Submitted: Thursday, Sep 25, 2003 at 17:25
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Hi guys,
I am in the early stages of definately considering converting my Hilux 2.7L petrol to a diesel (pref 3.0L). Does anyone have any info at all as to what diesel donk can replace the petrol and what the price range would roughly be from start to finish.
Also if anyone knows of anyone up here in the far north qld who can do it.
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Reply By: GLAYVA MAN(bendigo) - Thursday, Sep 25, 2003 at 19:52

Thursday, Sep 25, 2003 at 19:52
gday boxa.
i cant help you with your question but talking about hiux conversions.
one of our customers does a lot of work for car yards and he was telling me about a hilux that one of the hards were looking at.
hilux 6.7 chev big lift and wheels $40000 spent on it engineered trade in price$5000jamieson wild cat
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Reply By: howesy - Thursday, Sep 25, 2003 at 20:24

Thursday, Sep 25, 2003 at 20:24
Think carefully my friend.
The 3.0lt diesel is electronic and requires a reasonable amount of wiring changes. a second hand donk with computer and all will cost you at least $4000 and then there is the matter of getting the whole deal fitted and rolling along problem free. This will be some more dolars on top.
maybe you should consider selling the beast and buying one as a diesel.

Just a thought but tread lightly.
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Reply By: ross - Friday, Sep 26, 2003 at 01:03

Friday, Sep 26, 2003 at 01:03
Howesy has got it right .Sell the hilux and buy a larger HJ 75 for the cost of a conversion and be in the scrub the next day. Engine swaps like these go on for months and by the time they are finished and always go over budget.Another thing to think of is the diesel hilux would not offer significant fuel savings,just a bit more torque.
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Reply By: Justin - Friday, Sep 26, 2003 at 09:37

Friday, Sep 26, 2003 at 09:37
Yep, like the others said, conversion are generally expensive and for the money you spend you're better off getting a vehicle that suits you're needs. I had a friend who after blowing up his 2.8 turbo diesel hilux decided to convert to a holden 253 'cos it was cheap'. 1 year and 18 grand later he's got a car worth $5,000 if he's lucky I don't think it's ever run more than 1 month at a time. Now drives a mini to and from work so he can afford to fix the clutch - again!!
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Reply By: Boxa - Friday, Sep 26, 2003 at 20:58

Friday, Sep 26, 2003 at 20:58
Thanks for the advice guys. It was the responses I was expecting anyway.
Better to keep the money to do up the GU I feel.

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