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Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Hayduke, Feb 18, 2009.
You'll just frustrate yourself.
the double back has even more more for what is basicly a mini-van
Looks like a Vito.
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I am going to put a deposit on one, on Monday!!! 15 days in Spain and Portugal.. in a diesel Mercedes Westfalia clone.. what's not to like?
The bill for the rental .
$1500 for 2 weeks?
Two rocks with 1 bird...
don't forget the capris!
Holy overkill on the chains. They must expect to pull a lot of people out.
The article says "burned kerosene mixed with motor oil". That is the nice thing about a diesels. Or at least the older ones.
Idea time. for gas savings.
Take one of these
And put the 2.4L 4 cylinder motor and trans from a tacoma in it?
Would it pull it or is this old van too heavy for that trans?
I cant see that being a savings . The cost of the motor and trans , plus a van , plus the time . Might as well look for a toyota van , maybe find an AWD version .
Why a Tacoma 4cyl? Any particular reason, or do you already have an extra one laying around or what? If not, the 4WD 4cyl version of the 3RZ is punched out to 2.7L and fuel economy is pretty good, but like most gas engines, really starts to drop-off when pulling any kind of heavy loads. The 5spd transmissions are pretty tough, and you can get an adapter from Marlin to put a stronger V6 5spd behind those engines. All that said, not a swap that I'd go out of my way to make happen. Would much rather plop-in a small diesel engine. Maybe even something like a chevy 6.2/6.5L diesel V8. Lotos of them available through military surplus, many freshly rebuilt and ready to go. Not many people want them because they don't make a ton of power and they got kind of a bad rap (mostly undeserved), but fuel economy is not too bad if that's your main objective.
Buy plenty of ear plugs with that diesel up in the cab with you.
The body looks pretty good on that.
I have the 2.4 in a truck already. But I need to haul more people and dogs and stuff now.
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For that kind of money , you can build/buy just about anything for adventure camping.