Tuning a diesel
Tuning my old Chevy pick'em up truck is a long term project,
but i'll post any progress on this page. The engine is a Chevy
6.2 diesel which will keep breathing naturally. A turbo would
give an easy power increase, but also add complexity and a
few more worries regarding things that can (and will) break.
A turbo simply pushes more air into the cylinders, which will
allow more diesel to be injected. My idea of getting more air
fed to the engine is a passive forced induction system and a
larger air filter to start with. I've modified the air cleaner to
hold a 50% larger filter and pictures of it will soon be posted.