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Unread 03-10-2008, 06:52 AM   #1
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Diesel Jeep Swap Kit

Saw this over at 4WD&SU

Many jeepers have been waiting anxiously to swap a diesel into their Jeep. Their low-end torque and trail driveability, not to mention their fuel economy, has put diesels at the top of many jeepers wish list.

The wait is almost over! Jeep Performance, a division of Mopar Performance, is working on a stand-alone diesel engine swap kit to drop the 2.8 diesel that first appeared in the Jeep Liberty into your TJ, YJ, CJ, or? While we'll have more details (and maybe a photo or two) after Jeep Safari in Moab, this is the real deal and is going to happen. Everything needed to install the diesel mill into a Jeep will come with the kit - including a stand-alone wiring harness and non-EGR motor! You may have heard that some Liberty diesels had problems that were caused by a malfunctioning Exhaust Gas Recirculation system. The Jeep Performance diesel swap kit's 2.8 diesel doesn't have the troublesome EGR, so expect it to be problem-free. We'll get you more information when we get it. Stay tuned...

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Unread 03-10-2008, 08:13 AM   #2
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diesel engine swap kit to drop the 2.8 diesel that first appeared in the Jeep Liberty into your TJ, YJ, CJ, or?
Might that possibly mean that it would fit the XJ as well.

I am oh so close to pulling the trigger on one, but if this was a Wrangler-only kit I may have to reconsider.
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Unread 03-10-2008, 11:14 AM   #3
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God only knows how much this is gonna cost, but I still want it.
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Unread 03-10-2008, 07:48 PM   #4
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Anyone want to give an educated guess as to the avg mpg of a moderately lifted diesel TJ?
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Unread 03-11-2008, 07:25 AM   #5
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22? If I could get that it would be worth it.

2.8L CRD - 4Cyl, DOHC, 148Hp/266 torque, ~28Mpg?
These are "book" figures.
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Unread 03-11-2008, 03:46 PM   #6
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especially if you have a tired motor in your jeep now..
hmm buy a new motor or buy a diesel
wish the power was a little more though...
versus the 190/225ftlbs of the HO 4.0 I-6
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Ill take a little power loss with ~30 mpg and the possibility of biodiesel any day.
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Unread 03-11-2008, 11:36 PM   #8
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wish the power was a little more though...
versus the 190/225ftlbs of the HO 4.0 I-6
and no stupid california emissions laws. theres nothing for diesels made before, i think, 2005.
drop a turbo on that thing and straight-pipe it and you could get some good power out of that little diesel
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Unread 03-12-2008, 11:48 AM   #9
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4bt

There is a guy in Pa who sells 4bts(Cummins) and drops them into any wrangler for a couple of grand(labor)motors run about 2500 but can be found in bread vans. pretty chep conversion compared to my Defender 90 TDI swap I am in the middle of :-)
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Drop a turbo on that thing and straight-pipe it and you could get some good power out of that little diesel.
No turbo!?!
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Unread 03-16-2008, 04:53 PM   #11
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There is a guy in Pa who sells 4bts(Cummins) and drops them into any wrangler for a couple of grand(labor)motors run about 2500 but can be found in bread vans. pretty chep conversion compared to my Defender 90 TDI swap I am in the middle of :-)

Where can I find this man?
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Unread 03-16-2008, 08:32 PM   #12
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Yes, this man needs to meet me. I want a Powerstroke, but a Cummins could work.
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i have been thinking about the libby diesel in my 05rubi since i got it. i hope this kit comes about for a reasonable cost.
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No turbo!?!
No no, it already has a turbo...
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