Bud, forgive me for missing out on this INTERESTING thread (it said TOYota;)....solid reason to stay away eh??).... but after going through this, I am willing to shoot myself (only in the foot if you insist)!!! Keeping rallying apart (which is fast becoming a FILTHY rich man's sport here) and focusing on the off-road pranks that we undertake.....this thread has answered most of my worries as I was a bit dicey on replacing my faithful 4D56( parked in Isloo and used for touring North with ORAD) with a similar gen 6G72!!!!
Humbly put.... does smell very nice once you fire one up....especially on a cold morning with that steam/water thing from the tail pipe!
The power/torque/BHP....anyday better (in comparison to my poor ol' 4D56 only).
Gasoline IS getting cheaper!!!
Even if I am unlucky (and lucky enough to keep the electrics out of the equation) to suck up water in my engine while fording, don't need an overhaul......diesels are notorious for bent rods, ain't it so????
Lesser pit stops for oil/filter changes.
No vibration/hum.....best of the best diesels have 'em!
Though it ain't no V8 but still love that 'V' growl (no grunts) when you floor it.
My mind is all set.....RAO, gasoline is it....stick to yours!!!
@JANJ.....you've got it all RIGHT 100%.