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Old 10-02-2009, 09:27 AM
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I would love to put a diesel in my s-10 blazer 4x4. Its just that those 4bt's are so damn expensive unless you find one of those wonder bread or frito trucks that has a half million miles on it and the company just wants rid of it. That would be half your parts.
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Old 10-03-2009, 06:53 AM
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Has anyone looked at the weight of a diesel engine, a 3 cylinder Perkins weighs about 800 pounds, and some where I read, a Mercedes 4 cylinder weighs about 1100 pound.
I would love to have a diesel, but I'm wondering what will have to be done to a small truck to support that extra weight.
A 4.0 OHV weighs about 400 pounds or so.

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Old 10-07-2009, 11:02 AM
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Has anyone looked at the weight of a diesel engine, a 3 cylinder Perkins weighs about 800 pounds, and some where I read, a Mercedes 4 cylinder weighs about 1100 pound.
I would love to have a diesel, but I'm wondering what will have to be done to a small truck to support that extra weight.
A 4.0 OHV weighs about 400 pounds or so.

Ray
you're basically looking at doing a SAS on the front end... or i guess you could go get some coil springs made to be able to take the weight, like at Pohl springs or something.

i've always heard guys just doin a SAS to solve the weight problem.
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Old 10-07-2009, 07:25 PM
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Found this site that might interest you guys:

http://www.4btswaps.com/forum/index.php

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Old 10-26-2009, 02:38 AM
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hey they didn't offer that motor in any of there models than you cant get it past DVM we just did that to a chevy luv pick up so we dont know what we are going to do
From what I understand California is just a bitch for registrations anyway, but after you start adding parts it won't pass ya'll's anal emission inspections. I can't count the number of parts listed in the summit catalog that have the famous last words "not for sale or legal use in California" That tells me I'd never want to live there, mix that with insane cost for gas, yeah forget it. I'll stick to the midwest.

TO make it simple, make sure you don't live in a state like CA that has the super retarded emissions inspections and laws prohibiting most motor swaps. Then if that isn't an issue and you have money to spend (unlike myself) then I vote for the 4bt swap. There is a video on YOUTUBE with someone who swapped in a 4bt into a ranger (4wd, I think) It's pretty sweet.
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Old 11-23-2009, 08:13 PM
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i have a 87 ranger diesel with a mitsubishi 4d55 2.3 L turbo diesel makes 86 hp at 4k rpm and around 140 lbs of torque at 2k rpm.
the engine is the same size as the ford escort 2.3 L
gas engines from the early 90's,im guessing weight is about 300-400 lbs for my diesel engine
revs up to 5k rpm,very reliable engine,lots of power.
its the original engine that came with this truck.
its been through 4 alternators,16 starters and 8 sets of belts since 87,id say this lil engine served very well.it has around 80k miles.
does anyone here know if this engine will bolt up to a 4x4 ranger/bronco II ?

my ranger has a very badly rusted chassis and can no longer drive due to it.(passenger side chassis rail actuall broke all the way through) its a 2wd truck,but id love to use the engine in a ranger/bronco II body with dana 35 rear and dana 30 front. but i need to find a 4x4 tranny with hi/low range that this bad boy will bolt to.

this lil truck will burn the tires all the way to 3rd gear without touching the brakes.
i gotta do something with this engine!

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Old 11-24-2009, 06:41 AM
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Did a search for the 4d55, found quite a bit of information, but as of yet I can't say anything about the transmission bell housing. Here are a couple of links, probably stuff you have already seen.
http://www.therangerstation.com/tech...ry/Diesels.htm
http://www.powerwagonadvertiser.com/...ead.php?t=6624
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitsubishi_Astron_engine
http://www.ford-trucks.com/forums/42...-atlantic.html
http://www.explorerforum.com/forums/...d.php?t=257855
http://www.wiringdiagrams21.com/2009...ematic-diagram
http://pdfdatabase.com/index.php?q=m...aul+manual+pdf
Do a search on your favorite search engine, (I used Google) and see what else you can find. I see that there are a lot of these little engines out there world wide and in many different vehicles. I am ashamed to say, this is the first time I have ever heard of this engine. I know of one sitting in a wrecking yard about a 1/2 hour drive away, it is in a D50 Dodge, guess I will have to go have a better look at it.
Good luck, you may want to get in touch with some of the posters that are on other forums to see what those guys are doing, BUT GET BACK TO US AND KEEP US INFORMED.

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Old 11-24-2009, 05:52 PM
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thanx clem....ill have a look at those sites.
its a very smooth and powerful lil engine,ive had it for quite a few years and have been wanting to use it for a project.
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Old 11-25-2009, 10:55 AM
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Found this web site: http://www.mitsubishi-forums.com/index.php?act=idx
Without doing a lot of looking around I find this thread deals with diesels of the Mitsi. variety. You may want to take a look, we all may benefit from the knowledge of the small diesels these folks are talking about. http://www.mitsubishi-forums.com/index.php?act=idx

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