SwedeSpeed - Volvo Performance Forum banner
1 - 3 of 3 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
2 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Hi I'm having another brain wave session I want to Turbo Charge my current 2.8i V6. I've read about this but need the expert advice.<p>What would I need to do to the standard engine to Turbo Charge it ?<p>Reason for sticking with the insitue engine is there will be no messing with engine mounts/looms etc etc etc.<p>Let me know what do I need to convert to complete this conversion?<p>I've been told I need new pistons which need to be 5mm shorter than standard as with the con rods. Can anyone tell me where I can obtain such pistons.<p>Charlotte <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0">
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,331 Posts
Re: Turbo Charging PRV V6 2.8i engine (charlotte001)

big turbo, or two<br>adapter pipe from each header to a turbo collector, or custom manifolds<br>downpipe/exhaust<br>intercooler<br>IC piping<br>EMS<br>stronger trans/clutch<p>...and of course, lots of money to do it right.<p>Hope you're good at fabrication.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
12 Posts
Re: Turbo Charging PRV V6 2.8i engine (charlotte001)

I'm not perfectly certain, but I think it might be possible to use some of the existing equipment from one of the Turbo DeLorean kits. Like I said, I'm not certain, but I think the 3.0 liter V6 used in the DeLorean is a PRV (but it may be an ordinary 3.0 Volvo) and there are kits for them, and it would make since if the plumbing of the kit, (Exhaust Manifolds, turbos, injectors, etc.) might bolt on.<p>I don't know about the bottom end of the 2.8 V6 and if it would be strong enough to withstand much boost, so if you're gonna really pressurize it, you probably will need better rods, and pistons. It may hold up under 5 or 6 psi with the proper increases in fuel and timing configuration. But I would be more concerned with cooling it, than any thing else.<p>Have you considered a little Eaton M90 supercharger? They can be purchased for comparably little money from eBay (search for a thunderbird supercharger) and with the right pully config, you can get some tasty boost out of them. At least using a supercharger you won't have to worry about exhaust manifolds and changing the hot side plumbing as much. Then it could be electronically clutched with an AC Compressor style clutch and just hit a button to get all boosty.<p>Besides superchargers make a really cool sound. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> I thought about ditching the turbo on my 4 cylinder and installing a M45 Eaton but the turbo is already there.<p>Oh, and if you turbo charge it you're gonna have to mess with the looms and so forth, due to the increased fuel requirements. You'll probably have to install bigger injectors and larger fuel pump, and a better fuel pressure regulator.
 
1 - 3 of 3 Posts
Top