Ok Chad, you had to ask didn’t you!
Maybe you just need to come down here and spend a day or two in my shop.
Here's what mine looks like. It's an Isuzu 4 cylinder 4ZE1 2.3 Liter Intercooled Turbo Gas 4ZE1 motor for my 89 Trooper.
I can't find my pictures of the left side of the engine that shows the turbo. It's under the intercooler that is on top of the engine. I'll guess I'd better get some more of the other side before I stick it in the truck for the last time. Cause it's really hidden in there.
Jerry and I built this about 3 years ago. It has a lot of secret stuff in it that I won’t disclose here, but it is complete and ready to run. It’s for Melissa’s truck. Which is under construction as I type?
Here it is in the Trooper for a fitment for the intercooler hood vent.
This engine is not a 2.6 though. It’s a 2.3L with a 2.6 L head and Fuel injection. This way we can keep the boost down and hopefully keep the detonation at bay with just a pop off valve.
The turbo and the exhaust manifold are off a 1.8L Isuzu car. Kind of small for a 2.3 L but with it should all balance out.
Our best guess for the power output should be around 260 to 300 horses.
Since this will be driven by the wife we didn’t want to build a rocket ship she couldn’t control. It will have a 4L30 4 speed behind it.
So, I guess to answer your question. Yes, you can turbo an Isuzu 4ZE1. Either like Dan did in his Arizona
based Frankenstein Shop, or like I did here in Texas in the “Ridiculous Equipment Skunk Works”!
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