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disco_dave
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disco_dave Jul 8, 2:51pm - #218935 
1992 red Toyota Celica GT haT
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turbo charger/super charger

i've a 1992 toyota celica gt 2.2L hatchback. is it a bad idea to put a Turbo or super charger on an engine with over 150,000 miles?
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slidr
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slidr Jul 8, 4:11pm - #218936 

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I'd say yes due to the fact that it's gonna cost you probably almost as much as the car is worth to buy/install the Turbo.

And who knows how much longer the car will last.

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Lark Jul 8, 4:19pm - #218937 
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go ahead an throw either on... an keep it at low boost.

upgrade the fuel an oil systems... then add alil bit more boost

then do the engine internals an boost the hell out of it.

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AZZKIKR Jul 8, 4:49pm - #218938 

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rebuild the internals and you should be ok!
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shidarin
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shidarin Jul 8, 5:18pm - #218939 
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Ignore sldr...

The 5sfe engine correct? It's a pretty beastly engine, I know people who have one at 250,000 miles and it's actually pulling harder than it is at the day you got it. Sldr also thinks that the Turbo cost for older cars MUST be the same cost it is for the 7th gen celi- 4k or thereabouts (where you and I could get an engine swap to a 3sgte for that much money).

Plan on the Turbo costing you about 1.5k, if you do all the work yourself.

You're going to need to rebuild the internals mildly and totally redo the fuel system (add a Supra TT fuel pump and new injectors)

But keep it on low boost and baby it at first, then as you start rebuilding stuff, up the boost! It's not unusual to see these oldschool celica engines doing 18psi smile

So, what Lark and AZZKIKR said combined smile
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Vampyre Jul 8, 6:52pm - #218940 

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Go with exactly what shidarin said. Toyota is one tough mother and that car will last another 150 000 easy if you do proper maintenance. thumbsup

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shidarin Jul 9, 6:55am - #218941 
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and on those oldskool bodies.. the body's not gonna fall apart on you that much either.

Todays cars are made of plastic. rolleyes

(note I said CARS and not CELICAS. so I'm flaming the general population of cars smile
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