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    What is good? Looking for small truck recommendations in 4WD

    Turns out my present vehicle is not an ideal candidate for conversion, so just wondering what else people have enjoyed success with?

    The HJ79/1HZ combo looks popular but I'd like a little more capacity. I probably need the ability to run dino as well. Somewhere around 4t or better and in 4WD.

    TIA,

    J

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    Re: What is good? Looking for small truck recommendations in 4WD

    Any of the light diesel trucks before 2000 should be good to go. Please refer to this post to determine the suitability of vehicles you are considering.
    You might also consider joining the WARFA. We meet monthly with alternate meetings being a social BBQ. Our next meeting will be in Narrogin on Sunday the 10th June.
    Check out our Facebook page or our web page warfa.asn.au
    If you want to run diesel and have a separate system for veggie oil, then a second fuel tank and changeover switch would be on your wish list too.
    That said, I f I want to run diesel, I just add it to my veggie oil in the main (only) fuel tank. Runs well on either fuel.
    Life is a journey, with problems to solve, lessons to learn, but most of all, experiences to enjoy.

    Current Vehicles in stable:
    '06 Musso Sports Crew Cab. Running on used cooking oil with 5% to 10% misfuel.
    '2014 Toyota Prius (on ULP)


    Previous Vehicles:
    '90 Mazda Capella. (2000 - 2003) My first Fatmobile. Converted to fun on veggie oil with a 2 tank setup. Died when supercharger stuck at max boost for weeks. Stretched head bolts.
    '80 Mercedes 300D. 2 tank conversion [Sold]
    '84 Mercedes 300D. 1 tank, no conversion. Replaced engine with rebuilt OM617A turbodiesel engine. Finally had good power. Donor for current Fatmobile coupe. (body parted out and carcass sold for scrap.)
    '99 Mercedes W202 C250 Turbodiesel (my darling Wife's car)[sold]
    '98 Mercedes W202 C250 Turbodiesel (my car)[sold]
    Parts Car C220 1993 SOLD.
    '85 Mercedes Benz W123 300CD Turbodiesel single tank using 95% used cooking oil and 5% to 10% misfuel (where someone had filled diesel vehicle with petrol).


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    Re: What is good? Looking for small truck recommendations in 4WD

    Thanks for the reply Tony. I did have a peer through that thread, it was interesting. My folks 6t hino from 2004 looks ok just I'd like 4WD. Maybe an Oka with a 6BTA

    Funny question but you didn't have a boat that burnt on the battery charger a few years back now?

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    Re: What is good? Looking for small truck recommendations in 4WD

    I am happy to say that I did not lose a boat, (I have never owned one), but I did have a fire at home while charging my big home battery bank. Some items were placed on the power cord which over heated and caught fire. No major damage and Insurance company came thru for us.
    Does the Oka have a a Common Rail engine? If not, that should be good.
    You could try a Mercedes 911 4*4, they were used by the Aust Army for a while.
    Life is a journey, with problems to solve, lessons to learn, but most of all, experiences to enjoy.

    Current Vehicles in stable:
    '06 Musso Sports Crew Cab. Running on used cooking oil with 5% to 10% misfuel.
    '2014 Toyota Prius (on ULP)


    Previous Vehicles:
    '90 Mazda Capella. (2000 - 2003) My first Fatmobile. Converted to fun on veggie oil with a 2 tank setup. Died when supercharger stuck at max boost for weeks. Stretched head bolts.
    '80 Mercedes 300D. 2 tank conversion [Sold]
    '84 Mercedes 300D. 1 tank, no conversion. Replaced engine with rebuilt OM617A turbodiesel engine. Finally had good power. Donor for current Fatmobile coupe. (body parted out and carcass sold for scrap.)
    '99 Mercedes W202 C250 Turbodiesel (my darling Wife's car)[sold]
    '98 Mercedes W202 C250 Turbodiesel (my car)[sold]
    Parts Car C220 1993 SOLD.
    '85 Mercedes Benz W123 300CD Turbodiesel single tank using 95% used cooking oil and 5% to 10% misfuel (where someone had filled diesel vehicle with petrol).


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    Re: What is good? Looking for small truck recommendations in 4WD

    The OKA was standard with a 4L Perkins and they predate certainly mainstream CRD, I guess they made them between '97 and maybe '05? Certainly very few of the later ones. They were made to try and break the landcruiser stranglehold on mining, and had a 3t payload.

    You do see the occasional 911 around, I guess the inter acco 4x or 6x would also be in the realm. Might just be better off with an older canter or the like at least they're newer.

    I don't suppose you know of anyone into biodiesel around Gnowangerup? Glad it wasn't your boat and the insurance coughed up in your case.

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    Re: What is good? Looking for small truck recommendations in 4WD

    Afraid I don't have any contacts in Gnowangerup area. Why biodiesel? Why not veggie oil (possibly with up to 20% ULP or any combination with diesel)? Biodiesel in most cases is not required. For most vehicles it would be cheaper to add a second fuel tank and some changeover valves, operated from the cab. This would allow you to start on diesel, run all day on veggie oil and switch back 5 minutes before turning it off, so that there is plenty of diesel in the fuel pump and injectors for the next cold start.
    Life is a journey, with problems to solve, lessons to learn, but most of all, experiences to enjoy.

    Current Vehicles in stable:
    '06 Musso Sports Crew Cab. Running on used cooking oil with 5% to 10% misfuel.
    '2014 Toyota Prius (on ULP)


    Previous Vehicles:
    '90 Mazda Capella. (2000 - 2003) My first Fatmobile. Converted to fun on veggie oil with a 2 tank setup. Died when supercharger stuck at max boost for weeks. Stretched head bolts.
    '80 Mercedes 300D. 2 tank conversion [Sold]
    '84 Mercedes 300D. 1 tank, no conversion. Replaced engine with rebuilt OM617A turbodiesel engine. Finally had good power. Donor for current Fatmobile coupe. (body parted out and carcass sold for scrap.)
    '99 Mercedes W202 C250 Turbodiesel (my darling Wife's car)[sold]
    '98 Mercedes W202 C250 Turbodiesel (my car)[sold]
    Parts Car C220 1993 SOLD.
    '85 Mercedes Benz W123 300CD Turbodiesel single tank using 95% used cooking oil and 5% to 10% misfuel (where someone had filled diesel vehicle with petrol).


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