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Their are almost no common parts between the 450 and 451.



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Their are almost no common parts between the 450 and 451.
Not the question

There ARE diesel 451's
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When all is said an done, it may be cheeper to buy a used 450. There is quite a bit more than the engine swap, not to mention you would still be stuck with the same tranny.
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I have done the conversion from gas to diesel. You will need the engine and transmission ($3,000) plus the diesel wiring harness ($950)for the year of your car. The fuel pump will need to be replaced and matched ECU, SAM unit with the cluster unit ($250). You will need the fuel cooler ($350) and cut out the underlaying parts. The hardest part is replaceing the wiring harness.

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I have done the conversion from gas to diesel. You will need the engine and transmission ($3,000) plus the diesel wiring harness ($950)for the year of your car. The fuel pump will need to be replaced and matched ECU, SAM unit with the cluster unit ($250). You will need the fuel cooler ($350) and cut out the underlaying parts. The hardest part is replaceing the wiring harness.

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Where did you source your parts?
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I picked up 5 complete engine and transmissions from Canadian crash test vehicles. Then any other parts that I needed I ordered from Smarttune in the UK. My car is a 2002 so it was a lot harder then a 2003 and above.

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5 huh? You got any of those engines and transmissions left? I may have found a roller.
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I have two complete engine and drivetrains left. The computers are for a 2003. I also have the fuel tank and pump. PM me for more information and how to convert it over from gas to diesel.

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Hi Leroy,

If you're thinking about selling either of your CDI Diesel engines please let me know. I've owned a CDI Smart for 9 years and at some point the engine will need to be rebuilt or replaced.

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I am doing a comprehensive Registry for all Canadian market 450 cdi diesels, and it should be completed in a few months. This Registry will contain location information as of 2012, associated to VINs.

Right now I am only about 40% complete and 29 of these diesel powered Canadian market 450s are known to be in the USA, the vast majority with US titles. I suspect that the US total will be close to 70 cars when I am done, but it certainly will be over 50 cars.
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