Forum » General Engine Building Discussion » 1kd ftv engine build

1kd ftv engine build

General Engine Building Discussion

Forum Posts

Courses

Blog

Tech Articles

Talk about engine building here. New products, tricky questions or showcase your work - If it's engine building related it's welcome here.

= Resolved threads

Page 1
Author
547 Views

Idk if i am posting on the right forum, i need some help locating aftermarket pistons and rods for a toyota 1kd ftv engine. Customer came to me wanting 500hp. I would also opt for either the motec of hks fcon d management plug and play. Any help wud be appreciated for these parts.

It's often not that easy unfortunately to find aftermarket pistons for a diesel engine unless you're dealing with the big 3 (Dodge Cummins, Ford Powerstroke, GM Duramax). Also the design of a diesel piston is quite unique compared to a gasoline engine meaning it's not as simple as getting the likes of JE to make you a piston. Most diesel pistons even in the aftermarket are either cast so that they can still incorporate the steel insert for the top ring (can't easily do this with a forging), or steel if you're getting serious.

From what I know of the 1KD market, people are still retaining the stock Toyota piston but having the bowls machined to remove the undercut as this is the failure point. There are 3-4 generations of 1KD piston though and you want the latest as the earlier ones are prone to cracking, even in a stock engine.