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81 Toyota 2WD (factory) Diesel info

Discussion in 'Diesel Tech / 24 volts' started by blemarr, Mar 5, 2007.

  1. blemarr

    blemarr

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    I just got my hands on an stock 81 Toyota Diesel. It has a 2.2 4 cyl diesel motor, 5 spd trans, AC, etc... Does anyone know what type of motor or tranny is in it? Is the motor 2B, 3B, etc? Is the tranny a H-55 model or something else? Contimplating switching the driveline into one of my FJ-40's any insight or help would be appreciated! The transmission is 2WD so I was wondering if I can change the output shaft? and/or adapt a split transfercase to to it??? :D
     
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    this is a L engine probably with some sort of L or G series tranny. You might be able to adapt the tranny with a back half of a 4WD tranny of the same family, but it will be pathetic in a 40 series. It could work in something like a sammy but otherwise I'd say keep it in the 2WD for the semi-daily/ utility purpose or sell the whole truck if you don't like it anymore. I bet there are quite a few people would would enjoy the truck. I'm building myself a '92 2WD diesel as we speak :D
    You can find what tranny you have by looking at the vin plate in the engine bay.
     
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    I do like the truck, I just thought if it were the same drive line as an BJ 40 or 60 I might swap it over. Thanks for the info.
     
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    Completely different.
     
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    now post some pics :D
     
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    of the pick-up or 40's
     
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    That's 2.4 liters. It's a 2L. Normally aspirated indirect injected four cylinder. The trans should be either an L50 or L52.

    This set up wouldnt make you happy in a 40. unless you were trailering it everywhere. No horsepower. And you'd have to
    get a centered rear diff to fit it as well.
     
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    Its an 81 which would be a L
     
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    ... of the pickup since this thread is about it :D
    You can post some pics of your 40 in the 40 section as well ;)
     
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    Tom, did you sell the sammy ? It doesn't appear in your sigline anymore ?