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« #15 : October 11, 2013, 08:13:25 am »

The electronics involved with the D4D are not easy or cheap, so if you want a dieselpowerplant do consider  the straight 6 1H family of engines also ...

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« #16 : October 11, 2013, 08:59:14 am »

I would say a Lexus V8 would be cheaper, but the electronics will be just as difficult on a D4D but then you may not get good economy on the V8.

This is the H engine http://www.gumtree.co.za/cp-replacement-parts-in-northern-pretoria/ultimate-4x4-land-cruiser-h-engine-531270855

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« #17 : October 11, 2013, 09:01:29 am »

But this is the Ultimate for a 45.  :drinks:

http://www.gumtree.co.za/cp-replacement-parts-in-klerksdorp/toyota-land-cruiser-1hz-4-2d-engine-427700534

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« #18 : October 11, 2013, 11:11:32 am »

I would say a Lexus V8 would be cheaper, but the electronics will be just as difficult on a D4D but then you may not get good economy on the V8.


With Spitronics the Lexus electronics is a breeze and the economy will match the 1H# family of engines 

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« #19 : October 11, 2013, 03:31:37 pm »

Hi Graham's suggestion of the 1HZ works really well! I bought a BJ42 LX a number of years ago which had a conversion already carried out in Oz by these guys at Brunswick Diesels in Western Australia. They normally change the stock Nissan Patrol 3.0 turbos to a Chev 5.6. I am just in the process of restoring it at the moment if you need any pics of the engine setup let me know. I think the main issue was fitting everything in the engine bay.

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« #20 : October 11, 2013, 05:44:36 pm »

Andy post up some pics, it would be good to see as is a vary rare conversion

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« #21 : October 11, 2013, 10:09:15 pm »

Hi Graham's suggestion of the 1HZ works really well! I bought a BJ42 LX a number of years ago which had a conversion already carried out in Oz by these guys at Brunswick Diesels in Western Australia. They normally change the stock Nissan Patrol 3.0 turbos to a Chev 5.6. I am just in the process of restoring it at the moment if you need any pics of the engine setup let me know. I think the main issue was fitting everything in the engine bay.

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i would love to see some pics the 1hz really sounds like it could be a great conversion to do !

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« #22 : October 12, 2013, 09:48:48 am »


Yes Me too Please  ;D

BtW I have a BJ40 with a 14B engine in. And a fellow Bezeler - Rob Wright has fitted (Still in resto process) a 13BT to a 40

See Here http://www.gotbezel.com/index.php?topic=221.45

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« #23 : October 12, 2013, 10:14:21 am »

I think 13BT is a better option, although hard to find!  8)

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« #24 : October 14, 2013, 10:59:36 pm »

hi there guys i have another few stupid questions to ask!! :-[ i have decided on doing a lexus v8 conversion with a 4 speed auto box! after seeing and experiencing these engines first hand the past weekend there is no doubt in my mind!

but i have some questions and no one can give me solid answers

1) who here has done a conversion like this in a fj45? how much cut and fab work is involved in this? i really dont want to cut the cruisers body and want to try and avoid it if possible

2) where in the western cape is a good place to source a motor? places in Pretoria and so forth sell the engines and gearboxes fully wired for good prices but alot of the places here in cape town are a lot more expensive

3) i am going to use the standard spitronics setup that these engines and boxes come out with now my main question is regarding these management systems is if they work in the sense that you have park neutral drive and reverse and then a tip tronic mode where i can select a gear and keep it in that gear until i want to change it

i see some places sell a spitronics gear shifter that has a first and second? dose that mean i can keep the box in first or second but i dont have control of 3rd and 4th then?

some sites also speek of you being able to program different auto modes in to the management e.g. like low range mode, tiptronic mode and a cruise mode for example

sorry for my stupid questions guys! but any help would be appreciated

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« #25 : October 14, 2013, 11:20:34 pm »

Theo has a Lexus BJ40 and I am in the process of building one into an FJ40, the 45 is not that different so it can fit in the engine bay without body mods.

You do have to fab engine mounts and typically the gearbox needs to move forward to help the engine clear the firewall, in my case the gearbox also needs to be tilted over to the driver side to level out the engine.

Both Theo and I have the H55F 5-spd manual box and the auto box config is a little more complex, Mark Auer has the Lexus engine and auto box in a MWB 70 series, but I have not had the chance to look closely at the setup yet.

I am a bit confused by the following:
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standard spitronics setup that these engines and boxes come out with

Spitronics is a local aftermarket management system.

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« #26 : October 15, 2013, 03:34:30 pm »

The longer Autobox should be less of a problem than in the shorty 40 series.You need to speak to Mark Watson as he has done a few 45 ser and is currently fitting a 1UZFE VVTi autobox combo into a BJ40. 011 3624143 or 0827626547  :drinks:

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« #27 : October 15, 2013, 06:50:54 pm »

Autobox in a 40?!  ;D

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« #28 : October 15, 2013, 10:53:57 pm »

What transfer case did you guys use? Is tere like a transfer box that bolts directly on to the 4 speed?

I take it your not a fan of the auto idee hey adulf! Hahaha ;D

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« #29 : October 15, 2013, 10:56:40 pm »

Oh and i forgot to ask! Do you guys think the standard diffs will be strong enough? Or should i get new diffs, maybe out of a newer generation cruiser

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