diesel conversion for 60 series 2F motor

Submitted: Saturday, Feb 26, 2005 at 21:21
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Howdy folks.

The time has not come yet but I am considering updating/ converting the 60 sereis Cruiser soon. It's presently a dual Fuel rig but I'm thinking of maybe throwing in a diesel motor in due course for reliability & outback touring. I'd be interested in other people responses who have done this & what motors are condusive.I dont need a motor 2 flash, so something like a 2h in good condition? Is this easily/ cheapily done?

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Reply By: theshadows - Saturday, Feb 26, 2005 at 21:38

Saturday, Feb 26, 2005 at 21:38
in one word .......................NO.

simple as that.... sell your car and buy a diesal.

as follows off my head. wireing, engine mounts bell housing flywheel/clutch, ignition switch,wireing loom ,tacho,fuel tank,fuel lines,new fuel cap,seperater,fuel filters,diff ratio,speedo drive.......did I mention the motor??????vacuum pump on the alternator.

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Reply By: Pezza - Saturday, Feb 26, 2005 at 21:55

Saturday, Feb 26, 2005 at 21:55

The Shadow is right but if you are intent on keeping your car and fitting a 2h you may as well go the little extra and fit a 6.2 V8, as it happens I just happen to have one sitting in the shed doing nothing that needs reconditioning and going cheap if your interested!

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Follow Up By: James M - Sunday, Feb 27, 2005 at 15:46

Sunday, Feb 27, 2005 at 15:46
Gday Pezza,

How cheap is cheap, and is it a complete motor?

Thanks mate.
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Follow Up By: Pezza - Sunday, Feb 27, 2005 at 22:46

Sunday, Feb 27, 2005 at 22:46
G'day James,

Yes, it's a complete motor, though you will need the flywheel, clutch and starter motor, also a reco injector pump, the ones that come on the motor need recoing anyway, ( there is one on this motor ). I'm looking for around the grand so make me an offer, it's taking up space. Don't forget, I live in brisvegas. My phone is 0419027669 if you require more info and are still interested.

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Reply By: Tuff60 - Saturday, Feb 26, 2005 at 23:08

Saturday, Feb 26, 2005 at 23:08
If your interested, it is possible, but as the shadow said you need all the bits, the best way is to get hold of an entire diesel 60, so you know where everything came off, so you know where it goes back on.
It just so goes that I have a entire 2H powered 60, that is waiting for a V8 transplant. could do you a deal on the entire drive train, also got an ARB turbo kit for a 2H that was never fitted, as the owner wants an auto(sore lower back), so chose to go with a V8 instead of the turbo kit.
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Reply By: Member - muzzgit - Sunday, Feb 27, 2005 at 01:51

Sunday, Feb 27, 2005 at 01:51
Hi Rowen, this is a bit off track but,,,,,,,

If you were to consider a petrol V8 conversion, life for you, would be much easier, and cheaper.

Also, I do know of a guy who has a good rig with a ford 250 crossflow transplanted. My only concern with this motor is the alloy head, but look after them, and they're good motors.

Getting back to the diesel conversion, I considered doing this to my FJ62 on gas, but the dollar signs added up to too much, particularly as I'm reasonably mechaincally minded, but I don't think I could do it "in house".

Selling the bugger and getting a good diesel powered bus looked better at every turn.

If your not in a hurry, you could wait around for the right 62 series with a 2H, or even better, the brilliant 12HT turbo.
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Reply By: Willem - Sunday, Feb 27, 2005 at 18:48

Sunday, Feb 27, 2005 at 18:48
Too much hassle mate and will most likely end up costing you heaps.

Buy a used 2H diesel 60 series complete and registered. Then transfer all the good gear from your truck to the new one.

I picked up one for $4000 as my town runabout and it goes well. Needs a bit of TLC and a few rust spots bogged but otherwise it is in good condition.
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