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OK everyone here's the story...
When I first bought the jeep it had a 4.2L I6 2bbl crap engine. A year later I junked it and built a monster 4.6L I6 Stoker motor that would give a built v8 a run for its money. Unfortunately it's not running now and I'm tired of the US motors
. So I came up with the idea of a high mpg diesel. Started looking around at small US diesels and then I ran across a JDM diesel motor that in many ways is similar to my RB25DET, The RD diesel series. They are a mechanical turbo diesel so it wouldn't be a wiring nightmare. All that is needed is a custom drive shaft, mount fab., exhaust fab., and a new tank to start kicking.
So far I know they are found in the Nissan Patrol Y60. How common they are I do not know. If I cant find a manual turbo version then I'll settle for the N/A ones commonly found in the Laurel's.If anyone knows of a reliable importer that can get their hands on one instead of me searching the web for one please let me know.
4WD is a plus!
Before you complain. This build is for the MPG & torque of the diesel's, not the HP. This wrangler is NOT lifted or muddy (it's only on 28's), it's only used for cruising on the highways and local roads.
AND before you say anything about it being custom or difficult please know that I have and RB25det and loads of welding and fabrication experience.Modified by Fibre guy at 8:22 PM 5/19/2009