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4D56 into Mazda B2600i swap thread

Posted By: JeffatTireBalls

4D56 into Mazda B2600i swap thread - 12/19/10 03:21 PM

Hey gang, I'm going to install a brand new 4D56 into my near mint condition 89 Mazda B2600i 4x4. The motor has been ordered and should be here right after Christmas.
Here is the truck...

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Here is the motor...

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I've already found the proper bellhousing and complete glow plug system, now I'm looking for the rear sump oil pan, fuel filter housing and maybe a wire harness.
Posted By: 300D50

Re: 4D56 into Mazda B2600i swap thread - 12/20/10 11:59 PM

Sexy grease-free engine? Check!
Awesome pickup truck in great condition? Check!
I'm tied between loving the truck and loving the engine... both together might be too much...

You should pop in over at HRCS, few guys over there will go gaga over a good condition Mazda. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />

What happened to the engine in the truck now? Tired beyond repair?
Posted By: JeffatTireBalls

Re: 4D56 into Mazda B2600i swap thread - 12/21/10 12:44 AM

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What happened to the engine in the truck now? Tired beyond repair?


Nope, it only has 52,000 origional miles and runs like a top. I'll be selling it once it's pulled.

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Posted By: Glock24

Re: 4D56 into Mazda B2600i swap thread - 12/21/10 05:02 AM

Wow, nice truck, nice engine. Congratulations.
Posted By: JeffatTireBalls

Re: 4D56 into Mazda B2600i swap thread - 12/23/10 07:03 PM

Does anyone have the link to the wiring diagram? Mostly interested in the glow plug section but a complete diagram would be great too.
Posted By: MarkG

Re: 4D56 into Mazda B2600i swap thread - 12/23/10 09:41 PM

I picked up my 83 manual from fleabay.

For example... Mitsubishi service manual
Posted By: JeffatTireBalls

Re: 4D56 into Mazda B2600i swap thread - 12/24/10 01:27 AM

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I picked up my 83 manual from fleabay.

For example... Mitsubishi service manual


That one is way too old, mine is a 94 model.
Posted By: JeffatTireBalls

Re: 4D56 into Mazda B2600i swap thread - 01/09/11 02:27 AM

I'm still waiting on the boat... <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/angry.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: JeffatTireBalls

Re: 4D56 into Mazda B2600i swap thread - 03/11/11 08:52 PM

After 4 months and still no engine, I've demanded a refund. I have found another supplier that is supposed to have them in stock. Hopefully I'll get a refund check next week.
Posted By: JeffatTireBalls

Re: 4D56 into Mazda B2600i swap thread - 03/28/11 02:53 PM

I just scored a 98 Montero SR rear axle with locker for a great price, I'll be installing this into my Mazda as soon as I find an air pump and switch.
Posted By: JeffatTireBalls

Re: 4D56 into Mazda B2600i swap thread - 03/29/11 06:57 PM

Welp, my axle just came and it's from a Montero Sport with no locker and the wrong gear ratio. It was listed wrong on eBay. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/barf.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: JeffatTireBalls

Re: 4D56 into Mazda B2600i swap thread - 04/15/11 09:23 PM

I finally received a refund only after filing a complaint with the CA Attorney General. But Mr Perez decided to deduct $500 for the shipping and customs fees on a motor that I never received. Even after telling the Attorney General that we would receive a FULL refund.

Just a word of warning before you do any kind of large business transaction, do your homework and check with the Better Business Bureau first (Perez Wholesale Distributor has an "F" rating by the way), I wish I would have.

The company is http://perezwholesaledistributor.com/ and the owners name is Jose Perez.
Posted By: JeffatTireBalls

Re: 4D56 into Mazda B2600i swap thread - 04/20/11 04:33 PM

Ordered another motor from another supplier that was much more pleasant to deal with. The motor should be here in 7-10 days.
Posted By: JeffatTireBalls

Re: 4D56 into Mazda B2600i swap thread - 05/18/11 05:51 PM

Well it finally arrived today, can't wait to get started. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/cheers.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: JeffatTireBalls

Re: 4D56 into Mazda B2600i swap thread - 05/27/11 05:58 PM

I fabbed up the oil pickup last night which was easier than I thought it would be. I didnt' need to move the dipstick after all as it works just fine where it is. All I need now is to install a bung in the oil pan for the oil return then I can button up the bottom. Pics to come soon.
Posted By: z0iid

Re: 4D56 into Mazda B2600i swap thread - 06/04/11 07:29 AM

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Ordered another motor from another supplier that was much more pleasant to deal with. The motor should be here in 7-10 days.


who is the other supplier? I am interested in getting a 4d56, 4m40, or ultimately a 4m41 latest gen.
Posted By: JeffatTireBalls

Re: 4D56 into Mazda B2600i swap thread - 06/04/11 02:36 PM

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Ordered another motor from another supplier that was much more pleasant to deal with. The motor should be here in 7-10 days.


who is the other supplier? I am interested in getting a 4d56, 4m40, or ultimately a 4m41 latest gen.


http://www.maxoverdrive.ca/
Posted By: JeffatTireBalls

Re: 4D56 into Mazda B2600i swap thread - 06/04/11 02:38 PM

Here is the modified pickup needed for the rear sump oil pan...

