But the engine WILL run if the Turbo isn't working due to a broken ALDA pressure line. It will act like a normally aspirated diesel. [8D]obaja - 4/11/2005 3:03 PM
The engine wouldnt run if the turbo didnt work. Best thing to do is hook up a boost gauge and see how much its boosting. Stock pressure is 13psi but most diesels these years are running around 9-10 i would guess. I'm running at 10psi. If its lower than that then you should consider rebuilding it. The engine runs fine on your 83, im guessing?
If you aren't used to the "feel of a turbo kicking in... from a stop, step on the accelerator heavy, after a brief hesitation, you should feel a definite increase in acceleration which continues to build. It's feels like a delayed reaction. [8D]mikemrq - 4/11/2005 8:27 AM
Just bought a 1983 300dt
how do I know if the turbo works?