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Old 02-28-2017, 08:02 PM
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hey guys, im well on my way to getting this thing installed. i would consider "phase one" to be complete as the motor mounts are complete, frame notch for saab alt complete and the motor is installed with the mercedesdiesel4x4 adapter.

a little back ground on the jeep

a 98 Sahara, 4.0, 5 speed. 190,xxx miles. 4" lift, 35" tires, ford 8.8 rear with 4.56 gears, lunchbox locker in the front, mustang gt rear brakes, etc. engine ran so smooth but 13 mpg was killing me. but wasnt giving up the jeep i waited 40 years to buy.. so in goes a diesel

bought an 84 300td wagon for $500 and was able to hear it run before i towed it home. inside of the engine is soooo clean, its crazy. main bearings are perfect. during the install, im installing a t3/04e turbo, fmic, and my IP is on its was back from Sveden getting 7.5 elements. also 3" exhaust and custom intake manifold.

so heres a few pix as ive been working thru the challenges. i have to give credit to this page and its write up (sorry, cant think of the screen name of the guy with the red xj, but damn, that looks factory. cudos)

im on to the wiring recently, starter is done, ordered some fuse boxes for the glow plug and working thru the saab alt wiring. ill be sure to update as i go

the fuel pump seemed pretty simple a piece of 3/8" stainless tubing took the place of the fuel pump perfectly. hope it works... and as you can see, the saab alt, in my set up, was a little too close to the frame rail
 
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Looking good! I'm on to stage 4 of my build. Keep us posted.
 
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Old 02-28-2017, 09:57 PM
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Originally Posted by rucktard View Post
hey guys, im well on my way to getting this thing installed. i would consider "phase one" to be complete as the motor mounts are complete, frame notch for saab alt complete and the motor is installed with the mercedesdiesel4x4 adapter.

a little back ground on the jeep

a 98 Sahara, 4.0, 5 speed. 190,xxx miles. 4" lift, 35" tires, ford 8.8 rear with 4.56 gears, lunchbox locker in the front, mustang gt rear brakes, etc. engine ran so smooth but 13 mpg was killing me. but wasnt giving up the jeep i waited 40 years to buy.. so in goes a diesel

bought an 84 300td wagon for $500 and was able to hear it run before i towed it home. inside of the engine is soooo clean, its crazy. main bearings are perfect. during the install, im installing a t3/04e turbo, fmic, and my IP is on its was back from Sveden getting 7.5 elements. also 3" exhaust and custom intake manifold.

so heres a few pix as ive been working thru the challenges. i have to give credit to this page and its write up (sorry, cant think of the screen name of the guy with the red xj, but damn, that looks factory. cudos)

im on to the wiring recently, starter is done, ordered some fuse boxes for the glow plug and working thru the saab alt wiring. ill be sure to update as i go

the fuel pump seemed pretty simple a piece of 3/8" stainless tubing took the place of the fuel pump perfectly. hope it works... and as you can see, the saab alt, in my set up, was a little too close to the frame rail
I'm a little concerned about your engine mounts transmitting alot of vibrations.
 
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Old 03-01-2017, 09:17 AM
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Possibly. They are meant for use as motor mounts, however. I'll give them a shot. If nothing else ito gets my engine in and running and if I have to make changes down the road, no big deal
 
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Old 03-01-2017, 09:20 AM
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Been doing a bit of Internet looking good at saab alternator wiring and it seems to be as simple as hooking it up to the battery and one wire for the dash light. No field or exciter wire needed
 
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Old 03-04-2017, 10:23 PM
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Originally Posted by rucktard View Post
Been doing a bit of Internet looking good at saab alternator wiring and it seems to be as simple as hooking it up to the battery and one wire for the dash light. No field or exciter wire needed
although the Saab AL129X is "self exciting" you will really have to rev it to get it going (2700-3300rpm) and your ECM will throw the charge light by then if you're still using it. The field line is the way to go. If you haven't already bought the Saab alt I have found a much better option.
 
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Old 03-05-2017, 02:06 PM
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Yeah I got the Saab but would love to hear your other option
 
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Old 03-16-2017, 09:04 PM
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so received my IP back from dieselmeken. might get it on this weekend. ive finished the "manual" glow plug relay. basically a 100a circuit breaker, to a starter solenoid, to a same fuse box, one 30a for each plug. (pix to come), turbo and ext wastegate are about done, wiring is cleaned up and secured. this weekend will be, mounting the remote oil filter and tstat, reinstalling the grill, IP and associated hoses n ****, interior wiring from glow plugs....and fabbing intake manifold....
 
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Old 04-01-2017, 08:41 PM
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ok. an up date
exhaust is 98% done. 3" stainless, beautiful
fuel is 99% done just need boost signal line from manifold to IP
one day ATPturbo will send me a v band clamp for the wastegate THAT FITS and i can finish that side of the motor.
intercooler is mounted, smaller than i would have liked but couldnt find what i wanted.
wiring is, mostly done. boost gauge and new coolant temp gauge installed in pod ($8 from amazon), i drilled and tapped the factory coolant temp sensor for the new one. just need to extend wires to crank and oil sensor
intake manifold is done, need to start making IC pipes
and the stainless braided hose you see there, im using the hole on the pass side of the block for heater hose return instead of running it all the way to the driver side. the SS hose is cause it wrapped in around the exhaust and turbo. btw, block heater threads are 1" NPT
 
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Old 04-10-2017, 07:51 PM
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getting pretty close to starting this thing. just need to finish getting the oil cooler lines sorted. another week till the fittings i need arrive. meanwhile, im finishing up the turbo side of the engine. got a couple couplers for the intercooler pipes today and did a little more wiring. soldered wires onto the engine kill solenoid, did a bit more figuring on the heater core hoses and dropped the ps hose off to get it remade to my needs. also made a blank off plate for the suspension oil pump this weekend.
 
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