Considering dropping a diesel into my wife's frontier.
Nissan gas engines are great but they have some rediculouse optical sensor for a cam position sensor (in the distributor on 3.3 motor). Long story short, the optical sensors always goes about every 80K - 130K miles. I stuck one with about 60K in it when the old one went. I think it's getting ready to go again. You have to replace the whole distributor and that's about $350 for a new one.
Truck has 180K +/- on it and when it does go, I'm considering just repowering with a diesel.
Stock tranny is a 5-speed manual.
Anyway, Any suggestions on a good donor? Motor? anyone know of adapters to bolt up to the stock tranny?
The space for the existing v6 is mighty tight! so are there any 3 cylinders out there that are worth considering?
This is mostly just a brain fart session more than anything. I'm toying with the idea!