Things You Need to Know About Mitsubishi Triton VT16 Turbocharger and Motor

August 13, 2018

Things You Need to Know About Mitsubishi Triton VT16 Turbocharger and Motor


The factory VT16 turbo for Mitsubishi triton 2.5L is reliable, but if over boosted with boost controllers etc will result in wasted power. Soot build up due to EGR is common (costs long term to clean!) We have seen inlet manifolds clog up as pictured below, cleaning these out will have a massive power increase and take the strain off your turbocharger.

Mitsubishi triton intake manifold carbon build up

We supply turbocharger replacement for Mitsubishi Triton 2.5L, it is an upgraded VT16 turbo that comes with a billet compressor wheel and a ceramic coated housing. 

vt16 turbo

If you have our upgraded billet turbo fitted, it will add (PEAK) Torque and make it  earlier in the rev range. ECU tune is not needed with our turbo systems, but can be done to make our turbocharger’s work even better with your motor.
If you want big grunt and big torque then ok, this is an option here, then you need to plan an engine rebuild or be wary of the resulting load on the engine.

Here are some mods that can be done whilst replacing a turbocharger to add the best results and there are also some long engine life tips there too!

  • Upper engine cleaner and in-tank fuel additive once every 4-5 tanks to keep those injectors clean and chambers from filling with carbon.
  • Good quality low friction engine oil such as Mobil 5W30 will give around 5 KW and better fuel economy over a non-synthetic oil.
  • Fuel system clean, this and often get good results, cleans the EGR "gunk" out of the intake and combustion area. Also injectors as well as an inlet manifold and exhaust as well as fuel pump, lines and sensors.
  • Tappet adjustment, most mechanics forget this as it's not an easy job.
  • Cleaning your intake manifold, very common to build up with carbon deposits.

Here is a link to our range of Mitsubishi turbochargers(Clike Here), Please feel free to give us a buzz on 0387668888 if you have any questions of your Mitsubishi turbochargers.