Last post on Nov 21, 2011 at 10:47 AM
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Toyota FJ Cruiser, Performance Mods, Diesel, SUV
#45 of 54 fix dash
Jun 13, 2009 (10:16 pm)
get rid of that lump at the bottom of the dashboard I keep bumping my knees against
#46 of 54 Add the 1KD-FTV Diesel Engine and I will buy one tomorrow
Aug 15, 2009 (7:15 am)
First appearing in 2000, the 1KD-FTV is one of the newest engines built by Toyota.
The 1KD-FTV is a 3.0L (2982cc) straight-4 common rail diesel engine with a variable geometry turbocharger and Intercooler. It has 16 valves and a DOHC (double overhead camshaft) design. Bore is 96 mm and stroke is 103 mm. It generates 170 hp (125 kW) at 3400 rpm, and 260 lbf·ft (352 N·m) of torque at 1800-3400 rpm. Redline of this engine is at 4200 RPM. Compression ratio is 17.9:1.
This engine uses Toyota's D-4D Common Rail fuel injection technology operating at ultra high pressures of up to 135 mpa (1350 bar or about 19,580psig) which is about 8 times more than the pressure of conventional fuel injection systems within a "common rail" that feeds the injectors on all four cylinders (older diesel engines have a separate line leading from the injection pump to each injector). This is combined with a 32-bit ECU which controls fuel quantity, valve-timing, and boost pressure at different engine parameters resulting in best fuel economy and also full utilization of power during acceleration. Pilot injection is also utilized by the common rail fuel system to smooth engine operation. Small amounts of fuel are introduced into the combustion chamber prior to the main injection event, reducing lag time and promoting more continuous and complete combustion. Exterior and interior engine noise is also reduced.
The 1KD engine produces 17% more horsepower with 11% less fuel consumption than its predecessor, the 1KZ engine. Fuel consumption is also 12% more efficient than Toyota's Hybrid synergy drive.
This engine was first used in Toyota Land Cruiser Prado and now used in the Toyota Fortuner, Hiace and Toyota Hilux.
#47 of 54 Re: Add the 1KD-FTV Diesel Engine and I will buy one tomorrow [gregcarper]
Aug 16, 2009 (9:50 am)
Just did the Imperial MPG conversions for the US MPG's using the following data on the D4D installed in UK Toyota Landcruiser weighing 4806 pounds.
Urban (City) 24.6 Imperial MPG or 20.5 US MPG
Extra Urban (Highway) 37.7 Imperial MPG or 31.4 US MPG
Combined (Combined) 41.4 Imperial MPG or 26.1 US MPG ( or 9 MPG better than the US FJ using Super Unleaded Gas)
0-62 MPH was 11.2 Sec
Top Speed was 109 MPH
Super Unleaded costs $2.833 here on the East Coast (Aug 16 2009)
Diesel costs $2.665
If you drove 15,000 miles a year using Super Unleaded $2360 per year
The Diesel would cost you $1537 per year or a savings of $823 per year without the government tax incentives for Diesel Vehicles...
Seven year savings (usual time I keep a car) would be $5761 before the government tax incentives!!!
Why don't we have these in the USA? 597 Miles per 19 gallon tank of diesel verses 291 Miles with Super Unleaded (hwy)... WTH Toyota???
#48 of 54 Re: Add the 1KD-FTV Diesel Engine and I will buy one tomorrow [gregcarper]
Aug 16, 2009 (10:49 am)
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#49 of 54 Re: Add the 1KD-FTV Diesel Engine and I will buy one tomorrow [tidester]
Aug 22, 2009 (8:03 am)
Roger that Tidester.
#50 of 54 Re: Toyota FJ Cruiser - What Should Toyota Add? [steve_]
Jan 24, 2011 (1:22 pm)
a Fairing to cut down on the wind noise from the roof rack
#52 of 54 Re: Toyota FJ Cruiser - What Should Toyota Add? [wells911]
Jan 25, 2011 (10:18 pm)
Ricochet Offroad out of Utah makes one.....
#53 of 54 Re: Toyota FJ Cruiser - What Should Toyota Add? [murphydog]
Jun 14, 2011 (10:17 am)
4 doors would be nice.
#54 of 54 Re: Toyota FJ Cruiser - What Should Toyota Add? [steve_]
Nov 21, 2011 (10:47 am)
I have a copy of the toyota service memo- It says that using regular gas will cause no harm, I KEEP IT in the glove box to show to doubters.