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Do I need a 3" exhaust with your kits?

No absolutely no gain to be had by fitting an exhaust that can carry more exhaust volume and heat, than engine produces.

Do you recommend 3" exhaust for Diesel Engines in current 4x4 and passenger vehicles?

No, test work on dyno shows no gains on current high performance diesels on mark.

Do you work on VW Golfs and Holden Captiva Diesels or diagnose faults on these models?

Absolutely not.

Does Turbo Glide carry out servicing work and general repairs?

Yes to most petrol and diesel vehicles with exceptions to some European based or designed vehicles.

I wish to put 3" exhaust and power chip on my 2.5 and 3 litre diesel Patrol or Navara.

We strongly recommend not doing this on vehicles fitted with VNT style turbo system, Results doing so have shown to cause overspin of turbo, with resulting high boost and limp hone mode activated with possible engine damage, in relation to piston crown or ring land failure on piston, observed at our premises.

Does Turbo Glide fit top mount under bonnet inter coolers?

No only front mount if room available. a cooler should be in a cool place away from heat source under bonnet.

At what mileage can an engine be turbo charged?

This depends on the state of the engine condition and how it has been maintained prior. We regularly turbo charge diesel engines with an odometer reading high kilometres that have been well maintained and in good condition without any deterioration in reliability or longevity.

Why do we not recommend water cooling on turbos when used in diesel application?

Due to the low operating temp of a turbo in a diesel engine caused by far less heat produced by the combustion process of diesel in relation to its petrol cousins it is not necessary. Exhaust gas temperatures in cruise mode measured at rear of turbo will range from 250°-400°Celcius as compared to its petrol cousin of temps ranging from about 700°-900°Celcius. Failure or loss of water from the engines cooling system, hooked up to the turbocharger results in no damage to turbo but severe overheating and major engine damage. On inspection of large factory turbocharged engines, found in semi-trailers, bulldozers and earthmoving equipment, water cooled turbos will not be found. The old KIS principle applies – Keep It Simple

Can I still have a water cooled turbo fitted?

Yes, only the warranty on the kit is affected from the normal 2 years unlimited kilometres to the standard 12 months 20,000kilometre warranty as is the case with most competitors, plus an extra charge for fitting and hoses.

How much boost and power do you set up for along with Max EGT?

We use 9lb and a torque gain of no more than 30% and an EGT of no more than 500°Celcius under prolonged full throttle usage. My staff and I have seen many turbo kits installed exceeding these parameters resulting in severe engine damage. Use of chassis dyno is mandatory before and after fitment of turbo.

Why do you dyno test before fitment?

To make sure the vehicle meets our standards and if so then use this measurement as a benchmark so as to not exceed a 30% gain when tested after turbocharging.

Why are your kits far more cost effective and still includes exhaust?

The public deals direct with the manufacturer.

How do you supply and fit most of your kits same day?

All kits are designed to be simple and straight-forward, designed by the people that install them.

How often should I change engine oil?

We recommend every 5000k on your average 4x4 diesel and lite commercial. We have found diesel engines giving exceptional service and long life with frequent oil changes of 5000ks.

Do I need a turbo timer?

Due to the low operating temps of diesel turbos I personally do not use them. We request our customers only change engine oil every 5000k with good quality turbo rated diesel oil. After 30 years in the diesel turbo industry we believe that the secret to good turbo service is 5000km oil changes on 4x4 passenger and lite commercial vehicles.

Will I use more fuel?

This varies from driver to driver. The worst case scenario to date has been the same fuel economy at a 30% increase in power with greatly reduced emissions. Best case scenario has been a 10% gain.

How long do turbos last?

When the oil is changed regularly engines which also supply oil to the turbo unit have shown turbos to outlast the engine itself.

Can you supply a ball bearing type turbo in your 4x4 turbo kits?

 Yes. This incurs extra costs.

Why do you enlarge the exhaust?

As an engine produces more power it must also pass more heat and exhaust gas through the exhaust system.

Why do you use a chassis dyno to set up turbo kits?

