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has anyone done the turbo diesel conversion from the misubishi 2.3l?

i've read quite a bit about it but it would seem that all the turbo diesels are for mid 80s to early 90s rangers and there was talk of alot of conversions on either diesel or turbo diesel but my question is anyone here has done this?
if so let me know whats really good
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I thought every diesel has a turbo, rangers in south america have diesels
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I thought every diesel has a turbo, rangers in south america have diesels
Not all diesels have turbos....I think all new diesels have turbos. For example, the old Benz's didnt have turbos. And old truck didn't have turbos. I aint hating, Ben.
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no nobody around here has done that. and I dont think anyon at rps has either. I'd love a diesel though.

I think you should do it and tell us how it goes and do a how-to
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Not all diesels have turbos....I think all new diesels have turbos. For example, the old Benz's didnt have turbos. And old truck didn't have turbos. I aint hating, Ben.
interesting, I never knew that, I thought that was just the nature of diesels that they had to have a turbo.
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i've heard bad things on the diesel rangers...can't remeber what. Might search on rps for it
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The original Hummer didn't have a turbo. It was simply a 6.5L naturally aspirated engine. That also explains 20+ second 0-60 times. But now they re-released the Hummer with the Alpha 1 package. That includes the 6.6L Duramax turbodiesel.
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A brother used to have an isuzu(?) diesel mini truck. Non-turbo'd. It ran 22 sec 1/4 mile time. It was yesterdays diesel technology. Little bitty motor with little bitty HP.
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it might have been that they are just slow..can't remember.
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no nobody around here has done that. and I dont think anyon at rps has either. I'd love a diesel though.

I think you should do it and tell us how it goes and do a how-to

oh man if i had the money i would... haha but sad to say broke as a joke or is it that i'm just a broke joke... haha

was just wondering though
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A brother used to have an isuzu(?) diesel mini truck. Non-turbo'd. It ran 22 sec 1/4 mile time. It was yesterdays diesel technology. Little bitty motor with little bitty HP.

yeah i heard of those too, don't they have like 60hp?
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That truck will never run again.
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yeah i heard of those too, don't they have like 60hp?

That's about right on the HP.
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interesting, I never knew that, I thought that was just the nature of diesels that they had to have a turbo.
Diesels don't require a turbo, at least not 4 cycle diesels, though they do utilize the boost more effectively than a gasoline engine. However, the old Detroit 2cycle diesels required a supercharger in order to run, it was an integral part of the intake system, and part of their downfall was their dependency on the supercharger to make them function. Most diesels now do come with a turbo, and as turbo technology improves manufactures implement them more and more. Still even modern 4 cycle diesels do not require a turbo to run. Actually, in the 80's most mid-sized and small displacement diesels were N/A. Some examples are; the 2.2l diesel that was offered in the ranger in '83 and '84, the Isuzu pup diesel, the 5.7l and 6.2l diesels Chevrolet offered in the '80s, Mercedes offered n/a diesels as well. In fact I prefer n/a diesels, less to go wrong!
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My truck as a dream someday would have solid front axle with a cummins ISA inline-4 twin turbo. its a 3.9 litre

this jeep here i have seen in person has the same motor. yumm
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ford has a new fuel efficient 2.3L turbo diesel that was in the concept bronco a few years ago, wheather or not we'll ever see it in production is anyones guess. I do know that they are working on several new diesel engines though. I've seen them, in several vehicles including f-150's (4.5L V-6), focus's and some new crossover concept (2.3L I-4). Diesels are very popular in europe, but because of the non-fuel efficient and very dirty running diesels of the early 80's, most americans just are not interested. The diesel trend in the U.S. is turning very slow, but it is looking very promising in the near future. I have heard many rumors that the ranger is done after the 2009 model year and being replace with a entirely new truck it's class. I've also seen a new I-5 cyl. engine from ford, now that would be interesting if it ever makes it to a production truck.
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take a ranger body off the frame.... re make the frame out of chro-moly and then toss a 7.3 tps (turbo power stroke) in the bed, make sure you use a step side bed so you can use the flares for intake air and cooling air as well as turbo cooling....... hahah sooo bad *** 235 hp and 500 lb tq in a lil ranger haha but now that i have an f3 with the 7.3... i dont think i have to do that conversion.
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