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Old April 12th, 2011, 05:07 PM
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Old April 13th, 2011, 03:18 AM
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So I emailed him again after posting today, and voila! an answer:

Apologies for being a pain to get hold of....

300Tdi Turbo... I will chase up today - still awaiting a final delivery date from the the turbo manufacturers.

They were supposed to be ready for the end of March, but I think this has moved back slightly.

The turbo is a direct for swap for standard, the only change is the oil return line, but a new one will be supplied in the kit.


So, it looks like he'll have a kit for sale very shortly. I'll post when it is.
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So I emailed him again after posting today, and voila! an answer:

Apologies for being a pain to get hold of....

300Tdi Turbo... I will chase up today - still awaiting a final delivery date from the the turbo manufacturers.

They were supposed to be ready for the end of March, but I think this has moved back slightly.

The turbo is a direct for swap for standard, the only change is the oil return line, but a new one will be supplied in the kit.

So, it looks like he'll have a kit for sale very shortly. I'll post when it is.
8 mos later any fruit falling from the tree ?
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the 2.8 is everwhere down here. James from NLX said he saw a used vnt for $250 US a little while ago. You could by a whole 2.8 used in these parts. we're onto something now.
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Any new developments here? I'm seriously considering ordering a kit. Just haven't decided where to get it from.
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My kit arrived this week. Does anyone have a photo of where you installed the sender for your EGT gauge (if you have one)?

Any other tips or suggestions I should know about before installing? Do I need to drain the engine oil in order to install this?
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you have the 2.8 intake manifold? if so, I posted a pic of my EGT probe install a while back with a pic. If you can't find it, I can retake it.

Not sure if you have to re have repace oil supply line, but it's above the sump so you shouldn't have to change oil, but be sure you prime it before first start!!! that's disconnecting wire to fuel stop solenoid and turning pver until you get good oil pressure.
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I believe I do. It's the complete kit. Do you remember which thread you posted it under? I've done a brief search. Is it the "International 2.8" thread? I will dig deeper...

Thanks for the heads up on the priming.

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you have the 2.8 intake manifold? if so, I posted a pic of my EGT probe install a while back with a pic. If you can't find it, I can retake it.

Not sure if you have to re have repace oil supply line, but it's above the sump so you shouldn't have to change oil, but be sure you prime it before first start!!! that's disconnecting wire to fuel stop solenoid and turning pver until you get good oil pressure.
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here you go: http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...t=probe&page=2

the manifold is thick enough right there to not need a bung welded on it, and it's pre-turbo, so you don't have to do math when you read the gauge.

------ Follow up post added December 6th, 2012 09:15 AM ------

BTW, when I asked about the manifold, I meant exhaust manifold, not intake.
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Mark did you install a Turbo Boost Gauge as well? If so, can you tell me the part number for gauge and sender? Too many options on the egauges site and I'm not sure what is appropriate for this particular turbo.
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What kits are out there for the 300 now? Is it just a turbo or other parts too that are needed.
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Mark did you install a Turbo Boost Gauge as well? If so, can you tell me the part number for gauge and sender? Too many options on the egauges site and I'm not sure what is appropriate for this particular turbo.
you want the kit that has gauge and sender complete, and the gauge covers the temp range you want and the gauge fits stock gauge hole in dash ( 2 1/16"?). my gauge reads 250-1650 F. looks like kit 310-153 to me.
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My kit arrived this week. Does anyone have a photo of where you installed the sender for your EGT gauge (if you have one)?
Late reply,
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You're thinking about the pyrometer (EGT) right? I already have that kit purchased and ready to install. I was considering installing a Turbo Boost gauge as well. Those read in PSI and BAR to my understanding. Do you have one of those, if so, part # and where did you install sender?

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you want the kit that has gauge and sender complete, and the gauge covers the temp range you want and the gauge fits stock gauge hole in dash ( 2 1/16"?). my gauge reads 250-1650 F. looks like kit 310-153 to me.
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Thanks!

Is that the exhaust pipe after the exhaust manifold? Looks like you welded it? Won't the temp be lower when it's further away from the manifold? I would think that the closest possible location to the engine would give the most accurate reading. Perhaps it doesn't matter?

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It was TIG welded, and yes, right after the turbo.
The manifold was already in place (well the whole kit installed) when I got my EGT kit, and I wanted to pull it again...

I get a clear indication of what's going on down there, I know there's some difference in the reading compared to the before-turbo position, but I just drive accordingly.

A few more pics here:
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VDO boost gauge location:
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What you do get is a turbo that is very well proven at 30+PSI levels, has a highly efficient compressor and turbine and is a lot cheaper than any VNT.
One shame is that Garrett's smallest frame cartridge ball-bearing turbo is the GT2554R in the T25 frame.
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