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Old April 26th, 2015, 02:49 PM
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Bring them all, her indoors now wants a series
I like her indoors more and more every day...
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Old April 27th, 2015, 08:56 AM
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I disagree with the "not a lot of help available for diesel engines" argument. Do a search for any shop that "builds" Cummins, Duramax, or Powerstroke trucks. Its a starting point. Basically the only thing the diesel engines needs is injector pump tuning which is super easy for any experienced diesel mechanic. That is pretty much all you need and once you see a pro do it, you can probably tune your own injector pump after that (assuming you enjoy being a student of automotive repair).

Also they come apart and back together just as easily as the gas engines. No reason to be afraid of these older diesel engines (however be VERY careful and read about cracking injectors, this warning comes from working on modern common rail injectors. Probably not an issue on these older units but I'd rather err on the side of caution).

That said, diesel series trucks are horrible to actually drive here in the US. We all drive way to friggen fast for these trucks. So you are limited to driving in low congestion areas/times. The only reason I would bring in a diesel series is to swap a TDI in. Except for not being original, a TDI in a series is pretty awesome.

On the flipside, a good gasser will keep up better on the streets. Super you lose the magical "30 mpg" but you can drive the vehicle easily. Obviously parts are readily available and you don't have to worry about cold starts, etc.

Oh and with the diesel, gloves. Wear gloves. Actually that is true for the gasser vehicles too. They just all smell and leave amazing marks on your hands.
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Old April 27th, 2015, 09:42 AM
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Thanks for your answer LR Max!
I'll base my purshase on the condition of the truck wether it is a petrol or diesel.
At the time we have seen a VERY original beige IIA that has 100k miles with the safari top and looking front hubs and a gaz engine. But it's not cheap...We are going to have a look at it for the second time later today.
I would like to see the truck Redrum recommanded before we make a décision. Seeing a truck that is recommanded by a trustworthy mecanic would be reasuring!

Thanks to all for your help!!!
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Old April 28th, 2015, 09:38 AM
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I converted from gas to diesel. Swapped out a 2.25 gas to a 2.5 diesel. There is no way I would go back. I went from 15 mpg to 25 mpg. The fuel savings alone fo a year of daily driving paid for the cost of the engine. Yes it is still slow 50/55 mph but I like slow. The engine is capable of 65 mph if I push it.
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Old April 28th, 2015, 09:43 AM
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Is the 2.5 the same (as old school) as the 2.25 with just a bigger displacement?
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Old April 28th, 2015, 12:02 PM
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Yes it is as far as I know.
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Old May 6th, 2015, 06:13 PM
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Well the owner on the Series IIA we found decided not to sell it at the very last minute!

So after scouting the ads we found this ... It´s not a Series but still very cool.


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A 2 door 79 RRC
If all goes well it will be our tomorrow!
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Very cool indeed!
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Is it gaz or diezel?
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Old May 7th, 2015, 07:45 AM
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Gaz, it has a 3.5L V8 on carbs...
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