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Diesel swap

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Tacodiesel, Mar 25, 2020.

  1. Mar 25, 2020 at 10:26 PM
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    Tacodiesel

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    2002 lifted 6 inches welded the rear differential and super axles on the front. 2003 is the one I am planing on putting the diese, 1995 just intake and turbo muffler.
    Guys I am doing a diesel swap on my small 2003 tacoma I have a diesel motor from a MB 240 1981 completely restore any guidance would be helpful.
     
  2. Mar 25, 2020 at 11:10 PM
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    What exactly do you want to know?
     
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  3. Mar 26, 2020 at 2:37 AM
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    Why this engine ??

    What is your end game??

    One most often does lots of research before reaching for the checkbook .

    Since this seems to be uncommon diesel swap your pretty much breaking new ground .

    Things you need to do figure out just what drive train your going to use.

    Figure out just how much fabrication needs done to make it work in your Tacoma

    Make your custom parts or have them made $$$

    Figure out how your going to merge the diesel engine harness with the Tacoma Harness

    Then the minor things like fuel and exhaust.

    The other numerous things that arise
     
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  4. Mar 26, 2020 at 4:11 AM
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    2002 lifted 6 inches welded the rear differential and super axles on the front. 2003 is the one I am planing on putting the diese, 1995 just intake and turbo muffler.
    I always have to have one of a kind truck, I have this engine from a guy that told me that his friend did this on his truck.


    Making parts I have everything I can make my self. I was thinking to attach the original transmission make something tricky there I think I can doit I been under there a few times.

    That is what I was asking about all the electrical I want to know if that can stay the motor seems really simple, I was thinking to put a turbo to the diesel to make truck faster and one of a kind. I will post pictures of it later.

    What ever info you can provide is appreciated. to
     
  5. Mar 26, 2020 at 4:55 AM
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    Your best bet is to get copies of the Toyota Electrical Diagrams for your year truck and the schematics for your engine.

    Track down this friend that did this swap get pictures and all the information you can
     
  6. Mar 26, 2020 at 5:56 AM
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    Do you have the 2003 Field Service Manual?
     
  7. Mar 26, 2020 at 6:09 AM
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    These are 2003 files. Wasn't going to try to upload the whole thing, but here are two files that will help you get started:
     

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  8. Mar 26, 2020 at 6:15 AM
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    Thank you!

    You wouldn't happen to have this info for an 04 would you?
     
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  9. Mar 26, 2020 at 7:59 AM
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    It's the same, I use the 2003 FSM on my 2004 and there's really no difference.
     
  10. Mar 26, 2020 at 9:12 AM
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    No, but if there is something specific you are seeking, you might try this link:

    https://ether3al.com/taco01-04fsm/wiring.html
     
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  11. Mar 26, 2020 at 9:21 AM
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    I’ve owned those MB 2.4 Diesels ......great engines. I just hope you take into account the weight of those things.
     
  12. Mar 26, 2020 at 9:34 AM
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    OME and worth every penny.
    The easiest, most reliable diesel conversion is of course the one the rest of the world uses for the Hilux. That in itself will cost more than another Tacoma to have for a backup.

    If you're curious about other engines used, search for videos. Turn us onto them when you find them. Don't tear the truck apart 'til you have a game plan.

    There are lots of reasons it's not popular but the biggest I see outside of cost is there is no power gain from anything that fits. You think it's slow now?
     
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  13. Mar 26, 2020 at 10:26 AM
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    But, you can then roll coal as you slowly accelerate away from the haters in your 4cyl diesel swapped Toy
     
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    Fixed it for you.
     
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    I was assuming we're doing a parking lot fly by of the truck meet at Sonic TM on a Friday night
     
  16. Mar 26, 2020 at 10:32 AM
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    If the haters are on roller skates, it'll be a toss-up.
     
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  17. Mar 26, 2020 at 11:12 AM
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    MB 240D were great cars (for 1960-80) they were used in Poland for cabs (private cab drivers used to buy used german 240D and rolled them past 1 million km). But as reliable they were, they have as much power as 4-cyl farm tractor from that era (0-60 in 25 sec on a good day). Not mentioned that they are quite heavy.

    If you want a diesel engine from that era you would be much better off with one of Toyota diesels installed in Hilux in 90s (similar gutless lack of power, but better fit). I'm talking about 3L or 5L engines (no turbo, no electronics). These were bulletproof like our gasoline engines we have in 1st gen Tacoma.

    By the way you know why Toyota did not publish performance for Hilux Diesel? The same reason why John Deere don't do that for farm tractors - not relevant. I guess the gas mileage is also not relevant for Hilux - it should be in gallons per horsepower hour. :rofl:
     
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    A 6BT will have plenty of juice and ought to fit with some work to the firewall

    [​IMG]
     
  20. Mar 26, 2020 at 12:27 PM
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    OME and worth every penny.
    I was going to mention short anything but a...…. is a waste of time.

    You know what makes more sense than a Tacoma diesel? A Tundra diesel.
     

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