V6 conversion for hilux

Submitted: Sunday, Jan 26, 2003 at 18:29
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Hey I have a 1992 hilux petrol tray and I am considering converting the old 2.4 over to the commodore V6. If anyone has done this or heard of a mate doing one any info/feedback would be greatly appreciated!
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Reply By: Kev. - Sunday, Jan 26, 2003 at 22:03

Sunday, Jan 26, 2003 at 22:03
I did this to my 1985 SR5 12 months ago and found it to be a worthwile upgrade aslong as you can afford it.
Marks Adaptors can supply the conversion kit depending on whether you want to keep your 5speed box or use the v6 auto.
You will need to upgrade your radiator to a 3 or 4core, weld on new engine mount, instal new exhaust, modify p/steering a/con hoses and fit a gear box speed sensor.
When looking for the v6 remember the man engine computer is different to the auto
Hope this helps.

Kev.
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Reply By: Truckster - Monday, Jan 27, 2003 at 19:44

Monday, Jan 27, 2003 at 19:44
Mate has done a V6 VS Comm motor into a 4 runner, he is well over the $10k quoted.. Sadly its nearly double that....

It was done by a reputable 4b place in Melb, and the ##*$ kit came from Marks Adapters.
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Follow Up By: Kev. - Monday, Jan 27, 2003 at 20:15

Monday, Jan 27, 2003 at 20:15
Thats to much for any conversion, just not worth it.
You would be beter off buying a late model turbo dsl, The conversion i did cost me $3500 including v8 radiator and 2 1/2" exhast with extractors (modified to fit).

Kev.
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Follow Up By: Truckster - Monday, Jan 27, 2003 at 20:24

Monday, Jan 27, 2003 at 20:24
Yup, but once your started, what do you do?

Blew up his original motor...

Fully rebuilt VS motor, etc etc... the problem was the kit was crap and had to go in and out .22093480293840293840293840293s of times... so labour went thru the roof.

Didnt get much help with the kit either...
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Reply By: Kev. - Monday, Jan 27, 2003 at 21:01

Monday, Jan 27, 2003 at 21:01
That's suprising as the kit i recived from Marks was A1 and came complete with detailed instructions. I've never done a conversion before as it was done in my garage with basic tools and had no problems.
Im wondering if the installer did not know what he was doing and blaming the kit.
Either way the installer or Marks should foot the bill as a quote is a quote.

Kev.

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Follow Up By: Truckster - Tuesday, Jan 28, 2003 at 11:28

Tuesday, Jan 28, 2003 at 11:28
It was Russels 4wd in Melbourne was the shop that fitted. They have one of the better names in conversions around Melb.

Marks dont want to know about it...

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Reply By: Eric - Monday, Jan 27, 2003 at 22:52

Monday, Jan 27, 2003 at 22:52
Doubz.
I have done a conversion, same as you suggest, would definitely not recomend it. the diffs have to be strenthened and the ratio changed if you want to cruise on the highway. Much better and cheaper to by a new ute.
We spent over $20k on parts and got nothing for the ute when we sold it. Eric.
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