Dougal, that is simply incredible! Next time I need some lessons on patience I'll e-mail you first! Amazing indeed.
Where can I get some specs on this engine? The reason I ask is somewhat complicated: I have a 70's Iusuzu pickup, called a Chevy LUV. I'm no Chevy guy but this is a good little truck. Just doesn't have enough poop to pull the mountains around here. But, a whole bunch of guys have taken Chevy LUV's and stuffed in a GM small block [direct bolt-in, bellhousing and all], and quite a few have used a GM big block! AWESOME power of course, and with torsion bar front suspension it's no problem to add some twist for increased engine weight.
So, that makes me think about a diesel engine for this truck, more power, and still good mileage, with better reliability. Anybody have some specs or description, plus approximate engine weight?
Yeah, There was a 4x4 with a 2wd parts rig-both diesel for sale locally. I have too much now. I'm sure its gone.. hen's teeth.Thanks for the info, Wyle. I was aware of that LUV diesel but they're rare as hen's teeth from what I can see. That's why I was wondering about this other Isuzu. The one Dougal just mentioned might be just the thing. Also I live in the mountains so this larger diesel would be much better. If I sell my Ram I might buy one, then if the LUV falls apart around it I can swap the diesel into another truck!
Yeah I learnt the hard way. Hopefully others can learn the easy way (from my mistakes).Hey Dougal,
Heard exactly the same recommendation from a good mate of mine, who is a respected diesel fitter from these parts, he also is an admirer of the 4BD1 & 4BD1T, owns a few himself. He also reckons, don't stuff 'round with non-genuine parts, it'll end in tears.......I'm going to stock up on some genuine kits for later, and keep the proverbials open for the odd dust-covered bargain .....
I know of several Isuzus in delivery trucks that were rebuilt at 500,000km (300,000miles), but I don't know what state they were in then.I consider the 4BD a more of a lighter duty build than the Cummins. I consider them about 250K engines (should go 250K with regular maintenance) whereas I consider the Cummins a 400K engine.