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Posted By: 87Montero

Re: 4D56 into Mazda B2600i swap thread - 06/06/11 04:04 PM

Looks great! I'm interested to see some actual pictures of the rest of the engine.

And what's that coming off the bottom of the alternator?
Posted By: redbull

Re: 4D56 into Mazda B2600i swap thread - 06/06/11 10:46 PM

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And what's that coming off the bottom of the alternator?


Probably a vacuum pump.
Posted By: JeffatTireBalls

Re: 4D56 into Mazda B2600i swap thread - 06/07/11 03:07 PM

I'll be taking more pictures soon, what do you want to see that you can't see in the ones on the first page?
Do you mean hanging off the back of the alternator or bottom? The thing on the back is indeed a vacume pump.
Posted By: JeffatTireBalls

Re: 4D56 into Mazda B2600i swap thread - 07/06/11 11:52 PM

The engine is sitting in the bay and bolted to the bellhousing. Now to fab up some motor mount brackets when I get back from vacation.

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Posted By: JeffatTireBalls

Re: 4D56 into Mazda B2600i swap thread - 07/23/11 01:08 PM

For some reason I can't get my video embeded.

engine running
Posted By: LandRaider

Re: 4D56 into Mazda B2600i swap thread - 07/24/11 02:58 AM

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Looking good!
Posted By: KrzyDav

Re: 4D56 into Mazda B2600i swap thread - 07/31/11 02:21 AM

man if I could only win the lotto , this would be the 1st thing I'd do! <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: JeffatTireBalls

Re: 4D56 into Mazda B2600i swap thread - 08/02/11 03:31 PM

Got the truck back from the exhaust shop, had them run 2.5" with no muffler. Drove it to work this morning (20 miles) and it did great. After I get a couple hundred miles on it, install boost and pyrometer guages I'll do some tweaking with the fuel screw and wategate to get a tad bit more fuel into the system.
After that I'll start looking into installing an intercooler.
Funny thing is, it will only run with the vacume hose disconnected from the EGR. When I have it connected it is exteremly hard to start and runs like crap and smokes badly once it does start. With the vacume hose disconnect, it starts and runs great. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: JeffatTireBalls

Re: 4D56 into Mazda B2600i swap thread - 08/23/11 01:12 PM

I've drove this truck to work and back 30 miles round trip everyday and two 250 mile road trips in the last month and its running great. Averaging 28mpg and cruises nicely at 70mph. The power is much better than the gas motor pulling hills in 5th that I used to have to downshift to 4th for. I have the max boost set at 9psi till the motor gets a few thousand miles on it. After that I'll be installing an intercooler, pyrometer and turning up the boost and fuel. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: JeffatTireBalls

Re: 4D56 into Mazda B2600i swap thread - 09/28/11 09:02 PM

More goodies...

A-pillar guage pod with pyrometer and boost guage...

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Dash Gauges from a Montero...

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Magellan iPhone mount...

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Center console from a Ranger. I found a spray paint that matched my interior for the plastic parts but I still have to get the armrest recovered.

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And just so there's no confusion...

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Posted By: JeffatTireBalls

Re: 4D56 into Mazda B2600i swap thread - 05/09/14 09:35 PM

It's been 3 years and almost 30k miles and still going strong. Have not had one single part fail.

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Posted By: PartyTruck

Re: 4D56 into Mazda B2600i swap thread - 05/11/14 10:00 PM

That's one beautiful Mazda and with the pimpin' red interior. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/kewl.gif" alt="" />
Posted By: JeffatTireBalls

Re: 4D56 into Mazda B2600i swap thread - 05/30/15 02:44 AM

Update...
I've put about 50,000 miles on this engine now and it still runs flawless. I'd do it again in a heartbeat!
Posted By: Maciek

