TJ Wrangler - Diesel conversion kits???

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TJ Wrangler - Diesel conversion kits???

Unread post by chosen » October 6th, 2007, 7:54 pm

Any one know if there are any Diesel Conversion Kits available for the late 90's Wranglers???


G'day all,

I am looking at options for my next 4x4 and am hoping to buy a Wrangler with a dying/dead motor (if I can find) and install a Turbo diesel in its place...

Does anyone know of anyone who has done this?

Are there any Diesel Conversion kits available on the market? (I've looked but can't find any)

Thanks,

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Unread post by tasar » October 7th, 2007, 1:18 pm

buy a jk - sorry

lots of v8 upgrades but no diesels

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Unread post by lukethedork » October 7th, 2007, 3:04 pm

Diesels aren't very populor in America because of there emission laws in alot of the states. There isn't much of a market for diesel conversions there as they are too difficult to be legal.
Gonna have to be a custom fit if you want a diesel in a TJ.
I've never heard of it before.

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Unread post by chosen » October 7th, 2007, 4:03 pm

Fair enough...

Does anyone know what would be a good (cheap and readily available) diesel engine to fit a TJ?

Also, who in SA or Australia might machine/engineer the build?

Cheers,

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Unread post by BLU-125 » October 7th, 2007, 5:57 pm

As all Australian TJs use the 4.0 six, you may have trouble finding one with a dead engine. Might be old fashioned, but they just keep going forever.

BTW, you can buy a LOOOOOOOT of petrol for what it would cost for an engine conversion......
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Unread post by Gojeep » October 7th, 2007, 6:11 pm

As above and if you did you sums you would find you could buy a all new JK Wrangler Diesel for the same money!
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Unread post by chosen » October 7th, 2007, 10:32 pm

Gojeep wrote:As above and if you did you sums you would find you could buy a all new JK Wrangler Diesel for the same money!
Fair enough - Is the JK diesel a reliable and proven one?
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Unread post by Peter Aawen » October 7th, 2007, 10:41 pm

If you are still keen on the diesel conversion, talk to Peter @ Alltrac 4x4 Even if he can't or doesn't want to do it for you, he'll know who to see and how to go about it! Alltrac is at 305 South Road, Mile End SA and I just can't remember the phone # and am not currently in a position to get it or even the email address! They DO have a website too, but can't remember exactly what. Do a search on Alltrac and it's sure to come up!

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Unread post by tasar » October 8th, 2007, 10:06 am

chosen wrote:Fair enough - Is the JK diesel a reliable and proven one?
been used in jeeps for about 3 years - inital problems with the turbo but haven't heard any bad reports on the use in the JK

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Unread post by chosen » October 8th, 2007, 10:32 am

tasar wrote:been used in jeeps for about 3 years - inital problems with the turbo but haven't heard any bad reports on the use in the JK
What were the initial problems with the Turbo tasar?
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Unread post by tasar » October 8th, 2007, 1:38 pm

hoses ...KJ's kept blowing them

haven't heard this issue with the jk

had one on a trip with us on Saturday ...went very nicely indeed

did C (medium) grade tracks in toolangi - off marginal road - especially impressive up and down the hills

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Unread post by flexytj » October 8th, 2007, 10:04 pm

i sometimes think about this aswel as my tj is thirsty 270k to a tank
a turbo diesel would get better range . a diesel tj would be pretty
unique .

i say go for it and make a thread of it in the buildups section

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Unread post by Dave_STR » October 15th, 2007, 5:09 pm

I have seen a Bronco with a Dodge Ram cummins in it. Look up some American cummins sites. They convert anything.

Good luck.

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jk diesel

Unread post by K1 » July 3rd, 2009, 10:24 pm

My mate damien has a diesel JK and i would love his motor in my TJ. It has heaps of grunt and very good lowrange and engine braking.

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Unread post by jeeptheone » July 4th, 2009, 5:57 pm

AEV (American Expedition Vehilces) in the US does one. See the link.

American Expedition Vehicles - Diesel TJ Wrangler Concept (RHD - Right Hand Drive)

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