[Vwdiesel] Diesel conversions

pmdolan at sasktel.net pmdolan at sasktel.net
Fri Mar 2 06:30:22 EST 2007

My brother-in-law and I did that about 20 years ago.  We specialized only in diesels for light and medium truck re-power.  Today, there are so many good domestic diesels, it is not very common (diesels, that is).  There are, however, a lot of companies bringing in Japanese engines, and they must might be able to find a automotive diesel for you..

----- Original Message -----
From: William J Toensing <toensing at wildblue.net>
Date: Friday, March 2, 2007 4:42 am
Subject: [Vwdiesel] Diesel conversions

> There was something else I just though of. In Japan they have some 
> real draconian auto inspection laws that require very expensive 
> safety inspection laws for 3 or 4 year old cars, designed to get 
> older cars junked to be able to sell more new cars. As a result, 
> many cars with less than 30,000 miles are junked or exported to 
> third world countries. In junking these cars, the engines & 
> transmissions are often salvaged & exported over here. This is why 
> you can buy used Japanese enginesfor around $600 or less. Since 
> many diesels are sold overseas including Japan, it might be 
> possible to find an engine importer who can find you a Japanese 
> diesel long block & transmission.
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