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Old 01-31-2014, 05:58 PM
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This is my first diesel swap, EVER. I expect to get alot of headaches and frustration... so i hope i get alot of help from you guys

my plan was to gather all the necessary stuff for the swap before starting

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Engine (82k miles original), Turbo , Fuel Pump, Original Engine Harness (Fully Intact), MB Power steering pump, MB A/C Compressor, MB Glow Plug Relay, A-MB208 Adapter Kit (from Mercedesdiesel4x4), MB113 Exhaust Kit (also from mercedesdiesel4x4)

What i need to get....
Need to convert my gas tank to a diesel tank (must flush and clean) for the conversion i was thinking of using the Fuel Pump conversion for the jdjeepstore, or should i use my current fuel lines? <------------- Room for Suggestions

Jeff Daniels Jeep Customization


I need to fabricate motor mounts because apparently the ones they have at mercedesdiesel4x4 dont fit my model without "Major modification"

if anyone knows anywhere else where i could buy this, it would help alot, or atleast a picture of what the fabrication of my mount should look like... Maybe measurements... mhmmm...

A-MB106 Motor Mounts

Alternator Preferably one that fits on the MB alternator bracket, i read that the 60v alternators blow... and that i should aim for a 150v...


If im missing any items please feel free to post under i appreciate all the help i can get, though i am a novice, im very passionate about this project and my jeep

I can also use help on any diagrams of wiring the engine harness to my current jeep harness

Look foward to help and criticism!
 
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The Work place
 
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Some pics of the jeep
 
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the dismantling begins
 
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Is the motor a 617 or a 617A? will make a big difference if you are looking to make some extra power.
 
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just getting started on the same swap. Just finished pulling everything out of my wrangler last night. Got to get rid of the old V8 and auto transmission so I got room to work in the garage. How's your project coming along?
 
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Let me know if you guys need any help with the TJ electronics. I know them top to bottom. There's no reason to rip out the stock cluster, it's actually pretty easy!

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That'd be sweet!
 
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I'm doing the same swap but I'm stuck on the motor mounts. If anyone could post pictures of their mounts to help give me an idea that would be awesome. (1997 jeep wrangler 4 cylinder)
 
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Sorry guys havent been on in a long time real busy, even fell behind on my project >.>

its coming along nicely, got my engine in the car believe its a 617a

as for the mounts its pretty tough to say, i cut off the old mounts and reused them, some people reuse the MB motormounts but i made my own, ive seen some use old chevy rocker mounts. but i think reusing the old mounts is the best cost efficient way to go.

Working on converting my gas tank and i should be done with my build, just gotta do the a/c later on, but i just want it running with the top off :P
 

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