Daihatsu Rocky SE Diesel.......Educate me Please!!





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    Default Daihatsu Rocky SE Diesel.......Educate me Please!!

    Hi Gents

    I've been offered something interesting.

    1998 Daihatsu Rocky SE. It has a 2,8 Diesel engine, turbo intercooled.

    Starter sound and engine sounds very Toyota-ish.

    Quite a nice drive, engine pulls well from very low RPM. 5 speed box. Box also feels very Toyota-ish.

    Styling reminds me of a Cruiser 70 SWB..........or not??

    Dash etc etc inside also feels sort of Toyota - ish.

    1) Anyone knows more about that engine........see pics??
    2) Ant known weak points on the car??
    3) ANy other info greatly appreciated........THANKS
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    Engine Pics. Engine looks VERY nice. 245000km, with FSH. Starter and ignition keys all Toyota.
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    Old 2.8 hilux engin and gearbox a friend of mine had a Toyota Surf basicly the same thing. Think it might be a inport.

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    Great little 4x4s. Can't kill them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeep 86 View Post
    Old 2.8 hilux engin and gearbox a friend of mine had a Toyota Surf basicly the same thing. Think it might be a inport.
    .......Thought this is a Toyota. Starter and engine sound is Hilux, clutch and gearbox also definitely feels like Totota Hilux SFA Diesel.

    Anyone with further info??

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    Why was the rear corner lights sprayed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeep 86 View Post
    Old 2.8 hilux engin and gearbox a friend of mine had a Toyota Surf basicly the same thing. Think it might be a inport.
    Don't think it is the same as the Toyota 3L engine...

    Injectors on the wrong side
    Head looks different
    Can't see block to be 100% sure.

    Edit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daihatsu_Rugger
    Last edited by Prof; 2018/01/08 at 01:53 PM.

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    ............I see its a 1999 model, sold by Kia SA as a " L78", and the engine is a "DL52" one.

    Second generation (19922002)[edit]

    1995 Daihatsu Rocky SE 2.8TD Wagon (F78)
    The second generation was introduced in 1992 and available for export the following year. Among the evolutions was the replacement of the early leaf sprung axles by independent front suspension and a coil sprung rear axle. The petrol engine (now in the F90-series) was enlarged to 2.2 L, with a small power hike to 91 PS (67 kW). This motorization was first shown in Europe at the September 1993 Frankfurt Auto Show and was only sold in the United Kingdom.[3] Meanwhile, the 2.8 Turbo Diesel was now only available with an intercooler, with power remaining 102 PS (75 kW) DIN. In the Japanese market, 115 PS (85 kW) JIS was claimed. Still, the model was considered too rustic, still not possessing rear doors in the long-wheelbase model, and Daihatsu declined to replace it, concentrating instead on their smaller automobiles.


    Indonesian-built Daihatsu Feroza with five-door station wagon bodywork
    After a year's hiatus in Indonesia, the independently sprung F73/F78 arrived to replace the earlier models in 1996. As before, there was a longer, five-door version as well as a pickup truck available in addition to the three-door models sold elsewhere. It was marketed there as the Daihatsu Taft or Rocky when powered by diesel engines. With a petrol engine it received the Feroza name (not to be confused with its smaller, F300-series sibling which seems to have never been marketed in Indonesia). The post-facelift F70s with a five-door body received new bodywork from the B-pillar back, with proper wind-down windows in the rear doors.
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    Some more piccies.............I have no idea why the rear lights are covered. SA Legislation?? Same as with the 93/94 Pajero's with their fake tail lights??
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    The rear lights looked "smoked" was a fashion few years to do that. The guys in Indonesia kit them up quite extensively for trail use capable little buggers saw few in action.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ismail View Post
    The rear lights looked "smoked" was a fashion few years to do that. The guys in Indonesia kit them up quite extensively for trail use capable little buggers saw few in action.
    Yes u right Ismail. But these aren't "smoked", they're "factory done". I see on the Net lots of them are the same.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Petri Oosthuizen View Post
    Some more piccies.............I have no idea why the rear lights are covered. SA Legislation?? Same as with the 93/94 Pajero's with their fake tail lights??
    All lights fitted are to be working.

    Cant see light - no problem. lol
    Always think: Could this be sarcasm?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oppies3800 View Post
    All lights fitted are to be working.

    Cant see light - no problem. lol
    sort of true

    some lights on some models are activated only for certain markets/countries: so probably they considered safer just to darken the lenses to avoid confusion
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    No info to add, but as a student in 1999 attending various car shows and other 4x4 exhibits I remember thinking that this would be the ideal car for me. Now I'm wondering again why they sold so few in SA; it was reasonably priced, had rugged underpinnings (lots of Toyota bits), economical, capable and basic enough not to worry about dirty carpets and scratches. It's minor shortcomings off road was lack of a diff lock and limited wheel articulation, but as an overlander for two it seems like a lot of fun. How much for this one, Petri?
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    Looks like you'll be lining up a buyer before you bought it Petri. Also interested..
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