Why bother, cost you an arm and a leg just to do the electronics, I heard that the processor is 4 grand and you virtually need a computer jockey riding shotgun with you for ever more for minimal gain in fuel consumption. The Chevy conversion is not cheap either, but at least you can work on it yourself, and it returns better consumption than a lot of guys get running a 3lt.
I am pretty sure you will find that Trucksters prices are on the money and include the donk............ the duramax may be a just a little more than 30KSo your saying between 17-27K for everything after you have brought yourself a engine.
I think you need to do a liitle bit more home work on your prices.
Duramax conversion drive in drive out is more than $40k
I guess simple people find humour where they can....Ha Ha Ha, thats the funniest thing I've read on this forum in a long time. Are you serious?
FYI an ecm can be bought for around $300 usd.
For the original poster Heath is doing a couple at the moment including a 100 series cruiser, not sure what his plans are after that.
X2yep got a quote the other day 40-50k depending on what year engine you use, don't get me wrong i would get one i a heart beat if i a couple of hundred grand just sitting there doing nothing, but i just can't bring myself to spend 50k on a motor
No I'm not simple I just found it funny that you really didn't know what your talking about in your original post. Obviously you have elaborated a little since then but you still don't know the full story. Do you know someone with a duramax in a Patrol? Have you been in a Duramax powered Patrol? I highly doubt it. As you probably know what looks good on paper has nothing to do with the real world.I guess simple people find humour where they can....
My comments were a bit tongue in cheek, but before I went with the Chev i looked at different conversions. I got quotes for the crated engine out of the states, and for all the other gear that needs to come with them and I can assure you that the engine management system is in excess of 4 grand for the duramax. This is not just the board, but wiring looms as well as MAP, MAF, IAT (2 of) CKP, CMP, ECT, etc etc etc. These are not a part of a crated engine.
There is a good power increase from the chev, as long as you go with the Ti, my 2002 GU-DX 4.2TD was dyno’ed at 112kw. Nissan say the 3lt will kick out 118kw. I had the 6.5 TD dyno’ed at 159kw, that is 42% more than my DX and 35% on the 3lt Nissan figures. Maybe not huge, but it makes a world of difference pulling my 3.4t boat. Unloaded and it can be tricky keeping the back end under control if you plant your foot and watch out if it is wet.
The Duramax conversion was going to cost over 32k, the chev was 28k, though granted the duramax gives better theoretical fuel consumption. You will need someone who is fully conversant with the electronics to do anything on them, or you could teach yourself over time. I would rather go with the simple and not have to call in Bill Gates boys when you’re out in the bush.
In the west it would be hard to find someone north of Perth that will be able to help you. I had great difficulty in just getting someone to do the engineering work to shoe horn in the duramax. I would have also had to do a lot of work, which i don’t have the tools for, and that was not in the 32k costs. The Chev was drive in, drive out with warrantee. So, the Duramax might look good on paper, but there is a just might be reason that not many people advertise doing the Dura conversion given that they have been on the market for over 10 years. Each to their own....