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    Opel Combo 1.7D of 1997 adding turbo

    Hey all i have an opel Combo 1.7D for my work. It is modification to a refrigerator.
    I bought it 2 months ago.

    I have noticed almost from day 1 that has not the power it should have. I know that having it a refrigerator it takes up much of the power(like having air conditioned), plus the cargo that is more or less at 400 Kiloes.

    So i got the idea to put on it a turbo loader.

    Has anyone else done something similar before?
    Is it a good move to do so?
    Any idea how much that will cost and what i should look for to buy?

    PS. I have found an turbo engine at a good prize i think with this S/N on it
    X17dtl14290252. I contacted Opel but they dont know anything about it. From what i can understand its an 1.7D engine, i saw the turbo on it but it will fit my car?

    Sorry for the bombard of the questions, but i need a good start up advice to think on it as better as i can, as it is for work, and in Greece atm we cant afford any financial mistakes...

    All this is a go to do, cause car will work better, as it will have more power on it, plus i will save fuel as it will not hurt to work so much.

    Thank you all.

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    Your engine will be an Isuzu. You need an Isuzu 1.7TD engine, you can't just swap parts over.
    The engine will fit, but it's not a straight swap. The turbo has to be modified slightly, custom downpipe and custom gearbox mount if i remember. You will need the driveshafts from the TD car as well

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    can you please explaining it like I am a 5y.o. child, to give me steps how to do so?
    F.e. You need this and this and this. Step 1 u put out the motor of your combo, put out this and this, then connect this there and this there. U need buy those things as well, and tune like that, and so on.

    I am not the best in mechanics so i need as much a simpler guide to be able see and instruct the mechanic that will do it, to make sure no bad things will happen.

    Ty in advance.

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    Engine conversions aren't for amatures. Problems might come up that aren't in any guides. You need mechanical skills and a bit of initiative.

    I've never done the conversion myself, but there are a lot of guides online if you check using google you could follow. I read through them before, but it was a bit too much work for me to take on myself for all the gains i'd have got

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    As i said above i need a guide so to be able "watch" my mechanic doing it, but doing it in a safe way i ll know about.

    I never said i ll do it but i want to know how is it done.

    Thats all i ask.

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