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conversion from gas to diesel

Old 04-25-2010, 11:57 AM
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Hey Guys, new to the forum, just bought a 1993 GMC sonoma 2x4 2.5L 4 Cylinder. I am going to rebuild this baby from the ground up. I want to convert the truck from 2x4 to a 4x4 with a small enough diesel engine so the gas milage is better or approx the same. And I want the torque that comes with it. The problem is I dont know how I can achieve this and is it possible todo??? what parts will I need ???I was also wandering what parts are interchangable with other models of gmc or chev. if you guys have any cool Ideas for me I might apply them to the truck. I want to go with a light and dark wood theme through out the truck..... any advice would be much appreciated thank you.
Old 04-25-2010, 12:21 PM
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Your best bet would be to find a 4x4 junker and use the running gear out of that or just buy a 4x4 truck. Actually doing a conversion would be all but impossible. As far as finding a small diesel engine, I have no idea.
Old 04-25-2010, 07:14 PM
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Yeah, not to burst your bubble, but sell the truck and buy one that is 4X4 already. Your wallet will thank you. As far as the diesel conversion, I am not saying it is impossible, but I hope you have a HUGE budget for the build. For the money it will cost you, you could go ahead and buy a couple year old Duramax 4X4 fullsize. Sounds like a cool idea if you have money to burn though! Keep us posted.
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