My DD is an 1985 Mercedes 300SD. And I've got a OM617 on the stand as a spare - but I'd like to drop it in the 62. (I know less typing more wrenching.) At any rate I've been researching mo power over the stock 125HP. For a motor that's been out of production for 35 years (in cars anyway) the stars are finally aligning.
You've got Doomsday Diesel out there - with a H55 adapter I believe.
With minor mods a TD04HL-19T turbo with water to air IC is a major upgrade.
Then we finally have an option for a OM617 pump upgrade: BenzForce Pump Upgrade
This combo will push over 300HP but that's reportedly where the rods bend so you need to control fuel.
Sorry for the hijack but I'd love to see you put this motor in a 4R but I bet it would be more of a challenge than a 6X.
Long Range Automotive also offers an auxiliary fuel tank with 110 liter (29 gallon) capacity and dual fuel filler neck (so no fabricating/cutting gas cap inlet). It mounts behind the rear axle (relocate spare tire). The factory gas tank on a 3rd gen is 18.5 gallons. So at 22 mpg, that over a 1,000 mile range. Not bad.
What about getting a JDM import 2nd gen? Or waiting until next year and getting a 96?
Not sure availability of diesel + manual combos on JDM trucks but from everything ive read here, those trucks can be cleaner.
Or you could get a 3.0 powered truck and still do your swap, just with a cleaner frame and body?
Whoa! This got my attention.
I've been on the fence with the Gen3 because I really need extra fuel. This really helps my decision.
Yep. As soon as I sell the 40 and start shopping for the Gen3 4R. Georg is the man.
That explains it, wasn't too sure about the availability of those parts, makes sense.I have considered the JDM option. That's actually kinda what started this 4Runner rabbit hole. The problem is that I don't want a right hand drive vehicle. Of course, you could always swap over the drivetrain to a left hand drive vehicle. But you still run into the issues I outlined earlier: (1) the 1KZ-TE is electronic, not mechanical; and (2) even if you convert to the 1KZT (non-electronic) replacement parts for Toyota diesel stuff is not commonly available (at least, not at common as OM617 parts).
Sellers name is Will....almost like a sign