landcruiser engine swap

Submitted: Thursday, Jun 03, 2004 at 19:44
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Hi guys, i've checked the history but can't find anything on the landcruiser 5 cylinder diesel. I have the opportunity to pick up an extremely tidy 1990 5 cylinder 70 series swb with a blown motor for a very good price. It's fitted with factory lockers plus other factory goodies, however I am getting different stoeies as to what will "bolt in" if I dump the engine. I have been told that the 3.0ltr turbo will bolt in; if that is so then the Lexus V8 should as well. Does the 4.2 fit up to the bell housing without mods? Any ideas or suggestions.
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Reply By: Mrs Diamond - Thursday, Jun 03, 2004 at 20:03

Thursday, Jun 03, 2004 at 20:03
do a google search for marcs addaptors or castlemain rod shop they have adapter kits for most things
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Reply By: ross - Thursday, Jun 03, 2004 at 20:17

Thursday, Jun 03, 2004 at 20:17
The motor you got is a 1PZ and is a 3.5 ltr 5 cyl version of the 6cyl 4.2 ltr 1HZ.
As far as I know the 4.2 is a straight swap. I looked at a 5cyl and 6 cyl side by side a while back and couldnt see nothing out of the ordinary.
I would recondition the 5 cyl.A few of the German guys on Buschtaxi have these and are quite happy with the accelleration only noticing the missing cyl when towing.
My 2nd choice would be a 4.2 diesel (adding another cyl is a very practical performance mod ).
Both my suggestions would save you a heap of work, expense and headaches.

Im not sure of the reasons but Im fairly confident the 3lt and V8 are not a straight swap.The V8 lexus motor only comes with automatic trans and needs a flywheel to be made if keeping the manual , and a specialist for the electronics install .
Good swap if you can nut it out. An FZJ 4.5 litre petrol would also be fun.

Anyway sounds like you got a great project. I bought my 73 real cheap and spent a heap but still ended up with a better vehicle than buying a going concern.

Must be the season,someone pulled me over yesterday to ask about engine swaps for his BJ70 after it had cracked the block and head.
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Reply By: Member - DOZER- Saturday, Jun 05, 2004 at 16:26

Saturday, Jun 05, 2004 at 16:26
These shorties (pz70) came out with the 5 cylinder predominantly, but also came out with the 1hz 6 cylinder (hz70) for a very short time.
It should bolt straight in, and if it doesnt, there is parts available from Toyota at worst, any 75 series with the hz motor at best.
The next thing to mention is...that where a 1hz will fit, a hdt or hdft factory turbo will aswell. (same block) now that would hammer!
The only thing i can think of is the clutch ctr might be different between the pz and hz. A call in at the nearest clutch outlet will give you an idea as to any differences.
Good luck
ps keep your yota all yota :-)
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