[Vwdiesel] Diesel conversions

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Fri Mar 2 08:02:44 EST 2007

I have recently purchased an AAZ TD engine from Japan through this  
process.  I pulled the valve cover to make sure I had the thing on  
TDC to pull the injection pump and discovered that the engine is  
extremely clean inside, virtually no oil or crud build up.  BTW since  
this discussion has included Perkins diesel, there were a lot of  
Diesel Jeeps built for specialty service that had a Perkins diesel in  
them.  There were thousands made for mail delivery service and as  
aircraft tugs at air force bases.  These come up on ebay every so  
often but are always too pricey for me.  The plane tugs have only a  
cab and a flat rear section like a fifth wheel tow truck.   
Unfortunately, they have really low geared transmissions so they  
would be much good on the highway.  Hayden

On Mar 2, 2007, at 4:42 AM, William J Toensing wrote:

> 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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