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Does any do a drive in drive out service to fit these engines yet very interested and price wise cheers
 

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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.
 

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In the answer to the original q the answer is yes. Search heath duramax.
 

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imo id so much rather a duramax than a dunger old chev v8. they may be simple but for cost vs power increase(not torque figures though) its alot of money for minumal gain.
the duramax is a moster of an engine with a tune is capable of big numgers.
and yes heath does them. not sure where you are but pretty sure he is on the sunshine coast somewhere.
 

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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.

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.
 

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either chev or duramax you wont get change out of between 20-30k.
 

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either chev or duramax you wont get change out of between 20-30k.
So 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.

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So 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.

marty
if you can do it for less you should go into business doing conversions you would be the cheapest
 

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So 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.

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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 30K
 

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Duramax conversion drive in drive out is more than $40k
 

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Duramax conversion drive in drive out is more than $40k

yep 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

don't forget these guys have spent the time and money to research these conversions and there are only a handfull of people doing them in australia so thats why the prices is what it is.
 

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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 30K
Yep, pretty much correct - for the job done properly....
 

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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.
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....
 

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yep 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
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you can get that patrol down the qurter in 7-8 sec with that coin!! LOL

ps. some serious bikkies if you ask me , for a conversion
i would never be able to bring myself to do it either.
 

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i was quoted $15K for the 6.5

and $28K ish to suply and fit, with a 2 month wait.

i forget the name, but they were in Albury
 

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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....
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.

You obviously got qoutes from the wrong people my entire loom, ecm, map, maf, iat, and everything you mentioned, everything to get the vehicle running incuding mods to the shifter, and reverse circuit, all wired into the vehicle including other things I wanted done such as gauges rewired, and fitting / wiring of lift pump / vacuum pump came to less than your $4k figure. That was the entire bill from the auto leccy everything was supplied and fitted for that price and as anyone knows an auto electricians labour / man hours isn't cheap.

I didn't say anything about your chev so I don't know why your trying to justify to people how good it is, I really don't care. I have been in one and was very unimpressed it was non turbo though so that's understandable. That really has nothing to do with this thread because the original poster wasn't asking about 6.5's

As for the electronics, well at some stage in life your gonna have to catch up with the 21st century, every vehicle made these days has sh*tloads of wiring and electronics it's an easy way to make heaps of hp reliably. If my car breaks down in the middle of nowhere and its because of electronics your more than welcome to say "I told you so" if that makes you sleep better at night.

The reason no-one advertises doing duramax conversions is because apparently it's too hard or it "doesn't fit", well stupid them for not giving it a go. At the end of the day you only do an engine conversion cause you really want it, it's not cause it's economically viable, cause lets face it, it never is!
 

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you can get that patrol down the qurter in 7-8 sec with that coin!! LOL

ps. some serious bikkies if you ask me , for a conversion
i would never be able to bring myself to do it either.
A 7 sec patrol for 40-50k man I'd love to see that!
 

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You get what you pay for. Do it right the first time, spend the $$ and you won't have to do it again.

A 6.5 isn't in the same league of engine as the 6.6 Duramax
 
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