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Volkswagen 1.6 diesel

I have a 1983 vanagan diesel and want to add a turbo to this engine. any source for parts will be greatly appreciated.
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Volkswagen 1.6 diesel

I want to add a turbo to my 1983 vw 1.6 diesel engine. Any source for parts will be greatly appreciated
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your better off gettn an old jetta turbo diesel and install the whole engine with turbo. The turbo engine is different from the NA one starting with the oil cooling on the piston bottom.:smoke
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What part do you need, or looking for future?

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A Subaru turbo may work if the factory did not offer a turbo.
No location on your post but to lose the smoke above 2500 ft elevation without turning up the fuel, you are probably good to go.
Another possibility for killing the smoke is propane with the do it your self method on this site. Welding fuel gas regulator, shut off solinoid and switches for safety - throttle position and oil pressure.

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propane do it your self i'm going to have to search for that , I like the ideal of running cleaner and faster
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propane do it your self i'm going to have to search for that , I like the ideal of running cleaner and faster
I searched and didn't find the DIY propane injection
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There was a set for sale down further and the other was either Ford or Dodge in the projects.
The basic- grill tank, gas fuel regularor (1/2 welding set), hose and a solinoid to control from the drivers seat. Propane goes in to the intake air and you add pressure to the setting until it makes a difference.
Some will turn it up until it pings - that is too much. What you want is 10-20% increase in fuel mileage on the diesel.
I have not tried it yet but expect a real reduction in smoke as well as a little more power.

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The mod & tech on Dodge, first page, heading 'Propane'.
Lists the kits for Dodge and at the end has a verbose discription of an assembled kit with a welding gas regulator, some discription of use and results.
I prefer steel fuel lines but I don't live in the salt belt. Flex lines go from the engine and tank because they move.
There was a listing in the for sale 'every thing else' for a kit. First page 'propane'.

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There Is A Place In Michigan That Does Nothing But Vw Parts, They Have New And Used Complete Engines, Parts Place Inc.i Can Get The Number For You If You Want
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