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PostSubject: Re: Saving for an engine swap. Need your input   Fri 02 Jul 2010, 9:06 am

roadkill wrote:
I also have a 97 4.0 block but you will need to do extensive machine work to get it back in good condition (I think) plus its missing lots of parts. your welcome to it as well if you wanna undertake a rebuild

Sweet! I might take it. It would be a good learning project to tackle even though I donít have any idea on how to rebuild an engine
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PostSubject: Re: Saving for an engine swap. Need your input   Mon 05 Jul 2010, 1:06 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Saving for an engine swap. Need your input   Mon 05 Jul 2010, 1:36 pm

This is gonna get ugly...I just know it.
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PostSubject: Re: Saving for an engine swap. Need your input   Mon 05 Jul 2010, 1:59 pm

I'm opting jut to ignore him
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PostSubject: Re: Saving for an engine swap. Need your input   Tue 06 Jul 2010, 12:40 pm

so what did Veteran08 post? it got deleted b4 i could read it Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: Saving for an engine swap. Need your input   Tue 06 Jul 2010, 1:58 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Saving for an engine swap. Need your input   Mon 19 Jul 2010, 12:24 pm

The company I work for is having a Fleet Auction for company workers. There some Chevy, Ford and Dodge pickups. I have to take a look what models they are but I think they are from the 90s and up. I am just thinking out loud here but if I can get a good price for one, what model engine should I look for? Something that I can swap in my jeep easy
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PostSubject: Re: Saving for an engine swap. Need your input   Mon 19 Jul 2010, 12:59 pm

if it was me i'd look for a 4bt. if i'd have done the math on my stroker build correctly i would have just opted to do the 4bt myself. 30 something mpg and more power then you could ask for sounds real good
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PostSubject: Re: Saving for an engine swap. Need your input   Mon 19 Jul 2010, 1:48 pm

Ok. Just took a look at them. They have some Chevy 3500, two Ford Super Duty, a bunch of Ford F150, one Ford ranger XL, one Dodge Ram 1500 V6. Nothing with a 4bt. They all look like junk but going to go to the shop to talk to the mechanics to see what they can tell me about each truck.
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PostSubject: Re: Saving for an engine swap. Need your input   Mon 19 Jul 2010, 3:22 pm

any of them 4 wheel drive?
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PostSubject: Re: Saving for an engine swap. Need your input   Mon 19 Jul 2010, 3:33 pm

shawn wrote:
any of them 4 wheel drive?
I donít think so, I will have to check again but I am almost positive that they are not. The person in charge of the shop is out today. I will talk to him tomorrow; he has a list of whatís wrong with each truck.
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PostSubject: Re: Saving for an engine swap. Need your input   Mon 19 Jul 2010, 4:30 pm

DangerMouse wrote:
What year block?

Not sure Ray but you can come look at it if you want call me David (210)219-0279
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PostSubject: Re: Saving for an engine swap. Need your input   Mon 19 Jul 2010, 6:07 pm

too bad then you could just take the entire drivetrain and computer and put them in your jeep instead of mixing and matching
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PostSubject: Re: Saving for an engine swap. Need your input   Tue 20 Jul 2010, 2:18 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Saving for an engine swap. Need your input   Tue 20 Jul 2010, 3:05 pm

roadkill wrote:
I'm gonna keep an eye on this one, sounds interesting

http://blogs.jpmagazine.com/6667601/editorials/easy-jeep-vw-tdi-diesel-swap/index.html

http://www.hpamotorsports.com/tdijeep.htm


This is a nice find. I wonder how much it will cost
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PostSubject: Re: Saving for an engine swap. Need your input   Wed 21 Jul 2010, 2:16 pm

I talked to the shop guy. The Fords have the L6 on them so thatís no go for a swap, too big. The Chevy 3500s have the V8 350, this might work but the more I read about the swap the more I think it will not be easy. Engines were running good last time they used them.
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PostSubject: Re: Saving for an engine swap. Need your input   Wed 21 Jul 2010, 2:43 pm

If i were you man I would follow closely to the VW swap. the Hp is about the same as an inline 6 and the torque is way better. Plus because its a turbo you could always put a slightly larger turbo on with almost no problems and see major gains in power. It would be simple and the engines cant be terribly expensive. You could probably find a junked TDI and yank it and use it for far cheaper than anything else. IDK man I have a jk and hell I would consider doing that for an engine swap on mine. Just saying.

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PostSubject: Re: Saving for an engine swap. Need your input   Wed 21 Jul 2010, 4:38 pm

Does anyone have a dyno sheet for the TDI motors? I'd be interested to see what the torque curve looks like. Is it anemic at the low end and only starts to put out power as the revs go up and the turbo gets spinning?
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PostSubject: Re: Saving for an engine swap. Need your input   Wed 21 Jul 2010, 6:35 pm

Typically the torque curve is fairly flat on a diesel and falls off---thus the need for boost. It would be interesting to see though, I will do sum huntin'.
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PostSubject: Re: Saving for an engine swap. Need your input   Fri 23 Jul 2010, 1:38 pm

Well this isn't exactly a Cummins, which is why I was asking. Plus, I have no idea what size fans they're using and how quickly it spools up at the expense of ultimate power versus spooling up slowly so it can cram more air in at the top end.
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PostSubject: Re: Saving for an engine swap. Need your input   Fri 23 Jul 2010, 6:09 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Saving for an engine swap. Need your input   Fri 23 Jul 2010, 6:31 pm

JK_JOE wrote:
2007 3.0 crd, not sure if it's stock.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snZY6jzEKek&feature=related[/quote[/url]]

I know where we can find one of those!!!!!! It's parked right next to a Hemi JK
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PostSubject: Re: Saving for an engine swap. Need your input   Thu 07 Oct 2010, 10:28 pm

Just got an update email from the TDI project, check out the website, $2,599 for the stage 1 package.

http://www.hpamotorsport.com/TDI-YJ-AX5.htm

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PostSubject: Re: Saving for an engine swap. Need your input   Thu 07 Oct 2010, 10:32 pm

Now you just gotta wait for the TJ kit to come out.
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PostSubject: Re: Saving for an engine swap. Need your input   Thu 07 Oct 2010, 10:36 pm

DangerMouse wrote:
Now you just gotta wait for the TJ kit to come out.

it works for me I have the 2.5L but I don't have the money, not for that right now.
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