v8 Diesel Conversions

Submitted: Monday, Jul 22, 2002 at 00:00
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Can anyone tell me of anyone that does chev or cummins v8 diesel
conversions Western Australia?I have "96 model HZJ L/Cruiser ute
that I was thinking of converting.I do a fair amount of travelling around
the West with a tray-back camper & a 16 foot boat & trailer outfit.
Some people tell me that it would be cheaper to rebuild my original
4.2ltr motor & fit a turbo!I don't know if thats the best option to take
without knowing all the facts about the v8's.Any/all information in this regards would be greatly appreciated.

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Reply By: colin - Monday, Jul 22, 2002 at 00:00

Monday, Jul 22, 2002 at 00:00
Bob, the latest news is that insurance companys wont insure any v8 conversion so check that out first. Col
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Reply By: Derek - Monday, Jul 22, 2002 at 00:00

Monday, Jul 22, 2002 at 00:00
Bob, work backwards through the Forum to July 19. Allyn has made a similar inquiry and you can see the replies he received. I hear many reports that the 1hz is no good for turbo or super charging yet I hear of just as many satisfied customers, some of which are in this forum. Super charging seems to be the better option albeit more expensive. Either way, you're placing extra strain on the bottom end. Longevity is the burning question. There are articles in 4wd monthly, issue#35, Jan 2002 and Nov 2000 which compares all your power up options and there was another article about a journalist from Perth who had a supercharger locally fitted to his 1hz 80 series and reckons the difference was amazing. Try www.brunswickdiesels.com (08) 9726 1431 in Perth for V8 conversions and www.capa.com.au for superchargers. Good luck.
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Reply By: Allyn - Tuesday, Jul 23, 2002 at 00:00

Tuesday, Jul 23, 2002 at 00:00
Derek,
Brunswick Diesels do appear to be the go here in WA but you can try Chevpower also (www.chevpower.com.au) as they are based in Maddington. Insurance for me is the only issue (I have 96 cruiser also) as the added ,reliability power and torque is so much better than rebuilding the 1HZ. My brother has 6.2 chev diesel in his 60 series and I believe there's nothing that thing can't do - whereas my 4.2 wouldn't pull the skin off a rice pudding !!! Especially noticeable in beach sand and towing.
You'll get 3 grand plus as a trade-in for your old diesel, add the cost of a turbo and motor rebuild and you've met your costs.
My e-mail is allyn@wn.com.au if you wish to correspond further.
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Reply By: jono - Tuesday, Jul 23, 2002 at 00:00

Tuesday, Jul 23, 2002 at 00:00
not only are brunswick diesel's the go for WA, they have a reputation around OZ as being one of (if not the) best v8 diesel specialists in the business. i know of at least 4 people who live in the east and organised brunswick to do their conversions. they are fantastic and customer service is top notch.
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