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Has anyone ever swapped engines for a turbo diesel in a tacoma?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TenderTacoNipples, Nov 7, 2019.

  1. Nov 7, 2019 at 12:43 PM
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    TenderTacoNipples

    TenderTacoNipples [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone ever swapped engines for a turbo diesel in a tacoma?

    ....asking for a friend
     
  2. Nov 7, 2019 at 12:54 PM
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    TegoTaco

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  3. Nov 7, 2019 at 12:56 PM
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    gantorris

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    Saw a youtube video from the fast lane trucks where they interviewed someone who had the conversion done, seemed pretty clean from the video
     
  4. Nov 7, 2019 at 12:56 PM
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    TenderTacoNipples

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  5. Nov 8, 2019 at 2:25 PM
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    81Taco

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    There is a first gen taco for sale here in Bend, Or with diesel conversion for $35k
     
  6. Nov 8, 2019 at 2:34 PM
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    ToyotaRacingDev

    ToyotaRacingDev SWO Tacoma Enthusiast

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  7. Nov 8, 2019 at 2:46 PM
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    TuTacos2Go

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    I've seen 4BT Cummins swaps

    The 4BT like any cummins is a great engine, but the ones I've seen do vibrate a lot
     
  8. Nov 8, 2019 at 2:50 PM
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    wessyder

    wessyder Enlightened OR Bro who don't need no skewp

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    Tied several boat anchors to my truck to destroy MPG.
    For the low low price of a life time of gas.
     
  9. Nov 8, 2019 at 3:24 PM
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    gotoman1969

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    There is guy here in SA that does it about 24k for the conversion.
     
  10. Nov 8, 2019 at 3:27 PM
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    JasonLee

    JasonLee Hello? I'm a truck.

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    NOT MINE. 2WD conversion to make room for the tall engine.

    1stGenDC_freightliner_Diesel.jpg engine.jpg passenger side.jpg
     
  11. Nov 8, 2019 at 3:28 PM
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    Crosis

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    Here we go again :facepalm:
     
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  12. Nov 8, 2019 at 3:32 PM
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    xplorn

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    I wouldn't do it other than if you wanted the learning experience, or if it gave you some key value like a lot more range. Value just isn't there imo.

    It would be cheaper to find a KZ-T import 4runner or hilux and buy it for a trial to see if works for you. Or an HD-T 80 series import cruiser.

    If you were to choose a motor to go in, I'd pick the OM642 over the OM612 posted above. Either one is probably going to run 10k-15k to swap in if you did it yourself.
     

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