diesel conversion

staley52

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Location
Iowa
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
 

CT18fireman

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Location
Western CT
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.
 

reallyrusty

Member
Location
massachusetts
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.
 

DaveK

Senior Member
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.
 

CT18fireman

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Location
Western CT
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.
 

chevroletwizard

Junior Member
Location
indiana
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
 

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