View Full Version : 2.5 NA Use of 12 volt turbo

01-05-2009, 05:49 PM
I was contemplating using a 12 volt electric turbo on a 2.5 NA diesel for a small power boost. Has anyone done this or know anyone that has? I know that this engine has cast vs forged pistons so mehanical turbo is out the question. I read a little about these units but the info pertains to petrol application.

Maryland 110
01-05-2009, 06:44 PM
boost doesn't make much difference unless you up the fueling on a diesel and then you run into temp issues. Boost alone won't help you

I Leak Oil
01-06-2009, 11:03 AM
You'd probably be better off just finding a TDI to begin with. I believe the 2.5 has head or gasket issues when turboed. Not sure if a cast piston is going to know the difference between an electric turbo or a machanical. 5 lbs of boost is 5 lbs of boost.
Jason T.

Maryland 110
01-06-2009, 06:31 PM
a 200tdi wil bolt right up to your existing bell housing & motor mounts and the wirng harness will also plug right in. Should only take an afternoon to do a swap and it will totally transform your truck. Those work with just under 1 bar of boost so 12-14lbs.