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Diesel Swap?

Searching around the foreign nissan sites i found out the navara (nissans UK version of the frontier) comes with a diesel engine.

Though it might make for an interesting swap for more down low torque (300 at 2000 RPMs!!) and almost doubled gas mileage (24 city/39 highway, plus diesel is usually cheaper than regular gas)

seems like it would bolt right into the X, I believe you would need the diesel's transmission as well, as the gear ratios appear to be different.

check out the engine specs at:

http://www.whatcar.co.uk/car-review-...5&ED=47799&U=0

and the nissan site:

http://www.nissan.com.au/navaradual0...ifications.asp


no clue where you would get one of those engines though, would probably be a PITA to find in the US, or get shipped over here.

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Interesting idea.

Why couldn't we use our transmission?

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Consider this, 2000 RPMs is likely near redline for the motor. You would need to replave the transmisiontoo, as it would be gear all wrong, and are you sure those fuel numbers were in MPG and not KPL?

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While big diesels may be governed to 2000 RPM, light diesels for automotive are usually governed to 3500-4000 RPM.

As well, Nissan shows that engine at 126 kw@4000 RPM.
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I think for the price to have it shipped here I would rather go with the V8. But it would be kick ass to have a diesel X

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You are after two toally different things with a gas powered V8 and a Diesel though.

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Meaning with the V8 its about hp and w/ the Diesel torque

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Consider this, 2000 RPMs is likely near redline for the motor. You would need to replave the transmisiontoo, as it would be gear all wrong, and are you sure those fuel numbers were in MPG and not KPL?
check the link, the mileage is in MPG

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Interesting idea.

Why couldn't we use our transmission?
the gear ratios are different in the diesel's tranny, plus id bet that the gasoline tranny wouldnt bolt right up to the diesel engine

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and bio diesel is very cheap.

bio diesel = more wheeling trips

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