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#1 Old 10-07-2008, 06:20 PM
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Diesel Swap on a 00 X

I have a friend that's heading to Japan in a month and he is heavily involved in japanese auto tuning. He knows a lot of people in Japan that have access to lots of engine and performance parts. Thinking ahead with 150K on the clock Im thinking of doing the diesel swap on my X.

I need to know the necessary parts for swap and what diesel engines would work with a 00 X.

Everything needs to be ordered from Japan which includes all the diesel lines, pump, ecu, engine, possibly tranny etc.

Im very aware of how to import these parts as I have that taken care of that. I just need a basic list of what I will need.

Maybe the ZD30 they put in the patrol...

The ZD30 is a 3.0-litre turbo diesel that wields a heftier torque figure than any other engine available in the Patrol range, including the 4.5-litre petrol engine.

Does anyone know if this would be an option for the X?

I can avoid premium prices and get a sweet deal on shipping so I'de like to figure this out... Thanks in advance
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i have look at this alot and it seems that there is alot of info about this on xterrafirma.com there has been alot of people talk about it but i have never heard of anyone doing it. i hope you get the answers cause i would like to see this

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I have no knowledge of any of this stuff, all I can say is do it if possible.

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well i googled the engine. and threads about these engines causing cars to blow up? but i did read other threads that no ever had problems so id be werry with this motor. but if you find anything else out post it because im looking into this swap as well.

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It's a whole lot to swap. It's definitly not a drop in by any means.

I mean all the electronics will have to be swapped out, huge nightmare.

The fuel tank and filler will have to be changed.

I'd assume the transmission / transfer case won't bolt up.

Engine mounts will have to be fabbed.

Cooling systems will need to be changed.

Basicly you would have to start from scratch and remove everything V6 gasser from the vehicle.

It's my opinon, but if your going to that great on lengths to swap a engine. Why not go Chevy small block v8 or even a Nissan v8 engine.

I mean the diesel engine is great and all (I'm diesel mechanic). But, if your going to swap why swap to a heavy engine with no real performance or US parts support?
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y couldnt you import a diesel x?

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y couldnt you import a diesel x?
Because of all the emissions restrictions...

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but people import cars all the time

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yeah and they aret technically street legal until the emissions stuff is brought to what the state requires. most states that people have the imprted cars in are very lienant towards emissions starndards.
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