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This is my 1981 Bronco.It was originally 302 and C6 but gas ,here , is very expensive so I had to change the engine.Now it has a 2006 Toyota D4D 3.0L Turbodiesel Intercooler 163hp , and can be taken up to 200hp changing the chip.It 5 speed manual trans. , Rancho 9000 front shocks.Top speed is 109mph checked with GPS at 3500rpm.Fuel economy is 18mpg.I hope you like it.



By montecarlo, shot with DSC-P200 at 2007-07-31

By montecarlo, shot with DSC-P200 at 2007-08-01

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Why are you sorry? That is one clean BKO, and a diesel swap of one form or another is something that gets discussed a lot on here. Show us some pictures of the swap.

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How much torque would you say you have?
 

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Super truck! MAn you got some AIR in that first pic. Where are those dunes? And just how much custom work did you have to do to get that Toyota in there?
 

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Why are you sorry? That is one clean BKO, and a diesel swap of one form or another is something that gets discussed a lot on here. Show us some pictures of the swap.

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Jason
Hi Jason, I said "sorry" cos I love the V8 engines (I owned V8 cars like Impala, Montecarlo, and a Dodge), but I use my Bronco every day , so, I had to make the swap cos of the price of gas.The only problem of this engine is that is commonrail and all electronic, but the good thing is that runs very fast and you don´t even notice when is turned on cos is very smooth quiet.I´ll post more pictures of the swap later cos this computer is too slow.

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nioce nice
how much?

How much for the swap?....I paid u$s3500.- aprox for a crashed truck with 10000 miles,from an insurance company (i´ll post some pics of that truck too),but if you want to buy the same used engine only in some shop it cost about u$s6000.The swap, I did it myself with a friend.The cost of making the swap it would be aprox. u$s 4000.- if you ask someone to do it, cos is a bit complicated cos the electronic shit.
 

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Super truck! MAn you got some AIR in that first pic. Where are those dunes? And just how much custom work did you have to do to get that Toyota in there?
Hi Tommy, I´m from Argentina, South America,and those dunes are in Pinamar.It was hard to get it in there, cos the transmission in the toyota is about 15 to 20 inches into the body in the center console(like a car).So I had to mount the Toyota engine lower than the V8 engine,and direct in the engine crossmember, so the transmission could fit under the floor of the Bronco and thru the original hole for the shifter.I have a hand made oil pan (the original didn´t fit that lower), relocate the oil pump pickup too.The clutch is hydraulic, inverted both radiator (inlet and outlet)houses necks, and the more difficult part was all the electronic, there are thousands of wires.I´ll post some pics of it.
 

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How much torque would you say you have?
Hi, Dewars85, the declared torque is 343 Newton meter between 1400-3200RPM.I think 343NM is about 253ft-lbs.I don´t know if the conversion is OK, please check it.
 

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This is how everithing started

Unbelievable!!!...the engine started instantly....


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Once I installed the engine, I had took out all the electric system from the toyota and connected it to my truck , but from outside, so I could take off all the wires that were not neccesary to run the engine.There are no wire diagrams available for this truck, so I needed to check every wire before and after cutting it , to be sure the engine still turns on.At this point I thought that I should go for the 302 again...hahaah

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After a few hours or days...

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In the interior..

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WOW - incredible work. Thanks for all the info and pics- never would have guessed Argentina. What kind of professional background do you have? Your hard work has paid off - you have an impressive truck!
 

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Didi you catch all these?



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By the way, it looks like you used the Toyota gauge cluster in your Bronco... pretty cool!
 

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WOW - incredible work. Thanks for all the info and pics- never would have guessed Argentina. What kind of professional background do you have? Your hard work has paid off - you have an impressive truck!
I never studied nothing about mechanic or electronics, I just had to learn to do things myself cos the cars I liked and used to own(Impala, montecarlo , Dodge) are difficult to find here as well as their parts.So if you go to fix your car to some garage, they tell you that they don´t fix that kind of cars, or they do it and it would be too expensive.

This was the second Toyota engine I swap in 6 months.The first one was 3.0 turbo but without intercooler and nothing of electronic but 120hp:cry.
I found some pics more interesting about the swap, that I´ll try to post tomorrow.
 
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