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Forum: TJ General Discussion Forum 03-25-2014, 03:14 AM
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Posted By mattchatman
ever find a solution?

It's been forever since your post but I'm in the same boat and I'm wondering if you ever found a solution! If I knew what signal the computer wanted I could make something work but I don't have that...
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 07-15-2013, 01:42 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 24,620
Posted By mattchatman
oil filter

I haven't really gotten around to mounting my oil filter bracket yet lol :whistling: I just have it sitting under the brake booster in the fender well. It sits there quite nicely and I can just pull...
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 06-02-2013, 10:11 AM
Replies: 107
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Posted By mattchatman
Nice! I didn't get to take mine on the trip a...

Nice! I didn't get to take mine on the trip a couple weeks ago...but I've put around 1000 miles on it and averaged 22 mpg. So I would say I'll probably get similar highway mileage.
Forum: Builders Corner 05-15-2013, 11:59 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 14,602
Posted By mattchatman
Exciting! Let me know how that tech adapter works...

Exciting! Let me know how that tech adapter works for you! I finally got my computer working so it's time to get some factory gauges working instead of GPS speedometers and old Mercedes gauges in the...
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 05-15-2013, 03:41 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 24,620
Posted By mattchatman
Well everyone, I've got some mpg figures for you....

Well everyone, I've got some mpg figures for you.

I don't have the best MPG monitoring practices. I fill up, Drive 100 miles, and then fill up again at the same pump every time. I just let the...
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 04-06-2013, 01:28 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 24,620
Posted By mattchatman
first of all congrats getting her running! I...

first of all congrats getting her running! I finally fixed my crank seal and installed my oil cooler, new bumpers too! pics soon to come

I'm running 4.10 gears with 33's and a 5 spd manual. I'm...
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 03-18-2013, 10:54 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 24,620
Posted By mattchatman
Front Crank Seal

Well I still haven't gotten my jeep back together. I finally got the correct seal for the front crankshaft. I can't get the spacer ring off that the seal rides on. The ring has a nice little grove...
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 03-16-2013, 02:48 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 24,620
Posted By mattchatman
Welcome to the thread A-frame! We'll be expecting...

Welcome to the thread A-frame! We'll be expecting some pics soon! If you start your own build thread post a link for us.
Forum: Builders Corner 03-14-2013, 12:26 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 14,602
Posted By mattchatman
Looking good man! My engine mounts were a PITA. ...

Looking good man! My engine mounts were a PITA. I spent quite a few hours hours grinding down the old ones and forming up my custom mounts before I got to weld them in place.

Thats going to be a...
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 03-13-2013, 03:56 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 24,620
Posted By mattchatman
Wow! Great looking swaps guys! Glad to see some...

Wow! Great looking swaps guys! Glad to see some activity on the thread! I've been away from home so I haven't had a chance to play with my jeep lately but that is no longer the case!

Anyway I...
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 02-16-2013, 02:00 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 24,620
Posted By mattchatman
It sounds like you're running without a...

It sounds like you're running without a thermostat. Mine was missing the thermostat when I got it and it took forever to warm up.

I've just been using 5th gear for my kill switch. The vacuum...
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 02-15-2013, 12:55 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 24,620
Posted By mattchatman
Power

As far as power goes I think you can tinker with the Injector Pump to get a little more travel out of the fuel plungers which is good for about 20 or 30 more HP. For more than that you'll have to...
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 02-15-2013, 12:45 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 24,620
Posted By mattchatman
Vibration

I notice some vibration between 2200 and 2600 RPM when I rev the engine in neutral or with the clutch depressed. It's not a whole lot but I attribute it to how balanced or unbalanced the jeep...
Forum: Builders Corner 02-10-2013, 01:04 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,742
Posted By mattchatman
IP Mod

I only know what I've read on the forums. It sounds like you have access to more resources than I do! I'd be very interested to know if you find a source for oversized plungers and the like. I'd...
Forum: Builders Corner 02-08-2013, 06:31 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,742
Posted By mattchatman
Looking GOOD! Can't wait to see a video of it...

Looking GOOD! Can't wait to see a video of it running! I like your engine mounts. I would do mine a bit differently if I were to do it again. I swapped the OM617 into a 1997 Jeep wrangler and I'm...
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 02-08-2013, 06:13 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 24,620
Posted By mattchatman
Oil Pan Clearance and EGR removal

Jeep Wrangler OM617 Diesel Swap: Oil pan clearance and EGR removed - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHTC_WXmFLM)

The above link is my youtube video showing my oil pan clearance and...
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 02-02-2013, 10:54 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 24,620
Posted By mattchatman
More Power!

Well after checking valve timing and cam chain stretch I was about to check my IP timing when I noticed the screw that limits the throttle linkage's maximum travel was loose :facepalm:

I screwed...
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 02-01-2013, 11:50 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 24,620
Posted By mattchatman
Awsome! Good to hear it lasts well. Mine seems...

Awsome! Good to hear it lasts well. Mine seems very durable so far.
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 02-01-2013, 03:08 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 24,620
Posted By mattchatman
more pics

Heres some more pics. Roll cage removed for bedliner. The bolts holding the roll cage down were not fun to remove. I went through several t45, t40, and t50 bits and had to resort to torches, a...
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 02-01-2013, 02:58 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 24,620
Posted By mattchatman
Mpg!

Well I've been driving my jeep quite a bit lately. I got right at 23 MPG on the last fill up! Mostly in town driving. I filled up, drove 100 miles, then filled up again. It took 4.3 gallons. I...
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 12-19-2012, 01:15 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 24,620
Posted By mattchatman
@waitejasoe Well unfortunately the previous...

@waitejasoe

Well unfortunately the previous owner had swapped in a 3.9l dodge Magnum and dodge dakota computer with auto tranny. I think I can make most of the gauges work but I haven't had time...
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 12-19-2012, 12:16 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 24,620
Posted By mattchatman
Thats some serious power! I'd love to see that in...

Thats some serious power! I'd love to see that in person! I do plan on modifying my pump a bit to gain a few extra horses but nothing like that. I think my engine is a bit tired to begin with...
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 12-12-2012, 11:06 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 24,620
Posted By mattchatman
Performance

I would say it performs on par with the 4cyl power wise. It will probably ok for pulling small boats and whatnot.

I haven't driven it enough to figure fuel mileage yet.

I put a 2.5 inch...
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 12-11-2012, 04:19 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 24,620
Posted By mattchatman
@ hmiller: You can! The guys at...

@ hmiller:

You can! The guys at mercedesdiesel4x4.com make an adapter to do exactly that! My transmission is an nv3550 out of a 2001 jeep wrangler. Not sure about the auto though...but I'd love...
Forum: TJ Tech Forum 12-11-2012, 04:16 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 24,620
Posted By mattchatman
Progress!

Hey guys! Sorry its been so long since my last post. I've been away from home for work. But now I'm back and I've got her running!

Here's a video I posted on youtube:

OM617 1997 Jeep Wrangler...
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