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post #1 of 7 Old 12-13-2013, 09:46 PM Thread Starter
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coil rail to distributor swap ?

hi, i was wondering if there is any way to convert the coil rail crap on my 2000 XJ to the older distributor and plug wire's setup ?, i've herd that i would need the PCM, whole harness, and a bunch of other stuff to make it work , thanks for any info

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post #2 of 7 Old 12-14-2013, 01:13 AM
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Yes, you need the PCM, distributor, several wiring harnesses, and a bunch of new sensors. If you have a 50-state or California-spec emissions XJ with the 4 O2 sensors and 3 cats it's illegal to do so.

Why do you want to do this? What problem do you have with the coil-on-plug ignition?
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post #3 of 7 Old 12-14-2013, 07:16 AM
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There is no reason to swap. There will be no added performance or benefits resulting from the swap. If your Jeep is subject to smog inspection, it will fail if you swap to an older PCM.

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post #5 of 7 Old 12-14-2013, 11:55 PM Thread Starter
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Yes, you need the PCM, distributor, several wiring harnesses, and a bunch of new sensors. If you have a 50-state or California-spec emissions XJ with the 4 O2 sensors and 3 cats it's illegal to do so.

Why do you want to do this? What problem do you have with the coil-on-plug ignition?
thanks for the info, I've had the issue of one coil going and having to replace the whole thing at around 250 bucks, plus working on the engine feels strange, like im working on a spaceship or something lol, I guess im just use to the old distributor systems
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There is no reason to swap. There will be no added performance or benefits resulting from the swap. If your Jeep is subject to smog inspection, it will fail if you swap to an older PCM.
true at that, although my state doesn't have a smog test
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