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Old 20-08-2012, 21:19   #1
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Can I Safely Boost Air Intake to My Old Ford Dorset Diesel ?

hi my 80hp 30y/o ford dorset diesel 4L 4 cylinder is working well, but i have seen a lot of greasy black particulates around the intake. the engine hasn't been run for 2 years but has just been overhauled (governor, injectors etc). it is direct injection. the air intake pipe is 2m long with a snorkel. I've been recommended to fit a booster air intake electric inline fan.
1 how many cfm should it be?
2 can i over-boost or damage the engine if i use an ebay 'electric turbo kit'?
i have also boosted the fuel flow by adding an electric fuel pump. similar questions apply.

any thoughts helpful and much appreciated
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Old 20-08-2012, 22:14   #2
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Re: can i safely boost air intake to my old ford dorset diesel?

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I think you would be better off enlarging the air intake system. Just my two cents, Mike.
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Old 21-08-2012, 00:05   #3
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Re: can i safely boost air intake to my old ford dorset diesel?

diesel engine performance tips.

increase intake size, cool intake air, increase exhaust size, preheat diesel fuel prior to injection, thats about it, i dont think that you will get a fan that will aid you that much. Would a fan be able to create damage to your engine,...only if it gets sucked into the engine.

If you want more boost then add a turbo, it will cost you a little bit if you do it yourself but will improve performance and economy if done right.

if your particular motor was ever released in a tractor or a vehilce of any kind that was turbo charged then you need to find what type and then scrounge the wreckers not that hard.

or just find something of a similar displacement / rpm type engine

The just a little fabrication to suit you current needs.
Do but once what others say you cant, and you will never be judged by their limitations again.
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