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Old 11-10-2004, 04:17   #1 (permalink)
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want to put turbo on 1997 el falcon i6

want to put turbo on 1997 el falcon i6 any one got any ideas or plases to re serach or know of any one that has done it . thanks
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Old 11-10-2004, 04:36   #2 (permalink)
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600rwhp Turbo ED Project

its an ED but pretty similar anyway
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Old 11-10-2004, 04:47   #3 (permalink)
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Whilst I would strongly reccomend intercooling the setup, the EL is really good to just have the piping go from the turbo straight to the inlet (because of the inlet possition as opposed to the EA-ED inlet positions). You might be able to just use a water-cooled system if you dont plan on going too high boost.
ALl depends what you want as the final product
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Old 11-11-2004, 16:07   #4 (permalink)
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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.

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Re: want to put turbo on 1997 el falcon i6

good to see more people out there with their I6 turbo ideas!

im also tossing up the idea of turbocharging as in a month or so ill be out looking for maybe a ef/el xr6 or xr8 just depending if i wanna go to all the trouble AND money of blowin the xr6 im gonna look into a few joints and see wat sounds good... good luk mate hope to see more about it
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u dont exactly need an intercooler, turbotrana uses a custom built t66 and gets ~70 degree inlet temps(12psi) compared to 130 degree temps from a stock supercharged v6 commie.
although it is way better to use an intercooler, if u want costs as low as possible u dont need one. also if u are goin to use high boost, id say in excess of 12psi u definitly would want to use one.
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Old 11-13-2004, 17:06   #7 (permalink)
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so can i use the standard manafold and bolt on a turbo i was thinking of 6 or 8 pound boost the motor has done 160 000 th clicks or an i better off getting a uni chip power chip what do you guys think
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I say go the turbo - and yeah if you dont wanna intercool it, just keep the stock manifold - lots less piping.
If you do go ahead with it, just get some sort of a temp. sensor at the inlet manifold to keep an eye on temperatures (I'm not sure what is 'safe", but i guess if the commos are 130degrees celcius factory, then anything under that should be ok)\
In my opinion, a uni/power chip isnt worth it if you havent done anything to the motor - only time you really NEED it is with a few BIG cams
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If your motor has done around 160,000kms you might want to check the condition of the motor. A rebuild/recondition would be a good idea but not completely necessary. Running on 6-8psi won't require decompression as the standard pistons will cope with up to 9psi without decomp and 15psi with decomp. As most people have said you can go with no intercooler and safely, you will sacrifice horsepower though with the higher inlet temperature. If you end up doing a rebuild it is a good idea to balance the crank, it is amazing how much cleaner and smoother the I6 runs with a balanced crank. Overall you will still end up with a satisfying drive.
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