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GreenDieselEngineering
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Joined: 10/07/2009 07:25:47
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Location: Southeast Michigan
We have received the first ten kits and will be sending parts out for machining work. Due to the holiday season we are not expecting to have the completed kits ready for sale until mid to late January. Having the parts in hand is a big step in the right direction and we are working to expedite this as soon as feasible. Thanks for the patience.
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mngoat

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GreenDieselEngineering wrote:We have received the first ten kits and will be sending parts out for machining work. Due to the holiday season we are not expecting to have the completed kits ready for sale until mid to late January. Having the parts in hand is a big step in the right direction and we are working to expedite this as soon as feasible. Thanks for the patience.



......I better start saving my pennies....any idea on a target price for the kit? and how did the fall testing go? I assuming all is well with it if you starting to produce them. Thanks
GreenDieselEngineering
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Based on the machining costs, the price for the first 10 kits will be around $2800. This would include the tune and all hardware to complete the job. It is imperative the CRD is equipped with an aftermarket torque converter. We have tested the turbo kit with the new Mopar TC and it performs wonderfully!
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mngoat

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GreenDieselEngineering wrote:Based on the machining costs, the price for the first 10 kits will be around $2800. This would include the tune and all hardware to complete the job. It is imperative the CRD is equipped with an aftermarket torque converter. We have tested the turbo kit with the new Mopar TC and it performs wonderfully!



Are you taking deposits? Have all ten been spoken for yet? Currently have a 05 with suncoast T/C and tranny kit, SEGR and Inmotion stage 2 tune. I'm assumming with your tune I would eliminate the SEGR and wire things back together to stock?
GreenDieselEngineering
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You do not have to rewire the SEGR back to stock, a few other customers are running SEGR and the tune without any CEL and it will not effect the performance or fuel economy either way. Yes we are taking deposits, however right now it has to be a check since our paypal does not have a link setup yet. The deposit for a turbo kit is $300.

Have you ever experienced shudder with the Suncoast torque converter?
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mngoat

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GreenDieselEngineering wrote:You do not have to rewire the SEGR back to stock, a few other customers are running SEGR and the tune without any CEL and it will not effect the performance or fuel economy either way. Yes we are taking deposits, however right now it has to be a check since our paypal does not have a link setup yet. The deposit for a turbo kit is $300.

Have you ever experienced shudder with the Suncoast torque converter?



No, I never have experienced the shudder with the suncoast( now crossing fingers and knocking on wood) I've been very pleased with my setup but always looking for improvements. The only problem I'm having with it is getting some heat in the cab with the cold Minnesota winters. $300 deposit and then remaining $2500 sometime around the end of January or so when kits are available?
GreenDieselEngineering
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Yes that is correct. We wil be updating the website in the next few days to post the availability of the turbo kit.
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Lancer

Joined: 15/07/2009 02:30:43
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Can you just remind me of the advantages of the turbo kit, and how it compares to the ecotune?

Light Khaki 2005 CRD Sport. TJM type 17 bumper, extended breathers, Grabber AT2s
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Lancer wrote:Can you just remind me of the advantages of the turbo kit, and how it compares to the ecotune?


Oh brother. POWER BABY! POWER!

'05 CRD
Suncoast, Transco, Inmotion, Provent, ORM Snorkle, HID's, 2.5" Cat back no muffler, V6 Airbox, Fumoto, Cat 2 filter
Lancer

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ok, APART from power!

Light Khaki 2005 CRD Sport. TJM type 17 bumper, extended breathers, Grabber AT2s
GreenDieselEngineering
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Apart from a massive increase in performance, the turbo kit also has advantages in launch feeling, almost zero turbo lag and if driving in steady-state conditions it will provide a 2-4% increase in fuel economy. The fuel economy increase is due to having a lower inertia rotating assembly inside the turbo and slightly less exhaust restriction for a given boost pressure. Real life fuel economy is about the same as the ECO tune because it is just too much fun passing everyone like they were standing still!
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brew1

Joined: 18/08/2009 22:13:29
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Seriously considering the turbo kit and the Mopar TC.

I'd have a local tranny shop install the TC, new pump and a Transgo at the same time. However, I'd consider doing the turbo install myself. Any type of step by step instructions planned for kit installs? Perhaps you took pics of the removal and installation process for your mules?

Did you pull and clean the intake when you did the turbo upgrade?

Thanks!!!

"Can't drive 65"

05 CRD Limited, RC1, 3rd DC TC, F37
57,000 miles on a 7/70 DC warranty as of 8-20-09
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Yes, we will have step-by-step directions with pictures for the turbo installation. It is not a difficult job and you do not even need to drain the coolant. The new exhaust downpipe has a slip fitting to slide right over the stock exhaust pipe, just prior to the flex coupling. The slip joint should be welded to ensure no exhaust leaks. We used a standard exhaust u-bolt clamp prior to welding and noticed some exhaust leakage.

We did not do anything to the intake during the turbo upgrade. We have been running the tunes for several thousand miles now and the intake seems to be cleaning itself over time. We still have the CCV piped into the air inlet, so the blow-by oil mist is keeping the soot in the manifold loose and it just seems to be eroding away. The MAP is staying fairly clean now since no new soot is coming into the manifold.
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brew1

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Excellent.

How much additional effort/time would be involved to remove/clean/reinstall the intake manifold at the time the turbo is upgraded. Just a ballpark figure?

Thanks ~ Mark

"Can't drive 65"

05 CRD Limited, RC1, 3rd DC TC, F37
57,000 miles on a 7/70 DC warranty as of 8-20-09
GreenDieselEngineering
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It would be a large task and require some special tools...budget at least 5-6 hours. The camshafts are integrated into the intake manifold, so the engine timing belt and camshaft pulleys would need to be removed. After cleaning the intake you would need to re-time the engine. This job might be easier to tackle at the 100,000 mile service when the timing belt needs to be replaced anyway.
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