Old engines from Brunswick Diesels,,,,

Submitted: Friday, Apr 28, 2006 at 22:20
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Somebody asked me on the "Chev/Nissan" thread - I think! - about the engines that Brunswick Diesels rip out when they do a conversion, but I can't find it again!

So here 'tis. If they are considered to be any good at all, Brunswick sell 'em and make very little on 'em -so they'd be cheap. Greg Jones just wants 'em out of his way in the workshop. There's a limited warranty offered I beleive. He has no trouble getting rid of 'em.

He bins anything that's dodgy or "blown up".

There's nice Toyota 4.7 litre V8 petrol coming out soon,,,,,,,, and I beleive he has as Nissan TD42T with about 300 kms (That's not a misprint BTW) in his shop.

Bilbo

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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Apr 28, 2006 at 23:23

Friday, Apr 28, 2006 at 23:23
and I beleive he has as Nissan TD42T with about 300 kms (That's not a misprint BTW) in his shop.

Find me a price...
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Follow Up By: Bilbo - Saturday, Apr 29, 2006 at 06:21

Saturday, Apr 29, 2006 at 06:21
I won't be going back there until Monday. You could ring 'em on 08 97261431 -ask for Greg.

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Follow Up By: Nick R - Saturday, Apr 29, 2006 at 10:02

Saturday, Apr 29, 2006 at 10:02
Was reading a truck mag the other night and found a place that sells the td42t for about $4k, not sure what accessories would be on that......
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Saturday, Apr 29, 2006 at 14:06

Saturday, Apr 29, 2006 at 14:06
Yea, it was for a mate.

I got a price from Perth (brunswick themselves) for the kit to do it myself.
You would be AMAZED at the price difference.

so it maybe happening yet :D :D :D
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Follow Up By: V8Diesel - Saturday, Apr 29, 2006 at 20:04

Saturday, Apr 29, 2006 at 20:04
Truckster, had a look at those Duramax Chevvies from Suburban Imports, very interesting (and only a grand more than the 6.5)

Just got off the blower to a mate of mine who lives in Colorado and has a late model Chev pickup with the Duramax and six speed auto. Had a chip, 5" exhaust, intake and a few other bits and pieces fitted a while back and got another 180 horsies out it. He reckons he can spool the turbo up on the brake and at full song off the mark it will smoke up both tyres for a hundred yards. Not bad for a heavy diesel work ute. he likes his toys and thinks the Duramax is simply the ducks guts. Stock standard they'd still have to provide big petrol V8 performance with the economy benefits of a diesel.

Might be worth enquiring about a more up to date Chev transplant if the costs are similar.

BTW, if it's not a rude question, what's the DIY kit worth?
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Follow Up By: TroopyTracker - Saturday, Apr 29, 2006 at 21:43

Saturday, Apr 29, 2006 at 21:43
V8 Diesel,
Only a grand more!!!??? Why the hell aren't Brunswick using these motors? Maybe they're exy to rebuild and would definantly be more complicated. Still you think if they could be had for a decent price they'd at least do them as well?

When I got a quote off Brunswick, I got a breakdown and basically I could save about $2500 by doing it myself? Hardley worth the hassle I figured.
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Follow Up By: V8Diesel - Saturday, Apr 29, 2006 at 21:51

Saturday, Apr 29, 2006 at 21:51
Just got a reply a few minutes ago to a previous post on this subject. Apparently they are simply too big.

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Follow Up By: V8Diesel - Saturday, Apr 29, 2006 at 21:58

Saturday, Apr 29, 2006 at 21:58
Post number is 32839 if you want to follow it up TroopyTracker.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Saturday, Apr 29, 2006 at 23:15

Saturday, Apr 29, 2006 at 23:15
Duramax' are 5inches too long for GU/GQ..

they are also turbo, which isnt recommended for autos over here.

Also teh alison auto, good luck fitting that under a 75/80/100 or GU/GQ etc!
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Follow Up By: TroopyTracker - Sunday, Apr 30, 2006 at 07:31

Sunday, Apr 30, 2006 at 07:31
V8 and Truckster,
Thanks for that, shame though. Not sure if long term reliablity of stock driveline would be to great anyways with that sort of mumbo under the right foot. Back to the 6.5 option.
Matt
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