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#1 of 4 New V-8 diesel from Toyota !
Apr 05, 2007 (1:35 pm)
Toyota is just revealing a new diesel V8 with compacted graphite iron ( CGI ) that will serve in the new LandCruiser 70-series now from April in Australia. Itīs replacing all former engines ang delivering modest 150 kW and 430 Nm of torque with SINGLE turbo. The engine is consuming 21,3 miles/gallon and the cars weight is 7275 pounds.
The same CGI-block ( first in series from Toyota) will also be seen in the LandCruiser 200-Series in November. Then the engine will feature a DOUBLE turbo and some twisting 200 kW ( 268 hp) and 650 Nm ( 480 lb.f/ft)
The Toyota Tundra is also a hot candidate and the current Tundra in NASCAR har a engine ( petrol) in the same CGI-material
Ford are on the move and will soon show a 4,4.-litre V8 diesel in CGI and dual-turbos and GM that is some 2 years behind will come at the end of 2008 with a similar one. Cleveland will have to hurry to compete before the marketshare is falling.
#2 of 4 Re: New V-8 diesel from Toyota ! [suede]
Apr 07, 2007 (4:57 pm)
Too bad we in the USA will not get them. We get all the foo foo crap trucks. It makes you wonder who is third world and who isn't. Thanks for the site. Fun to wish and drool.
#3 of 4 KW TO HORSEPOWER CONVERSION FACTOR
May 09, 2007 (2:27 pm)
TO CONVERT FROM KW POWER RATING OR KILOWATTS TO HORSEPOWER MULTIPLY THE KW RATING BY 1.345. TO GO FROM HP TO KW....WE DO WHAT??? DIVIDE THE NUMBERS BY THE SAME FACTOR. TOO BAD THOSE LIMEYS DOWN UNDER DON'T SPEAK ENGLISH....LOL....GUESS THEY ARE TOO BUSY CHASING ROOS.
#4 of 4 Re: New V-8 diesel from Toyota ! [suede]
May 12, 2007 (9:02 am)
... The compacted graphite iorn is being advertised by an aftermarket racing block manufacturer as 100 percent stonger than their previously strong racing block. This might be a way of having excellent cylinder wear / distortion as compared to centrifugally cast removable sleeves. This (sleeve,no sleeve) has long been considered as the difference between premium Diesels and average Diesels.