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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-16-2003, 10:00 AM Thread Starter
 
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How hard is it to get the diesel used in the Scouts? I was told they used a nissan diesel for awhile.
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 02-17-2003, 03:22 AM
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I'm not sure, but I think availability is low. The only thing I know is that those diesels are junk. They are obsolete, probably hard to get parts for. If you're set on a diesel I would try retrofitting something else in there, the Scout's with diesels are pretty wimpy. I'd slam a 6.9 or 7.3 in there, that way it would still be a Navistar engine and you can get something to go behind it.
post #3 of (permalink) Old 02-20-2003, 05:11 PM
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Re: diesel motors

Frankenstein, I sure as hell your bio's wrong: if you're a diesel mechanic, you dont know d**k all about import hardware. The Nissan SD33 TD's are still in production, used in construction equimpment, boats, and some non-US market Nissan Patrols. Parts are easilly available, they bolt right up to the existing transmission, and they're not too heavy for a Scouts susepnsion. No, they dont make the power of a V8 diesel, but they've got a wider powerband, get better mileage, and wont blow up the axles.

current Nissan industrial diesels

Ford, IH, Dodge are the new boys on the diesel block. learn some history, then try walking the walk.

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 02-21-2003, 04:19 AM
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You've got one thing right...I don't know d**k about import diesels. I work at an IH dealership, but as you're probably aware of, IH doesn't make Scouts anymore. I was curious why you would think that being a diesel mechanic I should know about ALL diesels. That would be like saying an automotive mechanic shoud know about every gas engine. I am basing my opinion on the fact that of the 2 Scouts with diesels I have seen, one was being overhauled and the other one barely ran. I also talked to some old timers that were there when Scouts were new, and they said they weren't ever very good engines. I'm just trying to give my opinion here, you don't need to try and jump my sh*t. If I was set on a diesel in a Scout, I would put something else in it. But, it is nice to know parts are still available for the originals. Learn some history? Ford and Dodge don't make their diesels, and as far as new guys on the block, I'm not really sure when IH started using diesels, but they had them in tractors in the 50's. I don't know when Nissan did, so you got me there. I'm just tryin to give my opinion, so if you don't like it, go piss up a rope. No need to be so negative. Thought this board was about discussing and giving advice in a friendly manner.
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