Just for fun - costs for a 4.2 td conversion on a GU

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Just for fun - costs for a 4.2 td conversion on a GU

Post by graham1 » 26 May 2018 15:01

With all this talk lately on the 4.2 turbo diesels, as well as me watching a lot of Ausie 4x4 YouTube shows with brilliant 4.2 diesel GUs, I’ve been wondering, just for fun for now, how easy would it be and what kind of costs involved if we could find a really buggered GU, maybe something like a popped 3.0l, or maybe a finished 4.5? I dunno, and then put in a new/refurbed 4.2 and have Michael breath on it.

So, first of all, what GU do we look for? Would it be easier to convert a 3.0l or 4.5?
Whatever the vehicle is, I would guess spend no more than R70k. Maybe less to make the whole conversion ‘affordable’.
Then the actual motor and conversion - what numbers are we looking at?

I’m not even including a standard 4.2 gu into this discussion as they seem to be hens teeth.

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Re: Just for fun - costs for a 4.2 td conversion on a GU

Post by Michael » 27 May 2018 08:39

Graham, I have done two 3.0 to 4.2TD conversions and you are looking around R95,000 for this conversion.

This includes a brand new from top to bottom balanced TD42 turbo engine with front mount intercooler, 76mm exhaust, Madman and everything ellse needed.
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Re: Just for fun - costs for a 4.2 td conversion on a GU

Post by graham1 » 27 May 2018 09:39

Ok, interesting, thanks Michael.

And then what’s easier to convert? A 3.0, or 4.5? Or doesn’t it really matter?

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Re: Just for fun - costs for a 4.2 td conversion on a GU

Post by Michael » 27 May 2018 18:41

I have not converted from a 4.5 before, but it does not seem to bad from what I have seen.
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Re: Just for fun - costs for a 4.2 td conversion on a GU

Post by Wilkie » 28 May 2018 07:57

Michael wrote:
27 May 2018 18:41
I have not converted from a 4.5 before, but it does not seem to bad from what I have seen.
4.5 engine mounting points are already in the correct place so no grinding and welding needed

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