Turbo time update with Pics!
So after driving the G for a couple of months I have decided to swap my 5cyl 3.0L N/A engine for the a Turbo'd 300D engine. I live in the mountain town of Squamish, BC which lies between Vancouver and the famous ski resort of Whistler. Although I am at a fairly low altitude I commute everyday with many long 9 - 10 % grade hills. I can do about 110 km/h on the flats but on the hills I can bog down to as low as 65 km/h so it makes for a painfull commute. The original engine boasts a whopping 88 horses while the turbo'd engine has 130 horses, but is also can be tuned for more.
I purchased a running 300D with 390,000 miles on it for $350 cdn. I pulled the motor out yeasterday and I plan to strip it down and do a full engine rebuild prior to installing it in my G. I will try to keep this updated with my progress as the project moves along. It will be done in my rare spare time but hopefully I will be done by the end of the summer. Also in the plans are a waste veggie oil kit and a set of 33x10.5 tires.
Last edited by 39Ronin; 06-06-2010 at 07:47 PM.
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