Re: 4D56 into Mazda B2600i swap thread - 01/28/17 08:47 AM

Awesome, now that's worth the swap.
Posted By: JeffatTireBalls

Re: 4D56 into Mazda B2600i swap thread - 04/08/18 02:57 PM

7 years and I still love this truck!
Posted By: hambodian

Re: 4D56 into Mazda B2600i swap thread - 08/05/18 05:08 PM

Nice truck. I'm just wrapping up my 4d56T swap into a 89 Ram 50. Man, seemed like swap info is very limited for these. I looking at the exhaust manifold and there isn't much space. How did you get the EGT probe in there?
Posted By: JeffatTireBalls

Re: 4D56 into Mazda B2600i swap thread - 11/27/18 01:24 PM

So I finally after all of these years installed an intercooler. This is a factory one from a Mitsubishi Pajero. The install was pretty easy, I just had to bend the two brackets that bolt to the core support a little and make a bracket for the rear to mount to the fire wall.

There is a noticeable power difference and I picked up another 5psi of boost.

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Posted By: JeffatTireBalls

Re: 4D56 into Mazda B2600i swap thread - 11/27/18 01:25 PM

Originally Posted by hambodian
Nice truck. I'm just wrapping up my 4d56T swap into a 89 Ram 50. Man, seemed like swap info is very limited for these. I looking at the exhaust manifold and there isn't much space. How did you get the EGT probe in there?


I put the EGT probe in my EGR block off plate.
Posted By: JeffatTireBalls

Re: 4D56 into Mazda B2600i swap thread - 11/27/18 04:55 PM

I moved the stereo up to the pocket that's right under the air vents. By using a mechless stereo (no CD player) I was able to mount it without removing or modifying the duct work for those vents that's behind the panel. This makes reaching the stereo much easier and safer. I was also able to move my CB up to where the stereo was and reinstall the original pocket underneath the CB....

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Posted By: JeffatTireBalls

Re: 4D56 into Mazda B2600i swap thread - 01/08/19 08:33 PM

Installed a snorkel for cooler fresh air to the turbo and obviously deep creek crossings that we have here in Eastern KY.

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Posted By: ATTILA

Re: 4D56 into Mazda B2600i swap thread - 02/12/19 10:16 PM

Wonderful truck and nice clean swap. I have that same motor in my '93 Pajero SWB, recently acquired and getting used to a real Vermont winter. So far so good. Starts like a champ and runs very well.

What did you settle on for boost pressure after installing the intercooler? I'd like to tweak my rig's settings - a little.

Thanks!
Posted By: JeffatTireBalls

Re: 4D56 into Mazda B2600i swap thread - 02/18/19 06:28 PM

Originally Posted by ATTILA
Wonderful truck and nice clean swap. I have that same motor in my '93 Pajero SWB, recently acquired and getting used to a real Vermont winter. So far so good. Starts like a champ and runs very well.

What did you settle on for boost pressure after installing the intercooler? I'd like to tweak my rig's settings - a little.

Thanks!


Thanks! I have it set to about 16psi for now.
Posted By: JeffatTireBalls

Re: 4D56 into Mazda B2600i swap thread - 02/18/19 06:30 PM

I installed a new CB and HAM radio this weekend...

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Posted By: JeffatTireBalls

Re: 4D56 into Mazda B2600i swap thread - 04/19/19 10:40 PM

Hmmm.....now where should I put this? grin

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Posted By: JeffatTireBalls

Re: 4D56 into Mazda B2600i swap thread - 08/02/19 02:04 AM

I got started on the SAS swap today, actually got farther than I thought I would...

Is this the point of no return?

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Posted By: JeffatTireBalls

Re: 4D56 into Mazda B2600i swap thread - 08/03/19 02:55 AM

Should have it finished up tomorrow. Still have to get shocks and brake lines.

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Posted By: rxinhed

Re: 4D56 into Mazda B2600i swap thread - 08/04/19 02:30 AM

Looks good. Multi-years project is near culmination?
Posted By: JeffatTireBalls

Re: 4D56 into Mazda B2600i swap thread - 08/06/19 01:05 AM

My Mazda to Toyota solid axle swap is basically finished. I'll have to get some new springs as these used ones are pretty tired. I'll be going to a little larger tire before this winter.
Huge thanks to my friend John Rowling at Rowlin's Garage and Fabrication in LaGrange for all of the help with this project, there's no way I could have done it without him!

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Posted By: JeffatTireBalls

Re: 4D56 into Mazda B2600i swap thread - 08/10/19 09:41 PM

I added a couple more leaves to the front packs to take care of the negative arch and add 3" blocks to the rear to level it out. I'll eventually replace the front and rear leaf springs with Old Man Emu.

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Posted By: oxide

Re: 4D56 into Mazda B2600i swap thread - 08/13/19 12:11 AM

looks great!
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