Diesel swap??

Discussion in 'Toyota Pickup Forum' started by kevin2.7, Oct 21, 2016.

  1. kevin2.7

    kevin2.7 New Member

    So my motor wrist pin is is nocking need a motor!!...
    So if Im going to get a new motor why not just go stupid and get a diesel what I always wanted any good advise on this one?? Please thanks
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  3. jhed

    jhed Member

    That would be an interesting conversion. Things that come to mind first would be weigh so don't forget upgrading your leaf springs and etc. A Cummins 3BT (like some mail trucks use) weighs 550 lbs I want to say, and the drive train. There is no way a stock setup would withstand the torque.
  4. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

  5. jhed

    jhed Member

    Right, you are correct Mistyping.
  6. OreoCat

    OreoCat Well-Known Member

    They just came out with a 4bt replacement, saw it on a dirt everyday video. Look up the vid it was a diesel vs stock vs v8 jeep
  7. Clark Gardner

    Clark Gardner New Member

    There is an outfit in Georgia called Shade Tree Mechanics that sells a set of plans (very general) on how to swap a tractor diesel into a truck. Great economy and dependability.
  8. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    My buddy had a toyota diesel motor sent over from Australia. Put it in his 85 4Runner. He's been running that for 12 years of so now. He likes it.
    Last edited: May 8, 2017

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