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alan45
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Posted: 04/16/08 08:20 PM

looking for any information on swapping a diesel(turbo) into my 1990 mazda b2200 2wd truck. has anyone done one, is there a kit for this type of swapp  

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gunman41mag
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Posted: 04/17/08 01:54 AM

HI ALAN45, You haven't mention which diesel engine, you want to drop into the MAZDA truck, but all the big 3 companies diesel are going to be too heavy for your MAZDA??? IS IT WORTH ALL THE TROUBLE???  
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nmlakerat
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Posted: 04/17/08 08:02 AM

a 4bt cummins would prolly fit. see if you can find one reasonable priced and find a trans like a nv4500 5speed and bet it would rock with a lil work  
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nfmisso
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Posted: 05/13/08 01:23 PM

Alan;

There are lots of very good choices for your Mark 3 Mazda pickup.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mazda_B-Series_(North_America)#1986

In North America, the easiest is probably a VW TDi with a Toyota Transmission.
http://www.acmeadapters.com/store.php
http://forums.tdiclub.com/forumdisplay.php?f=63

The Cummins 3.9 is way to0 heavy for a Mark 3.  A Cummins 3.3 is on the heavy side - even at 200 lbs lighter than a 3.9

Another choice is a Kubota:
http://www.surpluscenter.com/sort.asp?UID=2008042619170395&catname=engines&keyword=NED1

And then you can look into engines not sold in the USA - overseas the Mazda pickup was offered with a diesel engine.  

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Edward A. Sanchez
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Posted: 05/13/08 01:33 PM

Yeah, I think a VW TDI would probably make the most sense. Maybe if you could find a turbodiesel out of a Mitsu Mighty Max or Dodge Ram D50, but I doubt you're going to find many low-mileage examples in good shape. Might be able to find a rebuild, though. Even turbocharged, though, I think they were only about 85 hp, stock.  

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fromthehip
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Posted: 04/03/11 09:34 AM

I just picked up a 1987 mazda 2200 and also aquired a Isuzu C240, I intend to swap the C240 into the truck. I know that there are the obvious adaptions ie engine mounts, engine to gear box, flushing the fuel tank, making the fill larger. Someone told me that I would need to "split the clutch" pressure plate for the engine and clutch discs for the gear box. I own a company that builds metal boats so I can fab most anything I need. Does anyone have experience with this that could offer some advice?  

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