Gas tranny in Diesel Truck?

Discussion in '95-older Toyota Truck Tech' started by OPUS1, Feb 19, 2009.

  1. OPUS1

    OPUS1

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    Hi I'm 60 series owner and am new to this forum. I picked up a 1983 Toyota 1/4 ton with a diesel engine(sorry don't know the engine model designation). The transmission is shot(5 speed) and I was wondering if I can swap in a five speed from a gas truck(maybe with the bellhousing)? Can anyone advise. All info is appreciated.

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  2. Hiluxonian

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    I've swapped them here just swap the bellhousing over all props will match
     
  3. DanS HJ-45

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    The transmissions themselves are not gas or diesel specific. A W56 is a W56, an R151 is an R151. The only difference is the bellhousing.

    It'll totally work. I wish that I would have just gone to the junkyard and pulled an R150f out of a V6 truck and put that behind my 2LT-E, just to avoid the 4WD ECU mess (the 4WD ECU won't allow you to engage 4WD while moving--the manual T-case do)

    Dan
     
  4. 2ndGenToyotaFan

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    It's complicated....
    Dan, there's probably a fix for that problem! :cheers:
     
  5. DanS HJ-45

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    Haven't found it yet, and I've tried a lot of crazy jumper wires to see if I could. I'm just too stubborn to remove the super cool button on my T-case shifter. I paid good money for that LHD shifter, so I intend to keep it, dang nabbit!

    Dan
     
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