Toyota HiAce 2.4-liter 2RZ-E or 1KZ-TE 3.0 liter turbo-diesel (1 Viewer)

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Hi,

I haven't had much luck finding a forum for the HiAce so hoping this might be a good venue. We are looking at picking up a 90-95 Toyota HiAce van in the near future. We don't necessarily need AWD so we are looking at vans with the 2.4-liter 2RZ-E 4 cylinder gas engine (RWD). It seems these vans also were available with a 3.0L turbo diesel. Any pros/cons to either motor? Reliability is first priority with fuel mileage a close second.

I haven't had a diesel since my first car, 1980 Olds Delta 88 diesel. And my dad's 1980 Cadillac Diesel with the same engine. Having been in India a couple times this year the Toyota Innova vans I rode in were surprisingly quiet refined (albeit newer than 1995)

Thanks in advance.

Chris.
 

allan man

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Good question there ...I am in a tossup as well between the two, I would lean towards the 2rz even the 1kz has the cool factor of it being a diesel,iirc the 2rz came in the first gen Tacoma 2wd. Version meaning there would be parts readily available unlike the 1kz, did you make a purchase?
 

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