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Old 05-26-2008, 07:37 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I found a guy down in Texas who runs a place called Diesel Toys who does TDI conversions for light trucks and jeeps. His Tacomas outfitted with Jetta TDI engines...mmmm...
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Old 05-26-2008, 10:23 PM   #22 (permalink)
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The new tdi`s are supposed to be released next month.
Last I had heard, test-drive models are being released next month. Cars for sale are being released in September. Last month I got intoan accident with my 2005 Jetta TDI. I was really torn about whether I wanted them to fix it or hand me a check so I could wait for a MkV TDI.

They are fixing it, though, so that question is answered.
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Old 05-26-2008, 10:27 PM   #23 (permalink)
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I found a guy down in Texas who runs a place called Diesel Toys who does TDI conversions for light trucks and jeeps. His Tacomas outfitted with Jetta TDI engines...mmmm...
Sweet. Any idea what the conversion runs?

I'm actually thinking about picking up and moving down to Dallas. I'd rather not lug my wrangler down with me, but if I could get a TDI put into it for not a stupid amount of money... I just might.
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Old 05-27-2008, 10:34 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Sweet. Any idea what the conversion runs?

I'm actually thinking about picking up and moving down to Dallas. I'd rather not lug my wrangler down with me, but if I could get a TDI put into it for not a stupid amount of money... I just might.
If you have to buy a 1.9tdi engine new, they are god awful expensive. I had to replace the one in my bug and my boat fund is still hurting from it. You might be better off just driving the Wrangler as is, because for the price of the engine and installation you can buy a ton of gas.
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Old 05-27-2008, 02:27 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Sweet. Any idea what the conversion runs?

I'm actually thinking about picking up and moving down to Dallas. I'd rather not lug my wrangler down with me, but if I could get a TDI put into it for not a stupid amount of money... I just might.
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Ask him. A turnkey conversion is $13000-$15000, minus whatever you can sell the original gas powertrain for (That's labour and the TDI powertrain). But the idea of a TDI Tacoma gives me wood. (At least until the Hilux makes it here-a diesel Tundra is coming in 2010, though, so my hopes are up!)
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Old 05-27-2008, 02:47 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Acme adapters can whip up a kit for Tacomas coming in the sub-1000 range.
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Old 05-27-2008, 02:58 PM   #27 (permalink)
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True, but dropping a TDI in there still isn't a simple task. I mean, someone with plenty of experience could do it, but that's like saying some brass tubing and a roll of sauter is all you need to make a Hurricane...
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Old 05-27-2008, 03:30 PM   #29 (permalink)
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Marauder... I don't care if you are from Canada... but if you don't get the term correct I will temp ban you. It's "solder" not "sauter" and the exercise of joing brass tubes performed with the solder and a torch is called brazing.

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Old 05-27-2008, 03:35 PM   #30 (permalink)
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*Hangs head in shame*

Cut me some slack, I'm a computer tech, we call it sauter.

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