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What's Needed to Turbo Charge a Holden 5.0l V8

Discussion in 'V8 Development and Modification' started by thorntonas, Dec 28, 2008.

  1. thorntonas

    thorntonas vr-st8o-project

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    Hi Guy's
    I have a Holden 5.0l V8 currently sitting in my Vr Statesman and i'm thinking of throwing a turbo charger in the mix.

    However i don't know where to start.

    Can someone point me in the right direction. (I.e. what internal mods are needed etc.)

    Thanks much appreciated.
     

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  2. STEALTHY™

    STEALTHY™ So Wet For You!

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    You can get away with stock internals but only if you run low boost. Up the booost, and your need to spend more money


    Whats your budget?
     
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    money.

    lol

    once youve got that bring it to someone.. thats your safest bet

    youll need the manifolds, turbo, oil lines, piping, injectors, tune, better fuel system youd probly want better brakes

    internaly not sure how strong the 5l is but iv seen them running 6psi superchargers with stock internals
     
  4. thorntonas

    thorntonas vr-st8o-project

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    Thanks Stealthy and Harvy1,
    Currently i'm not worried about a budget - cause i'm not sure what's involved with turbo charging my engine -

    however i'm looking at rebuilding my engine - just hit 200,000 kms and she's had a few problems that are fixed now.
     
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    i been there i turbo'd my 5L. standard internals it made 357kw. its harder than u think to do, ther is fark all space under the bonnet to put a decent size turbo on them. i had a T04Z on ther to start off but it was about 5" outta the bonnet. so i'd say gt35/40 cums on boost hard on mine at bout 2800 and pulls like anything. bosch 044 pump, u can use standard fuel rail and lines just use a rising rate fuel psi reg, a cooler, and u have to use a aftermarkt comp. i used a microtech Lt8, anything else u need to know ask. ill be glad to help u out
     
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    how much boost did u need to make that, and was anything else dun to the engine , and what dyno cheers
    also i thought the t04z's were that same physical size as the gt35
     
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    DAMO_5L ILLEGAL

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    12psi, completely stock motor but different cam. To4z's have a different housing to 35/40 and diff dump pipe.
     
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    no you dont. the standard ecu is just fine. get a 2 bar map sensor and a new memcal. also, why do you need a rising rate fuel reg? just get bigger injectors and a tune to suit them. save yourself about $1000 there
     
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    i was talking to my tuner about throwing a turbo on the old vp v8 , he said u can tune the delco ecu but he said it does take along time to tune if your tuning for boost , he told me i should buy the haltech plug in ecu, also i would like to know where i should run the water lines from eg supply and return
     
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    Reaper Tells it like it is.

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    I have seen the process first hand and well no. The learning curve for the first one is huge (Can't see a Haltech system being any easier - more hurdles if anything) but after that the 2nd one (onwards) is quite straight forward with little more than a wide band 02 sensor, data logger and a chip burner.

    Reaper
     
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    it is a hell of a lot easier puttin a aftermarket computer in so u dont have to root around with the ****ty stock on. plus u can get hand controlers for them and change some of the tune while in the car. and DEFINATLY get a rising rate psi reg cause the crappy stock ones wont pump more fuel when ur in boost and it WILL lean out. but what would i know i have only done it myself.
     
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    if its any different my tuner use the factory delco software to tune the stock computer
     
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    How much work setting up the sc 14 as I have been thing about using a sc12 from a 4gze on my vr?
     
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    SC14 on a 5.0lt, lol
     
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    Roughly how much would i be looking at to turbo my vs 5.0L??
     
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    I'd say anywhere from about 2 grand upwards. It really depends on how much you can do yourself and what level of equipment you want to use (starting at cheap chinese junk to high end stuff).

    In reality you would need turbo manifold (~$2500 to buy for a decent set), turbo $500-$1000 depending on brand, new/used etc, then you need oil supply and oil drain for turbo, waste gate and BOV, intercooler and plumbing to suit, upgraded fuel system (bigger injectors and fuel pump) and then have it all tuned to suit.

    How well it runs (and how long it lives) really comes down how well it's tuned and that includes a fuel system that is more than adequate to keep up with demand.

    After all that you will probably need to consider driveline upgrades to cope with the increased power output.
     
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