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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-30-2007, 09:40 PM Thread Starter
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diesel conversion 1988 4x4 S10

I would like some input on what would be a good diesel conversion engine for the 1988 S10 I just bought,these are the things I want to keep in mind when giving me suggestions, this will be a low budget project, ease of conversion(electronics
,availability of engines adapter plates and other parts, and last I want an engine that will allow good economy(not looking high power to sacrifice economy).
I look forward to your input and thanks.
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Maybe a diesel engine out of a 90's volkswagen jetta?
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I think adapter plates would make that a more difficult swap.
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In the early to mid 80's, GM made a 4.3 diesel. Haven't seen many of them around, they were mostly in cars (I had a Buick with one in it - it screamed for a N/A engine). If you could find one of those 4.3 diesels, I would think it could be easily modified to fit. It was a mechanical engine, no electronics..but I don't know about the transmission - they were all transverse-mounted for front-wheel drive vehicles, I think.
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a 4bt out of a bread (delivery) van would be a good choice. it already has the adapter for a GM transmission. You might have to run a body lift with it to get the engine to fit, check out

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