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Old 11th September 2009, 15:39   #1
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Over the last few years i have seen many cars with deisel engines fitted in them.I wonder from wehere did so many engines come from?Were there so many cars in in india to hvae so many enignes?These engines were very good and had lots of power in them so i was wondering how many people have noticed this?
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I have seen a few my friend had this Nissan diesel engine in his M1000\Modded to esteem lookalike

and same engine i saw was in a contessa
and both these cars used to start up with a characteristic beep on ignition(may be that was for heater)
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These nissan engines are either imported or disposal engines which are rebuild.They are not much powerfull but are highly fuel efficient so people go on for a replacement. I have driven a m1000 with nissan engine,it had a very hard steering wheel and there were lot of vibrations .
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I have seen a Daihatsu engine used in Maruti 800 ! I heard the same stories about people importing some engines, but then I dont know how many of you heard of Jaya engine from Coimbatore fitted for Ambassador ?
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I have seen a Daihatsu engine used in Maruti 800 ! I heard the same stories about people importing some engines, but then I dont know how many of you heard of Jaya engine from Coimbatore fitted for Ambassador ?
I have seen one in college , We had a prof in Mechanial Engg department and he was car ethu guy just like us and he had retrofitted a dhaitsu engine in his M800 , I believe the car is still doing the round in and around the cochin university campus in cochin. he used to boast about its mileage being around 18 kmpl with the ac running.
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Are diesel engines for automobiles so freely allowed to be imported ?
If re conditioned from which vehicle were they sourced from?
Guru's please throw some light.
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http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/techni...es-go-die.html (Engine Graveyard - Where old engines go to die..)

you might find this thread interesting
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Are diesel engines for automobiles so freely allowed to be imported ?
If re conditioned from which vehicle were they sourced from?
Guru's please throw some light.
These reconditioned nissan engine are imported from other developed countries . These are from the disposed off or total loss cars.As the engine rebuild is costlier in those countries therefore the are sent to countries where labour is cheap.
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he used to boast about its mileage being around 18 kmpl with the ac running.
Oh god ! I heard the same thing from the guy who fitted it too. Maybe people with that engine use the same standard dialogue, also if I had that vehicle I will never be at home
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Well there are many cars with these nissan engines in calcutta as well.Well yes these cars started with two beeps one after another.This was the heater.There was a petrol nissan sunny in calcutta imported and it had a petrol engine and later we dieselised it and put in one of these engines and then last year the head cracked so the car was written off to the scrap market.This car ran for about 80k after the enigne change and was quite powerful.So i wouldnt say that these are not powerful.
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I have seen one in college , We had a prof in Mechanial Engg department and he was car ethu guy just like us and he had retrofitted a dhaitsu engine in his M800 , I believe the car is still doing the round in and around the cochin university campus in cochin. he used to boast about its mileage being around 18 kmpl with the ac running.
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I have seen a Daihatsu engine used in Maruti 800 ! I heard the same stories about people importing some engines, but then I dont know how many of you heard of Jaya engine from Coimbatore fitted for Ambassador ?
Yes, I had my Ambassador fitted with Jaya diesel engine way back in 1988. The most popular engine then was Matador, which used to be quite noisy. Still there were few who used swear that the Matador engine was silent, may be...

But I found the Jaya engine to be much more refined and it had better NVH than a Matador. Jaya engine was a OHC type and lesser in weight than a matador, where as the other one's available in the market then was OHV type. Other diesel options available then was Autoland & BMC, both Indian. We also used to get reconditioned engines like Daihatsu, Isuzu etc., as mentioned by our friends.

I got the Jaya engine installed at the Singanallur works under the close supervision of Sri Jayachandran. They had even designed a muffler specifically for the engine. Those days the local diesel engines used to have a cable to switch off the engine, this cable was connected to the fuel pump, which used to cut off the fuel supply. Only Jaya engine had the VE pump which had the feature of switching with the ignition key!

My experience with Jaya engine was highly satisfying.
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Nissan and Toyota diesel engines are source from Dubai/Sharjah, Japan and other SE countries.

they are used reconditioned engines sourced from accidental vehicles or vehicles which are scrapped!

the engines are reconditioned and shipped to countries like ours, pakistan, afghanistan, iraq, iran, jorden, syria, lebanon and african countries!

in delhi these engines can be sourced from Kashmiri Market and Mayapuri.
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I am not sure if this is true, but one of my old friends who had a ambassador fitted with a Nissan engine told me that those were the engines navi used to use on boats and discard after some specified service. There was a racket running to buy those from action and refurbish and resell to friendly neighbourhood garages.
I thought marine engines were 2 stroke diesel always!
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In 1990, there was a craze among Petrol Ambassador car owners in Mangalore. They used to go all the way to Coimbatore to fix Jaya engines. I heard that Jaya engines were better than Matador engines. Its mileage was good (I mean Km. per lt. of diesel) I have seen Ambassador fitted with Jaya engines. Till the engine reaches right temperature, car used to vibrate heavily. After that it was so smooth. Jaya engines gave lots of problems to these car owners. Oil used to leak all over the engine bay. After mere 50,000km.,many re-bored their engines. But some engines performed very well, without any problems.
I just recalled those days.
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I have used a gypsy with a nissan engine.These are usually imported but people don't really pay the taxes and duties.These are brought and off loaded into boats of the coast and smuggled in.Dunno if it still prevails but for a long time there was a guy in chennai who dealt in such engines.Lots of big wigs of the 90's imported the shell as scrap and later fixed these engines.This is why there are lots of old lc's..I know an uncle who has a standard 2000 fitted with a toyota engine auto box..This kind of practice also occurs in other coastal areas.no offence to kerelaites but i have heard a lot off such engines come into kerela from the middle east as scrap.but can be re-used completely.A lot of people dealing in imported parts also import spares as scrap.We all do know how the gray market works and our country's "unfinished good tax"..
this keeps a lot of us smiling..
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