European diesel engines in North American CR-Vs

Discussion in 'CR-V' started by limehand, Mar 9, 2008.

  1. limehand

    limehand Guest

    I believe I am correct that there was a 1999 diesel engine option for
    CR-Vs in the UK? Possibly for continental Europe as well?

    Does anyone know if this diesel engine will swap into a North American

    Anyone done it?


    Michael Lough
    limehand, Mar 9, 2008
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  2. limehand

    jim beam Guest

    if you can get the mechanicals and electronics, no reason why it
    wouldn't work. but you'll also need the transmission because the output
    ratios will be different and the control electronics too. it's
    definitely a non-trivial conversion. probably much easier to just
    import a whole vehicle.
    jim beam, Mar 9, 2008
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  3. limehand

    limehand Guest

    Well I'm guessing but it might be difficult to change the steering
    wheel position too? and an engine change might be simpler than
    satisfying "foreign" import requirements as well. If the car is the
    same it could work with a CTDI engine though? I wonder if there were
    diesel engined CR-Vs in Japan and they are cheap as chips there
    because no one wants them?

    just curious really...

    limehand, Mar 10, 2008
  4. limehand

    motsco_ Guest


    You can already get 15 year old JAP vehicles at private dealers in
    Canada. Some are diesel, mostly delivery vans / AWD vans and trucks.
    Steering is on the OTHER side.

    motsco_, Mar 10, 2008
  5. limehand

    Tegger Guest

    In the past few months, I've seen a Nissan Skyline, a Nismo GTi-R and a
    Toyota Prado. Plus this itty-bitty little "truck" (can't remember the
    brand) which consisted of a tiny van's cab and the tiddliest pickup bed
    you've ever seen. All were RHD, and all were seen on the move with valid
    Ontario license plates.

    The Skyline really had me wondering why it was never sold here new; it's a
    good-looking car with a cool name.
    Tegger, Mar 10, 2008
  6. limehand

    limehand Guest

    y'all saying a 1999 cr-v diesel engine would therefore be no problem?

    dont fancy driving a right hooker on the 401 thanks...
    limehand, Mar 11, 2008
  7. limehand

    Tegger Guest

    The 1999 vehicle you refer to is only 9 model years old. It is inadmissible
    for importation into Canada.

    From RIV's Web site
    ( ):


    "The Motor Vehicle Safety Act and Regulations require that all vehicles
    imported into Canada comply, at the time of importation, with the Canada
    Motor Vehicle Safety Standards in effect on the date the vehicle was
    manufactured. Vehicles manufactured for sale in countries other than Canada
    and the United States do not comply with the requirements of the Canada
    Motor Vehicle Safety Act, CANNOT be altered to comply and CANNOT be
    imported into Canada. The only exceptions to this rule are vehicles fifteen
    (15) years old or older as determined by the month and year in which the
    vehicle was manufactured..."

    Me neither. But I'd get used to it...
    Tegger, Mar 11, 2008
  8. limehand

    Dave Garrett Guest

    Indeed. There are (or were) a couple of outfits in the US that used to
    import, federalize, and sell Skylines. The new "Skyline", aka the GT-R,
    will be the first one that Nissan has sold in North America itself. It
    goes on sale this summer.

    Nice car, but I think I liked the look of the earlier-generation
    Skylines better.

    Dave Garrett, Mar 11, 2008
  9. limehand

    limehand Guest

    Tegger said

    The 1999 vehicle you refer to is only 9 model years old. It is
    for importation into Canada.

    Uh?????? I am referring to an ENGINE. Not a vehicle. An ENGINE.

    iDEA is to put 1999 CTDI engine from UK Europe or Asia into 1999 CR-V
    in Canada Thats the thread NOT vehicles....Jeeeeeez.

    limehand, Mar 13, 2008
  10. limehand

    hobbes Guest


    I spend 8 years in Japan 1990-1998 and back then and I think still now
    the Nissan Skyline was a very cool car. I guess I was not really
    impressed until I say one drive by. The thing that sticks in my memory
    was that turbo waste gate sound as the car shifts up the gears. Sort
    of Ucchsssh - Uccchsssh sort of sound. Very sexy, as was the young
    lady in the right hand seat (they drive British Style over there in

    Warmest regards, Mike.
    hobbes, Mar 13, 2008
  11. limehand

    limehand Guest

    limehand, Mar 14, 2008
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