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is that 4.3 diesel any good? i honestly dont know a thing about them. or was it a gas engine converted to diesel?

i know a guy who had an old chevy gas engine that he had shipped up to canada to be converted to a diesel. what a hunk of crap that turned out to be. but the sad thing is, if it wasnt 400 miles away, i would have bought it from him, he offered the suburban to me a couple years back for $200!
 

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If that weren't so far away from me!!! That would be perfect to swap in to my Toyota 4x4 pickup!
I would LOVE to have a toyota hilux!!! wonder if they can be imported to the U.S. or if they are too awesome for us here?
 

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I would LOVE to have a toyota hilux!!! wonder if they can be imported to the U.S. or if they are too awesome for us here?
Anything over 25 years old can.
 

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Anything over 25 years old can.
i've just done a bunch of reading on the subject (but you know how trustworthy internet info can be...) and it seems darn near impossible because they dont meet the U.S. emission standards and other things like poor safety glass.


are they serious? that the U.S. emission standards are higher than those in europe or japan? i kinda have a hard time believing that. just wish toyota would sell it here. but of course like any company, they are going to sell to the biggest market and thats gas engines here. thats also another reason why chevy wont put the 4.5l dmax into its 1/2 tons because it would take away from sales in the heavy duty division...

how great would it be to have an option to buy an s-10 or 1/2 ton with a smaller diesel engine? my stupid 98 blazer with the 4.3 v6 is averaging 15 mpg with mixed driving. that is crap!!!!!!

oh, well. my rant is now over :rolleyes:
 

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If that weren't so far away from me!!! That would be perfect to swap in to my Toyota 4x4 pickup!
I'll buy it and hold it if your serious... i have only heard good things about the 4.3 v6, especially compared to the 5.7 diesel

It just seems like too good a deal to pass up, ill try and find time to check it out
 

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I'll buy it and hold it if your serious... i have only heard good things about the 4.3 v6, especially compared to the 5.7 diesel

It just seems like too good a deal to pass up, ill try and find time to check it out
For $150 you can't really go wrong here. If you can find out some more info on it and PM me that would be awesome

My Yota with a 4.3 Diesel and SM465 w/ a range selector in front of it.. Helllllll Yeaaaahhhh!!! lol
 

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I called the guy today as i didnt get time yesterday... Poor choice on my part. I was the second to call who was ready to buy it, but he said he had tons of interest in emails.
Ah well, if the deal falls through he will call me.

Sad story though, he said it came out of a mint car and he was putting a 400Ci into it
I wanted to tell him he was ruining a great,fairly rare automobile and turning it into another boring v8 car.
 

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I called the guy today as i didnt get time yesterday... Poor choice on my part. I was the second to call who was ready to buy it, but he said he had tons of interest in emails.
Ah well, if the deal falls through he will call me.

Sad story though, he said it came out of a mint car and he was putting a 400Ci into it
I wanted to tell him he was ruining a great,fairly rare automobile and turning it into another boring v8 car.
Ya win some ya lose some I guess.
I have to agree with you, he just ruined a car when I pulled that out for the 400CI.

I found this on ebay and am seriously thinking about it...
http://www.ebay.com/itm/280831378888?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649#ht_500wt_969
 

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Looks expensive
ks to pa would also cost in shipping,

Have you been on car-part.com?
 

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Yeah the KS to PA is the problem.

I haven't tried it yet. What I really want is a Range Selector in front of a SM465... But that is a dream that may take awhile
 

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that is awesome! wish it was closer, i would be very tempted. especially at that price! whats sexier than a shaggin' wagon? fill it with plush carpet and paint a mural on the side and its good to go! :)
 

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eww! he ruined the front grill and head light bezels by painting them red too! you need a little bit of contrast, i like either brushed aluminum or chrome paint for those parts. would have made it really nice looking. besides, that needs a step-side! if i had money to blow, i would get a step-side. i dont know why, but im in love with those trucks!
 
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