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Diesel swap

Discussion in '2nd Gen 4Runners (1990-1995)' started by Snoopmobile77, Jun 26, 2018.

  1. Jun 26, 2018 at 6:44 PM
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    Hello my name is nate, im new to the forum. I have a 92 automatic. I want to swap my 3.0 3vze with the 3.0 om617. I know i need to swap my tranny to an r150f first and then get a connection for the tranny to link to the engine. Want to know the process and details of the job. If anyone has done this id like some advice and insight. Pics would be great. I have yet to find a diagram for this specific swap. If anyone knows of one please share.
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  2. Jun 27, 2018 at 12:48 PM
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    Subbed for shenanigans and insight on how this will go down. Where are you getting the motor?
     
  3. Jun 27, 2018 at 12:57 PM
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    Because diesel is better :headbang:


    I am biased though being a diesel mechanic lol
     
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    Im not interested in powe gain. I know itd be easy but im looking for more torque and fuel mileage. My runner gets 12-14 highway and with a turbo diesel swap id get a good 18-20 city and close to 28 highway
     
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    Damn really? I thought my pos was bad at 16-18 mpg
    I'm still on 31x10.5 with 4.56 gears and manual trans
     
  7. Jun 27, 2018 at 1:16 PM
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    Thats why. Im 33x12.50xr15 with 5.29 geared on an automatic.but yeah the diesel om617 dishes out way more torque. About the same hp and also way way better mileage.
     
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    :thumbsup:

    I get 21mpg in my 88 with the 5speed so that never crossed my mind. I consider 21mpg bad ass since my 2014 4runner gets 16mpg on a good day.
     
  9. Jun 27, 2018 at 1:28 PM
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    Yeah mine sucks on mileage RN. I fill up once a week it take $52 to fill it and i only use it to and from work. Im in Cali. Gas is expensive af.
     
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    Did you regear or do they slap those high ass gears in the auto from factory?
     
  11. Jun 27, 2018 at 3:16 PM
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    No the guy I bought it from had new gears put in. I want to go down to 488 gears. I believe the Factory gears for my year were 456 gears
     
  12. Jun 27, 2018 at 4:32 PM
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    I smoked my pinion bearing on this last trip so I need to pull the trigger and just get a new 3rd member with locker from ecgs so I don't have to bother rebuilding
     
  13. Jun 27, 2018 at 4:54 PM
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    That is my exact problem right now my opinion bearing is going out I can hear and feel the deceleration vibrate on freeway speeds. I already changed my U-joints and rebalance my drive shaft balance tires rotated tires and done and alignment those all needed to be done but I was just hoping that one of those would be the culprit for the vibration then I dug into it some more before I threw any parts at it and figured out that it was my pinion bearing and I don't feel like rebuilding it because I want to switch gears anyway so I'm probably just going to order and new 3rd member with 488 and an ARB air Locker. I currently have the stock axle on my 92 and it does not have a locker at all so I really want a rear differential lock.
     
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    4.30 stock
     
  15. Jun 27, 2018 at 6:34 PM
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    @Dark Knight I looked up my gear code and it says stock was 4.56.....mine was g254 looked it up and says 4.56 gears.
     
  16. Jun 28, 2018 at 2:00 AM
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    Shit man, that’s a new one for me. I thought all the auto, 3VZE combo were 4.30.
     
  17. Jun 28, 2018 at 2:09 AM
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    Yeah im not sure lol. I thought it was 4.10. Someone had told me that but guess not.
     
  18. Jun 30, 2018 at 7:00 AM
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    @4WALKER i am not sure at the moment. I am still tossing back and forth which engine I will use. Im leaning toward a om617 but if i can possibly get my hands on a 1ktz then i will go with that
     

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