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I'm getting ready to start a diesel swap into my low mileage near mint condition 89 Mazda B2600i 4x4. The motor has been ordered and should be here in 2-3 weeks.

Mitsubishi 4D56T 2.5L diesel with water cooled turbo...









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Keep in mind the 4D55/56 uses the Wideblock Bellhousing Pattern that was commonly found on the Mitsubishi 2.6L in the Ram 50 trucks, Mazda only used that bellhousing in the B2600 series for 1 or 2 years, pre-fuel injection years i beleive. After that it has it's own unique bellhousing pattern for the 2600i.

So you may need to source a transmission/transfer case for the truck, if yours isn't one of the years that shared the same bell pattern. And the Diesel Starter is a must have, the gas one just doesn't have enough reduction to spin the engine over effectively
 

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Correct, I have already bought a bellhousing for a 87-88 B2600. The B2600 and the B2600i share the same transmission. I have a brand new diesel starter sitting here waiting for the motor. I have also aquired a complete glow plug system for the 4D56. The only thing I have left to buy is an oil pan from a 86-87 B2600 4x4.
 

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It's a beaut! That motor should fit a Ford Ranger, right? I'd look into whether or not you need to change the gearing too.
The 4D55 was available in rare numbers from the factory in the 1986 Ford Rangers. And yeah, it may need regeared. Most Mazda B2600's and Ram 50's with the 2.6 ran 3.90's with the 5-Speed (904 Automatic Ram 50's were equipped with 3.55's and A500 Automatic Ram 50's were equipped with 4.22's) I'm running 3.73's in my 4D56 D50 with 33" Tires and occasionally 40" Tires. Prior to the Turbo Failure the 3.73s were ok, it may have needed a tad more gear (4.10's) to be a good midway point for both tires.

In a smaller truck/tire combo he'd probably be happy with the 3.55's
 

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It was also in the 87 Rangers.
My gearing is going to be perfect for 31" tires, I've already ran all the numbers.
I've been researching this for a year and have everything figured out and ready to go.
 

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The 4D55 was available in rare numbers from the factory in the 1986 Ford Rangers.
in these earlier rangers it would be plug n' play but it's also a good engine for the current ones... i have already seen one of those '93-'97 in an used cars dealer some months ago that had the gasser 2.3L replaced by a 4d56 and no regearing required...
 

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I finally received a refund only after filing a complaint with the CA Attorney General. But Mr Perez decided to deduct $500 for the shipping and customs fees on a motor that I never received. Even after telling the Attorney General that we would receive a FULL refund.

Just a word of warning before you do any kind of large business transaction, do your homework and check with the Better Business Bureau first (Perez Wholesale Distributor has an "F" rating by the way), I wish I would have.

The company is http://perezwholesaledistributor.com/ and the owners name is Jose Perez.
 

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I finally received a refund only after filing a complaint with the CA Attorney General. But Mr Perez decided to deduct $500 for the shipping and customs fees on a motor that I never received.
this 500 bucks deduction is nearly obscene...
 

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Sorry to hear about getting burned, have you got a plan B? That is a sweet pu you have, hope you find another motor.
 

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Sorry to hear about getting burned, have you got a plan B? That is a sweet pu you have, hope you find another motor.
Yep, I've already found another supplier and checked out their business and it looks good. I'll be ordering from them next week.
 

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Ordered another motor from another supplier that was much more pleasant to deal with. The motor should be here in 7-10 days.
 
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