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Old 10-12-2017, 01:55 PM   #1
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2008 OB(Wan)S
OBP/DGM 2-toner

Default Hybrid cost(roughly)

So aside from intercooler piping, basically all of the turbo accessories... Let's talk about the conversion cost.

I'm coming up on 106k miles and everything seems to be running well. Oil consumption is good. But as we all know at some point I will be looking to change out those head gaskets. And looking for more horsepower.

I've read that doing a head job (which involves...?) will be beneficial if I'm to install a turbo setup using the ej253 heads on a 257 shorty. Now I'm just curious. What else should be considered while the engine is out? and what kind of pricing am I looking at before turbo accessories?

Tuning would most definitely need to be done by somebody else because I have done no research in open tunes. Headwork (which involves new springs and valves? I don't know what it consists of) would of course need to be shipped out. Is there any other major procedures that I've left out? I can do the parts changing of course but some things would be best left to the experts and far more experienced, though I wouldn't mind tackling a project as long as I have the tools.

Thank you for any tips and suggestions ^.^
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