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Old September 26th, 2011, 03:34 AM
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New diesel in old truck

Can we legally put a newer diesel into our trucks?(pre 97) Maybe it depends on state. Does it not matter because they don't do emissions?
What do you think about the Ford Duratorq? Just wondering because I may have found one for a decent price. I guess that price goes up when I try to make it work in the D.

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Old September 26th, 2011, 03:47 PM
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Dennis how have you been brother? I have nothing to add to the discussion though lol
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Old September 26th, 2011, 04:34 PM
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Can we legally put a newer diesel into our trucks?(pre 97) Maybe it depends on state. Does it not matter because they don't do emissions?
If in a state that does not do emissions, I believe the biggest issue is whether or not the "new" engine is newer than the one originally spec'd on the car. It must be the same age or newer.

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What do you think about the Ford Duratorq? Just wondering because I may have found one for a decent price. I guess that price goes up when I try to make it work in the D.
Depends on the DuraTorq. The 2.4L in one flavor is the 2007+ Defender "Puma" engine, but there are variations of the same 2.4L with different power outputs. Sounds like a really complicated "upgrade" given that a 300tdi swap is fairly well documented.
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Old September 26th, 2011, 08:15 PM
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Dennis,

It will vary from state to state. I would suggest going into DMV or Emissions testing station and asking. This is what I did. Granted it's TN but we do have emissions. I told them I wanted to install a diesel into a 1995 D1 and they walked me through it. It passed emissions w/o issue and was even changed in my reg to read diesel.

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Old September 26th, 2011, 09:44 PM
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I would think the problem would be electronics. If you could get the ECU and some wiring you may be able to get it to work. One reason the 300 is so liked is the ease of converting it into other trucks.
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Old September 27th, 2011, 12:15 PM
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pre OBDII is better. There is a gentlemen in ME that may give you more insight.

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Old September 27th, 2011, 09:42 PM
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Technically, to be legal, the engine has to be out of a vehicle of the same model year or newer than the vehicle it is going into. It's also supposed to retain all original emissions equipment that came on the engine. This means if your truck is OBD-II, the newer motor is supposed to be as well. After the DOT gives you the thumbs up, you should be 50 state legal.
Technically speaking of course.
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Which Duratorq are you looking at? With the larger ones you might have a bit of a challenge with a transmission that will work.
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