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Old July 25th, 2016, 11:19 AM
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Turbo suggestions

Hello all,

I have a 1985 D90 with a 2.5L diesel engine in it... it is pretty sluggish, which I expected, but I was just curious if anybody had any luck with turbos, and if so, what turbo they would suggest. I am not too savvy with engines, so take it easy with any tech terms! Thanks!

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Old July 25th, 2016, 12:14 PM
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The answer it has been tried and it will kill the engine.

You can simply bolt on a turbo and injection system from the later turbo engine if you wanted to try.. The turbo engines were strengthened to take the extra power.

Your best bet is to get a different engine that has more power.

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Old July 25th, 2016, 12:21 PM
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AJ, your engine is sluggish compared to what? Other set ups just like yours? Same height/lift, weight, etc?

It's too bad Defenders don't perform as good as they look.
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