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Old 07-03-2008, 06:17 PM   #1
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Question Importing a diesel JK

Has anyone here ever heard of someone sucessfully inporting a new diesel JK to the United States? I noticed that they are available in the United Kingdom and probabally elsewhere? From what I have read, it usually costs more to make a foreign vehicle compliant than what it's worth.

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Old 07-04-2008, 04:12 AM   #2
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We have them down here in Australia. 2.8 turbo diesel 2 & 4 door variants.

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Old 07-04-2008, 02:27 PM   #3
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We have them down here in Australia. 2.8 turbo diesel 2 & 4 door variants.
I noticed that last night when I was looking at Jeeps worldwide sites. The diesel is available pretty much everywhere in the world except for North America
So how do you like the diesel Wranglers? What is you miles per gallon or should I say, kilometers per liter ?
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Old 07-10-2008, 04:23 AM   #4
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I have the V6 but I know a bloke with the diesel version. He is disappointed in the fuel consumption. He is getting averaging 11 to 12 litres per 100k around the suburbs. On the highway it is a little better at 10. The V6 gets 13 to 14 in suburbia and on a long run averages 12. Diesel is 24 cents a litre dearer at the pump down here at the moment. So the V6 is a better economical choice.
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Old 07-10-2008, 10:24 AM   #5
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Ok get the calculator out. I know we can relate to this, it's not really that hard. A "bloke" is another person not neccessarily bad or good. Litres per kilometer is a calculable thing I'm sure. And "dearer at the pump" would mean "more".
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Old 07-11-2008, 09:30 AM   #6
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I'm sure we have just as many confusing terms and phrases that our friends down under have to think twice about also.
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Old 07-13-2008, 05:34 AM   #7
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Quick explanation:

A bloke is any male person.
Dearer does mean that an item cost more than another item.
Kilometers per litre can be calculated but the way it is done here is litres per 100 kilometers. Why, I don't know. So I am averaging 7.6 kilometers per litre.(I think)
Yes there are phrases and words down here that can mean something totally different over there. Example: Fanny in US refers to butt or bum. Down here fanny refers to a woman's vagina. Be careful if you are ever over here.
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Old 07-14-2008, 09:07 AM   #8
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Ahah. Is a female person a "sheila"? I think I heard that in a movie. Thanks for the clarifications, I know a female friend from down there and I don't know when or if I would ever have a discussion about her backside but I will always remember now not to refer to it a her fanny.

Back to more serious matters, has anyone been able to convert the litres per 100 kilometers to mpg?
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Old 07-14-2008, 12:41 PM   #9
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1 gallon=3.7854 liters

Average 12 * 3.7854= 45.4248

1 mile= 1.6 kilometers

So 45.4248/1.6= 28.3905 mpg on average

High for him is 14 km/L = 33.12225 mpg

Correct me if I am wrong on my math but an average of 28.4 mpg does not sound to bad, I bet if you baby it you could get 40 mpg or more.
Diesels also have a wider range over gas of options to increase gas mileage i.e. programers, etc.
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Old 07-14-2008, 03:49 PM   #10
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Has anyone here ever heard of someone sucessfully inporting a new diesel JK to the United States?

join the US ARMY,
get stationed in Germany,
buy diesel JK,
do your tour,
PCS stateside,
bring vehicle back.
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The 2.8L CRD engine is much better than the 3.8L V6 IMO.
Over here a gallon 91 octane fuel costs 9.75$ and a gallon diesel costs 9$.
Driving a diesel engine saves money.
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join the US ARMY,
get stationed in Germany,
buy diesel JK,
do your tour,
PCS stateside,
bring vehicle back.
Having served in the military in Europe, that's easier said than done. The EPA would probably shoot it down and not allow the importation. A dealer would surely sell you one, but it may end up sitting in the US pending conversion to meet US specs and would eventually be seized. When I worked for Customs, we seized vehicles all the time.
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DC is probably not producing it here b/c our diesel is higher than our gas because of the low sulfur stuff. I wish they would leave the decision up to the consumer.
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Old 07-16-2008, 04:35 AM   #14
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To get what my mpg you must first divide the 12 litres by 3.7854. That will give you the gallons I use. There is approximately 60 miles per 100klms. So if I do the math it comes out at 18.9mpg. Which I am happy with. I once owned a Nissan swb 4.2lt petrol and my average was around 15mpg. So the improvement in the wallet is quite good. Diesel down here at the moment is about 25c more expensive than unleaded petrol. The diesel here must comply with strict European levels.

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