ok guys I have a 96 zj 4.0 and was toying with an idea of swapping in a VW engine diesel or non diesel I work in a VW/Audi garage where parts are plentiful, has anyone done either of the swaps and which engines did you use? thanks guys
Cant say I have ever heard of anything like this before.... I have heard of people swapping in old Mercedes diesels in XJs, LS swaps are highly common amongst XJs and TJs, Craziest thing I ever saw was a picture of someone Squeezing a Cat Diesel into an XJ.
4.7 V8 H.O. The Chevy 302 of Jeep Engines. Roar...
2004 Grand Cherokee Overland, Midnight Blue Pearl.
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Project "Shamrock": 96 Cherokee country, black, I6 HO, ZJ 242, 4.5 Rustys, 33" Mud terrains
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My knowledge of VWs is limited but do the engines have the power to move a zj efficiently? When I had my zjs (IMO) the 4.0l was just enough power to do what I wanted. I probably would have been happier if mine had a V8 under the hood.
You talking like a 1.8 TDI? Its gonna be a FAT PIG for power saddled in a heavy ZJ. Seems like a colossal waste of time and money to me. I'd be more impressed if you were building a go-kart around the same engine.