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Old 01-27-2011, 12:46 AM
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i have been looking all over for info online but cant find much.im am interested in a secondary project.i have always been interested in a diesel international scout,but have heard that in the 80s dodge rams had mits diesels in them.does anyone have any info on these motors?let me know.or if you know of any other neat diesels let me know bout them to.thanks
 
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Old 01-27-2011, 01:05 AM
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i know some of the early Ford Rangers came with diesels, 2 different motors, the newer was a Mitsu motor the older a Perkins i think? i'd like to see a Pinto with the turbo Mitsu motor installed in it, should get great mileage like the old V-Dub Rabbits....
 
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We have a little Isuzu Pup with a 2.2 diesel in it. Pretty neat little engine. Look on ebay, Ive seen some Puguet's, Jeep Cherokees with I believe Renault diesels in them, Mercedes, and a BMW now and then. If you want something modern 01+ there is a company that sells Japanese takeout engines so you can make any stateside jap wagon into a factory diesel. We are going to do that soon if we can get our hands on a cheap donor car.
 
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Old 01-29-2011, 08:12 AM
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How Mitsubishi Diesels Got Into 1978 Dodge Rams

Go down to where it says post script and you can read about a 1978 Factory option of a Mitsubishi engine. This was the first 'factory' diesel in a dodge pickup.
 
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Old 02-01-2011, 07:46 AM
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my uncle had a 79 oldsmobile toronado with a factory diesel engine. it was basically chevy's 350 converted to diesel. it ran good, not sure what ever happened to it. i was prolly 10 when he got rid of it. n its the only one i've ever seen
 
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I'm surprised to read "it ran" They didn't run long in trucks.
 
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Originally Posted by cummins95 View Post
my uncle had a 79 oldsmobile toronado with a factory diesel engine. it was basically chevy's 350 converted to diesel. it ran good, not sure what ever happened to it. i was prolly 10 when he got rid of it. n its the only one i've ever seen
The Olds 5.7 was NOT a Chevy gas converted into a Diesel.They had trouble with head bolts and the factory repaired them re-using the head bolts that quickly failed again.Many drag racers used the ex-tra stout Olds block and built them into gassers.
 
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Old 10-11-2011, 01:22 AM
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yeah im thinking that it might be cool to buy an old diesel caddilac and make it a fun commuter.Id probly have to through a turbo on it just to get the engine the air to breath when I go up in the mountains.My dad had a k10 with the 5.7 olds.He said when he went camping in tahoe the thing wouldnt idle without pooring smoke.
 
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cant believe its actually possible to convert gasoline engines into diesel?? must be a costly and difficult process
 
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