Re: want to put turbo on 1997 el falcon i6
It depends on how much you want to spend? How much power do you want?
I have a twin turbo I6 in an EA.
Turbotrana does seem to know his stuff well. My only recommendation is to run an intercooler and ditch the EL inlet manifold for the EB series. The EL inlet manifold with the dual runner setup doesn't work well with the turbo. You will probably be better off running a 2nd injector rail so that you can keep you stansdard injectors for daily driving, Microtech do a fuel computer for this purpose for about $600. Other than that it is a matter of getting the intercooler, pipping, turbo and exhaust manifold. A 3" exhaust system will do the job fine but if you want to spend the dollars go the 3.5". you shouldn't need anything bigger. Depnding on how extreme you want to go you can avoid the cost of oil catch cans, fuel surge tanks etc but you will need a bigger fuel pump to supply the extra injectors, you shouldn't need any other computer changes as the second computer will do the job. The standard ECU won't even know the turbo is there and will keep doing the job it was originally doing. The only question I would be asking is whether any of the senses would have a problem but I doubt it. Let's face it the I6 is a good strong motor but it's not exactly a high technology motor.Take your time and investigate everything, it is worth it though.