I was curious if anyone knew much about the Hilux. From what I can tell they are just a diesel Tacoma with a different front clip.
Here's why I ask.
My brother just dropped a small diesel in his YJ and struck a deal with a local Chick-Fil-A for free, used, peanut oil. He just pumps the peanut oil into a fifty gal. drum from their grease trap, through a filter, and then when ever he needs to fill up, back through another filter into his gas tank. He says it runs perfectly. He has made a few minor modifications to the engine, but this is a perfectly safe and cheap way (for him its free!) to fuel a diesel.
But we were talking about how it would suck if gas really did get up to $6+ /gal. and I commented about having a brand new, gas powered Tacoma, that I hope to drive for another 10 years but didn't see how that would be practical if gas climbed to such astronomical prices. My only other vehicle with four wheels is a classic car that gets about 8 mpg so the Taco is really my only vehicle right now.
The Hilux has a 3.0 Liter turbo diesel and I was curious if anyone knew if it could (fairly) easily be swapped with our 4.0 liter V6.
I hope this is never something that is necessary but it would be interesting to know. I think if gas prices do ever get that high we should just force the rest of the world to drive bicycles so we can keep sucking down cheap gas, but we'll see.