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anyone know if a toyota turbo diesel from canada will bolt up to a w56 tranny. i have an 85 sr5 and i think it would be sweet to convert whenever my 22re dies. are there any links to anyone who has done this? what are the engines they make for canadian tdi's?

just contemplating a future swap! <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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You will need to get the bell housing for your tranny. There are a couple of guys here that can send you one.

I have heard that diesels where not as common in Canada as they are in Oz. What motor are you looking for?

I got lucky and found a complete 2L with the 2wd trans that had the bell housing I needed. I was going to import one from Oz. I only had to drive 30 min. to pick it up.
 

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i have no idea what engines they have. i would like between 2.0 and 3.5 liter engines. something with a turbo. i'm just trying to figure out how hard it would be and what parts i will need if i can find an engine. i like turbo diesels and it would be sweet to get one in my truck. <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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yes, a 2.4 liter turbo-diesel or 2LT engine as they call it will bolt to a w56 transmission.
i know because that is what is in my 86 p/u
converting to diesel might be a hassle ,even so it is not cost effective
the turbo on my just packed it in and spewed oil all through the exhaust
a new one is $2000 canadian
trying to find some one to rebuild it plus... a new starter is worth around $700-800 but it only cost me 270 to have it rebuilt
my truck has a lot of bottom end grunt with the diesel but lacks in the top end department
top speed is only 120kmph going down hill with a tail wind behind me
i would think long and hard about switching
by the way a new timer for the glow plugs is around 1700 and you cant get one from the dealer
will only find 85-86 turbo-diesels in canada
good luck ROCKET
 

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hmmmmm, damnit! are there any american diesels that would work with a conversion kit. i guess all i need to worry about is the adapters, i think i figure out the computers and all that other crap. <IMG SRC="smilies/crybaby2.gif" border="0">
 

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Ross,

I am going through the conversion process right now.

If you want bolt in, most Toyota diesel can be mated to your tranny with the right bell housing. If you plan on switching it over legally to a diesel for smog then you will want to go with the 2L/2LT since it was availble in the US.

There is a 3.0L 4cyl in Oz I would love to bolt up in my truck, maybe after the smog ref passes mine for diesel.
 

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might it not be easier to find a truck that is already a diesel?
there is one for sale here in ontario canada that needs a head gasket for $1495 canadian.
the computer for the glow plugs can be bypassed as i did with mine and it works just fine.
the item you will need the most is the complete wiring harness with the instrument cluster.
the instrument cluster carries all the warning lights associated with the diesel(turbo warning lights,glow plug,water in fuel,etc)that you won't find in a gas powered cluster.
iknow because i put a new body on my truck as the original was rotted from the door handles down.
the new body i put on came from a gas powered engine and i had to put all of the old wiring form the old to the new,along with the fuel filter assembly,various relays ,the air cleaner assembly ,all new fuel lines and such.
the project took me three weeks of nights and weekends to complete.
one more thing to remember....the old body was an 86 with ifs but the new one came from an 85 with solid axle, if it wasn't for the body lift the cab wouldn't fit.
it didn't have the cut outs in the cab for the torsion bolts.
plus the tranny and tranfer case is longer in the 86 than the 85 so i had to cut the floor out to make the shifters fit
just some info hope its useful
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thanks,

here in montana i don't have any smog laws to worry about. the 3.0 turbo sounds sweet. i was reading in petersons 4 wheel and off road this month. they were talking about all the austrailian tdi's and showing them in action. they have a sweeet mag as usual! <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0"> <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">
 

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I havn't checked which tranny i have but i phoned toyota and they said it could be a G57

84 Toy Diesel
467,000kms no engine work
Top speed, i've had it up to 140km/h, if you have the turbo there is something wrong if you can only get to 120.

I would do the switch, or ideally you should try and find a complete truck. Also the turbo diesel's - 2LT do not last nearly as long as the naturally aspirated diesel the most k's i have seen on a turbo is 300,000kms most pack it in around 250,000kms
www.geocities.com/mrdieselpa/toyota-diesel.html

New starter is around 250 bucks
Glow Plug timer 350 bucks

Diesel is the way to go!!!
 
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