diesel conversion fo a FJ 40

Submitted: Thursday, Jul 08, 2004 at 11:24
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Good morning all,
Does anyone up there knows about a reasonable ($$$$$$) diesel conversion for a FJ 40 currently running on the original 6 cylinders petrol engine.
Thanking you in advance
Have a great day
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Reply By: Peter McGuckian - Thursday, Jul 08, 2004 at 11:39

Thursday, Jul 08, 2004 at 11:39
Not worth doing imho. You should get around 17l/100km from the petrol and with a diesel you will not have the same level of performance and consumption would be around 13l/100km.

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Follow Up By: Thierry - Thursday, Jul 08, 2004 at 14:46

Thursday, Jul 08, 2004 at 14:46
Thanks Peter,
Planning the CSR for next year.....And after travelling the GRR the consumption was around the 20l/100kms that's loaded.
The beast is in excellent condition and I'm thinking it should be cheaper to do compare of the investment of a new or more recent vehicle
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Jul 08, 2004 at 11:51

Thursday, Jul 08, 2004 at 11:51
What do you call Reasonable $?

Most conversions wont get any change from about $5000. Then if you go a Reco motor instead of one from wrecker, than it would be more.

Better cheaper option if you want to keep the 40, is find one with a diesel in it, adn put your good bits off yours onto it. then sell the old one.
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Follow Up By: Thierry - Thursday, Jul 08, 2004 at 16:04

Thursday, Jul 08, 2004 at 16:04
between $5000 and $10000
The 40 is in excellent condition body, diffs, interior, etc...
only gets use for trips ( weekends and holidays ) and I just love it...
Also I only have very basic mechanical skills
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Jul 08, 2004 at 23:29

Thursday, Jul 08, 2004 at 23:29
$5-10k for an engine conversion would be a waste, you could buy something more modern, and capable, comfortable, and also less thirsty for less...

Also which state are you in, some are harder than others for converisons

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Reply By: Member - Mark S (WA) - Thursday, Jul 08, 2004 at 15:18

Thursday, Jul 08, 2004 at 15:18
you could always go the way of the person in 4wd monthly and use a toyota turbo 4cyl diesel - but then again go ape and shove in a diesel turbo v8 - dam the consumption - they go sooo good and sound even better. you would be better off trying to find a 4wd which came with a diesel as standard and settle on that. keep the fj40 for playing. rgds
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Follow Up By: Member - Pesty (SA) - Thursday, Jul 08, 2004 at 16:24

Thursday, Jul 08, 2004 at 16:24
Yes I was going to recomend the 13b toyota turbo conv. that Roothie did in 4wd monthly, they have a site but dont know if there is anything on it find someone with 18 month collection of 4wd monthly mags and its all in there, or call 4x4 ekky, I think in QLD as he did the convertion. Sounds like a good convertion to me.
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Follow Up By: Thierry - Thursday, Jul 08, 2004 at 17:10

Thursday, Jul 08, 2004 at 17:10
Thanks guys,
A V8 would be grrreeaaattt but at around $15000 bit to much. The main reason for the conversion is to travel the CSR and other very remote place where ULP is not available or distance between station to long.
I will look at that 4 cyl. turbo, look's like a good option.
Have a great evening
Thierry
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Thursday, Jul 08, 2004 at 23:28

Thursday, Jul 08, 2004 at 23:28
ULP is not available, but leaded is..

Also have a word to Willem about long distance travel in a thirsty car, you and him could share a fuel tanker..
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Reply By: ross - Thursday, Jul 08, 2004 at 23:40

Thursday, Jul 08, 2004 at 23:40
Thierry I think you need to use the gearbox off the 13BT or 3B as well.

The 2H 6cyl diesel used in the 45,47,60 series should drop right into the original engine mounts and bolt up to the existing gearbox as they both run the same spline and input shaft length.
Even a good engine swap can take months to sort out and always costs more than planned.
Personally for the CSR I would sell the 40 and buy a HJ75 for $7000-9k or a HJ60 for $5000.
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