N/A P'up Turbo Conversion Photos

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Re: N/A P'up Turbo Conversion Photos

Postby ronster » Sat Oct 31, 2015 9:54 pm

I think these are from down under as the truck is on Gumtree: http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/mooloolah-valley/engine-engine-parts-transmission/rodaeo-jackaroo-turbo-diesel/1091936211

Looks like a factory turbo manifold.

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82 Isuzu Pup Dsl, 2wd, 5sp, Lb - 215k mi
63 Ford Falcon - 423k mi
00 Toyota 4-Runner SR5 - D4D 1KD-FTV converted - 133k mi
97 Toyota 4-Runner SR5 - TRD supercharged - 98k mi
02 Subaru WRX - TurboXS Stage 2 kit, - 140k mi

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Re: N/A P'up Turbo Conversion Photos

Postby ronster » Wed Aug 23, 2017 4:34 pm

I've not updated for a while. Looks like we have a new conversion to showcase. This is the first conversion of a stock exhaust manifold to accept a turbo by cutting off the bottom of the manifold and welding on a turbocharger flange. This sample comes from robgt22 working on his Passport - aka Rodeo.

viewtopic.php?f=19&t=24548

Chosen was the factory turbocharger orientation with the exhaust exiting the front of the turbo and a turbo with a three bolt flange. Included is a video of the truck running and driving.
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Stock Manifold and Turbo
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Stock Manifold with new Turbo Flange
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82 Isuzu Pup Dsl, 2wd, 5sp, Lb - 215k mi
63 Ford Falcon - 423k mi
00 Toyota 4-Runner SR5 - D4D 1KD-FTV converted - 133k mi
97 Toyota 4-Runner SR5 - TRD supercharged - 98k mi
02 Subaru WRX - TurboXS Stage 2 kit, - 140k mi

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Re: N/A P'up Turbo Conversion Photos

Postby ronster » Wed Feb 07, 2018 5:36 pm

So, for everyone trying to size a Turbo for a diesel engine, I found this gem of knowledge on the Mighty Car Mods youtube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ligKWQzUg3U

Listen around minute #4.

Al is in Australia and goes by the name"Turbo Yoda" on facebook. I found him though watching Mighty Car Mods when they had some turbo gas projects. In the video above he is converting a Nissan Patrol from gas to diesel and provided his 2 cents on turbo sizing. When I wrote him on facebook he advised the following:

Turbo Yoda: An RHF4 or TFO35 would be appropriate for that engine but I don’t know where you could source one in the US. I would get on mambatek.com and search there.

I know others are looking for options. Just thought I would share and see what others on the forum might know.
82 Isuzu Pup Dsl, 2wd, 5sp, Lb - 215k mi
63 Ford Falcon - 423k mi
00 Toyota 4-Runner SR5 - D4D 1KD-FTV converted - 133k mi
97 Toyota 4-Runner SR5 - TRD supercharged - 98k mi
02 Subaru WRX - TurboXS Stage 2 kit, - 140k mi

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Re: N/A P'up Turbo Conversion Photos

Postby 2sk8 » Sat Mar 24, 2018 12:06 am

I have done 5 turbo instals in the C223:

A T3 from a 300SD(Too much black smoke, was just a learning experience...), a GT1549, A GT1544S (AR25 turbine, too small of a turbine, too much backpressure: I blew up a few head gaskets...), and 2 units of GT1749V (VNT turbo) one from a TDI and one fron the ones that goes in the Renault Laguna.

Out all 5, the ones I like the most are the GT1549 (Works great) and the GT1749V the same that goes in the TDI.

The problem with the VNT turbo is that is hard to setup right. You need to set up the controller in the right setting and you will get stuck vanes here and there, (I did, so to me that is an issue).

Right now I have the GT1549 but I may go back to the VNT, we will see...

Here are some pictures:
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Re: N/A P'up Turbo Conversion Photos

Postby 2sk8 » Sun Jun 10, 2018 2:56 pm

2 More pictures of the GT1749V (VNT) turbo install:
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Re: N/A P'up Turbo Conversion Photos

Postby I'm luving it » Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:27 am

2sk8,

Very nice set up you are working on it’s good info to know.

I really like your idea of using the oil fill as a vent I have been thinking about doing the same. How is that working for you?

I like your ingenuity with turning the thermostat housing around. What radiator is that and does it fit stock location without any other mods? Also what is the hose you are running? Does it affect removal of valve cover? This would be good to know since radiators are getting hard to find. Maybe you said it somewhere and I missed it.
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Re: N/A P'up Turbo Conversion Photos

Postby 2sk8 » Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:06 pm

Hi I'm luving it,

thanks for the compliments.

The oil fill vent idea was just me trying to win the fight against the blow by. I was having way too much, oil would come up from the oil dip stick...

The oil vent is not need it once your motor is in good working order.

Once I rebuilt the engine and installed the gapless rings the blow by problem was fixed.

That was an old Isuzu gas radiator you talking about. I now have a big aluminum radiator from 1970-1973 Datsun 240z and the thermostat housing is back the way it was.

The radiator fits perfectly with minor modifications.

1970-1973 Datsun 240z

$116

https://www.ebay.com/itm/3-ROWS-FIT-NISSAN-Datsun-240Z-260Z-1970-1975-71-72-73-74-ALUMINUM-RADIATOR/182466348038?hash=item2a7bd78406:g:xYsAAOSw7UJbEk5E

I recently installed an intercooler and I have some final modifications to make but for now
here is a picture of how everything looks as of July 9, 2018, disregard that cooper heat exchanger on the left, that was just some idea from my brother, it doesn't really work...

I have a way better fuel heat exchanger now that I'm about to install and I will post about it soon.

But for now here:
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Re: N/A P'up Turbo Conversion Photos

Postby JoeIsuzu » Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:15 pm

2sk8 wrote:The radiator fits perfectly with minor modifications.

1970-1973 Datsun 240z

$116

You had my attention, since diesel P'up radiators are "unobtanium". Then I remembered (I think) your truck is a '91 (?). I need to throw that in here, just so nobody will think you're saying this radiator will fit the P'ups. I don't think that's what you were saying.

The listing shows the overall dimensions as: 19 3/4" high X 27 1/4" wide. I'm curious, I'll have to measure my radiator (again).

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Re: N/A P'up Turbo Conversion Photos

Postby I'm luving it » Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:50 pm

Looking good and good info. I like the creativeness. Maybe someday I can get a turbo hooked up.

Thanks for the clarification Jack that’s its not a pup.
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Re: N/A P'up Turbo Conversion Photos

Postby 2sk8 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:27 pm

Hi Jack,

as far as I know these radiators fit the Isuzu Pup as well. As a matter of fact I got the info from the forum, a member (Dangbert) of this forum fitted one in his diesel pup.

Here is the post:

Replacement Radiator Found

http://www.isuzupup.com/viewtopic.php?t=22722

Hope this helps somebody

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Re: N/A P'up Turbo Conversion Photos

Postby I'm luving it » Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:11 pm

Found this one for sale on Craigslist the turbo install maybe useful for ideas.
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Re: N/A P'up Turbo Conversion Photos

Postby joeshmoe44883 » Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:24 pm

Wow i wonder how that 2554 runs, i put a gt2863 ball bearing turbo on a 2.8l diesel and tuned it for 270hp. Even ball bearing it was pretty laggy and lost a lot of low end torque, but once spooled it was a rocket. A gt25 isnt much smaller than a gt28, wish there was some videos of that truck running.
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