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Old 07-27-2006, 12:01 PM
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Engine dilemmas go turbo or not to....

I would love to upgrade to turbo but... The engine I have now has next to no blow by. What to do? Chances of me finding a turbo engine in a similar condition is probably going to be pretty rare right? How much of a factor is blowby?
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Old 07-27-2006, 12:04 PM
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If it isn't broke why fix it? I have a turbo, but I certainly wouldn't mind having a non-turbo model because the turbo is just another moving part that can break and costs good money to repair/replace. Sure, the turbo is a little faster, but I am sure 99% of us didn't buy these cars for their wonderful accelleration
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Old 07-27-2006, 12:14 PM
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If it isn't broke why fix it? I have a turbo, but I certainly wouldn't mind having a non-turbo model because the turbo is just another moving part that can break and costs good money to repair/replace. Sure, the turbo is a little faster, but I am sure 99% of us didn't buy these cars for their wonderful accelleration
At sea level I'm sure the non-turbo is fine. Up in Colorado, I feel sorry for all my non-turbo friends -- slower than slow, you need a turbo just to merge reasonably on the highway.
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Old 07-27-2006, 12:14 PM
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If it isn't broke why fix it? I have a turbo, but I certainly wouldn't mind having a non-turbo model because the turbo is just another moving part that can break and costs good money to repair/replace. Sure, the turbo is a little faster, but I am sure 99% of us didn't buy these cars for their wonderful accelleration
Yes but 99% of us didnt buy a 300d with a stick either. The car is fantastic to drive I cant wait to try the lowend torque in the curvey mountains we got here. I just wish I'd had more vrooom. I have the lower ratio rear diff and off the line its just pokey.
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Old 07-27-2006, 12:16 PM
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At sea level I'm sure the non-turbo is fine. Up in Colorado, I feel sorry for all my non-turbo friends -- slower than slow, you need a turbo just to merge reasonably on the highway.
Whats your altitiude? Atlanta is ~1200ft above sealevel. Hardly at sealevel. Also mine does not have ALA so I have no clue how its compensating.
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Old 07-27-2006, 12:22 PM
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Yes but 99% of us didnt buy a 300d with a stick either. The car is fantastic to drive I cant wait to try the lowend torque in the curvey mountains we got here. I just wish I'd had more vrooom. I have the lower ratio rear diff and off the line its just pokey.
U wanna trade then? I trade you my 82 300D Turbo for your 80 Wagon
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Old 07-27-2006, 12:26 PM
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Denver is 5280' above sea and can go higher than 8,000 over I-70 in the mountains.
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Old 07-27-2006, 12:36 PM
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U wanna trade then? I trade you my 82 300D Turbo for your 80 Wagon
Thats my wifes car. I have another 80 wagon thats missing most of its parts, wanna trade for that?
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Old 07-27-2006, 12:59 PM
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Thats my wifes car. I have another 80 wagon thats missing most of its parts, wanna trade for that?
Yeah, I give you $1 for it
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Old 07-27-2006, 02:14 PM
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Yeah, I give you $1 for it
$1 AND A 300D ? What a deal!!! where should i have this tin can delivered!
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Old 07-27-2006, 02:34 PM
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id like a 4 speed matched to my turbodiesel.. i think itd kick ass
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$1 AND A 300D ? What a deal!!! where should i have this tin can delivered!
Not so fast....LOL....it was $1 not $1 + my 300D :p
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Old 07-27-2006, 09:44 PM
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Yes but 99% of us didnt buy a 300d with a stick either. The car is fantastic to drive I cant wait to try the lowend torque in the curvey mountains we got here. I just wish I'd had more vrooom. I have the lower ratio rear diff and off the line its just pokey.
the turbo motor i believe will feel a bit slower off the line.

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