Firstly, we must establish that the engine is providing a required amount of power and is in a good state of tune. If so, this becomes the benchmark. After a turbo unit is installed boost pressure and fuel volume are matched under load to give a reliable 30% torque gain. The power gain must be known for reliability’s sake and to show the client that the stated power gain is achieved. Many vehicles presented to us for turbo charging are badly out of tune and this must first be rectified.

Do I need a boost compensator fitted to my fuel pump when it is turbocharged?

No. On most diesels, especially Toyota 4 cylinders and Nissan 6 cylinder models, there is sufficient wasted unburnt fuel in the combustion process left over that when a well matched turbo unit is fitted a 30% power gain is achieved on previously wasted fuel with a subsequent improvement in fuel economy. When it is well matched to engine capacity, a turbo will spool up and pressure the engine’s inlet manifold with air from very low engine RPM ensuring sufficient oxygen to burn fuel in the combustion process. With virtually no turbo lag it renders fuel anaroids obsolete for 90% of applications in the passenger and 4x4 diesel market.

Will engine life be shortened?

No. Correctly set up for no more than a 30% improvement in torque, no reliability, be it engine, gear box or diff is affected. 30% improvement in power have been found to be within the design parameters of the engine and drive line. In most cases engine life is enhanced due to the engine oil not being contaminated by previously unburnt fuel, lining cylinder walls and causing dry wear. Also the oils general lubricating quality is maintained due to far less fuel and soot being suspended in the lubricating oil itself normally causing sludging.

Why do you not offer online ordering of your turbo kits?

We prefer to confirm all orders via phone or fax as this allows us to ensure we are selling you the correct turbo kit. We have also found that the increasing amount of credit card fraud and the high ticket price of our turbo kits has made it more cost effective, allowing us to keep our prices competitive, to offer only offline ordering on these items.

Can I turbo my 4.5 Petrol Land Cruiser?

Yes in forty years of turbo charging petrol and diesel engines I have found the 4.5 Petrol cruiser engine the most return pleasing result, in respect of torque and kilowatt gain for towing, without reliability issues at a conservative 5PSI boost, giving between 60 - 70% torque gain in most cases. The best 4.5 models to turbo are the last of the 80 Series, closely followed by the later 100, 105 Series.

I wish to purchase reliable diesel to go around Australia towing, what do we recommend?

For reliability and ease of repair we do not recommend Common Rail diesels or European produced vehicles.

Do we work on European produced vehicles?

No, due to parts availability, cost of parts, and time taken to do even minor repair and servicing , it is not viable.

Do we Turbo charge older vehicles?

Yes, we will custom build kits on site, many components also on the shelf for older diesels.

How often should I change oil in my Diesel?

In my opinion from 5,000 - 10,000 km's max between oil change intervals, oil filters max 7,500 km's. Oil change intervals above 10,000 km's have shown to cause turbo charger failure blocking of oil pick up for oil pump in sump and premature engine failure. A common problem on many of today's motor vehicles with high oil change intervals running on diesel fuel.

I wish to retire and purchase a Diesel Motor Home. What has Turbo Glide seen to be reliable, and good all rounder?

The most reliable vehicles for this purpose, in my experience working on servicing, and fitting turbo installation too, are the MAzda 2.5 up to 4.6 litre range, Isuzu 3.9 up to 4.7 litre range, Mitsubishi Canter range with engines from 2.8 up to 4.2, Toyota Hi Ace 2.8 -3 litre, Toyota Coasters with engines from 3.4 litre up to 4.2 litre, Nissan Civilian 3.3 up to 4.2 litre range. In respect of the larger vehicles with 6 cylinder engines either front mount, mid mount or rear mount, then the same Manufacture applies, with vehicles manufactured by Mitsubishi, Isuzu, Hino, Nissan. All being ideal for touring.

Which Brands do we not carry out work on?

All European brands as well as Jeep.

Can I fit front mount intercooler to my GU Factory Turbo, and replace top mount cooler, or fit front mount to non intercooler version?

Yes, a common request, vehicle then has cooler mounted in a cool place, and for the first time will work and not suffer heat soak from under bonnet temp.

Do we fit top mount intercoolers?

If front mount cannot be installed, we do not proceed further, as cost for benefit is not warranted, in our experience.