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Posted by: wrench Aug 28 2009, 03:43 AM

Looking at converting my workhorse 85' Mazda B2000 to a diesel. It currently has a 2.0L SOHC petrol 4 cyl ( MA engine its called, same motor as old 626 ), would like to fit the diesel motor out of the B2200 into it. I think its called a RF??? Just want to know if the petrol's box ( 5 speed ) will fit to the diesel engine, if not, do the diesel engine and gearbox crossmember bolt up to where the mounts are on a petrol model??? Yes i'm also aware I'd probably have to change fuel tank, fuel lines to suit the diesel. Don't want to fit a new fandangle diesel as i want to keep things simple, prefer a bolt in job. I've already done a fair bit of work to my petrol ute ie.. paint, interior, tray so getting rid of the petrol ute is out of the question.
Why do i want to do this ??? economy... more torque. I do tow a car trailer on occassion and the 2.0L petrol really doesn't like it.
Info greatly appreciated.

Posted by: pipster11 Aug 29 2009, 12:08 AM

if they are different series motors, probably not

if you can, go to a wreckers and ask to look at both motors or gear boxes, measure and compare

Posted by: wrench Aug 29 2009, 03:09 PM

QUOTE (pipster11 @ Aug 29 2009, 07:08 PM) *
if they are different series motors, probably not

if you can, go to a wreckers and ask to look at both motors or gear boxes, measure and compare


Yeah thats a good idea. But unfortunatley none of the wreckers around my way have parts for either the petrol or diesel utes, I know this as i searched for panels when i was preparing my body to spray, nobody got nothing for them.
I have googled the B2200 and can't find a straight answer as to which motor they have either. I can find American models but i Know the aussie models were different. I think the E2200 Van had the same running gear perhaps. Would really like some info on the motors out of them.

Posted by: Jonnykrivo Apr 1 2022, 12:21 PM

QUOTE (wrench @ Aug 30 2009, 09:09 AM) *
Yeah thats a good idea. But unfortunatley none of the wreckers around my way have parts for either the petrol or diesel utes, I know this as i searched for panels when i was preparing my body to spray, nobody got nothing for them.
I have googled the B2200 and can't find a straight answer as to which motor they have either. I can find American models but i Know the aussie models were different. I think the E2200 Van had the same running gear perhaps. Would really like some info on the motors out of them.

Hey mate how did you go I know this was a loooong time ago but o want to do the same thing - I have a 2002 Mazda e2000 petrol and I also have a 1993 Mazda deisal e2200 with only 140 thousand on the motor and I just love deisels way more .
Keen to know if you need il doing the conversion and how you went etc
Cheers jonny

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