HILUX ENGINE CONVERSION

Submitted: Tuesday, Apr 13, 2004 at 17:26
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HAS ANYONE DONE ACONVERSION FROM A 2.8 LITRE (3L) MOTOR TO A 1KZ 3 LITRE TURBO MOTOR ?
hAVE HEARD THE GEAR BOX DOES NOT JOIN UP .
ANY SUGGESTIONS WELCOME. I DONT WANT TO GO TO A V6 PETROL . WISH TO STAY WITH A DIESEL.
tHANKS Bill
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Reply By: Leroy - Tuesday, Apr 13, 2004 at 17:30

Tuesday, Apr 13, 2004 at 17:30
I went to a wrecker for a friend and asked that same question and I got a big YES not a prob! hmmm I now wonder if I have the right answer especially since the 3l TD already cost big $ you dont need the proce of the g'box either.

Leroy
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Reply By: GO_OFFROAD - Tuesday, Apr 13, 2004 at 17:54

Tuesday, Apr 13, 2004 at 17:54
why not just fix the 2.8 and fit a dynamic 2.8 turbo and intercooler kit?
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Follow Up By: BILL - Tuesday, Apr 13, 2004 at 22:43

Tuesday, Apr 13, 2004 at 22:43
please tell me more is this an affordable alternative where do i get a turbo ? + inter cooler
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Follow Up By: GO_OFFROAD - Tuesday, Apr 13, 2004 at 22:50

Tuesday, Apr 13, 2004 at 22:50
Dynamic turbo's last time I looked did a turbo and intercooler for the hilux 2.8, and the sales reps car was a 2wd 2.8 fitted with this kit last time I saw it.
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Reply By: Paul's lot - Tuesday, Apr 13, 2004 at 18:12

Tuesday, Apr 13, 2004 at 18:12
I looked into it before and your info is sorta right. The flywheel setup is different which is why the aussie box wont mate up properly. I was told that if you get the whole setup (bell housing,flywheel,clutch) then it is not a problem.
The second hurdle is that it has a computer to drive the sucker where your 3L does not. You can convert the pump to run manually but it will not make quite as much power as it does with the computer compensated advance and fuel. I was informed that converting it to full electronic was possible but not as easy as you would think and all these things cost money so I guess you should really do some homework before parting with hard earned cash. Someone else may have more helpful info for you good luck.
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Reply By: Eric Experience. - Tuesday, Apr 13, 2004 at 21:23

Tuesday, Apr 13, 2004 at 21:23
BILL.
Don't do it the gear box and diff, brakes power stearing all have to be changed. It is much cheaper to sell it and buy later lux or criuser. ERic.
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Follow Up By: BILL - Tuesday, Apr 13, 2004 at 22:39

Tuesday, Apr 13, 2004 at 22:39
Thanks Eric,
All very well if i had a going unit but it is not . Cant see why would have to changr Diffs ? Power Steering?
If it is to big a problem I can repair the 2.8, (3l) sell and buy again. Probably a new or newish Nissan Navara with 3 litre turbo . It has a i think 3 tonne towing capacity
I guess i like the lux it will go anywhere i want to dual cab, tray top takes the kid and camping gear . the only reason i am asking is it had problems not normal i believe picked up on number 1 cylinder. Can be fixed.
Thought 3litre turbo might tow a bir better
With Jap imports low km motors might be a good alternative
But i am reseaercing i need to know the facts thanks for your input
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Reply By: ianmc - Tuesday, Apr 13, 2004 at 23:03

Tuesday, Apr 13, 2004 at 23:03
As Eric suggests if you dont change the diff ratios the turboed 3L will be overrevving compared with its factory diff & economy will suffer. Ok perhaps if you were buying larger O/D tyres at same time & if legal.
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Reply By: BILL - Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 17:46

Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 17:46
THANKS FOR ALL THE FEED BACK . HAVE SPOKEN WITH A FEW WRECKERS . IT SOUNDS LIKE A HUGE JOB .ENGINE MOUNTS ARE DIFFERENT, NEED COMPUTER AND WIRING LOOM ETC ETC .
I APPRECIATE ALL THE ADVICE.
This is a great forum
Again thanks all
Bill
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Reply By: prado_95 - Saturday, Apr 17, 2004 at 22:31

Saturday, Apr 17, 2004 at 22:31
The 3L / 5L powered hilux use the W series gearboxes.

The 1KZ-TE uses the R series gearboxes. They are different (and stronger).

Early 1KZ-TE engines had limited electronics, but the current ones have a few more electronic bits. Be aware that there are atleast 3 different computers used with the 1KZ-TE engine (depending on the region & the vehicle it was fitted).

Not all regions got the intercooler (Norway / Poland / Finland etc cold region countries & Africa).

Of course there was the 1KZ-T engine (no electronics), if you can find one.

Cheapest would be to turbo the existing 3L engine (assuming its still servicable).
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Follow Up By: BILL - Sunday, Apr 18, 2004 at 22:03

Sunday, Apr 18, 2004 at 22:03
Thanks for your reply Prado95\ have considered all the feed back to date seems like a big job to change motors . To date have sent my 2.8litre 3l block to the local engine specilists to asess rebore o . I like a challenge but time and perhaps fear of unknown makes me think i should just re build . a n importer from SA said he can sell me a second hand turbo plus extras imported of a 2.4 motor for $ 750.
Sounds ok to me but i feel i will rebuild the 2.8 first
a 3 litre turbo as in the new hiluixes would ber good but no worries

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