Has anybody turboed a 3B?

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Hi. I've got an `82 BJ-42 with a 3B diesel. I just bought a Garrett t-3 water cooled turbo to put on it. I've got a pretty good idea of how I'm going to do it, but if anyone has any pictures, warnings, ideas or links to a good write up of how to do it, they'd be greatly appreciated!
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I'm in Vancouver, B.C. as well and I have had the AXT on my BJ60 for about 4 months and 15,000 - 20,000kM now. If you would like to drop by and have a look at my install next week drop me a private message and I'll contact you. I've had people comment on how neat the install was and how I am able to adjust my valves WITHOUT removing the turbo!
 
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I dropped you an e mail about dropping by. Did you have to upgrade your exhaust system to a larger pipe diameter or does the stocker still work. I just had the whole system replaced about 3 months ago, it would be a shame to have to junk it!
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You don't have to upgrade the stock exhaust but you will need to adapt to it if you do keep it. Personally I upgraded to 2 1/2" exhaust and dropped the muffler even though I had just replaced some of the OEM stock system as well. It helps everything breath easier.
 

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I think a garrett T3 will be too big for a 3B. It's a turbo for 160-220ish HP engines, and will need a lot of time and revs to spool up on a small(er) engine like the 3B. I fear it wouldn't improve low end grunt by much, and would only benefit on the upper part of the rev. range. I would try something smaller, like a T25 or T2. my rule of thumb for turbo sizing is to approximately match the power output or donor and target engine, as well as comparing the powerband / boostband in relation to the engine capacity.
(rpm x capacity)
food for thought ;)

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I have just acquired a supra turbo and intend to install it on my 87 BJ70.The guy I got it from put an identical unit on his 84 BJ60 and has been running it for 14 months with noo problem[2.5in exhaust[don't know the max boost] and all plumbing was straight forward.]The biggest hurdle will be modiding the exhaust manifold.{He made a pipe and welded it to the manifold} NO MORE PUSHING THE DONKEY UPHILL !!!!
 
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I've heard some talk about guys flipping the exhaust manifold upside down, so that the outlet is at the top and the front. Then you make an adapter flange type thing. I think it might be a little too close to the alternator for me though (but it sure sounds easier than making my own manifold).
 
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[quote author=Diesel Cruiser link=board=1;threadid=4326;start=msg32317#msg32317 date=1060914557]
Yeah I'm looking forward to it. Could you send some pics of how it's hooked up? If you can't it's no biggie. :)
Eric
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I dont have a digital camera but I can get hold of one next weekend if you can wait. I can tell you that the exaust manifold is upside down............Dazz
 
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[quote author=denis link=board=1;threadid=4326;start=msg32380#msg32380 date=1060955527]
I think a garrett T3 will be too big for a 3B. It's a turbo for 160-220ish HP engines, and will need a lot of time and revs to spool up on a small(er) engine like the 3B.
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You know, I don't know where I got the idea that this turbo I picked up is a T-3. ??? I'm not exactly sure what model it is. It's a small Garrett out of a late `80s Chrysler car with an A/R on the compressor or .42 and on the turbine of .48.
Sorry about the confusion.
Eric
 
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Hey buddy. Sorry about not getting back to you right away. I've been running around like a crazy man lately! :p I'd love to come out and see your set up. I won't be able to come out until after the long weekend though. I'll be in touch with you next week.
Sorry again.
Talk to you soon.
Eric
 

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