Diesel Engine Swap (1 Viewer)

Raging Bird

Apr 10, 2007
New Orleans
All right, so this is a van forum on a punk travel website, so obviously there's been 15,000 new threads about Bio-Diesel. But does anyone know how difficult it is to do an engine swap on a NON-diesel car to put a diesel engine in? Obviously it's going to be case by case basis, but how often will a petrol car be able to fit an equivalent diesel engine? Is that unheard of? Or very common? Because I don't know shit about it, I've got a van with no engine, and I just came into some money. So this could be real fucking good if the stars align.
We sell all kinds of other stuff in our Etsy store!


Dec 15, 2011
most diesels are no bigger than gas engines and there are numerous examples of diesels being converted to gas and vice versa by manufacturers.

for instance we once had a little tractor that had a triumph engine that had been converted from gas to diesel.

and I currenly have a ford tractor that has an engine was converted from diesel to gas. my other tractor has the same perkins engine that is diesel and the big backhoe has the same exact engine with a turbo.

many people are currently taking out gas engines from their vehicles and installing the awesome cummins 4 cylinder diesel. easy fit for the most part.

check out this engine for your van, be sure the gearing of the rear and the tranny you use will let the engine run its optimum rpm at highway speed.

hmm, try google cummins 4bt or cummins four cylinder or 4 cylinder. lots of info on the net about it.

Users who are viewing this thread

About us

  • Squat the Planet is the world's largest social network for misfit travelers. Join our community of do-it-yourself nomads and learn how to explore the world by any means necessary.

    More Info

Support StP!

Donations go towards paying our monthly server fees, adding new features to the website, and occasionally putting a burrito in Matt's mouth.

Total amount

Monthly Goals

  1. Paying the Bills
    $50.00 of $50.00 - reached!
    The first $50 in donations go towards paying our monthly server fees and adding new features to the website. Once this goal is reached, we'll see about feeding Matt that burrito.
  2. Buy Matt a Beer
    $75.00 of $75.00 - reached!
    Now that we have the bills paid for this month, let's give Matt a hearty thank you by buying him a drink for all the hard work he's done for StP. Hopefully his will help keep him from going insane after a long day of squishing website bugs.
  3. Feed Matt a Burrito
    $90.00 of $100.00
    Now that the bills are paid and Matt has a beer in his hand, how about showing him your love by rewarding all his hard work with a big fat burrito to put in his mouth. This will keep him alive while programming new features for the website.
  4. Finance the Shopping Cart
    $90.00 of $200.00
    Now that the bills are paid and Matt is fed, perhaps it's time to start planning for those twilight years under the bridge... if only he had that golden shopping cart all the oogles are bragging about these days.