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Old 21st January 2005, 15:13   #1
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How much does it cost to take an old GYPSY 4x4 and put an Isuzu 1800 diesel engine in it?? Maruti does have the TUD5 Diesel engine in the zen and esteem and the performances of both has been excellent to my knowledge, i wonder why maruti didn't put it in the gypsy as well. A diesel GYPSY would have been a runaway hit from the maruti stable mainly because of its Macho looks (Remove the top, Salman style.. heh heh).

Anyways, Do you know anyplace in bangalore where i can get an ISUZU 1800 or a TUD5 engine fitted on a GYPSY. Also how much would it cost, whether my vehicle can be registered with the diesel engine in bangalore or is it prudent to wait for Maruti to come up with a CRDI GYPSY.. (Although, i am not sure they are planning any such strategy..)
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[quote=man23ish] i wonder why maruti didn't put it in the gypsy as well. A diesel GYPSY would have been a runaway hit from the maruti stable mainly because of its Macho looks (Remove the top, Salman style.. heh heh).

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It will not even runaway - the engine will be too underpowered for a gypsy
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and wont the 1800 be too heavy for the gypsy.

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have driven one with toyota turbo engine plonked dont remember the cc but was quite ok on acceleration front and dont worry gypsy got a ok sized engine bay and underpinnings which can take oil burners.. problem will be the gearbox and retaining the 4 wheel drive option..
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try getting a decent toyota engine and do the works instead of the isuzu engine, that will have a better power output and a decent torque to match, will feel even better refined as well.
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and wont the 1800 be too heavy for the gypsy.
Well, if the 1800 can take an Amby, there is no reason it can't take the GYPSY.. The overall weight of AMBY is more than the GYPSY.. The only reason i don't like the petrol/LPG GYPSY is because of the cost of running. I believe that the 1800 can bring down the operating cost considerably. I am not aware of other factors?? Do i lose the 4x4 option by replacing the engine??
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try getting a decent toyota engine and do the works instead of the isuzu engine, that will have a better power output and a decent torque to match, will feel even better refined as well.
you mean a Toyota diesel engine, the one in Qualis right??
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retaining the stock 4*4 gearbox is pain and changing it to the toyota or any other gear box means u will loose the option unless they are also 4*4 which again means more mods..
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Thanks Jaggu, I am not in favour of making a lot of mods to the vehicle. I have no problems with the current gearbox. Why do you think, the Toyota or Isuzu engine would create problems with the suzuki gearbox.. I am a bit new to car internals so excuse my ignorance..
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hey was wondering how much would it be to put a tud 5 engine in an esteem??

ps:drove a gypsy with a matador engine and trust me,it works just fine
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aadix, esteem comes with a TUD5 engine. Check with maruti guys.. Wow, you drove a gypsy with a matador engine.. Now thats really cool.. Can you give some torque, BHP figures.. How did it feel like??
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