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Old 05-07-2008, 05:27 PM   #1
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Hey everyone. So I don't even own a jeep, but it is my prospective vehicle in the next five years. Now with the super high gas prices, I was debating whether or not to get a wrangler, as the ave mpgs are pretty low. But I was thinking. What about a diesel wrangler? I know its been done, but now I want to do that. And instead of regular diesel, why not make it a little better for the enviro and use bio-diesel? What does everyone think? Is this a possible goal, or will it be too expensive to achieve?

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Old 05-07-2008, 05:57 PM   #2
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most engines should run fine on biodiesel without barely any modifications, especailly in warmer climates where the fuel congealing isnt a problem

as for converting to a diesel engine, it all depends on how good a engine u can find at a junkyard for a good price, and if you're willing to spend a lot of time putting it in
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Old 05-07-2008, 07:25 PM   #4
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i plan on putting a 2.4l 4cyl turbo diesel in my jeep.. whenever i blow the i6 in it..

(hopefully she'll last another 50k miles, currently sitting at 108k, and was only at 107k this time last summer)
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Old 05-07-2008, 11:35 PM   #5
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Well the thing is my pockets are as shallow as they come being a college student who works part time, thats why I said in the next 5 ish years haha. And I know you have to convert a gas engine to make it run with bioD, but they don't last very long so Im thinking I'm just going to put a diesel engine in with no conversions.
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Old 05-07-2008, 11:39 PM   #6
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I think when I get back from England I'm putting in a Cummins 4BT and runnin fry grease.
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Old 05-08-2008, 12:48 AM   #7
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Yeah my plan exactly. Time to save my money. I don't even know a cost estimate of that, I'm just assuming its expensive. Anything we use to help out the environment and such ironically seems to cost a hell of a lot more.
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Old 05-08-2008, 08:20 AM   #8
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One of the guys here just did a 4bt conversion from a delivery truck, bolted it up to his AX15, I seem to remember a $2000 number for the whole truck and he got quite a bit back once he sold the wrecked truck back to the yard minus the engine.
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You might have some issues come inspection time though.
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Old 05-08-2008, 10:26 AM   #9
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That is awesome. So now all I have to do first is get a jeep. This plan is definately happening. Go biodiesel!
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Old 05-08-2008, 11:26 AM   #10
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Hey everyone. So I don't even own a jeep, but it is my prospective vehicle in the next five years. Now with the super high gas prices, I was debating whether or not to get a wrangler, as the ave mpgs are pretty low. But I was thinking. What about a diesel wrangler? I know its been done, but now I want to do that. And instead of regular diesel, why not make it a little better for the enviro and use bio-diesel? What does everyone think? Is this a possible goal, or will it be too expensive to achieve?
My plan exactly. I'm looking for a conversion for next year.
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Old 05-08-2008, 12:51 PM   #11
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Yeah as soon as I save up some money, sell my car, and get a jeep, I plan to get together with a local shop to make it happen. So it's sort of a long term thing, but so very possible and I'm stoked.
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I think it is a great idea. I love mine it is amazing when I can idle up hills and down them, thats right no matter how steep the incline I do not have to use my brakes. I get on average 28 miles per gallon and it is more powerful. A pretty good trade for adding a few hundred pounds and some noise.
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Old 05-10-2008, 12:18 PM   #14
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Yeah no kidding. Everyone complains about the extra noise diesels make, but really? Its way more complicated to find a good source of fuel for cars than it is to make diesels quiet. Thats what I'm sayin. More power, better fuel efficiency, and a jeep. What could be better?
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I pretty well agree, It is a lot of fun and the noise is not that bad, I used sound deadener under my hood and it help.
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