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Unread 01-31-2006, 12:14 AM
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Yes there is a new Toyota Tacoma Diesel. The engine is optional in Asia, South Africa and South America. Yes is does exist and is a 16 valve turbo diesel of 3.0 liters. Would that rock or what? I bet with a mild amount of tuning you could easily get more while retaining a very good amount of efficiency. Maybe next year they will sell them as an option in Mexico. That way we could just make a trip or two down there to bring back the pieces h34r: .

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I was looking into importing one but the cost to kick in the butt ratio isn't happening. It would look cool and be unique but that's about it. I have decided on the Lexus alloy V8 which will stomp this motor in performance. If the diesel was readily availible I would love to swap one in a Taco though. That would be an awesome expedition vehicle.
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Just to keep all the Toyota Diesel information in the same thread here is another link with TONS of info about them. Boy if you ever needed a good amount of information about Toy Diesels for an engine swap this is the is the place: http://vpizza.org/~jmeehan/toyotadiesel/

Now don't expect all sorts of power and fuel economy with these engines. They were made to last forever and more importantly, made to be compatible with diesel fuel which is MUCH more widely available around the world than quality gasoline. They are sort of fuel efficient but those are about the only things they have going for them. I don't think it's a good idea for anyone in the U.S. to consider this for a power plant unless you are die-hard Toyota and want something very unique.
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Also here is a forum... one of the only ones I know of, that is specifically oriented towards these Toyota Diesel engines.

http://toyotadieselmadness.com/

More specifically the D4D.
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