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Starting a stock engine large frame build

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I’m in the process of tearing down my 96 850r I bought and manual swapping it and replacing seals and yadda yadda yadda.  I’m wanting to do a build for the budget guys.  Nothing too crazy but a complete bolt on motor with a eBay (yes I said eBay) t04e .63ar $110 turbo.  I haven’t seen much on people using a eBay turbo on a Volvo.  It’ll make some people mad, it’ll make some people laugh.  But I hope the end result is a pretty fast car with a eBay turbo.  I’ll probsbly do some YouTube videos along the way and document somethings to do when adding a larger frame turbo on a 850.  

I got the idea of a t04e turbo from simply Volvo’s thread.  He used a Garrett t04e.  So I want to give that a shot.  So what if it the turbo doesn’t last long.  Depending on how long it lasts I’ll just buy another one.  The one I purchase WILL be sent of the be balanced.  

 

Now or my questions open up to exactly what is needed to run it.  I’ve seen in his thread about a 20 percent oil reducer going to or from the turbo.  Maybe to help with oil starvation.  He put a bigger connector on his pcv box to a catch can.  Is that necessary?  What are some things to expect with a larger frame turbo as far as modifications go that you wouldn’t have to do with a 16g (20t) td04hl. 

I want to learn how to do this the right way to keep the motor in tac.  The motor has right around 100k on it so it should be pretty healthy.  

I bought this car for $500 that had sat for 2-3 years because of a leaking heater core. So this is going to make it a fun play toy when it’s all said and done.  May take me a little bit to complete with my full time and overtime job and family.  But it will get done.  Any input is greatly appreciated.  

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Some of those ebay turbo's seem to have the tendancy to self destruct when they have to produce too much boost.

Have you taken a look at holset turbos? They are also cheap, but don't have that exploding quality to them. Something like a hy35 or hx35 would make plenty of power.

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6 hours ago, venderbroeck said:

Some of those ebay turbo's seem to have the tendancy to self destruct when they have to produce too much boost.

Have you taken a look at holset turbos? They are also cheap, but don't have that exploding quality to them. Something like a hy35 or hx35 would make plenty of power.

Yea, meehhh. I think they explode because people just slap them on.  That’s why I say I’ll send it off for balancing.  I know most people won’t agree with going with a Chinese turbo but hey someone needs to try it out! I’ll probably won’t be going over 20psi.  So I don’t think that’ll be crazy for that turbo.  But if all fails I’ll have proof of eBay turbos sucking. Or possibly being ok

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Well after further reading, it doesn’t seem like a eBay turbo is the best idea, not even a cx racing turbo.  So next topic.

 

what t3 turbos will suit a factory bottom end motor to make 330-350hp

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On 3/29/2018 at 4:17 PM, Volbro850 said:

Well after further reading, it doesn’t seem like a eBay turbo is the best idea, not even a cx racing turbo.  So next topic.

 

what t3 turbos will suit a factory bottom end motor to make 330-350hp

KKK24 from a s60r/V70R

 

Get a bigger inter-cooler, exhaust w downpipe(angled) , injectors, fuel pump, FPR and R exhaust mani and you should be good.

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K24 from a s/v60r won’t cut it,  I lucked up and found a dsm big 16g turbo on Facebook yard sale page for $75! Came with a billet compressor wheel and a 9 blade turbine wheel!  All that is needed to do is purchase a 3 inch compressor housing and 8cm exhaust housing and rebuild the thing and put it on! May have $500 in it after its all said and done.  But I will be able to probably make around 320-330whp with it on a stock bottom end.  

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