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Old 03-01-2004, 09:07 PM   #1
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We've got a 1980 Ford tri-axle grain truck on the farm with an 855 cid Cummins in it, and this spring it started losing power, so dad started lookin through it and found that the compressor side housing of the turbo had gotten loose and worn all the vanes off of the compressor! So we got a new Holset turbo and let me tell you, this thing whistles like a SOB! I swear the sound alone adds about 100 hp. It'* darn near an aphrodisiac.
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Tell me about it. I like the sound of the turbo in my truck especially in 8th gear and going up mountains. I have a N14 Cummins Super with 430hp and 1200 torque
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Both of you, I'm JEALOUS!!! We sold out of farming three years ago last month, and I miss it so bad!!! Especially our semi and our grain trucks I LOVE the smell of diesel in the morning

--Christine
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What does a turbo sound like???

My turbo on my STE whistles like crazy all the time. For a little tiny turbo, it sure can make some noise!

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i think its amazing what those things can pull. With some of ours, you can hook up some heavy implements and the tractor moves like there is nothing behind it.
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Its not that loud but it is very noticable in the truck. When you start off in like 4th-6th gears, you hear more of the enginge until you reach 1700 rpms. Around 7th and 8th as soon as you hit the accelorator after shifting you hear the turbo right away. Sweet whistle noise. Then you can hear it really well with the engine brake on.
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CAN I GET A TURBO FROM ANYONE JUS TO LISTEN TO IT IN THE SHOWER?
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Originally Posted by BonnieBrougham
Both of you, I'm JEALOUS!!! We sold out of farming three years ago last month, and I miss it so bad!!! Especially our semi and our grain trucks I LOVE the smell of diesel in the morning

--Christine
I hope you mean the exhaust and not the fuel. I rather smell gasoline than diesel any day. But diesel fumes do have a distintive smell.
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