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Diesel 1st gen?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by tacoman101, Dec 6, 2009.

  1. Dec 6, 2009 at 3:37 PM
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    Eventaully somewhere down the road I want to swap my 01 tacoma 2.7 liter engine to a small diesel engine. I know i'd have to replace the transmission and everything to, and porbably fab my own frame mounts, etc. I just wanna know if this has been done before and how much work it would take to make it work, thanks
     
  2. Dec 7, 2009 at 6:55 PM
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    bump...anyone?
     
  3. Dec 7, 2009 at 7:54 PM
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    Google up 4bt in a tacoma, Its a 4 cylinder cummins.

    edit also check out www.4btswaps.com
     
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    You probably want the 1KZ-TE engine (toyota 3.0 4cyl turbo diesel) or the 1KD-FTV, which is the newer version.

    Very hard to find here in the states. Quite expensive. Go figure why the rest of the world knows that diesel is the way to go, while the American consumer or car buyer is just too damn clueless.
     
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  7. Dec 8, 2009 at 2:56 PM
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  8. Dec 8, 2009 at 3:17 PM
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    you should swap for a rotary motor :burnrubber::burnrubber:
     
  9. Dec 8, 2009 at 6:39 PM
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    thats not a bad idea either, there probably much more common...mabye
     
  10. Dec 8, 2009 at 6:40 PM
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    and itll be way faster get yur hands on a 3 rotor just be sure to pay lots and lots for gas
     
  11. Dec 9, 2009 at 9:01 AM
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    Meh...but if the majority of car buyers want a diesel...it will happen. Capitalism will ensure that.
    We are seeing that with the VW cars with TDIs right now, since there's such a long waiting list (or was...I haven't checked in a little while).
     
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