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Unread 12-19-2012, 01:03 PM   #31
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I still haven't found another set of gauges... What do you have?

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I believe a complete gauge/dash set from 85 Cherokee... have to dig it up and check. It also might just be the tach and speedometer set. I have a defective tach read out, with the needle just slowly climbing or dropping, or going all the way to the top RPM... the same happened with the other tach. That is why I obtained the second set. Have to check the sender unit... or whatever it uses for a sender. Likely a problem with that. Just now switching to 192 Thermostat to try ad seal the head gasket leak!?! Otherwise it is another new hd gasket within two years, only thins time proper torquing. It is a great vehicle and in great shape in all other respects... oh, a slight water leak somewhere around the drivers door or windshield?!
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Unread 12-22-2012, 02:55 PM   #32
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Moved to europe last year and am currently looking at a 2000 XJ with a 2.5 turbo diesel and low miles.
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Unread 12-26-2012, 08:19 PM   #33
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Just found out the MJ next door is a diesel in need of an alternator.
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Unread 12-27-2012, 01:10 AM   #34
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I have only seen one diesel xj before. It was in an airplane hanger with its hood up and when I walked over to it I just sat there and stared stupidly at it for about 10 minutes. Someone had to walk over to tell me it was diesel. I felt a little stupid. I didn't even know they made a diesel motor. haha opps
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Unread 03-03-2013, 10:47 PM   #35
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I have a 86 Comanche 2.1td that will be for sale shortly 80k 4wd runs good needs work has rust but frame is solid 203 550 2693
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Unread 03-04-2013, 09:38 AM   #36
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Yep

I work at a gas station.
About a month ago
I seen a xj getting diesel,
But by the time I got out there it was gone,
Sad I wanted to talk to the guy.
Oh well,

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Unread 03-04-2013, 09:40 AM   #37
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Unread 08-08-2013, 02:00 AM   #38
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There is a diesel XJ at the local salvage yard. been there a while, and I don't know if it is the 2.1 or 2.5... but if you are interested in parts I could snap a few pics next time I am there... PM me if interested, I don't get on here much anymore.
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Unread 08-08-2013, 05:41 AM   #39
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Unread 08-23-2013, 05:09 PM   #40
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Wow. Absolutely love this! Checked out your post on comancheclub.com and your in Harvard?! Im down in Garden Prairie! Would love to see this thing! Maybe me and my XJ will see ya when were heading up to Delavan with the boat! I always cut through Harvard! Good find, and best of luck with the resto!
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Unread 08-23-2013, 05:26 PM   #41
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Wow. Absolutely love this! Checked out your post on comancheclub.com and your in Harvard?! Im down in Garden Prairie! Would love to see this thing! Maybe me and my XJ will see ya when were heading up to Delavan with the boat! I always cut through Harvard! Good find, and best of luck with the resto!
Stop on by if you want, I am home tonight. Shoot me an email if you want to head by. automan2164 @ yahoo.com

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Unread 09-30-2013, 11:34 AM   #42
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Diesel XJ at the yard was gone when I went.
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Unread 10-22-2013, 10:21 AM   #43
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A few notes on the J8S I can share from my Winnebago experiences

change the oil pump driveshaft every timing belt change OR MORE OFTEN!!! It is the number one cause of engine failure after all these years, long shaft looks like an allen key/XZN tool that strips and fails, easily found under the vacuum pump 6" long (runs between the vacuum pump and oil pump)

Turbo is unique to the JEEP application, no new ones but rebuilding is possible still. The Winnebago has a much larger turbo very much like a Mercedes 617.95 turbo (3.0L 5cyl) again no longer available but rebuilding.

Rockauto has lots of parts available out of the UK, shipping is high but GREAT selection, just be sure you click on the EU flag when searching for parts not just USA this is how I get Winnebago powertrain parts at very reasonable prices, the dealer that remains is a crook for parts (compare a cam seal $3 to $20+!!!). There is also a garage just outside of Montreal Quebec Canada Robert Marleau that specializes, he has everything in stock and no problem shipping, no website just phone, speaks no english really just french but amazing person that shares his wealth of knowledge and always has what I need just Winnebago but most of the engine parts are the same.

They are absolutely great motors, so simple and so reliable due to the simplicity of it. Nothing complicated, no vacuum controls like old Mercedes diesels, well designed fuel system that NEVER leaks (injectors have permanent hoses for return lines), simple to work on starter, alternator, adjustments no special tools needed. When they work properly they are amazing little engines, they seem to stay fresher/have fewer issues vs the other european diesels, maybe due to the lack of use and winter driving.

In our Winnebago we manage 25mpg (us gallon) or 10L/100kms all day long, and hill climbs are no problem it has plenty of power on the highway, slow cruising due to the gearing and not fast off the line, but great for what it is.

The Jeep td is pretty rare, I see them once in a while about as often as a diesel Winnebago. I know of two Jeep Cherokee td for sale that are basically parts cars, full of mold inside and sitting for 10+ years, apparently running but far from road worthy and the mechanic selling them wants $5000 for the pair! Just because they are rare is his reason...
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Unread 11-04-2013, 11:21 AM   #44
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I just picked up a 86 2 door cherokee TD. I will post pics later today. I would like more info on the oil pump though.
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Unread 11-05-2013, 03:56 PM   #45
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For the oil pump here are some steps
1-remove the vacuum pump on the drivers side lower engine block (below injection pump sort of behind alternator/ps pump
2-lift the allen key shaped driveshaft out of the hole carefully, with a magnet or pliers and a steady grip
3-inspect the ends of the driveshaft, they typically get rounded off with age not sure where you would source a driveshaft I am sure it could be made with tool stock, the garage I mentioned sells them.
4-replace the Oring on vacuum pump
5-carefully reinstall the driveshaft into the hole, "feeling" for the opening for it in the oil pump yes you can miss easily and drop down into the oil pan, so be patient and careful, use a flexible LED light to guide you it is not the easiest place to get your head into for a look!
6-reinstall vacuum pump, sometimes you need to play around to get the driveshaft to mesh up/mate, might take a couple attempts before it drops down into place

The driveshaft looks just like a long allen key maybe 6-8mm in diameter. I will dig around for my old used one and take a pic, it is approx 6" long.
I managed to change mine in half an hour, not a big deal job just don't drop the shaft!
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