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    Default Diesel swap has been done!

    Have you guys seen this?

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    I was under the impression that noone had done this yet, and I just saw it on eBay! Now this might be old news to you guys, and If I'm just somehow oblivious to obvious knowledge then you can go ahead and delete this thread.

    But a 4BD2 in a tundra? That's pretty crazy! What do you guys think?
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    Default Re: Diesel swap has been done!

    I have read about a few on some diesel swap forums,but never seen any photographic proof, cool find!

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    I want to see some pics of the trans and rear axle, looks very cool!
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    I think i'd rather see a new ecoboost v6 under the hood...that would be a really potent combination...365hp and 410 ft lbs of tq...plusawesome mpg.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr_Snips View Post
    I think i'd rather see a new ecoboost v6 under the hood...that would be a really potent combination...365hp and 410 ft lbs of tq...plusawesome mpg.
    such blasphemy eco boost pffff. how bout a 5.7 (i know one of the guys did it)
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    she got mad when i came home and sat in the truck before going inside to see her... i guess the tundra just requires less money and maintenance.....
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    I've been having sick nasty thoughts about putting a diesel in my truck (if my motor ever breaks). This truck is only like an hour away from me. I'd like to see this thing in person! Anybody know of anybody else doing this? I'd really be interested in a Hilux/Tundra swap.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr_Snips View Post
    I think i'd rather see a new ecoboost v6 under the hood...that would be a really potent combination...365hp and 410 ft lbs of tq...plusawesome mpg.
    My understanding in speaking to a few guys here in Indy who have the new ecoboost is that it does not deliver in the MPG department. I think all EPA numbers are generous and far from the real world driving conditions we live in so this is not directed solely at ford. Did you know that the "highway" MPG number is generated from an average speed of 48 MPH with the engine already hot from previous driving? http://www.tundrasolutions.com/forum...ing-standards/ At 48 MPH on flat ground my truck gets 32 MPG and sometimes even more.

    I just read the ad on eBay and it states that the truck gets 25 MPG. I have a DC 4x4 with the weakest engine ever put in a Tundra and a 4 speed transmission and I still manage 21-22 MPG at 65 MPH on the highway which is not too far from the 25 MPG stated for the diesel. I have a few more mods up my sleeve and feel that I am within comfortable striking distance of 25 MPG. Even so, props to whoever did it. The only reason I would do the diesel swap would be to run WVO but now fewer and fewer restaurants will let you get the oil from their dumpsters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Highwaylizard View Post
    My understanding in speaking to a few guys here in Indy who have the new ecoboost is that it does not deliver in the MPG department. I think all EPA numbers are generous and far from the real world driving conditions we live in so this is not directed solely at ford. Did you know that the "highway" MPG number is generated from an average speed of 48 MPH with the engine already hot from previous driving? http://www.tundrasolutions.com/forum...ing-standards/ At 48 MPH on flat ground my truck gets 32 MPG and sometimes even more.

    I just read the ad on eBay and it states that the truck gets 25 MPG. I have a DC 4x4 with the weakest engine ever put in a Tundra and a 4 speed transmission and I still manage 21-22 MPG at 65 MPH on the highway which is not too far from the 25 MPG stated for the diesel. I have a few more mods up my sleeve and feel that I am within comfortable striking distance of 25 MPG. Even so, props to whoever did it. The only reason I would do the diesel swap would be to run WVO but now fewer and fewer restaurants will let you get the oil from their dumpsters.
    highway if you want to pick up 1 mpg throw on some headers. i didnt see them in your signature. i put ebay headers on my truck and while i set the cruise at 80 vs 65 i saw a 6% increase in mpg at that speed. (14.7-15.6) might see a great increase at lower speeds
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    Quote Originally Posted by oofy15354 View Post
    she got mad when i came home and sat in the truck before going inside to see her... i guess the tundra just requires less money and maintenance.....
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    Regardless of gas mileage or mpg of this diesel convension I like his set up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by italiantundra88 View Post
    highway if you want to pick up 1 mpg throw on some headers. i didnt see them in your signature. i put ebay headers on my truck and while i set the cruise at 80 vs 65 i saw a 6% increase in mpg at that speed. (14.7-15.6) might see a great increase at lower speeds
    Working on getting a set of headers along with some electric fans. In the middle of testing something right now but will see the highway MPG's return to 22-23 MPG fairly soon and the headers and electric fans should push me past 25 MPG.
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    Default Re: Diesel swap has been done!

    Looks like a a clean swap.

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    It should be considered that diesel fuel is more expensive than regular unleaded.

    Where I live, the cheapest diesel averages around 40 cents per gallon more than regular. It is typically more costly than super unleaded.

    So, with that factored in, the diesel is only getting an adjusted mpg of around 21 instead of 25 highway. Certainly takes some of the luster away in my opinion.
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    Highwaylizard do you have a thread with tips on MPG improvement or smth? I got 01 older one but seems cant get above 14.5MPG driving 50/50 cycle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vincas2005 View Post
    Highwaylizard do you have a thread with tips on MPG improvement or smth? I got 01 older one but seems cant get above 14.5MPG driving 50/50 cycle.
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    I have not contributed to the blog since March but I still generate Fuel Economy data and have a few devices I am testing. I mostly hang out here at TS just to take the edge off of stress. I will get back to posting as soon as I can and am in the process of setting up a real website at which time I will transfer all the posts from the blog to the new site.

    Shoot me an email with your particulars after you read through some of the stickys and other threads in the Fuel Economy Forum and I will do whatever I can to help you.

    I just ran some highway numbers at 21.3 MPG at 66 MPH but overall tank average at this point is seriously sh!tty at 15 MPG - all but 48 miles (of 327) in town with AC running (the FML driving).
    Last edited by Highwaylizard; 09-13-2011 at 04:45 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vincas2005 View Post
    Highwaylizard do you have a thread with tips on MPG improvement or smth? I got 01 older one but seems cant get above 14.5MPG driving 50/50 cycle.
    He doesnt just have a thread... He has an ENTIRE sub-Forum

    Quote Originally Posted by Highwaylizard View Post
    Fuel Economy - Toyota Tundra Forums : Tundra Solutions Forum

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    I have not contributed to the blog since March but I still generate Fuel Economy data and have a few devices I am testing. I mostly hang out here at TS just to take the edge of stress. I will get back to posting as soon as I can and am in the process of setting up a real website at which time I will transfer all the posts from the blog to the new site.

    Shoot me an email with your particulars after you read through some of the stickys and other threads in the Fuel Economy Forum and I will do whatever I can to help you.

    I just ran some highway numbers at 21.3 MPG at 66 MPH but overall tank average at this point is seriously sh!tty at 15 MPG - all but 48 miles (of 327) in town with AC running (the FML driving).
    Toby, I'm going to send you an email about your new site.

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