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2.1 liter Renault turbo diesel motor in sx/4
« on: February 01, 2011, 02:41:55 AM »
 you guys think a 2.1 liter Renault turbo diesel motor out of a 85 jeep cherokee would bolt into a sx4?
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Re: 2.1 liter Renault turbo diesel motor in sx/4
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2011, 03:04:09 AM »
Probably it would. But why in the world would you want to do it ?  ???

It was undersized and underpowered for the Cherokee, it would be even more undersized and underpowered for an SX/4...
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Re: 2.1 liter Renault turbo diesel motor in sx/4
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2011, 03:12:25 AM »
...at least, keep it American ! ;)

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"Objects in the mirror are closer than they appear".
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Re: 2.1 liter Renault turbo diesel motor in sx/4
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2011, 03:16:44 AM »
i can see 40 mpg in the sx4 with a deisel!
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Re: 2.1 liter Renault turbo diesel motor in sx/4
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2011, 03:21:43 AM »
Gah... I also see lots of black smoke, and a needle never making it to the 55mph mark... ;)

I don't want to advocate italian products, but if I ever had to deal with a diesel engine on an Eagle car, I'd go for nothing less than the VM that originally equipped TD Eagles.

How about propane instead ?
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Re: 2.1 liter Renault turbo diesel motor in sx/4
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2011, 09:26:25 AM »
I am going to say go for it if you have the conplete drivetrain to swap in, I don't know if the engine will bolt to the trans
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Re: 2.1 liter Renault turbo diesel motor in sx/4
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2011, 10:20:48 AM »
The problem with swapping the Renault TD is the same as swapping any engine other than a 4.2/4.0...the front differential mount. Of course, if you want to add SAS to the conversion............
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Re: 2.1 liter Renault turbo diesel motor in sx/4
« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2011, 02:56:15 PM »
ya if i got it i would swap the entire drivetrain, axles and all. solid axle front would be nice.
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Re: 2.1 liter Renault turbo diesel motor in sx/4
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2011, 06:59:16 PM »
Didn't the 2.1 also use that really weak Puegot 5 speed transmission?
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Re: 2.1 liter Renault turbo diesel motor in sx/4
« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2011, 07:22:11 PM »
Didn't the 2.1 also use that really weak Puegot 5 speed transmission?

I think that is right.
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Re: 2.1 liter Renault turbo diesel motor in sx/4
« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2011, 07:43:59 PM »
well i read its really hard to get parts for it even if yoru in italy so forget that, for what i would save on fuel i would lose on parts.


whats this diesel you talk about that was offered in eagles?
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Re: 2.1 liter Renault turbo diesel motor in sx/4
« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2011, 08:39:19 PM »
a mercedes diesel or a cummins 4bt is what i am after when i feel enough of my current projects are finished, leaning towards a diesel SX/4 build up if these 2 83 SX/4s pan out (the price is more down to earth)
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Re: 2.1 liter Renault turbo diesel motor in sx/4
« Reply #12 on: February 01, 2011, 09:05:35 PM »
a mercedes diesel or a cummins 4bt is what i am after when i feel enough of my current projects are finished, leaning towards a diesel SX/4 build up if these 2 83 SX/4s pan out (the price is more down to earth)
Although I am biased towards the MB, the 4BT would be the best choice.   Finding a Dodge truck for the donor trans and transfer case (will bolt up to the 4BT) might be the hardest part.  The MB 5 cyl would be the least expensive (you could get a running car for around $500), but a custom trans to TC adapter would need to be made.
Either way, the front axle mounts would need to be addressed unless a straight axle is used.
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Re: 2.1 liter Renault turbo diesel motor in sx/4
« Reply #13 on: February 01, 2011, 10:10:06 PM »
well i read its really hard to get parts for it even if yoru in italy so forget that, for what i would save on fuel i would lose on parts.


whats this diesel you talk about that was offered in eagles?

The VM 3.6 L Turbodiesel was offered in the Eagle.  There are only 3 known to have existed that we know of.  There are 2 of those left. 

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Re: 2.1 liter Renault turbo diesel motor in sx/4
« Reply #14 on: February 02, 2011, 04:39:38 AM »
probably just run the 6 cyl tell it blows then drop a 460 ford c6 and np205 in with dana 60 front and 14 bolt rear and call it a day.
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