Current Classifieds

Tire needed p185/80r13
Date: 12/31/2017 09:08 pm
1974 Pinto Passenger side door glass and door parts

Date: 02/28/2018 09:18 am
WANTED: Dash, fender, hood, gauge bezel '73 Wagon
Date: 01/18/2017 05:35 pm
free transmissions
Date: 11/28/2019 10:21 am
1973 Pinto Pangra

Date: 07/08/2019 10:09 pm
Pinto Engines and engine parts
Date: 01/24/2017 12:36 pm
MISC PINTO PARTS

Date: 08/27/2017 10:23 am
I'm looking for a 78 or older Pinto near Alberta
Date: 08/13/2021 10:39 am
Wanted 1971-73 pinto 2.0 4 speed manual transmission
Date: 03/06/2019 06:40 pm
Esslinger 2.0 intake
Date: 03/06/2017 11:58 am
Looking for Passenger side Inner Fender Apron
Date: 10/28/2018 08:45 am
1978 FORD PINTO PONY FOR SALE 17.000 MILES !!!!!!!!!!!!

Date: 06/25/2021 12:59 am

Author Topic: Turbocharging a DIS 2.3  (Read 1385 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline pintoguy76

  • Pinto Master
  • *****
  • Posts: 936
  • FeedBack: +11/-0
  • Gender: Male
  • Pinto Driver

  • Total Badges: 7
    Badges: (View All)
    Topic Starter Signature Mobile User Poll Voter Tenth year Anniversary Windows User Fifth year Anniversary
Turbocharging a DIS 2.3
« on: June 03, 2014, 02:48:54 AM »
I put a DIS 2.3 from a 91 mustang into my pinto. I had the exhaust made up for it at the muffler shop but it is now leaking. I have two options. Install a header that I already have, and attach the exhaust to the header OR since I am thinking about going ahead and having a whole new exhaust system put on it and since I am planning to run a 2.3 turbo, maybe i should go ahead and install the turbo and have the exhaust made for it.  What do you guys think?


What will I need to do to make the 2.3 DIS run right with the turbo and what size exhaust should I run? I plan on going all out with this thing eventually, not right now tho. I just want to make it run with the N/A 2.3 setup for now (low boost and high octane of course).
1974 Ford Pinto Wagon with 1991 Mustang DIS EFI 2.3 and stock Pinto 4 Speed
 
1996 Chevy C2500 Suburban with 6.5L Turbo Diesel/4L80E 4x2

1980 Volvo 265 with 1997 S-10 4.3 and a modified 700R4

2010 GMC Sierra SLE 1500 4x2 5.3 6L80E

Offline D.R.Ball

  • Pinto Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 558
  • FeedBack: +36/-2
  • Gender: Male

  • Total Badges: 5
    Badges: (View All)
    Topic Starter Tenth year Anniversary Poll Voter Windows User Fifth year Anniversary
Re: Turbocharging a DIS 2.3
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2014, 07:03:07 PM »
Just put in a new exhaust manifold and be done. You really do not gain any real power by just slapping on a turbo to a 2.5 engine. For starters you need to change the rotating assembly (pistons, rings crank shaft con rods etc.) Go to turboford.org for more information.

Offline Bigtimmay

  • Pinto Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 710
  • FeedBack: +8/-0
  • Gender: Male
  • Everythings better with boost!

  • Total Badges: 6
    Badges: (View All)
    Topic Starter Signature Poll Voter Fifth year Anniversary Mobile User Windows User
Re: Turbocharging a DIS 2.3
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2014, 01:30:54 PM »
If your serious about turboing a N/a 2.3 I wouldn't go past 5 psi from a stock turbo and you better have a set of forged pistons on order cause itll still be a time bomb ticking away.

If your still wanting to do this you miswell get a good intercooler installed and 3 inch exhaust and have everything there and done the first time for when yah do build a real motor so you can run real boost like 18+ psi.
1978 Mercury Bobcat 2.3t swapped.Always needs more parts!