I had a 86' CJ-7 and got rid of it a while ago. I am in the market to buy another, but this time I would like a diesel powerplant. Anyone done this, or seen it done? Also, what were the best years in respect to tranny, axels, and transfer case etc. Any help would be great.
CJ5's had a Perkins diesel option, years ago. I am not aware of any domestic CJ7 Diesels. I would bet that some were built for export, but I think finding one would be pretty difficult. I never kept that good of track of the CJ7's so I could be wrong. Good luck.
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When Jeepchick gets her CJ I'm thinking a diesel powerplant woldn't be a bad Idea. But I wonder what impact swapping in a diesel would have on getting emissions inspections???
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Some place out in Texas is putting the 4 cyl Cummings I4 in CJ's. Man that would be a tough Jeep with a Clark(you should probably find a Clark with a Cummings bolt pattern) and a NP205 x-fer. Maybe even double it with a divorced NP203 reduction box. Hmmmmm.
i have a friend that works on mercedes and BMWs. that got me thinking of putting a 5 cyl mercedes TD in a jeep. told him that if he ever got one for parts, i'd buy the motor. thats about as far as i have gotten. matt
I want a Diesel powered Jeep!
I think that they would be perfect, Lots of torque, good fuel economy, emissions exempt in Md., more water proof than gas engine and they run forever. The only draw back I see is their fuel is prone to gelling in cold temps.
Someone told me that they made Diesel powered Scouts?
When my YJ needs a new power plant thats what I want Diesel Power
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I just finished swapping a Cummins 5.9L TD out of a Dodge Ram into my M-715. I love it, 20 MPG out of a 1-1/2 ton truck with a camper in the back and plenty of towing power when the CJ is on the trailer. I have considered swapping the 5.9L into my CJ, but it would be overkill in the torque department, and the 5.9L weighs roughly 950-1000 lbs. It is also about 3" to long for the CJ engine compartment. The 3.9L 4cyl Cummins is the one I have seen in the rock buggys and have heard of people swapping into Jeeps. It should weigh in somewhere around 600 lbs and fits the engine compartment. If I ever stumble across one I'll have a really well built Chevy small block for sale!