo from... :flipoff2:

    Dan
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  4. 2ndGenToyotaFan

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    Bah! More misinformation.... Turbo's don't need oil... I read it in a book! This whole write up is as fake as the moon landing!!! :flipoff2:

    Spike, I put a link to that in the FAQ just fantastic man! :cheers:
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    I have the 2LT-II engine in my runner, with the stock CT-20 turbo and 3" exhaust. I have installed an intercooler and have tweaked the turbo up to 1,2 bars. It runs very well! With 37s I had no problem cruising around and still doing around 22-25miles per gallon.

    I was going to swap to the 3litre 1KZT, but since I did a sas I didn't think it was necessary since the stock engine has enough power for offroading...

    I reckon my engine has about 130ps and around 250-300 torque. You should be able to get around 170-200ps and 400 nm torque from the 1KZT.

    I prefer the engines with manual and not electric adjusted diesel pumps.

    I think the engine I`d really would like to have in my runner is the 15BT, 3,4liter turbocharged diesel. I have the 13B in my BJ40 and the engine has impressive low end power!

    Hope you excuse my rambling... I`m Norwegian:whoops::cheers:
  6. 2ndGenToyotaFan

    2ndGenToyotaFan Ice-Bound Moderator

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    Enough rambling! :D What's a "Bar"? :D
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    1 bar, definition of pressure. Stock pressure on the 2LT-II is 0,6 bar.

    or weren't you serious??? :D
  8. 2ndGenToyotaFan

    2ndGenToyotaFan Ice-Bound Moderator

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    I was just messin with you! :D But nice to know about the 2LT-II anyway.
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    As long as you dont mess with my rig...:grinpimp::grinpimp::grinpimp:
  10. Spike Jones

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    Thanks for all the props guys, I have not really metered my fuel usage. From what I can guess I am getting around 20 Kms less per tank now with the turbo... A small price to pay.

    The oil feed came off the back of the alternator. :p

    Currently I am running at 11 PSI boost (sorry I don't know what that converts to in bars) and it is running fine.

    I have put probably 20 ful tanks of fuel through the engine now that it is turboed and there has not been any problems at all... I love it!

    Spike:zilla:
  11. steverb

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    hay spike. i helped him put it in it went pretty smooth.:steer:

  12. fuzz1978

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    2.8 3L Turbo Conversion

    Hi! I am having trouble trying to find the article about the 2.8 3L turbo conversion. Could someone please tell me how to find it - as the links don't seem to take me to the article. Or could someone email it to me?!

    Thanks!!
  13. 2ndGenToyotaFan

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    I updated the link above, I think the website went through a reformatting or something...

    And welcome to Mud!!!!! :flipoff2:
  14. how the hell did this thread get 2500 views in a week??? :eek:
  15. 2ndGenToyotaFan

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    It's been up over a year dude.... :D
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    aww dang! :D
  17. Donut

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    Any serious issues with this conversion?
  18. beauh

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    Anybody able to get that link open to how Spike did the conversion?
  19. marcusthesavage

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    I can't open either….. Spike? Any where to get another link?
  20. phrogg4evr

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    The thread/link is almost 7 years old and the OP hasn't posted anything or logged on since 2010. Dont think he's getting back to you any time soon:flipoff2:

    The diesel tech section has a few good conversion threads.
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