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Hi, Can I instal turbo on non turbo cat 3208 /210 hp.I badly

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Can I instal turbo on non turbo cat 3208 /210 hp.I badly need 40 hp more
Hi. Thanks for using JA! I will try and help you out.

It is possible to install a turbo onto your engine but it would most likely cause the engine to have a failure. The reason I say this is because there are differences in the fuel systems that are used and the pistons are different as well. Sorry, I know you were hoping for better information.

Please let me know if you have more questions.
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
This is in my boat.Lot of people increase fuel rate but black smoke apear so I think that small turbo will help especaly with EGT???
Thanks for the information.

You are correct, when the fuel is turned up the engine will have black smoke due to the lack of air. By adding a turbo you would be able to get enough air to the engine to burn the fuel. However, this increased power will put a greater load on the pistons and could cause them to fail.
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
As far I now The diference is 3 ring piston and more space on top.Im looking for 40-50 hp only becauuse boat get on plane with full trottle
That is the difference that i am aware of as well.

I would just be worried that the pistons would be overloaded.
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
OK in case that I switch for turbo 3 ring pistons is it necessery enything more
I think that is it. There is nothing else I can think of.
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Ok Im very satisfied please let my now code of that pistons
Could you elaborate on your last post. I am not sure what you are asking.

Please let my now code of my pistons?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
I need cat number of piston that Im going to change like Arr. number
I see. I will do some digging and try to find a piston number. Be back soon.
The kit number that I am seeing is(NNN) NNN-NNNN It shows this as a 3 ring piston for a turbocharged engine. I would contact your local Cat dealer to confirm this.
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Ok And finally I have Holse new turbo charger.IMy pump is 4N149.If I apply this turbo and get max fuel with turbo pistons what I can get,what is your oppinion
It is hard to say exactly how much more power your engine will have but I would think it would be very noticable.
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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Hi,me again,are You online
Yes. Sorry for the delay. I will reply to your other question.