Hand grenade replacement

Submitted: Saturday, Mar 21, 2009 at 23:35
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Hi all,well ive done it.The ZD30 is now a garden ornament,and the TD42 is humming along just nicely.There werent too many dramas with putting it in.Had to weld a set of engine mounts in,change the bellhousing of the g.box,change the accelerator pedal and that was basically it.Cant get the tacho to work and the engine light stays on cause the ecu isnt getting any info from the motor but i can live with that.Oh i also had to put a new aircon comp. to suit the 4.2 and get the temp gauge working that was the only bit that i had to farm out.All in all i am really pleased with the end result...the beast is back and i know that the 4.2 wont fail me!!!Cheers all
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Reply By: 4wdr - Saturday, Mar 21, 2009 at 23:46

Saturday, Mar 21, 2009 at 23:46
Oh by the way,if you do have aZD30 and youre concerned about its longevity give Mike Vine-turbo specialist a call he's developed a package for them which will keep it alive.Very good man to talk to
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Follow Up By: joeblogs - Sunday, Mar 22, 2009 at 10:45

Sunday, Mar 22, 2009 at 10:45

I have a 2002 3.0 Patrol which has 100,000 on it. I was thinking of selling but have spent way too much on accessories.
I also love driving it and it suits my needs at the present time.
What is in the package and do they offer any guarantee.
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Follow Up By: wazzaaaa - Sunday, Mar 22, 2009 at 12:00

Sunday, Mar 22, 2009 at 12:00
And if you were thinking of buying a 3l patrol he is the person to talk to first as he will talk you out of it and save you a lot of money in the long run.
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Follow Up By: 4wdr - Sunday, Mar 22, 2009 at 20:28

Sunday, Mar 22, 2009 at 20:28
Mate give Mike a ring and he'll explain what he can do for you,i think the price was around 1400 dollars,a bargain when you think about how much it will cost when the 3.0 ltr explodes.Mine had reached 270000 before it went bang and tried to break me financially and emotionally : )
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Reply By: puttputt - Sunday, Mar 22, 2009 at 10:51

Sunday, Mar 22, 2009 at 10:51
Now you have the best of both worlds. What did the conversion end up costing you ?

I have just bought a 2001 Coaster bus to use as a mobile home, with 1HZ diesel, showing 230000 kms, still goes well and seems in good nick, I was wondering if it is a good idea to buy a new long motor from toyota while they are still available, and store it for when I need it. But in doing so, I was thinking of upgrading to the TD42, 1HD-FTE (or 1HD-FT if available new) for the extra torque, sure there are extra costs such as turbo, pump, ECU etc.

What motor should I go for ? It seems the 1HD-FTE is a real tough motor and more reliable then the 1HZ, I am not considering turbo-ing the 1HZ as that can cause problems,

Approx costs would cause the TD to be about $6000 more then the 1HZ.

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Follow Up By: Lotzi - Sunday, Mar 22, 2009 at 13:59

Sunday, Mar 22, 2009 at 13:59
G'day Puttputt

I sold my last Coaster with 550000 on the clock, it is still going strong, change the oil and filters as a religion and work out how many K's you are likley to do.

If anything put a set of pacemaker extractors and bigger exhaust, that smooths the motor out.

The only thing that holds them up are steep hills/ranges and head winds, but, hey your on holidays.

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Follow Up By: 4wdr - Sunday, Mar 22, 2009 at 20:31

Sunday, Mar 22, 2009 at 20:31
I bought a complete GQ for 2000,now i got a rolling body i can sell so i think all up it cost me about 3000 after getting aircon and temp gauge going
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Reply By: Member - DOZER- Sunday, Mar 22, 2009 at 14:09

Sunday, Mar 22, 2009 at 14:09
The 1hz block is 99.99999% identical to the hdt hdft and hdfte All these motors will fit and will also be heaps better power aswell as economy on road. 10k is the going price for a second hand hdft, but if you consider they regularly do half a million kms, plus you have a 1hz (2-3k) plus a turbo wont be less than 3-4k, your not that far behind and have toyota reliability built in.
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Follow Up By: Lotzi - Sunday, Mar 22, 2009 at 21:33

Sunday, Mar 22, 2009 at 21:33
yep, i am a tojo person from when they had 3 speeds standard from new .... lol
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Reply By: puttputt - Sunday, Mar 22, 2009 at 22:27

Sunday, Mar 22, 2009 at 22:27
Thanks to all for advice, 4wdr, you have got a good deal, enjoy your trol, that is the simple solution to the grenade, someone should be importing used TD42's by the container load.
Why I was thinking of getting a new spare motor, A few years ago, I picked up a pretty old triton ute v6 with about 280000km's for cheap, it was going really well, at that time mitsubishi had new v6 long motors for about $3500, a year later my motor blew, and there were no more new motors left anywhere, so I had the old one rebuilt for $3500, and it was worse after, I was had by a conman engine rebuilder in Perth, I had to dump the ute.
I will never go that route again, and at the moment I can get new for not much more then the price of a rebuild, and the bus may go for many years, but it may not.
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Follow Up By: Blaze (Berri) - Monday, Mar 23, 2009 at 02:46

Monday, Mar 23, 2009 at 02:46
puttputt, you could have bought a Paj 3.5 V6 front from a wreck for about $4,000 and get 3.5ltr with tip tronic auto and chip. Would have been a better deal.
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Reply By: puttputt - Monday, Mar 23, 2009 at 06:33

Monday, Mar 23, 2009 at 06:33
Trouble was, I was initially qouted $2000 for a complete rebuild, then when they had the ute, the price almost doubled, that is how they catch you, and when I got it back, still got evidence of water in oiil, at that point I found myself without a reliable vehicle, out of pocket for $3500, and unable to continue with my sales job, which required a reliable car, I was screwed. That was a tough time.
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