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Tkoffroad 11-13-2012 05:18 PM

diesel engine swap
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What would the best diesel engine to put in my 2001 wangler

CMA_Rider 11-13-2012 05:25 PM

Good luck if you have emissions or inspection

sduncan 11-13-2012 06:13 PM


werubiblue06 11-13-2012 07:18 PM

I work with a structural engineer that owns an either 88 or 89 wrangler. His son (Yoshifab) put in a 3.9 cummins 4BT. He's had it now for several years and loves it. He has told me that a hot ticket now is a used Jetta diesel engine (don't remember the size or years). However, from what I understand it is a lot of work.

Good luck...

JeepinDad 11-13-2012 07:29 PM

I have no idea, but nice Jeep!

Beaker541 11-13-2012 07:33 PM

I recall reading an article on I believe Vw vortex where they put a VW tdi into a wrangler .. I would google it .. Very cool and AWSOME on fuel

Beaker541 11-13-2012 07:37 PM

Found it

IndyJeepMan 11-13-2012 07:40 PM


I love mine, pulls hard and gets good gas mileage even on 37"s.

Sottyman 11-13-2012 07:57 PM

If only it was a factory option from the start this would be a moot point :/

Tkoffroad 11-13-2012 08:48 PM

Thanks for the responses

Flyingpunchtotheface 11-13-2012 08:54 PM

on extreme 4x4 they put a 1.6l jetta diesel and put a greese engine kit on it which let it run on diesel and vegetable oil. very very good on gas mileage and plenty of power if you put a little research into the engine and what to put in.

youngjeeper11 12-03-2012 06:55 AM

I would definitely look into the 4BT. I love mine! I worked for Novak for a summer and drove every V8 powered Jeep there is, and there is just nothing like the 4BT, you get tons of torque and power, and you can get great fuel mileage!

PM me if you are interested in some motor mounts for the swap or check ebay.

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