Ok to rotate oil pan 180 degrees? (1 Viewer)

Apr 5, 2019
Deerfield, MA
I'm trying to copy anothernord and swap a 1kz-te into my 2001 Tacoma and I foolishly got a motor from a Hiace Regius instead of a Hilux so the oil pan hits the front differential. I know I should order the correct pan but it is going to be over $500 from Japan so my current idea is to flip the oil pan around. Looking at the diagrams it seems like it should fit. Does anyone have experience doing this? Any reasons it wouldn't work? I figure I will still have to order an oil pickup from Japan to fit the new orientation.
Here is the diagram for the Hiace:

Here is the Hilux I should have gotten:
Jul 22, 2003
Perth Western Australia
If it fits, it should work. Im a bit surprised you can just turn it around 180 degrees. Have you checked that the holes for the screws will line up?
The other option is to cut off the bowl of the oil pan and have it welded to the front.
Or you might get a used oil pan from Australia or Japan.

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