With @Barry raising the topic on Turbo installation on his favorite truck, he has got me thinking of getting a Turbo installed in my Nissan Pathfinder 2001 model R50. Recently I have been watching a video breaking the myth of cheap turbo sets found on ebay installed on a vehicle in like 10 minutes and is like a fan only which is added to the intake. This turbo set claims increase of 50 hp on the said vehicle, but does nothing except made a sweet sound. As these guys explained that the turbo or super charge is all about getting compressed air into the engine. I now am more curious to learn about turbo charging a vehicle, in particular my Pathy R50. I used to have a 1991 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSR4 with turbo which was tuned by AMG. This came as a stock factory install and I never had any problem passing the car and it was a lot of fun to drive.
Firstly, what all needs to be done to install a turbo, it is not just dropping in a turbo in the engine bay and walla, my car also has a MAF sensor, how does that restrict the turbo from working, or is there a way to adjust it?
Does the ECU needs to be reprogrammed?
On long run what effect does it have on a wearing old engine which you are trying to keep alive and running?
Would I need new headers and exhaust?
What kind of realistic minimum gains you can expect?
How much would such a setup cost?
Is it legal, will I have a problem passing my car in RTA if I do get the turbo installed?
By Jaan Rambo
I am new to Dubai and came across your website which looks so informative. So many wonderful posts.
I have gone dune bashing with my cousins and I guess I have a dune bug that has bitten me. Now I want to get my own off-road monster.
I am divided between the Toyota Land Cruiser 100 series and the Nissan Patrol and so far my cousins have been great help to confuse me even more.
I would like to have opinion from the car gurus here as to which one is better for say 70% of on-road driving and 30% desert driving.
What is power to weight ratio, and which one is better? Which one is more comfortable on-road? Which one is better in the desert drive? Which one has more after market mods available? Which one is lower on maintenance? Generally fewer headaches and more fun?
I am eagerly awaiting your valuable inputs, and hope you will not leave me confused like my cousins.
I own a Nissan Sunny 2003 JDM Model (B15).
I'm not a car geek, so I'm afraid I may not be able to explain the issue well.
I'm recently having some sluggish Acceleration issue with the car.
For example one morning I wasn't getting any speed on the acceleration.
Looks like it's moving with the speed of lifting the break.
I shut it down and went home. After few hours I came back and started it.
All of a sudden it came back normal with a very fast acceleration.
Is that a Known issue with the car?
Have anyone experience this before?
If so, what might be some probable solution?
I'd be really helped.
Last time I had some timing issue with my Nissan Pathfinder 2001, R50 and the garage people wanted to make the readings on the OBD II reader, but they were unable to connect due to the connector cable not being compatible. They tried bring about 4 adapters but none of them worked. Anybody has any experience or ideas as to how I can get the adapter or a connector cable to be replaced which will solve this issue. Any feedback would be appreciated.