new Vs reconditioned landcruiser 1H diesel engine

Submitted: Thursday, Oct 31, 2002 at 01:00
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Hey, I posted this on the end of another thread I started but thought I'd repost as maybe it's more likely to get answered. What sorta mileage can you expect from a new diesel motor as opposed to putting in a newly reconditioned one. Specifically I'm talking about a 3.6 1H diesel on a hj45 troopie, but the question is also a general one of new Vs reconditioned diesels.

I'm sure there are heaps of variables in between, I'm just interested in the difference in peoples experience/opinions.
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Reply By: Member - Mal - Thursday, Oct 31, 2002 at 01:00

Thursday, Oct 31, 2002 at 01:00
pracus, I would go with the recon. Possibly higher tech materials in rings and bearings etc.. If a new one has been sitting around for that long who knows what's inside. Also depends on cost and waranty. MTBW. (My two bobs worth). Mal T.
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Reply By: dave - Friday, Nov 01, 2002 at 01:00

Friday, Nov 01, 2002 at 01:00
tellya next week,
newly recon 2H going into the troopie.

Fingers crossed

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Reply By: P.G. (Tas) - Friday, Nov 01, 2002 at 01:00

Friday, Nov 01, 2002 at 01:00
G'day Praccus. My experience with rebuilt engines over the past 20 odd years is that a recon engine is only as good as its builder, regardless of manufacturer! I have seen fully recon engines fail in as little as 40,000 k's because corners were cut to save a dollar in rebuilding costs or the builder had little or no knowledge of what they were doing. Best case scenario I have seen for a recon motor is about 70% of the life of a new engine, but with the majority of engines rebuilt correctly being around 140-160,000 k's. A new modern 4X4 engine (6 cylinder, petrol OR diesel, correctly maintained, should be better than 300,000 k's). Hope this helps, cheers.
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Reply By: Bob Y. - Friday, Nov 01, 2002 at 01:00

Friday, Nov 01, 2002 at 01:00
praccus, your choice but I'd be wary of a "new" H diesel engine. Depending on where it was stored, it could be in questioable condition internally,especially in coastal areas. They are asthmatic at best, and a 2H or 1HZ, would give better performance. Saw a bloke recently from NT, that had a 6 cyl turbo'd Cummins in a F250. Reckons it could boogie a bit....
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