[Vwdiesel] OT: Jeep VW Conversion

Stephen Kraus ub3ratl4sf00 at gmail.com
Sun Jun 17 23:59:08 EDT 2007

It is a 2.8 L, sorry I pulled that out of my head on a minutes notice.

Primary use will be just for fun, and the conversion is just for learning
That and I noticed the 1.9L Turbo VW puts out as much torque as the V6

On 6/17/07, Tony and Lillie <tonyandlillie1 at earthlink.net> wrote:
> Having done quite a few different conversions myself, I have been thinking
> about this since you posted. First question, is it not a 2.8L V-6 engine?
> I've never heard of a 2.4L made by any american comapny. 2nd question,
> what
> year and drive are we dealing with here? 4th question, what will the main
> uses of this vehicle be?
> I ask because, I'm thinking a couple of different things. First, you will
> not find a 4wd trans that will bolt to that engine. Second, you will need
> a
> clutch from a north-south car, such as a 4000, quantum, VW fox, Audi Fox,
> or
> VW Dasher. An audi 80/90 will also work. These all have to be the 4-cyl
> variety, of course. Third, the 4-cyl is longer than a V-6, but that bay
> accepted an inline 4.2 litre six, so that won't be a problem. Of course,
> you
> will be building engine mounts, but that is pretty minor. If you want A/C,
> you will also need lines made for it. You will also have to fabricate
> brackets for the P/S pump if you intend on using it. If this will be an
> off-roader, you will, ,of course.
> I was also thinking of an Audi/VW 5-cyl diesel, because you could use a
> Quattro/Syncro trans and run the front driveshafts off it. However, this
> also moves the engine forward quite  a bit, and I'm not sure you have that
> much room. I think I've covered everything, but, then again, I always seem
> to forget something.
> Tony Hoffman
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Stephen Kraus" <ub3ratl4sf00 at gmail.com>
> Subject: [Vwdiesel] OT: Jeep VW Conversion
> >I am picking up a Jeep Cherokee Chief and plan to replace the V6 2.4L AMC
> > Engine with a Diesel engine either of Isuzu make or VW Make.
> >
> > What would be the best way to go aobut this? I know I'll probably need a
> > transmission conversion and the 4 banger I plan to put in will be much
> > smaller than the V6 currently in place.
> > Any recommendations?

Stephen T. Kraus Jr.
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