Bolt on turbo kit

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by scottryana, Jun 2, 2017.

  1. NLXTACY

    NLXTACY Wits' End Supporting Vendor

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    etching is for anodize. It would need to be engraved :hmm:

    When I engrave the flanges I'll maybe throw a couple of these in. :hmm:
     
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    So, has the new system been fired up or are you still fabbing?
     
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    How about hastily scrawled with a dull scribe? :grinpimp:
     
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    Fabbing. There is no timeline for anything but everything is moving forward. I'm dedicated to it but also to other projects.

    For future reference, I'm not shy on posting updates on ANYTHING I'm working on. No update means...no update.
     
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    That’s fine. I’ve been burning money lately. 80 isn’t my DD.
     
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    LandCruiserPhil Peter Pan Syndrome Supporting Vendor

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    Its worth taking a look at Safaris Turbo system for design ideas. The Safari Turbo system in my 1997 80 series has been there since new and survived the weather in WA, CA, and most importantly the summers in Phoenix AZ where many SC suffer.
     
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    @NLXTACY quit your fluffing! Show us the kit!
     
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    He does live in the "valley" afterall.

    ;)
     
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    Will the intercooler be available for the S/C ?
     
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    What did the safari turbo set up cost all in?
     
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    Still working on it. I think the first estimate was higher than expected. The cores from Bell are fairly cheap, but having them do the end tanks is quite expensive.



     
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    I think the turbo kit and intercooler kit together were about $6800 total.

    The Bullet SC without intercooler is about $5500.

     
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    I have a Setrab oil cooler/fan set up in my off-road VW engine buggy.

    They make intercoolers too.

    I’m pretty happy with their build quality. Not USA made, but Sweden.

    Their website has a bunch of info & performance calculators, but I don’t have numbers to plug in or know what I was looking at if I did.
     
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    Not sure it was installed as part of a dealership package in 1997
     
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    Started the oil drain fittings and made a jig for the production run of the 1FZTurbo parts. This will ensure perfectly perpendicular tapped holes for the turbo’s oil drain fitting.

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    @scottryana when this turbo finally hits the street, what oil would you suggest for 220k motor that will see cold starts?

    A lot of old timers (including my dad) swear by Castro 20w50, but I chewed up motor in subzero weather many years ago following that advice.

    Given that we need about 10 quarts, I was looking at something along the lines of Rotella Synthetic 5w40, it’s diesel oil but IIRC it also meets gasoline specs and obviously designed for turbo use and about half the cost of Mobil 1.

    :popcorn:
     
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    Asking out of ignorance, but why above the oil line? Also out of ignorance, why not return to valve cover? I have my thoughts/theories but figured I may as well ask.

    Thanks..D

     
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    Because it is a gravity drain there is no pump, trying to return the oil up hill to the valve cover would result in a big backup of oil in the turbo and lots of smoke.

     
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    I run 0w40 in all my cars. Turbo and NA. A lot of these old oil recommendations were before there were synthetics that could be thin in the cold and provide 40 weight like protection when hot.

    5w40 would be fine

     
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