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I was wondering if anybody has looked in to replacing the original gas motor for the diesel? I'm thinking order through Canada from Japan. Dropping it in while in Canada and then DMV once in the states. I would assume it's simular to importing a car.

Are there tranny and drivetrain differences? I've just started researching, so anything helps.

Thanks.

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I was wondering if anybody has looked in to replacing the original gas motor for the diesel? I'm thinking order through Canada from Japan. Dropping it in while in Canada and then DMV once in the states. I would assume it's simular to importing a car.

Are there tranny and drivetrain differences? I've just started researching, so anything helps.

Thanks.

Not sure on the drivetrain difference, but I can tell you about bringing the engine into the country.

Unless you specifically tell the guys at customs that you have a brand new Canadian engine in your US Previa, you won't have to deal with import taxes and paperwork. You're not importing a car, just some pieces. And if you buy it cheap enough, you can legally bring it through anyway. The customs guys are looking for stuff like Cuban cigars, drugs, fruit, plants, and that sort of thing.

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