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Re: My '98 GU 4.2 TD

Posted: 06 May 2017 18:26
by Dustin
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jt8dio5 ... e=youtu.be :woo:
A small doughnut, but I found out I have more torque than clutch now :doh:

Re: My '98 GU 4.2 TD

Posted: 06 May 2017 20:19
by Dustin
If you're reading this and you've got a NA TD42, I can not begin to tell you how good it is to have a turbo !
I've only done a rough tune so far and there's at least 50% more power.
The kW's are good, but it's the Nm of pulling power that is amazing.
On long steep hills where I used to have to row down the gears and scream up the hill slowly, now I'm in 5th gear and the engine is just humming away like it feels nothing.

I'm only running 0.8bar boost and I'm over the moon !
I can only imagine what it must be like to drive the 1bar & plus monsters !

All those long hours, sweat, blood, frustration and grief from the family is ALL worth it when you drive your turbo Patrol !!!

LIFE IS TOO SHORT TO DRIVE NATURALLY ASPIRATED ! :blonde:
Start planning your conversion NOW ! :thumbup:

I'm just waiting for the hood scoop now and I'll be all done with the conversion.
I'll start getting all the parts and pricing together for my report for those who are planning something similar :salute:

Re: My '98 GU 4.2 TD

Posted: 06 May 2017 21:06
by Tinus lotz
Hehehehe you know then :salute: :salute:

Re: My '98 GU 4.2 TD

Posted: 08 May 2017 08:46
by Rudolph
Dustin wrote:LIFE IS TOO SHORT TO DRIVE NATURALLY ASPIRATED ! :blonde:
Start planning your conversion NOW ! :thumbup:
Then I need to start saving some money, Life is too short yes!!

Very nice job you did here, congratulations! :bravo:

Re: My '98 GU 4.2 TD

Posted: 08 May 2017 08:51
by ricster
Dustin.... one sentence brother..... You're a legend !!!... :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

PS..... love the video :blonde: :blonde: :blonde:

Re: My '98 GU 4.2 TD

Posted: 08 May 2017 09:43
by Dustin
Thanks Cedric

Long hours of hard graft all pay off in the end.

I think the doughnut will be far better with a new clutch installed :rolling:

Re: My '98 GU 4.2 TD

Posted: 08 May 2017 09:46
by Tinus lotz
Dustin wrote:Thanks Cedric

Long hours of hard graft all pay off in the end.

I think the doughnut will be far better with a new clutch installed :rolling:
And i 2x4 .lol....

Re: My '98 GU 4.2 TD

Posted: 10 May 2017 23:39
by Dustin
So here's the costing of the build, not taking into account the time I spent.
The time the experts spend doing the work is where the big cost lays, but I still think they sell themselves short, because it's a LOT of work and fiddling.
All that said, when I hear the whoosh of the turbo and I get pushed into my seat when I drive my Patrol...it's so worth it ! :thumbup:

I hope this helps those reading that are wanting to put a turbo on to their donkey diesels

Re: My '98 GU 4.2 TD

Posted: 11 May 2017 05:51
by Anthony Forgey
Hey Dustin, thanks for posting the list.

I notice you haven't included the exhaust...?

Re: My '98 GU 4.2 TD

Posted: 11 May 2017 08:56
by Michael
Dustin, I am glad you kept record of exactly how much everything cost, it really helps others to know what they are getting themselves into. For me its a no brainer and I think anyone experiencing the turbo vs NA will agree.

The fact that you got a good deal on the turbo an manifold helped quite a bit with the cost and not mentioning the labor that was free :lol:
Also doing something like this yourself makes it even more special.

You are right about the hours.....it is allot of work and you actually cannot charge for all the hours as the client might get a heart attack.
How many hours do you think you put into this conversion?