Remember life is too short to drive something normal!!
Currently focused on classic FJ45 Toyota Pickups, the occasional FJ40 Toyota Land Cruiser, 75 Series Toyota Land Cruisers and Land Rovers Series II, IIA, III and Defenders. With the occasional strange or unique diesel powered vehicle entering the shop.
Eco-Offroad started off as a small company that focused on diesel engine conversions for vintage 4x4 vehicles. As time progressed the option of importing unique diesel powered vehicles became easier and so as parts were being imported vehicles joined them. Today there are many options to be able to drive back into the woods, enjoying nature and all the surroundings with the choice of fuel efficient diesel engines running on biodiesel or diesel. Every once in a while we also feature "outside" the box over-landing vehicle because the driving experience is all part of the adventure.
Eco-Offroad, LLC specializes in:
Environmentally Friendly Restorations
Building and Prepping Over-Land Vehicles
Importing Unique Vehicles from Around the World
Here is a small offering of vehicles that I have worked on in the past!
SALES AND IMPORTATION
Started off importing parts years ago and this slowly transitioned to entire vehicles. All vehicles are picked by me and brought to my shop for inspection. If you have a certain dream vehicle, I can help locate it somewhere around the world and bring it safely back to the USA. After inspection I enjoy the vehicle; I mean I carefully drive all vehicles for a period of time then list them for sale. Unless stated these are not restored vehicles, but good used representatives of the unique models we never got offered in the USA. Currently I deal with the following countries: South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Europe and recently added Brazil. The majority of the vehicles I deal with are RHD (right hand drive), so easy to drive that government employees do it daily! All vehicles will be brought to my shop for inspection before being sold. In addition each vehicle will have all and I do mean all fluids changed. Vehicles will come with a clear Oregon title. As inventory becomes available this page will be updated. Updated July 2020!
1989 Nissan PAO
Imported from Japan this little car was Nissan's answer to the Mini Cooper. This is a 1989 Nissan PAO with only 39,000 miles (62,000KM) on it. Has factory A/C and an automatic transmission. Many new items have been added: five new tires, new brakes (including spares), new engine mounts, new coolant hoses, new a/c compressor, new belts and full fluid change. Two small dents on the rear of the car that can be seen in the photos, otherwise in amazing condition. Great little car to drive and ready to go. Free and clear Oregon title.
1993 Toyota Landcruiser
Factory 4 door truck
1990 Mitsubishi Canter 4 door, 4x4, A/C, Diesel
Japan is the only market where factory 4 door 75 series trucks were offered and they were only offered to commercial outfits. Almost all of these trucks ended up with raised roofs (bubble) as they were used by the fire department and extra room was needed for the helmets. This truck belonged to the fire department, but has the extremely rare low factory roof! On top of having the rare roof, this truck only has 15500 KM's on it (little over 9600 miles).
-A/C and Power steering
-Old Man Emu 2+ suspension kit with shocks
-New SS 35 gallon fuel tank
-New Aisin manual hubs
-Ute bed with drawer system under bed and side boxes with LED rear lights
-76 sereis rear seat
-new speakers and radio
-new ARB bumper with LED running lights and light bar
-Tuffy security box with cup holders between front seats
-New tires and rims
-Newer style grill and front turn signals
-Rebuilt and rebalanced drive shafts
-New timing belt
-All fluids changed
Imported from Japan this truck as you can tell was part of a fire department and only has 12,000 miles (19000 KM's). Has the factory 4D33 Diesel engine and factory 4 wheel drive. Comes with 5 custom single rims, so you can get rid of the duel tires in the rear for better off-road capabilities. The fire box was just removed making the truck ready for any rear bed of your dreams.
1994 Toyota Land Cruiser, extremely low miles, diesel
Ex fire truck imported directly from Japan. Truck only has 3890 KM's (2418 Miles) from new and has the legendary 1HZ Diesel engine. I removed the rear fire bed unit and pump so truck is ready to build any way you wish. And if you don't like the bubble roof I will include with the sale a Land Cruiser partial single cab that could be used to reshape the roof and add a rear window to the cab.
1992 Mercedes G Wagon, low miles, JDM import
Mercedes W463 G Wagon imported directly from Japan. Vehicle has 104700 KM's (65057 Miles) from new, inline 6 cylinder gas engine, automatic and has factory a/c. All fluids changed, many seals replaced plus some nice upgrades:
-Front Runner Roof Rack
-Light bars front and rear
-Updated fog lights to round
-Flip screen radio with rear view camera
Getting rid of those Winter Blues While Runny Biodiesel or even #2 Diesel in cold Temps!
I run anywhere from B20 up to B100 even in the winter without an issue, because I remember to use winter additives. Here is Oregon the fuel companies like charging for additives, but offer very little to any for winter conditions. There have been whole newspaper articles written on how biodiesel was killing all the diesel powered cars in the winter, was the biodiesels fault. The fuel companies were not adding winter additive and even straight #2 diesel will gel when temps drop.
Stages of the effects of low temps on Diesel:
Level 1 – “Cold Filter Plug Point”
This is the point at which there is enough solid waxes bound together in the diesel to be caught by the filters. There not be enough for you to really “see” yet, but they are being trapped by the filter. If the fuel remains this temperature long enough and if enough fuel flows through the filter, it will become plugged, even though the fuel may look “clear”.
As the fuel gets colder and colder, more of these waxes bond together to form bigger and bigger “polymer bonds” of waxes.
Level 2 – “Cloud point”
This is the point at which the fuel looks “Cloudy” to the “naked” eye. There is enough of these polymer bonded waxes to form large enough chains to be visible. It will abviously stop up filters here.
Level 3 – “Gel Point”
This is the point at which there are is an “infinite polymer network”. The point at which the fuel starts to be a solid or semi-solid due to these polymer bonds. The fuel will not flow at this point. Cold filter plug point/Cloud point is anywhere from 20*F – 40*F depending on water and contaminates in your fuel. Gel point is around +5* give or take a few degree. Biodiesels are more prone to Cold filter plug point/cloud point/gel point. They can plug faster, they absorb water more redably.
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