|11-23-2013 08:01 AM|
|11-23-2013 12:18 AM|
|Ecromer||May have been covered before but I can't find it. What did you do for vacuum for the brakes to function?|
|11-21-2013 06:49 AM|
|11-21-2013 06:43 AM|
So yeah, when you're ready, I'm hoping to have my original Green Jeep fitted with the new engine, conversion system, and other details that'll make it viable and proof the concept.
In respect to reliability, the c engine is not some radical departure for diesel technology; nothing about it is revolutionary outside of popularity and sales. The fuel injection system is Bosch "common rail", using a high pressure pump, pressure accumulating vessel "rail", and piezo-injectors for multiple shots of fuel. Iron block, aluminum head, steel innards, giant EGR cooler...Duramax is not much different (or Cummins for that matter). It's quieter than the 1.9, with a strong bottom end. Pound for pound, these TDI's are the most powerful small diesels you can get.
|11-20-2013 09:27 PM|
What do you dislike about the BEW? Isn't it the only engine that will work in the TJ with the kit?
I have been completely swamped taking care of my first baby. She gave me a short break today and I figured I'd see what was up on the forum. Just wanted to say than you for replying to my many previous questions. I still really want to get into this conversion but am going to have to put it off for a year at least. Gives me the chance to fully research it. Hope you post even more details about your TJ soon!
|11-18-2013 03:19 PM|
|11-18-2013 12:47 PM|
|2003 wrangler||Ok so you just gained gas mileage and torque?|
|11-18-2013 08:24 AM|
Performance is comparable with a 4.0 five-speed stock TJ.
|11-16-2013 07:55 PM|
The first TJ was a stock SE 2000. It used the AX5, 21 spline NP231 syo. It has traveled over 8k miles, most of it being driven hard, with no drivetrain failures.
Although this setup has been trouble free, the AX5 is still a light duty transmission that is less robust than the 15 or later TJ manual transmissions. Therefore, I avoid the AX5 for future conversions.
I have no intention of using the BEW/BRM engine again unless it's requested specifically; good rule of thumb is 8-15k for the TJ, 3k for the engine, 3k for the conversion hardware, and labor.
|11-16-2013 03:37 PM|
|2003 wrangler||Yeah nice build. I was wondering how much the swaps cost you and did you keep your stock tranny, transfer case, and axles? And how much more power do you expect more than a stock 4.0?|
|11-15-2013 07:26 PM|
|1979WagoneerLTD||The 2.0 CRD with adapter system I designed.|
|11-11-2013 04:54 PM|
|bigcat||Love that purrrr|
|11-11-2013 07:50 AM|
|1979WagoneerLTD||YouTube, both jeeps running. http://youtu.be/7chE1-YegkI|
|08-21-2013 06:36 PM|
|1979WagoneerLTD||I like it, too. It should look good as a compact pickup.|
|08-21-2013 05:51 PM|
|schwag27||thanks for the info - i also have the spice/tan interior and think its a great combo!|
|08-21-2013 05:32 PM|
|08-21-2013 05:11 PM|
|08-21-2013 05:01 PM|
|08-21-2013 01:47 AM|
|JonCO||Very nice build ! I wish I had the knowledge (and $$$) for a diesel swap!|
|08-20-2013 11:01 PM|
|08-20-2013 09:51 PM|
|1979WagoneerLTD||I forgot that someone awhile back asked about the seats. The stock Sport seats were shot, so I went with the BesTop buckets that look similar to stock. They're ok for casual driving but don't offer much bolstering. The fabric, however, is tough and cleans easily.|
|07-27-2013 01:01 PM|
|07-27-2013 12:52 AM|
1) awesome build
2) off-topic but do you know what year/make your wheels are from? would love those on my red/spice wrangler
|07-16-2013 08:11 PM|
The Rubicon TJ build is going a little easier.
|07-12-2013 11:15 PM|
|k_nine||All I can said man awesome job|
|07-12-2013 10:44 PM|
Haha, well check out the MKll Rubicon TDI build thread in the build section of WF. The green Jeep is serving as my guide for that build.
Not sure if you've seen it but the red TJ pickup conversion is something along the lines of what I'd like to do with the green TDI Jeep. The AX5 will go, probably exchanged for an ax15 and 4.56 gears, heavier rear springs, and air conditioning.
Just a vision now
|07-12-2013 06:14 PM|
|06-27-2013 07:50 AM|
The VW operating system is very advanced, where the PCM is a network component of the CAN. It will function as a stand-alone, but one very important PID is missing that is broadcast from the ABS system on the VW not found on the Jeep, which is vehicle speed. In theory, you could transplant the entire wiring harness, and most importantly, the Diagnostic Interface Module (CAN gate). Getting very complex now, so just keep it as simple as possible. Power the VW pcm, and make both it and the JTEC "think" everything is working so you get your instruments.
The fuel must be cooled, and it is a standard feature of most all modern diesels. The cooler I used drops fuel temp by 20F on average. Have no idea why the vendor has not spoken of it, but do yourself a favor and go to ATG (automotive training group) and buy the VW/AUDI training manual for an in-depth description of how those systems operate and why. A Mitchell On-Demand or Snap-on Shopkey subscription is also necessary; the Bentley manuals are for diagnostic use only.
The auction did one thing well, and that was generate interest, which is good. For now, the Jeep, as well as the build documentation, spare engine, adapters, etc., are in cold storage until further notice.
There's a good chance that I will stretch the chassis to accommodate a pickup conversion, cab and 1/2 style.
|06-12-2013 05:21 PM|
Just saw your rig up on eBay. What was your reserve price? I usually just list an item at the lowest I would accept and go from there. I have wanted to do this conversion for years. I had no idea so much homework was involved. The HPA site makes it sound plug and play, for the price I assumed it would be.
Do you think it would be less work to just use a VW gauge cluster or autometer aftermarket stuff and eliminate the Jeep ECU entirely? There isn't a whole lot on the body side that needs an ECU and I am sure a speed pickup could be adapted.
I suppose the airbags are the main issue? Can they not be triggered by the VW computer?
Also, why do you think HPA neglected to mention a fuel cooler?
I know I am asking a lot of questions but I have been obsessing about this swap. Thanks!
|05-25-2013 08:52 AM|
|1979WagoneerLTD||Oh, and another note (I think the anthrax shots have affected my memory lol), the VW combo fuel filter water separator has a nominal screen to 23 microns give or take, and the Baldwin 10 microns. The VW filter will work ok if you want to go that route, but the Racor 100 base is readily available thru epray, bamazon, or west marine.|
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