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06-04-2013, 04:58 PM #1
diesel swap trucks
Im super jellous of the people who got a diesle truck, then dropped in whatever they wanted for an engine and dont need to worry about emissions or anything.
i wanna talk about this.
was it easy to do, or was the wiring a pain?
did you go TBI?
how easy was it to get around the DMV?
i wonder if you went gas to diesel... anyone done that?Gas was $1.83 when Obama took office.....
06-04-2013, 10:34 PM #2
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On my 91 Toyota Rockcrawler I went the most unconventional and unexpected route I could, I used a Yanmar 4 Cyl Turbocharged Sailboat generator/propulsion unit that puts out about 195 hp and 290 FP torque.
The engine was free I had to salvage it from a beached Sailboat that was washed ashore and abandoned, I retained the sailboat gearbox that has only Fwd, Reverse, Neutral, and power take off for the generator, I'm running a set of divorced Dana T cases that are mated together and clocked, this way I get the same amount of forward and reverse gears geared the same. Its only a trail truck that never see's roads so the top speed of 45 mph isnt a problem, and with the selection I can run 2wd or 4wd extra low, low, high, extra high.
I recently got all the pieces together along with adaptors to install a TH400 behind the engine so itll be a little more friendly to drive.
The engine is a multi fuel model that can run Bio, kerosene, White gas, Diesel, and all grades of Jet fuel.
I used this engine because it's all mechanical, even the fuel control is a mechanical set-up that can be adjusted to whatever fuel I'm burning.
The truck was originally a gas 22RE/5 spd.
I had it registered for street use as late as 2010 but dropped the insurance after Texas started allowing off-road registrations.
Since the engines rated to run Bio fuel DMV approved the engine swap no problems. Electrical was 5 wires for engine power and tying the alternator into the trucks existing fuse box.
I only have a running light on the dash and gauges for everything else, very simple nothing fancy.
I got the idea from a friend running a BobCat drivetrain in his Jeep.
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