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Light Duty Diesels are finally coming...

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by 007Tacoma, Aug 29, 2008.

  1. Aug 29, 2008 at 12:58 PM
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    007Tacoma

    007Tacoma [OP] I dub thee malicious!

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    The article is quoted from http://tdiclub.com

     
  2. Aug 29, 2008 at 2:59 PM
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  3. Aug 29, 2008 at 5:45 PM
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    I wrote on that e-mail a while ago and they said as we all have heard: NO diesels for the taco.
     
  4. Aug 29, 2008 at 5:49 PM
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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    I belive the Jeep Grand Cherokee diesel si already out. My Mom was looking at one last month.
     
  5. Aug 29, 2008 at 7:50 PM
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    Yes....

    And I believe you can get a diesel in a Jeep LIberty also.
     
  6. Aug 29, 2008 at 7:55 PM
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    Didn't someone post on here that Toyota announced they'll be comin' out with a diesel Taco in like, 2012 or something?

    :confused:
     
  7. Aug 29, 2008 at 8:25 PM
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    You could get one in the Liberty. 2004 was the only year for them. And its a great motor, 295 lbs. Tq. and 28 mpg. :)
     
  8. Aug 29, 2008 at 8:25 PM
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    007Tacoma [OP] I dub thee malicious!

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    Yep... Since late 2007 actually. It is a 3.0L Turbo Diesel Mercedes engine.

    Only for 2005 and 2006. It was a pilot program to gauge whether or not they would sell. They sold 40% more than they originally planned to even build. The 2.8L VM Motori Turbo Diesel is bomb proof. Unfortunately, the transmission's torque converter programming was not. That is why I don't have mine anymore. :(

    Unfortunately, no. There have been plans for a HD Tundra Turbo Diesel, but latest press releases say that it is on hold too...
     
  9. Aug 29, 2008 at 8:27 PM
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    I really like the idea of a diesel taco
     
  10. Aug 29, 2008 at 8:28 PM
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  11. Aug 29, 2008 at 8:28 PM
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    007Tacoma [OP] I dub thee malicious!

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    if you got a 2004, then it was a test bed model. They were sold as United States EPA certified vehicles for 2005 and 2006. In 2007 the emissions standards changed, and the 2.8L engine would have required some kind of after-treatment to pass Tier 2 Bin 5 emissions regulations. Chrysler (then Daimler Chrysler) decided to put the money into the Grand Cherokee and the Mercedes engine instead. Thus, they got a higher rate of return.
    :rolleyes:
     
  12. Aug 29, 2008 at 8:31 PM
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    007Tacoma [OP] I dub thee malicious!

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    From wikipedia...

     
  13. Aug 29, 2008 at 8:33 PM
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    Your right. I had to go and look at the build date. It was built in late '05. Im getting old. :(
     
  14. Aug 29, 2008 at 8:34 PM
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    007Tacoma [OP] I dub thee malicious!

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    Consider yourself VERY VERY lucky. Only about 40% had TC issues, and of those very few people got theirs fixed. My Tranny computer was reflashed 5 times with 4 different revisions to the program. They finally replaced the TC, and it did nothing for it. I traded it in on my wife's RAV4.
     
  15. Aug 29, 2008 at 8:34 PM
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    ...or just tired. :pccoffee:
     
  16. Aug 29, 2008 at 8:36 PM
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    I didnt realize there were so few built. I wonder if that will help with its re sale value?
     
  17. Aug 29, 2008 at 8:37 PM
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    Thank you. It has been a very grueling week. :)
     
  18. Aug 29, 2008 at 8:44 PM
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    007Tacoma [OP] I dub thee malicious!

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    yes - definitely, but if you do ever consider selling it - call me first. I am poor now, but I don't plan on staying that way. ;)
     
  19. Aug 29, 2008 at 9:37 PM
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    I will keep that in mind! :)
    I'll have to get some pics up to show ya.
     
  20. Aug 29, 2008 at 10:09 PM
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    007Tacoma [OP] I dub thee malicious!

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    no complaints here! :D
     
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