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Pantherman
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2005 1:58 pm    Post subject: Diesel Conversion?? Reply with quote

With the price of gas, and the fact that I have a straight 6 in my XJ, I was wondering if anyone would know how much trouble it would be to convert the stright 6 into a diesel engine, or if it would be better to just find one of the 84-87 Renault diesel engines for my 99 XJ.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2005 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can't convert a gas engine to a diesel engine. You would need to do an entire engine swap. The cost of the engine and then actually completing the swap is not cheap. If you figure it out, it will take tens of thousands of miles before you realized any savings.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2005 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is possible to convert a gasoline engine into a diesel. General Motors did it with their 350 DIEsel. Most people converted them from diesel TO GAS.

I have 2 Cummins 5.9's in the barn, brand new. It would be 10,000 times easier to put one into my Cherokee than to convert the 4.0.

In other words, don't waste another thought on it.
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