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    Anyone have any info on converting an 05 chevy colorado to diesel?
    I'm wondering if trying to gather all the parts (if available) from an isuzu dmax would work, or would a cummins 4bt be a better options.
    Any suggestions?

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    put a duramax with an allison in it. That would be sweet.
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    Good luck getting that combination to fit. I know that they offer a version of the colorado overseas with a diesel. I'd look into the motor they put in the Holden Colorado and try to source one states side.
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    an isuzu engine seems to be the easiest option... in latin america the dmax is offered with some 2.5 and 3.0 diesel engines... maybe a b3.3 can be enough if you prefer a cummins... so, will you use an automatic gearbox?
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    Most think the manual is more fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DieselSchlepper View Post
    Most think the manual is more fun.
    i just don't like to use the clutch pedal, specially starting uphill driving... but manual usually allows better fuel economy...

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    Sounds as though going with a manual tranny could eliminate some computer communication problems...?
    I've been trying to find a way to purchase a salvaged or parts from one of the dmax's or holden's, but no success so far.
    Thought the cummins route might be better since I don't mind ending up with a potentially simpler truck (only need a speedometer and gas gauge).
    Just not sure where to start in regards to parts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by greenhome View Post
    Sounds as though going with a manual tranny could eliminate some computer communication problems...?
    it's easier, but an automatic isn't impossible to fit... i saw some diesel silverados in brazil using the 4l80e with modified torque converter and reprogrammed module...

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