Turbocharging a small diesel engine worth it?

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Turbocharging a small diesel engine worth it?

Postby 1992gen1_fan » Mon Jul 09, 2012 7:24 pm

I have a Kioti dk45 tractor. It has a 2.2L non-turbo 4cyl IDI diesel. Would a small turbo be worth adding for a little extra power? The tractor is a good running machine and has fair power, but as we all know with diesels the difference in pulling a hill with and without a turbo are big. There might be alot more work to turbocharging an engine than it is worth, what you think of the idea? ;)
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Re: Turbocharging a small diesel engine worth it?

Postby PToombs » Tue Jul 10, 2012 5:59 pm

Well worth it! Lots of guys turbo their Gators, Zero turn mowers, compact tractors, and stuff like that.
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Re: Turbocharging a small diesel engine worth it?

Postby oldestof11 » Tue Jul 10, 2012 6:07 pm

I think there is a turbo for a Kubota called IHI and can be had for under 2 Franklins...
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