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Old 09-21-2012, 18:52   #1
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My 86 4Runner Mercedes Turbo Diesel swap

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Old 09-22-2012, 17:15   #2
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nice job, looks factory, I bet it wasn't easy, please post details ????
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Old 09-22-2012, 19:10   #3
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nice job, looks factory, I bet it wasn't easy, please post details ????
- factory 4 cylinder 86 HP engine replaced with a Mercedes OM617 five cylinder in line turbo diesel.
- factory 4 speed Toyota automatic transmission replaced with a manual 5 speed manual Toyota truck transmission.
- high performance XTR Stage 3 clutch kit installed.
- mechanical fan replaced with a super thin electric fan.
- stock air filter replaced with K&N high flow universal air filter .
- Rancho steering stabilizer shock.
- 120 Amps battery.
- factory 55 Amp alternator replaced with 110 Amp alternator, new beefed-up 2 gauge wires installed.
- high performance stainless steel exhaust pipe and muffler.
- Volvo oil cooler
- sound proofing job
- modified oil pan
- Safari snorkel
- 8000 lb electric winch
...and many more stuff I don't remember.

Average fuel mileage for a typical trip from Los Angeles to Jawbone Canyon in Mojave desert (including 4-5 hours driving on dirt roads in the desert) is 24 miles per gallon. Considering the fuel tank holds 17.5 gallons of diesel, the range of the vehicle is 400+ miles on a full tank.
That is a 50% improvement in range and fuel economy over the standard 4 cylinder Toyota gasoline engine. I estimate the fuel mileage around town and highway to be even better, probably 26-28 mpg. Fact is there is no true small 4X4 vehicle available on the market in California capable of this fuel economy. The only one I can think of was Jeep Liberty diesel, but that car was not approved for sale in Commiefornistan.
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Old 09-23-2012, 07:03   #4
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thanks, like I said it was not easy, enjoy for many years.
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Old 09-27-2012, 18:40   #5
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Very nice sir!
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Old 10-14-2012, 12:49   #6
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very nice...I've never seen a 4runner with a diesel...plenty of landcruisers though.
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