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Diesel Taco. Iraq?

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by sslongmuir, Sep 17, 2009.

  1. Sep 17, 2009 at 10:42 AM
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    sslongmuir

    sslongmuir [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Im stationed in Iraq and there are beat tacos all over base used as work trucks. They have the diesels in them and i was wondering if anybody back home has any experience with them. They seem like they would b fun if you could get one back home...
     
  2. Sep 17, 2009 at 11:05 AM
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    Kenobe

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    Those the ones with the foam-filled tires? Those tires are good for scrambling your guts on a bumpy road (like those in Iraq). No matter what we did to them they never broke. But I preferred my humvee.

    Stay safe, brother!
     
  3. Sep 17, 2009 at 11:07 AM
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    98tacoma27

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    Thank you both for your service and keep this great country safe!

    Are you sure it isn't a Hilux?
     
  4. Sep 17, 2009 at 11:24 AM
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    NAAC3TACO

    NAAC3TACO Just east of crazy

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    +100
     
  5. Sep 17, 2009 at 11:28 AM
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    nad mmmm tacos!

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    yeah sounds like a hilux
     
  6. Sep 17, 2009 at 4:15 PM
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    I thought the Hilux and Tacoma where to same just differantnames and engine options.?? or am i just wrong..

    The same means the same body styling
     
  7. Sep 18, 2009 at 1:49 AM
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    Must be a Hilux!!
     
  8. Sep 18, 2009 at 6:23 AM
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    Lots of 2.7vvti hilux at Balad, I want to try and get one of the badges off one.
     
  9. Sep 18, 2009 at 9:39 AM
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    Hilux's have different body stylings

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  10. Sep 18, 2009 at 9:54 AM
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    NAAC3TACO

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    Drop down to 6th gen Hilux in the Wikipedia article. It explains some of the diffs between Hilux and Tacoma. Of course, it is Wikipedia.:p

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hilux
     
  11. Sep 18, 2009 at 9:58 AM
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    3rd, 4th and 5th gen Hilux = amazing. 6th gen = :puke:
     
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    i am curious about the diesel tacoma. there is an outfit in colorado that will do a new engine with wiring harness for $5000. there are a lot of them outside the us. why not here?
     
  15. Sep 22, 2009 at 4:28 PM
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    They are great IMO, but hard to aquire. Military guys may be able to buy a "beater", then swap the motor back in the US into a Tacoma, 4 runner, etc. Those 4 cyl Toyota Diesels are "forever", if there is one. Here is an outfit out of Texas that will do it for you, but for serious $$$

    http://www.dieseltoyz.com/Toyota_diesel_conversions.html
     
  16. Sep 22, 2009 at 4:48 PM
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    The americans wouldnt want to bring a diesel toyota into the states, ford, chevy and the rest of the american crap would be screwed.
     
  17. Oct 7, 2009 at 12:19 AM
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    Blame it on the EPA.

    During The Bad Old Days I enjoyed a turbo-diesel/5-speed HJ-65 Land Cruiser in Germany. When purchased in '88, I could import it without restriction. When it was time to come home during early '90, EPA had changed the diesel rules and I had to sell my baby in Germany at a stiff loss.

    Diesel emissions standards are much tougher now. The only hope lies in newer, direct-injection techniques, pioneered by VW and slowly being adopted by other makers.

    Don't hold your breath in the US market. Many nice trucks are available in Canada :canada: that Toyota simply doesn't think we'd be willing to buy. :mad:
     
  18. Oct 8, 2009 at 5:28 PM
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    I saw some diesel Hilux's in Belize over the summer. They looked very different from the Taco's I know and love.
     
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