like they have a choice at this point. i can see it happening and its about time.
They poo-poo'd the 2.8 over sourcing issues...
Originally Posted by CruserBruiser
Is 2.0 diesel gonna be that much of an improvement over the V6??
My brother-in-law has a 1.5L turbo diesel F-1000 pickup (Brazilian version of the F-150). It impressed me with its ability around the farm; he's got 14,000 acres in central Brazil and not a paved road for miles.
^ yeh they have said the wrangler is getting a new diesel all along but unless it said that they are going to put it in the wranglers for the US specifically im not convinced... shoot you can get a diesel right now if you fly over to the UK and buy one at the dealership then ship it back and pay a bunch of customs and redtape...
No diesel JK's in Canada. Emission regulations is the reason. Even though diesels pollute a lot less than gasoline engines the emission regulations are preventing most diesel engines from being put to good use in this country. I think that our government wouldn't approve a fuel consumption reduction of 20-30 % as it will lower the $$$ they get from taxes so up goes the emission regulations for diesel while gasoline powered engines can pollute all they want.
Only a few makes and models offer diesel engines(VW, Mercedes, BMW, Volvo..... all very expensive vehicles).
A: This is a JK Wrangler thread- try the YJ section if you're looking for YJ-specific bits.
B: There is NO way to convert an engine from gas to diesel without MAJOR refitting, that would cost in the tens of thousands (new everything, essentially).
C: The only way it'd make any sense would be a SWAP. Try searching the YJ section for that, not JK.
I am no big fan of diesels, however there's one thing: fuel tank on 2D JK is too small for my needs. Diesel is somewhat more efficient (nothing like his fanboii spew on the Internet, but it is). Also, diesel fuel is denser. So, JK with diesel is going to have about 25% better range, which amounts to an extra jerry can.
The 2011 Jeep Wrangler is here; the 2012 will have a standard Pentastar V6. A revised VM diesel is for export markets. Rock-Trac 4x4 system. The Scrambler pickup appears to be “no-go” for a few years at least. Jeep Wrangler • Scrambler Read more at Upcoming changes in the Chrysler lineup
The 2011 Jeep Wrangler is here; the 2012 will have a standard Pentastar V6. A revised VM diesel is for export markets. Rock-Trac 4x4 system. The Scrambler pickup appears to be "no-go" for a few years at least. Jeep Wrangler o Scrambler Read more at Upcoming changes in the Chrysler lineup
Any chance there will be a way to convert older JKs to diesel?