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diesel conversion

Discussion in 'Chevy Trucks' started by staley52, Jan 7, 2002.

  1. staley52

    staley52 Member
    from Iowa
    Messages: 98

    yes you all think I am a freak but I want a project and I want to put a small diesel in a s10 pickup. like the 4cyl version of the cummins in dodges or a small CAT does anyone know of this being done know of any sites that woould give any info. I just love diesels the power sound and smell plus I will have a truck with 300+ ftlbs of torque and get 40+ mpg
     
  2. speedracer241

    speedracer241 Senior Member
    Messages: 325

    Looked at putting a Detroit in my old Dodge a while back just for the heck of it. Looked like a lot of work to me.

    Would make a great project though,
    Mark K
     
  3. CT18fireman

    CT18fireman Banned
    Messages: 2,133

    I know of people putting a Toyota diesal into a Toyota pickup. Pretty straightforward as they are produced that way overseas. Not sure how hard it would be in another vehicle.
     
  4. reallyrusty

    reallyrusty Member
    Messages: 71

    might want to check out the isuzu diesels used ~10 or 15 years ago in their small pickup. The mileage wasn't that great for a diesel. around mid 20s. Isuzu and gm do have some commonality, though i personally don't know how much.. good luck.
     
  5. plowking35

    plowking35 2000 Club Member
    from SE CT
    Messages: 2,923

  6. DaveK

    DaveK Senior Member
    Messages: 420

    Believe it or not, I owned a diesel chevette at one time. Boy I loved that car. 40 mpg, plenty of torque, lots of strange looks at the stoplight, a lot of people telling me I have a rod knocking. :D

    I don't know how many they made, but it was the same isuzu engine that they put in the chevy luv pickups. If it wasn't for the unibody rusting through, I would have kept it much longer.

    I know there are adapters to put diesels in Jeeps, so it shouldn't be to hard to find one for an S10 since many gm engines are basically a "bolt in" for Jeep conversions.

    And it's probably just EPA requirements that prevent us from buying Jeeps WITH diesels. They do export many diesel Jeeps. But only built a diesel Jeep for the US in 1961 thru 1965.
     
  7. CT18fireman

    CT18fireman Banned
    Messages: 2,133

    Dave

    I had a customer yesterday that as I ws talking to him was looking very strangely at my F350 PSD idling about 30 feet away. After a few minutes he said to me, "Boy that thing needs to have the valves adjusted. For a newer truck they are pretty loud" :confused: :confused: :confused:

    After a silent lugh I informed him that it was a diesel and in perfect running condition.
     
  8. chevroletwizard

    chevroletwizard Junior Member
    from indiana
    Messages: 13

    SOUNDS LIKE A FUN PROJECT IF U GOT TIME AND PLACE. I KNOW THAT OLDS HAD A DEISEL FOR THE GUTLASS CUTLASS THAT WAS A MODIFIED 350 , AND YOU ALREADY KNOW THAT A SMALL BLOCK WILL BOLT IN AN S10, BUT I WOULD JUST SMALL BLOCK IT AND KEEP THE GOOD OL' GAS, JUST AN OPINION :D