Is this possible? why isn't there a definitive guide to doing this? or is it not possible for £500? if not how much is required?
I'd like one that is also reliable. I'd be interested to know what the figure is too. Frank's ECU seems to work well. If I replicate a proven set-up, the mapping cost is vastly reduced.You could bolt up a turbo and say you have turbocharged your car if you want the bragging rights but highly unlikely to get it to work. A good judge of the cheapest you could do it would be frank's, not sure how much he has spent in total but I'd be willing to bet a fair bit its over 500.
aye my original ghetto setup was about £150 iirc, but you can only run low boost tho, the nistune was my biggest expense by farYou could bolt up a turbo and say you have turbocharged your car if you want the bragging rights but highly unlikely to get it to work. A good judge of the cheapest you could do it would be frank's, not sure how much he has spent in total but I'd be willing to bet a fair bit its over 500.
The hardest thing to get right in a £500 budget is the turbo, you could end up buying dud after dud
i would sooner fit a used garrett, than one of the chinese copy,sNew ones seem very reasonable, is there a catch? http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GT1549S-Turbo-Turbocharger-for-Renault-Megane-Laguna-Clio-Scenic-1-9-F9Q-703245/161026456232?_trksid=p5197.m1992&_trkparms=aid=111000&algo=REC.CURRENT&ao=1&asc=14&meid=8578842495498581476&pid=100015&prg=1006&rk=2&sd=261234210235&
aye, a rebuilt kit is fine if the shaft is,nt worn tho ehCould get a used one and a rebuild kit cheaper
i found it to be much easier than i expected tbh (apart from the silly mistakes ) these modern tubby,s are pretty bulletproof, but its just too easy to crank the boost up tho (and thats when things tend to let go )Long story short. Unless you have parts to hand and the skill to build everything for nothing and just pay for aftermarket ecus. Or you have one lying around
Don't fool yourself or let anyone tell you can do this stuff on budget. I thought that. Face palm
its all on here or cisco,s ehAll we need now is the definitive Frankspeed guide to turbo charging your Micra
Yes it can be easy with the know how.. I can vouch for that too haha. But let's face it you know just as well as I do that things go bang and bottle necks appear everywhere. How many engine, how many pistons, how many changes here and there. You are the king of ghetto setup from which we have all learnt a lot. Many of the people who want to turbo just want to slap it all on for cheap and think its going to last. I was like that haha oh my how I was wrong. I know there is no right way but there is the more professional or whatever you want to call it.. Errrr more proven/successful methods less prone to go bang? The intercooler and all the other gubbins help though for longevity in some aspects. We like hoiking engines out and what not. A 500 quid setup will see lots of fixes and put off the average modder. No?i found it to be much easier than i expected tbh (apart from the silly mistakes ) these modern tubby,s are pretty bulletproof, but its just too easy to crank the boost up tho (and thats when things tend to let go )
you dont really need all the gadgets and blingy pipes/intercooler crap, i,m back to non intercooler and a slow spinning big turbo, and as long as the exhaust system is very free flowing you get a decent response and lot of top-end power
can you run a variable resistor in series with the water temp sensor to trick it into thinking its colder than it is to make it run richer for boost? Just a thought