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TDI Conversions Discussions on converting non TDIs into TDIS. More general items can be answered better in other sections. This is ideal for issues that don't have an overlap and are very special to swaping engines.

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Old April 30th, 2018, 12:02   #106
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Ah, missed the 2WD part, no problem.

If you ever decide to go 4x4, it'll be a lot easier than the ALH swap - the 2WD tube and the 4x4 front axle both use the same mounts, it's a bolt-in (do yourself a favor and avoid a front axle out of anything newer than '99 - you'd want the high pinion, and in 2000 they went low-pinion on the D30). Tcase and driveshafts easy, just get 'em off a junker. Not sure on the trans, might be as simple as an output housing swap, or just bolt up a good 4WD AX15 in place of what you've got.

At any rate, focus on setting it up for what YOU want it to do (especially the A/C - I agree that's a non-negotiable).
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Old May 22nd, 2018, 17:04   #107
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My son is driving about 125 miles per day round trip to work, so he has been using the truck and putting quite a few miles on it. So far the clutch leak is minimal. Only requires reasonable checking and no more than 2 top offs with DOT 3 brake fluid. But the long term solution is to change from an internal slave to an external slave cylinder. To that end, I have been checking Craigslist for the conversion parts. Think I have found them about an hour and a half away. So will be checking them out this weekend.


The stock 6 inch wide steel wheels had 18 year old 235/75 x 15 tires. Besides the age of the tires, they rubbed on the lower control arms at full lock. About 2 weeks ago I found a set of aluminumn 7 inch wide stock Jeep wheels with decent 8 year old 235/75 x 15 Goodyear Wranglers on Craigslist. I got all four of them for $200 and another $60 to have the old tires on the steel wheels disposed of. First thing we noticed with the new wheel and tire combination had no interference with the lower control arms at full lock.


The TDI engine is running great at this point. Odometer now shows 136569 km. That is about 4300 km (about 2675 miles) since the TDI engine conversion. More in a couple of weeks.
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Old May 24th, 2018, 09:35   #108
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A couple washers under each of the steering stops would also have resolved the rubbing issue (did that on my Cherokee years ago), but given the age of the tires that was definitely the priority.

How's the MPG holding up?
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Old May 25th, 2018, 09:13   #109
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How's the MPG holding up?

My son doesn't bother to keep any records, so I don't know. He is spending much less on fuel with the diesel than with the 4.0 Comanche!



He returned the truck this morning because the ignition switch seems to be "acting up". So I will check it out and likely replace the complete switch if I can find a NOS part. The switch is a stock GM part from the mid 80's.
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Old June 4th, 2018, 17:55   #110
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The Comanche TDI is now registered and legal in California.


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Old July 13th, 2018, 12:59   #111
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Long time and no update. Ignition switch "issue" seemed to go away when I kept a battery charger hooked up for a day or so.

Last Wednesday, Matt Whitbread was out here for other reasons. But he spent the day solving my clutch issues. We converted the internal slave cylinder to an external slave. Clutch now acts as expected.
Matt had changed the internal slave with a new one twice and both were Garbage.
Even the new external slave had multiple problems. Frist the NAPA external slave did not come with a bleeder screw. Wasted a couple of hours trying to locate one. Finally got a used external slave from a local Jeep salvage yard who waited half an hour after closing for us.
Just as we were a quarter mile away from the yard, we find the road closed by police and fire department because of a car on fire.
Finally make it to the salvage yard, buy a used external slave and go back home.
New slave is not working. Inspection finally shows new slave did not have bleeder hole drilled out from factory. Drill out hole by hand, install used bleeder. Finally, bleed clutch totally.
First test was delightful! Works just like it is supposed to. Amazing. 3 different, brand new slave cylinders with problems right out of the box.
Shifting is great now, but more testing needed.
Did I say it has been great watching Whitbread working on this project?
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