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1982 Datsun diesel into a late mod S10

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Not too far down the road I plan on down sizing from my Dodge Cummings Diesel. One of the projects is to re plant a 4 cyl 82 Datsun diesel with its 5 speed manual transmission into a late mod S 10. I know I want an extended cab for the added interior space. To save money I will be looking for a S 10 with a bad or blown engine and or transmission. I look forward to making the change in order to throw away another computer. I have just begun to research what year S 10 I should be looking for. Can anyone help me with information on what years to STAY AWAY from? Is there any web sites that offer info on this kind of transplant? Any info would be helpful.
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Looking up the engine you want to use has me worried. Only 3 main bearings in a 4 cyl diesel

I have toyed with the idea of slamming a mercedes 5cyl diesel into an S-10 due to the fact they are basically indestructable and will run on anything remotely flammable it seems lol, not to mention some people are boosting these old beasts to well over 400 hp

I think its a cool idea but id have to have a beefier bottom end for sure, but im no engineer lol.

*edit* SD25
The 2.5 L (2,488 cc) SD25 is the biggest version of the four-cylinder SD series, with the larger bore and stroke of 89.0 and 100.0 mm. It was fitted to Nissan 720 pickup trucks 1983 through 1986 and D21 Nissan pickups (only 1987 in Canada). It was also fitted to the Nissan Urvan and Cabstar. Featured five main bearing crankshaft & redesigned rear main seal.
[edit] this is the engine i would use... basically same but beefier bottom end
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I'd get an 82-93 S10 to work with for the simple fact there will be less stuff to remove, and Welcome to the forum

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Re: 1982 Datsun diesel into a late mod S10

agree with GMC. but 98+ looks waaaay better! lol


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agree with GMC. but 98+ looks waaaay better! lol
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GM made a diesel S10 in 83 to 85. They are rare as hell, but are way cool. They used the Isuzu 2.2 diesel, the same as in the LUV.
The biggest consideration you have with a diesel swap is the oil pan. If you don't have fabricating skills, you will find it difficult to do this job. Motor mounts aren't too bad, most of the other fab work isn't either. Cutting and sectioning an oil pan is generally tricky.

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Re: 1982 Datsun diesel into a late mod S10

What you really want is one of these:



1984 Olds 4.3 V6 Diesel. Almost a bolt in. Too bad they are rare as hell.
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S10 addiction: (1)'82 S10, 383, 700R4, Shorty,
(2) '85 S10, 3.4, 700R4 4x4 stretch cab (Redneck Truck), (3) '90 S10 2.5, 5 speed shorty,
(4) '91 S10, Built 3.4, 5 speed shorty (Voodoo Truck), (5) '92 S10, 2.5, 5 speed shorty, (Barbie Truck),
(6) '83 S10, 327, TH 350, shorty (13.00 best),
(7) '92 S10, 2.5 5 speed, Shorty,
(8) 1979 LUV, Buick 3.8 V6, TH 350 Shorty.
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What you really want is one of these:



1984 Olds 4.3 V6 Diesel. Almost a bolt in. Too bad they are rare as hell.
I had one of those a few years ago, had a blown head gasket though...

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Re: 1982 Datsun diesel into a late mod S10

If you want a second gen, I would use a 94-97. Pre-bcm. 94 doesn't have air bags.

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Re: 1982 Datsun diesel into a late mod S10

you also may consider if your state has emission testing as most of them require same year or newer for motor swap

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