Will it fit

Submitted: Monday, Jun 21, 2010 at 23:16
ThreadID: 79537 Views:6297 Replies:6 FollowUps:1
This Thread has been Archived
I have a 03 model GXL 1hzj 105 series cruiser, Will a 1hdt-fte engine and g/box bolt straight in???

If not what are the possible problems involved???

Thanks in advance and please, I am only looking for info from people that know or have done similar.
Back Expand Un-Read 0 Moderator

Reply By: patsproule - Tuesday, Jun 22, 2010 at 06:06

Tuesday, Jun 22, 2010 at 06:06
Yes. A few people do the swap but the motor is expensive and hard to come by. You need to change the motor & transmission as they had a heavier one than behind the 1HZ slug. From what I have read / seen the hardest part is the wiring loom changeover.

It would be far cheaper to turbo your 1HZ, or even to trade it on a 1hdt-fte powered 100 series, unless you want to keep the solid axles.

Check out the lcool.org forums

AnswerID: 421695

Reply By: Mr Pointyhead - Tuesday, Jun 22, 2010 at 09:11

Tuesday, Jun 22, 2010 at 09:11
From the Lcool forums:
Link to lcool forum post

For a 1hdfte engine swap contact:
Jason Dymock
Total Care 4wd
02 9838 9779

About $18 - $20k these days depending how much he has to pay for the motor and what extras you want done. Remember, you get to sell your engine and box at the end to so you get a bit back.

Ring him, he's a great bloke. He'll tell you all you need to know. No obligation, no strings attached, on expectations."
AnswerID: 421716

Reply By: hotfishez - Tuesday, Jun 22, 2010 at 09:38

Tuesday, Jun 22, 2010 at 09:38
Yes it will bolt straight in but you will have all sorts of headaches with the electrical side.

You have two options for a straigt forward engine change with no hassles. wiring loom plug straight in etc.

1. 1HDT Factory turbo motor that came out in the 80 series. This is the conversion I did motor went in at 2pm and was driving by 7pm that night.
2. 1HD-FT The FTE motor without the electrical nightmares. still mechanical throttle controll etc. Will bolt straight in.

The 1HDT is more down low power, (towing etc) where the 1HT-FT (24 valve head) will breathe easier making it a better top end motor, it is still no slouch.
At time I idi this conversion I had a 1HD-FTE work ute, in my opinion, for my intended purpose the 1HDTwas my preferred. The fte will sit on 140kph all day with ease, the 1HDT will do it just not as easily.

The gearboxes will bolt straight up, all I suggest is put in a heavy duty clutch and regardless as to what almost every second person will say.. the 1HZ gearbox WILL handle the turbo motor without issue. The boxes are different be sure you specify when you buy the clutch and other parts.
I bought my motor from Perth 4X4, it came with a new water pump, timing belt, big end bearings replaced, thermostat etc, we also replaced the rear main seal... basicall anything you can get to while the motor is out. I replaced the complete cooling system back to standard. My existing exhaust was a 3" beaudesert, only needed to replace the dump pipe.

There is a third option, in my opinion if you want a power upgrade and welcome a challenge go to this address. Toyota 1VD-FTV 4.5 single V8TD into a 100 series cruiser (I cant work out the link thing so you may need to copy it to your address bar


Good luck....
AnswerID: 421722

Follow Up By: hotfishez - Tuesday, Jun 22, 2010 at 10:41

Tuesday, Jun 22, 2010 at 10:41
one thing to add, by upgrading your current cruiser you keep the live axle front end, in my opinion they are stronger with better articulation, easier for suspension lifts and upgrades (cheaper too)
FollowupID: 692117

Reply By: Signman - Tuesday, Jun 22, 2010 at 12:35

Tuesday, Jun 22, 2010 at 12:35
Colin (Forum name- OnPatrol) fitted one of those into a Nissan Patrol- and there was no transplant rejection issues!!
You may wish to contact him for further details.

AnswerID: 421733

Reply By: 3GoBush - Tuesday, Jun 22, 2010 at 13:09

Tuesday, Jun 22, 2010 at 13:09
Thanks for replies.

It looks like the engine issue I have is not as bad as first thought.

I have a Ihdt-fte GXL as well so I know how they go hence the question, If it is terminal I will go the !hdt-fte engine.

once again thanks.
AnswerID: 421737

Reply By: GerryP - Tuesday, Jun 22, 2010 at 21:09

Tuesday, Jun 22, 2010 at 21:09
Probably only a minor point to add to all the detailed info above, but being a fly-by-wire system, you will also need to acquire the accelerator pedal and related electrics.

AnswerID: 421788

Sponsored Links

Popular Products (11)