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1992 TOYOTA HiAce Super Custom 4wd Diesel Van


1992 TOYOTA HiAce Super Custom 4wd Van

The Toyota HiAce is powered by one of the most reliable engines of its era- the 3L model 2.8 liter naturally aspirated diesel. The cast iron head and block provide enhanced stability, and absence of a turbo keeps the engine from being pushed beyond its mechanical limits. The HiAce features much of the same running gear as the Hilux pickup and 4Runner from the era, allowing for an expanded selection of domestically available parts. The 8” rear end has the option for a limited-slip differential, or a modern aftermarket air-locker for enhanced traction and off-road performance. Our vans receive a 2” suspension lift, providing the clearance necessary to tackle the rough roads these vans were designed to traverse.

This particular HiAce clocked merely 10,000 original miles, and now lives in Northern California.

Much love went into making this van 'road-trip-ready'. Consistent with all the vans we sell, she has received a full timing belt job and maintenance update: new timing belt, new idler and tensioner pulleys, new camshaft and crankshaft seal, new water pump, new thermostat, new radiator cap, coolant flush, transmission fluid, fresh motor oil and filter, all new drive belts, new fuel filter, new air filter, fresh differential oil, and fresh transmission oil. On top of all that, she has brand new all-terrain tires and a modest suspension lift. We also installed a brand new battery, repacked the front wheel bearings, set the steering alignment, and had the van fully detailed inside and out. Many other smaller repairs and upgrades were made during the inspection and testing process.