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Old 21 Nov 2017, 02:02 pm
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Default How Hard Would It Be To Add Turbo?

Got the price list from a local auto wreckers pull it yourself place. Going to get a few various things, Such as a new power window motor, Grill, and some other crap.

Got the price list

Not necessarily going to do this but,
If I find a PT with a Turbo, I can get all the turbo parts for $95.99

How hard would it be to put all the turbo parts from a factory turbo'ed cruiser, On to a base model? Has it ever been done before?
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Old 21 Nov 2017, 02:38 pm
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To do it properly would cost more than just buying a PT GT. Forget adding one to an N/A PT. It's just not worth the time, effort and money.
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Old 21 Nov 2017, 03:09 pm
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I think nitro said it was ok if you only added around 6psi.

Seeing how you enjoyed the timing belt though, I think I'd pass.
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Old 21 Nov 2017, 03:09 pm
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What Chuzz says. +1

Right now, the book value of PT's have pretty well bottomed out. This means that turbo PT's aren't worth much more that NA PT's for resale. That's great news if you want a turbo PT. Just sell the NA and buy one. I did this myself. I sold my 2001 Limited and then bought my 2005 GT for only about $100 more than I got for the 2001 Limited.
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Old 21 Nov 2017, 03:18 pm
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i thought the same thing.. i was starring at a turbo pt in the yard .. i starting disassembling it.. about 45 min almost had the turbo off, looked around at all the other crap you have to change out.. and thought.. nah... i could easily buy a turbo pt complete for about $2000 around here...
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Old 21 Nov 2017, 03:19 pm
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Yup. I just did the same as well. Sold my 05NA and got a 04GT for a few hundred dollars more.
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Old 21 Nov 2017, 03:21 pm
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There's also more differences in the PT turbo engine internals than many folks know about. Here's a good article on it.

AutoSpeed - Designing a Factory Turbo Engine
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Old 21 Nov 2017, 03:33 pm
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i think that article is full of crap. nobody tunes an engine to run at 14.7 at WOT.
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Old 21 Nov 2017, 03:51 pm
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Rob - seems that A/F ratio was for government testing requirements, not real world driving.


The first step was to design new pistons - something deemed necessary since peak combustion pressures are 50 per cent higher than in the NA engine. Further strength was required because the engine was to be able to operate at stoichiometric (14.7:1) air/fuel ratios, even at wide-open throttle! This is required for US-06 US government test procedures. Since turbo engines normally run relatively rich mixtures (eg 12:1) at full throttle, such a requirement meant that the pistons had to be able to withstand much higher than normal in-cylinder temperatures.
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Re: How Hard Would It Be To Add Turbo?
It depends on ones abilities with fabrication. For me it is a no brainer. The actual parts would be about 4-700 maybe less with thrifty shopping.
No internal engine parts changed or PCM calibration needed, this is only added to the exhaust system and limited to about 5 lbs boost.

Just to be clear it is really better as a few members already recomended to start with a TURBO CHARGED PT Cruiser.
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