510 question for those in the know

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510 question for those in the know

Postby wawazat8402 » Tue Oct 23, 2007 8:53 pm

My dad and I were discussing biodiesel today and were talking about working on a Mercedes turbo diesel conversion.

My questions are:

1. Are there any 4cyl diesel swaps that any of you guys have heard of?

2. How much usable space is there in a 510 engine bay?

Im more concerned with length and transmission tunnel dimensions than engine bay width.

I usually post in the RB forum, so I know how quick people can be to jump in and say search newb. Im not a Nissan newb. Ive worked at a performance shop building engines as well as a performance fuel injector shop. I have had my RB25 for 4 years and made my mount kit and turned every single bolt on the car to get it running. Wiring doesnt scare me at all as long as I have schematics. So, in short, Im confident in my ability to swap about anything.

Any input you guys may have, as long as it is constructive and insightful will be welcomed whether it is for against this idea.

Thanks,Jody


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Re: 510 question for those in the know (wawazat8402)

Postby Mig » Wed Oct 24, 2007 3:32 am

I would think that the SD22 diesel used in the early 80s Datsun/Nissan 720 pickups along with it's transmission would be a good fit in a 510. As far as engine bay size, I've seen 510s with FJ20s, SR20s, KA24s, VG30s, etc. I've never actually seen one with a V8 though I've heard of them.

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Re: 510 question for those in the know (Mig)

Postby slydrdie1 » Tue Dec 04, 2007 12:45 pm

ive seen a v8 in a 510 once.if i remember correctlt they had to cut the tunnel away from the fire wall and move it back @ 3 in.

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Re: 510 question for those in the know (slydrdie1)

Postby 510six » Thu Dec 06, 2007 5:10 pm

A LD20 turbo was made, but used mostly in forklifts and as industrial engines.

http://nissandiesel.dyndns.org...=swap

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Re: 510 question for those in the know (510six)

Postby 2.3-16turbo » Fri Dec 14, 2007 4:39 am

Mercedes didn't produce any four-cylinder turbodiesels;only five and six cylinder tds.

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Re: 510 question for those in the know (2.3-16turbo)

Postby NSR_s30 » Fri Dec 14, 2007 4:06 pm

Earlier Sentras ran with a diesel motor. The CD17...I don't know much about it but I do know you could get them in the Sentras back in the day.

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Postby Mr1der » Sat Dec 15, 2007 10:51 am

there's always a VW diesel...I've heard they're really not that bad.

it'd be interesting to see a diesel dime...but wrong

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Postby DJLotus » Tue Dec 18, 2007 7:21 pm

Wrong? Maybe just a lil bit, but imagine a propane injected turbo diesel 510.....

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Re: 510 question for those in the know (wawazat8402)

Postby jag7720 » Thu Dec 27, 2007 3:13 am

wawazat8402 wrote:My dad and I were discussing biodiesel today and were talking about working on a Mercedes turbo diesel conversion.

My questions are:

1. Are there any 4cyl diesel swaps that any of you guys have heard of?

2. How much usable space is there in a 510 engine bay?

Thanks,Jody
There is lots of room. I was considering a diesel swap and I would go with the LD20T. you can pick them up from JESCO in Cali. or from Austraila.... which is actually cheaper with the shipping.

The LD20T is a straight drop-in swap...


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