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Old 01-09-2010, 08:16 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well, not quite. I found a Ranger with Mitsu 4D55 diesel and 4 speed (4th goes missing a lot when shifting. Takes a knack to get it in gear) Thinking about pulling the motor to put into a different rig. I remember from playing with Hyundais and Mitsubishi/D50s that a lot of drivetrain pieces swapped (I did several Hyundai Stellar and Pony motor/trans swaps to D50 pickups)
I read that the 2.6 and diesel bell is the same. I did several 2.6 swap outs (when good motors couldn't be found) for Hyundai 2.0L motors. IIRC there were 2 bell patterns on the motors. Was thinking of swapping the diesel to a Jeep with Stellar bell and re-configured converter on an AW4 auto (the Stellar trans 03-71 has a lot in common with AW4)

Now am I totally crazy or will it work? The AW4 is used with Toyota 2LT and other motors too so it's strong enough.
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Old 01-10-2010, 10:02 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Would the ratios in the AW4 be right for a diesel?
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They make shift controllers for the AW4 I beleive. So you wouldnt have to worry about that part.
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I'm only concerned about the bolt up. Now my buddy is looking at a Toyota 2L because they came stock with AW4.
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If I were you I would buy a 4d56 with an auto tranny and an np231 should bolt up with a few slight mods if I remember right.
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Dunno bout the 4d56's, but the autos, dont remember the code that came in the 1g 4cyl monteros the np231 swaps. Ask any of the AZ crew guys.
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Dunno bout the 4d56's, but the autos, dont remember the code that came in the 1g 4cyl monteros the np231 swaps. Ask any of the AZ crew guys.
I am thinking it would have to be a 93+ engine/tranny for it to bolt up to the NP231 but I would do some intense research before you go out and start buying parts. It may be the 4M40 diesel engine and auto tranny that bolts up to the np231.

Kerby's right, ask the AZ guys, they may know.
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I am thinking it would have to be a 93+ engine/tranny for it to bolt up to the NP231 but I would do some intense research before you go out and start buying parts. It may be the 4M40 diesel engine and auto tranny that bolts up to the np231.

Kerby's right, ask the AZ guys, they may know.
4d55 with a 4cyl. montero(d50s must be the same??) automatic can swap a np231 to the back.
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I am thinking it would have to be a 93+ engine/tranny for it to bolt up to the NP231 but I would do some intense research before you go out and start buying parts. It may be the 4M40 diesel engine and auto tranny that bolts up to the np231.

Kerby's right, ask the AZ guys, they may know.
They do know. Lordtrunks is the one Ive seen talk bout it most. All you need to mate up is get a seal. And then figure out mounts.
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