SFA Turbo Diesel Conversion

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IndianaJones7746
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Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:39 pm

Hi

I want to convert my work-"donkey" 2.4D SFA Hilux to Turbo Diesel, and want it to keep it an all Toyota conversion.

Which of the following engines would you recommend:

1. 3C-T (2.2TD import)

2. 2L-T (2.4TD import)
I believe they are getting very scarce, which is a negative. But since there is a 2L (2.4D) currently in the bakkie, it should make the conversion to 2L-T easy.

3. KZ-TE or KZ-T(mechanical fuel pump from 2.8D 3L)

4. Obviously a 2.5 or 3.0 D4D would be great, but how difficult and expensive is such a conversion these days?

Where is a good place to source any of these engines?

Thanks very much

Please don't recommend a petrol engine or a Mazda 2.5TD.
Thabogrobler
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Thu Feb 07, 2013 5:06 pm

Hallo Ben,

1&2 - Amost impossible to get from the importers and if you can get, R12k+

3. My first choice
4. Ok, 3.0(1KD) will be my rel first choice but can easily set you back R34-40K - you might have to upgrade the gearbox aswell?

In my yard there is currently an SFA with a 2L-T motor in, it needs some attention, but it is not a rocket!

Good luck!
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doppies
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Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:45 pm

Why diesel ?
Thabogrobler
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Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:45 pm

doppies wrote:Why diesel ?
Propably on a farm?

Farm = Diesel (almost) always available!
'02 KZ 'Lux. Cooled. Chipped. Onca'd. Cherished!

If you are a diesel fan, raise your hand.
If you aren't raising your hand, raise your standards!

A 4x4 is merely a machine that enables you to get stuck further away from civilization.
IndianaJones7746
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Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:24 pm

As Thabo says, always have diesel on the farm, and buy it directly from the depot.
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