Unrefined is my middle nameAre you doing the swap or paying someone?
Diesel swaps RARELY pay for themselves, unless you are insanely frugal, do all the work and plan to do travel where diesel/range is a necessity, there really isn't a compelling reason to swap a diesel into a 60 other than....you want it. Which is 100% legitimate reason
If paying someone I'd do R2.8 and call it done. New engine, decent power and all reports are good so far. Long term reliability still unknown. It's going to be $$$
I'm assuming tranny swap at the same time?
I love Toyota diesels. Completely agree with @bottombracket and his opinion.
The 1HZ is the safe/logical choice. They are still making it. Not the most powerful, but can be turbo/intercooled, decent MPG, parts all over, a great reliable engine. Not 100% sure, but it's possible there are factory motor mounts from an HJ61 to bolt the 1HZ into a 60...could be wrong on that. H55F tranny bolts directly to 1HZ and splitcase and then done.
12HT are sweet and can be bolted into an FJ60/H55f, but a short run motor, so parts will be harder to find. Have @roma042987 rebuild it and don't worry about it for 300~400,000 miles. They sound awesome!
3" exhaust 12HT
a 13BT is just a 4 cylinder 12HT, short run motor so parts harder to find, but it scoots my BJ74 around just fine, 4600lbs and gets me a 20mpg average. I just rebuilt mine last year after 300,000miles (previous owner had a radiator hose blow on highway blowing headgasket) And I was able to get every part I needed for a full rebuild, usually in 4ish days and I live in the middle of nowhere. Any good machine shop can work on these. They are old school diesels and very similar to an Isuzu 4BD.
Unless you find a rebuilt one for a good price, I wouldn't search out this or a 3B/turbo.
1HD/HDFT would be awesome. Pricey, but great!
I'm also a fan of the Isuzu 4BDT family. Tons of availability and people in the US know how to work on them.
I don't have any issues with a 4BT either, a bit loud and unrefined
Not once yet and clearly explained to wife remember it’s diesel. I also bought a diesel sticker for the inside fuel door.I bet! How many times have you pulled up to the gas pump before realizing?lol
A few years ago a FJ60 with what sounded like a 4BT pulled up next to me at a stop light, just in front of me.
1. It was loud at idle.
2. It was REALLY loud when he pulled away. So loud that I remember saying "Holy Crap" out loud when he drove away.
3. It belched black smoke when accelerating
I too (in the past) toyed with the dream of swapping in a diesel, but after experiencing that nightmare, I shelved that idea for good.
Granted it was a 4BT (I think/ definitely a four banger and not the modern R2.8) but the experience definitely left a rank taste in my mouth - from 50 feet away.
I’m actually looking at a 60 Right now with a 6BT,NV4500 5 speed-Shop installed. So you think the 6BT isn’t worth it?18-22mpg in my truck over ~60k miles driving it hard enough to wear out a transmission in that time. It's kinda loud, but the power is addicting. Extra insulation in the interior is essential. 8 years and no regrets. A 4bt is plenty for a 60 IMHO, I don't see a 6bt working well. 30% more weight, 30% more power in a 6bt over a 4bt. A 4bt weighs as much, or more, than a 2f, and it makes plenty of power.
I did a 2h swap in a truck a few years ago. Great engine, but it's a dog. Turbos are required IMHO.
I’m actually looking at a 60 Right now with a 6BT,NV4500 5 speed-Shop installed. So you think the 6BT isn’t worth it?