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Thread: 4BT and other Diesels.

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    Default 4BT and other Diesels.

    Anyone done a diesel conversion on their heep yet?

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    No, you should do one!
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    nope i know a few who have and love it. do some searches on JU and that other obnoxious board and see what you find.
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    Do it!!!!!!
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    I was reading a nice write up. With the 4bt and a 20 gallon tank, his CJ7 will have a 500+ mile range on one tank of gas. Perfect for an expo rig.

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    Not yet. I have a 1986 Comanche 2wd that will be getting the Isuzu I Mark 4 cyc diesel and tranny. It's in the planning stage, have parts, just haven't had time or space yet

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    Oh really. Any write ups thusfar to share (i.e. build parts, the planning involved, costs?)?

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    Chris, you'll need to do a lot of homework on this one. Truck would be the one to ask. Parts will be the area that requires the most research, what goes with what.

    I like the idea!!, and if I had a '7 I might go for it, ('5s don't have the extra length driveline).

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    IF (HUGE if) I did this, it wouldn't be for a while. I'm getting another 4.2 put in the CJ soon and it'll be at the end of it's life. The thing that got me was the range. Going 500 miles without filling is awesome. Plus they were saying that to run on veggie fuel isn't that hard to do, just need two tanks in the heep.

    At any rate, it'll be a long time out. Just was curious if anyone had done it.

    TJ, I didn't think Truck had done any diesel conversions yet. I know he has the 6.2L TD out of some mil-spec vehicle though.

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    Chris,

    Diesel conversion of the LJ is one of my dreams. Would like to have Burnsville Offroad put a diesel from a Grand Cherokee or Liberty in, as well as a Genright 31 gallon tank - that would be some range!

    From what I have heard, 4BT is a great engine but REALLY heavy. Could be OK in a CJ.
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