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post #1 of 67 Old 10-08-2009, 02:15 PM Thread Starter
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Diesel swap

I would like to learn more on diesel swaps and all I've come across is the VW diesel swap. I would rather have a v8 then a 4 banger so if anyone has any good links please list them.


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post #2 of 67 Old 10-08-2009, 02:57 PM
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You really think you can fit a V8 diesel in a TJ? Besides it weighing about 40 tons, how do you think it'll actually fit? Besides, what you really want is a 5.9L Cummins...
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I personally like the 4cy Cummins Turbo Diesel.

HERE is a nice piece on this subject
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It all started when the engineers in the Mopar Performance Parts unit realized that the 2.8L I-4 diesel engines being built for the Egyptian military could also be a great small diesel crate engine.
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You really think you can fit a V8 diesel in a TJ? Besides it weighing about 40 tons, how do you think it'll actually fit? Besides, what you really want is a 5.9L Cummins...
As I stated I'm trying to learn from others on this topic, I didn't say I knew anything. Although think if a HEMI fits then yes I should be able to shoe horn in some other v8.

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Diesel V8's are huge and heavy and take up more space than gas V8's. At least, in general.

I was kidding about the 5.9L Cummins, by the way. It would be a mind-blowing torque monster if you could make it happen, but no, there's no way.

Look at the other links provided here. Sounds like they could be winners.
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Diesel V8's are huge and heavy and take up more space than gas V8's. At least, in general.

I was kidding about the 5.9L Cummins, by the way. It would be a mind-blowing torque monster if you could make it happen, but no, there's no way.

Look at the other links provided here. Sounds like they could be winners.
I'm looking for facts from people who have done it or have seen it somewhere not someone’s opinion on what they think, no offence but I posted this to learn something new not to fight with someone about their opinions.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f19/c...6b-jeep-68574/

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Your link backs up exactly what I said. It's very long, it's incredibly heavy, it completely throws off the weight distribution, and it would require extensive frame and suspension work just to support its mighty heft (and that doesn't take into account the effect it would have in rocks or mud). I guess I'm guilty of assuming you were referring to more of a normal engine swap. Anything can be done, if you work at it hard enough. I mean, Dodge put their V10 in a motorcycle, didn't they? I didn't realize the answer you were looking for is, "Yes, it's physically possible, given enough time and resources and disregard for impact on wheeling."
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I'm looking for facts from people who have done it or have seen it somewhere not someone’s opinion on what they think, no offence but I posted this to learn something new not to fight with someone about their opinions.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f19/c...6b-jeep-68574/
Wow dude, tone it down a bit. I think Firekites response was pretty civil. Like it or not, in a thread like this, youre gunna get some opinions.

My opinion, cause thats what it is, would be a 4cyl turbo deisel. Its light (sorta), it'll fit and youll get the benfits of having a deisel. Youre talking some serious fab work to get it done though.

Have you tried searching this forum? Im sure this has been discussed before.
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Yeah that's what I was looking for was info on can it be done, is there a kit for it, do people like it once complete, is the time and cost worth it? Just the fax man lol, nice fenders.

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Can it be done? sure anything can be done with the right amount of money.

Has it been done? Yes, I know of 1 CJ7 with a PowerJoke in it.

Should it be done? hell no....why on earth would you put 800 pounds of engine in the front of a 93" wheelbase rig
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Can it be done? sure anything can be done with the right amount of money.

Has it been done? Yes, I know of 1 CJ7 with a PowerJoke in it.

Should it be done? hell no....why on earth would you put 800 pounds of engine in the front of a 93" wheelbase rig
then u cud hang out wit dem motercicls and do stopys!!!!!!!!

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A swap from a diesel Liberty would work. In Cali it needs to be the same year or newer engine to be legal.
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4bt cummins ftw
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A swap from a diesel Liberty would work. In Cali it needs to be the same year or newer engine to be legal.
And from the same make, with ALL the emissions crap. Damn california smog nazis!!

Putting a diesel in the jeep would be bad ***!! I bet it would cost $15-20K and take at least a month if you worked on it every day. Off the top of my head.

Radiator and Intercooler fab work and custom IC pipe work
New springs, shocks, and axles
New gas tank and fuel system fab work
Engine mount fab work
Engine to transfer case fitment
Wiring and new ECU (probably a new dash and gauges too)

seems like a lot of work, but if you got the time and the $$ GO FOR IT!
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