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Old 09 Jul 2009, 11:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
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1.8 turbo

i want to turbo my 1.8 gl.

i have the turbo and the exhaust system to fit, all which will bolt straight on to my engine easily.

my problem is i dont know where to put the hole for the oil feed.
i really need a picture of the oil feed on a classic turbo.
They blocks are generally the same, so i should think the oil feed is there but capped off.

also, im not sure how to go about ecu setup.
can i programme my original ecu or is it better to buy a stand alone fuel computer?

Please dont tell me to buy a proper turbo as i want to turbo the one ive got.

any help/advise would be great
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Old 09 Jul 2009, 11:45 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 1.8 turbo

dont bother, sell it and buy a uk trubo car, you'll get much better results, plus its not just the turbo thast different between the models. it will cost you 3 or 4 time as much to get it to even a similar level let alone tuned above the standard turbo'd car
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Old 09 Jul 2009, 11:57 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: 1.8 turbo

as Tidge says, tthe difference between the turbo cars and non-turbo is massive. the only similar item will be the block (as in they are all flat four). But pistons, rods, crank, heads etc......are all different.
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Re: 1.8 turbo

so what your saying is if i turbo'd my 1.8, the standard 1.8 head - conrods- pistons, wouldn't be able to take the pressure of a turbo charger?

is the difference between the natural and the turbo's the strength of the components?
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Re: 1.8 turbo

yes, its not just your engine internals its the different tolerances on bore strokes, resitance on the drivetrain, gearbox, you'd need to uprate the brakes as with the new speed you need to be able to stop. honestly to do it properly you need to spend imo well over 5k so cheaper to buy a uk spec 2000 and mod from there
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Re: 1.8 turbo

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yes, its not just your engine internals its the different tolerances on bore strokes, resitance on the drivetrain, gearbox, you'd need to uprate the brakes as with the new speed you need to be able to stop. honestly to do it properly you need to spend imo well over 5k so cheaper to buy a uk spec 2000 and mod from there

plus when you mod the turbo will get much better results. you are also starting witha 2.0 so getting an extra 0.2L
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Re: 1.8 turbo

that settles it then.
Anyone interested in a 1.8 gl impreza wagon?
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