holden v6 info hilux dual cab 90 to 97mod

Submitted: Saturday, Feb 15, 2003 at 20:57
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Can anybody tell me what sort of fuel economy. And what are the big hiden costs with the convertion, and what do you all think of the 5speed supra box,when being used in the convertion. I have heard that the standard box is to weak.
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Reply By: Kev. - Saturday, Feb 15, 2003 at 22:45

Saturday, Feb 15, 2003 at 22:45
Toyota 5-speed is ok but i would use the Holden auto if i did it again.
Strong and smoother ride.
No hidden costs just Conversion kit from marks adaptors , 3 or 4 core radiator , exhast and gear box speed sensor.

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Follow Up By: Raff - Monday, Feb 17, 2003 at 18:58

Monday, Feb 17, 2003 at 18:58
thanks Kev, So what sort of fuel econ do you get with the manual,and did you change the diffs.
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Follow Up By: Kev. - Monday, Feb 17, 2003 at 22:05

Monday, Feb 17, 2003 at 22:05
Belive it or not but i used to get the same km's as i did with the 4 cylinder petrol (weber carbi and extractors).
From memory i think it was approx 350 km to a tank (40-50 L ???)

I had 4.88 ratio ( standard) gears in the diff and ran 33" BFG mud tyres.
Unstopable in the mud.
I wonder how a late model twin cam fuel injected Toyota sedan engine would go ?

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Reply By: Truckster - Sunday, Feb 16, 2003 at 12:36

Sunday, Feb 16, 2003 at 12:36
Friend of mine had a VS V6 Conversion done in his 4 runner... PROBLEM AFTER PROBLEM.... up to $17k now trying to sort it out......

Ive also heard good stories, but this one puts me off doing it at all!
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Follow Up By: Diamond - Sunday, Feb 16, 2003 at 12:41

Sunday, Feb 16, 2003 at 12:41
friend of mine is having heaps of problems with his as well but he is using the holden auto so that might be the main problem
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Reply By: Suzuki Viagra - Monday, Feb 17, 2003 at 18:47

Monday, Feb 17, 2003 at 18:47
Sorry for any offense to Holden Fans.

The holden Auto is renowned as being crap and can be timed to reset big ben as well as your bank account

Formula: bank account= bank account -$3000 every 103,000k's. They're crap.

The motor is slighly better but is now a 40 year old engine - an old Buick derivative of Front Engine Rear Wheel Drive design. After about 7 yeas of belt drive, Air Conditioning failures and Power steering failures they're verging on Standard levels of Holden Reliability (ie Crap).

Even the V8 landrover engine is higher tech (although slightly older by a couple of years). They share a common background at Buick - the V6 was an offshott of the V8's technology, but cut down due to price......

I would personally rather stick my manhood in a mincer than use this auto (How long has the Turbo been around?????) and this appears to be the cause of most (but not all) of the problems with this conversion.

The motor itself has a reputation that just about destroys it for passenger cars - the good point is the V6 produces most of it's power very low down.

I look at the power figues and the price and say - I saw a guy get one legally in his 1 litre Sierra - "I've gotta have one"|. Then I remember my mate's brand new VT2 S that ate 3 motors before 5000 km's, and a tranny before 10,000k's, and go back to the manhood mutilation options.....

Out of 5: >
Recommendation: Go the mincer!

See the forum $17k and doesn't work yet - on an engine worth $350 now second hand.....

(>< = 1 star)

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Follow Up By: Kev. - Monday, Feb 17, 2003 at 22:14

Monday, Feb 17, 2003 at 22:14
Your right about the V6 being an old Buick engine but i think they where front wheel drive and usualy turbo charged.
The old Holden V8 253 , 308 were Buick as well but they found problems with the valve train system and shelved it.
Thats when Holden bought it and did nothing to fix it, thats why you hear that ticking sound from that old Holden stationwagon siting next to you at the lights.
Chevy is the only V8 i would own!

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