diesel engines

Submitted: Sunday, Nov 24, 2002 at 01:00
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Hi,

I live in the US and have a few questions about Toyota diesel engines. How reliable are the model 12H-T, 1HD-T, 1HD-FT, 1HZ engines. I have a 1985 FJ60 and I'm looking to swap in a diesel. That's if I can get one into the USA. Also, what transmissions came with these engines? Any info in much appreciated!

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Reply By: Brett - Sunday, Nov 24, 2002 at 01:00

Sunday, Nov 24, 2002 at 01:00
Generally the Toyota diesels you have listed a good reliable motors. I have only really delt much with the 1HZ but they have always been very reliable. Another thing to think about being in the states is the option of putting a Chev V6 or V8 diesel in. This is becoming a popular exchange in Australia and has some benifits. Parts would also be more freely available to you.

Cheers
Brett
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Follow Up By: Overlord - Sunday, Nov 24, 2002 at 01:00

Sunday, Nov 24, 2002 at 01:00
What are the benefits of a GM engine for you guys? I'm a Toyota fan and would prefure to keep my truck all Toyota. I have thought the GM diesel too.
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Follow Up By: Brett - Sunday, Nov 24, 2002 at 01:00

Sunday, Nov 24, 2002 at 01:00
I use the Toyota's at work in the mining industry and have found the 4 and 4.2 litre diesels lacking the torque and power I would like in some situations. I drive a Nissan Patrol Tray back with a 6.5 diesel in it as my personal car and have found that the extra torque and power fits the bill for what I want to do with my 4x4. I have also found the 6.5 GM motor to be better on fuel although they do tend to be noisier.

There is always pro's and cons to any conversion, dollars being a big one.

Cheers
Brett
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Reply By: OziExplorer - Sunday, Nov 24, 2002 at 01:00

Sunday, Nov 24, 2002 at 01:00
You may be better asking here:
http://forums.overlander.com.au/
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Follow Up By: Overlord - Sunday, Nov 24, 2002 at 01:00

Sunday, Nov 24, 2002 at 01:00
Thanks for the link!
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Follow Up By: Truckster - Sunday, Nov 24, 2002 at 01:00

Sunday, Nov 24, 2002 at 01:00
or www.lcool.org I think or search google for 80scool

And if you have any V8 Chev turbo diesels 'layin round' doing nohting... ILL HAVE ONE!
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Follow Up By: Colin - Tuesday, Nov 26, 2002 at 01:00

Tuesday, Nov 26, 2002 at 01:00
Good on ya Truckster. Col
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Reply By: Derek - Monday, Nov 25, 2002 at 01:00

Monday, Nov 25, 2002 at 01:00
G'day Overlord. I find your enquiry amusing. Over here a lot of guys want to get rid of their Japanese 6 cylinder diesels for V8 American ones. Maybe you could find someone to swap with. To answer your question, I agree with Brett's comments. These Toyota engines are very reliable and economical and come with 5 speed boxes. I have a 1HZ and have not enquired into replacing it (even though they are lacking in power which is probably why they go for ever) but the stories I hear are that these engines are reasonably easy to acquire (over here) at wrecking yards in their original condition or reconditioned from engine rebuilders. Hope this is of some help. Derek.
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Reply By: ptcrowe - Tuesday, Nov 26, 2002 at 01:00

Tuesday, Nov 26, 2002 at 01:00
g'day overlord.
I have a 89 landcruiser with a 12ht factory turbo motor and couldn't be happier. It's got more than enough grunt to get me everywhere iv'e wanted to go so far. And as far as i can tell they are damn near impossible to kill. I drove mine fully loaded for more than 300 km with a 3/4 inch section of head gasket missing from between the first and second pots. It was slow, smoky, and gutless but it got me home. Once i replaced the gasket and got the injectors serviced she was running like a dream again. Which was lucky because the cost of getting a rebuilt motor would have been pricy thats if i could find one . I found only one second hand motor in the area that i live in and they wanted five thousand for it. but other than the cost i can't fault my motor.
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