Hotrodding d13

Discussion in 'Volvo Forum' started by Blue924.9, Apr 13, 2021.

  1. Blue924.9

    Blue924.9 Bobtail Member

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    Have a customer with a fleet of volvos 07 to 15 with d13s that wants to bump horsepower. He is going to start with a few and is willing to do exhaust manifold, turbo and other supporting mods.

    Anyone know how strong these engines are and how much power they will hold? Trying to research online and not getting much, not to many people souping up their volvos lol
     
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  3. Socal Xpress

    Socal Xpress Road Train Member

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    If you did the research and found nothing..... that's the answer. Nobody does this type of tuning in North America.


    As far as the mods you plan on doing.
    The full tilt manifold is Not worth it. It's the old style 3 piece manifold. They would always leak and that's why Volvo went to a one piece design. You can modify the turbo but without tuning the ecm not sure if this will do much of anything. Injectors...... again roadblock is ecm tuning.

    Volvo Penta Marine have D13's pushing 600hp to 1300hp variants and are twin turbo'd. Highly unlikely they just drop into a road truck but if they did the roadblock would still be there.

    Just do the factory 500hp and 1850 tq and rolli.
     
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    We have the tuning covered, have already set one to 600/1850 which is running fine but won't go above that due to not knowing hardpart strengths. The 600 horse is emissions intact as well
     
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    Volvo makes d13's in 700 - 900 & 1,000 hp BUT not for trucks...

    Check out the volvo PENTA.... BTW the 900hp create motor is $53,000
     
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    Ive heard of a few instances in europe that they install marine injectors on d13 and it gives a hell of power bump but for the north america market its unheard of, only way to possibly do something is to find someone in europe willing to do the tune huge hurdle to go across. so best of luck to you.
     
  7. Socal Xpress

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    Dyno sheet?
     
  8. AModelCat

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    Wonder if the cooling system in a truck would have the capacity to keep one of those cool? Don't marine engines transfer the engine heat to the water? Lot more cooling ability there vs a radiator.
     
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  10. nasriza

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    D16 Radiator is not enough cooling capacity even for d16 usually anything in VNL will run hot and they have pressurize cooling system to keep it from overheating so this will not solve your problems.
     
  11. Rob100100

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    Question I have is why he would want to do it in the first place.
     
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