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non-turbo to Turbo swap... is it a real PITA?


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#1 quattroPilot

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Posted 07 June 2004 - 03:19 PM

quick question regarding if I had a straight Ea82 GL series car and dropped a GL-10t motor into it, what else would need to change?

Calebz recently mentioned that the entire wiring harness would need to come, and that best bets are to simply find a factory turbo vehicle.

Anyone done this type of swap and is it worth any hassels.. tia

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Posted 07 June 2004 - 03:28 PM

I guess you already know what I think of it:-p

Why not jut try to find a GL-10?.. its the same car as the GL, just top of the line like. Its not like they are rare..

Some GLs also came turbo

IMO, yes, its too much of a PITA when there are so many factory turbo cars out there to be had.

If you put a Turbo motor in an NA car, you will need the engine wiring harness all the way back to the computer(under the dash).. basically everything that attaches to the computer, as well as a bunch of little stuff under the hood.
Oh, and don't forget the crossmember and the exhaust system. Those are different too.. Might also need the gauge cluster, but that I am not too sure about. I'm sure theres about 100 little things I have forgotten, so make sure you have a complete turbo car for a parts donor.. but then again, if you had a complete turbo car you probably wouldn't be taking on this mess to begin with :-p

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Posted 07 June 2004 - 03:35 PM

I get a GL cause they are waaaaaay cheaper..

Compare '89 GL 5sp wagon for $500 (canadian)

vs.

'89 GL-10t Wagon $3500obo

or:

'86 GL-10t Sedan auto $2000obo

I figure if I can get the car cheap, then I drive my Volvo & trailor around the Province to scavenge the tranny, motor, and whatever else I require...

but still, I'd much sooner have the turbo straight up. I hate headaches :-\

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Posted 07 June 2004 - 04:23 PM

Bump.. added a parts list to first post.

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Posted 07 June 2004 - 04:34 PM

think I'll just stick with looking for a factory turboed model :banana:




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