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TDI Conversions Discussions on converting non TDIs into TDIS. More general items can be answered better in other sections. This is ideal for issues that don't have an overlap and are very special to swaping engines.

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Old September 3rd, 2017, 15:33   #1
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TDI(s): 2001
Default 1992 isuzu to diesel TDI swap

I have a 2002 1.9 diesel that I would love to install in my 1992 2.6l gas pickup space cab. The trans is MAU T-3. Whitbread thinks I need a 4.3v6 5 speed transmission to mount to the TDI. Anyone familiar with Isuzu 2.6l gas engines/transmissions?
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Old September 6th, 2017, 17:21   #2
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Isuzu was mostly a chevy hodge podge so its most likely a SBC bolt pattern. EVguy has what you need if thats the case.
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Old September 17th, 2017, 14:30   #3
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Would I better off purchasing a toyota transmission and if so which toyota transmission? The TDI that I have came out of an automatic. I want a manual transmission. What else will I need. I would like to put it together for testing before installing.
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Old September 18th, 2017, 17:14   #4
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Like he said, hit up EVguys page/site. He has a variety of adapters so you can pick the tranny you want to use... Ford 3.0 or 4.0, Chevy SBC, I think he's working on a Toyota 22r adapter, some others I cannot recall.

If the current engine block uses the small block Chevy bolt pattern, then you can use that adapter and the current transmission.
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Old September 18th, 2017, 19:01   #5
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You do have some good choices of transmissions with the adapters I have online.
I also just delivered the first Nissan 4 cylinder adapter.
The Toyota is still under revision but close.
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