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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 24th, 2015, 17:47   #61
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How did the engine hold-up in the dirt??
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Old April 24th, 2015, 18:21   #62
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How did the engine hold-up in the dirt??
held up just like any other engine, hard to not peel out with all that power. it can actually crawl now and cruise up things. that tdi is a fun engine.
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Old April 29th, 2015, 07:24   #63
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I mean did it feel under Powered or did it have power to spare?

I read on some of the Jeep forums that some of the people there recommends a swap with the BT4 than a tdi because they felt it would be under power
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Old April 29th, 2015, 07:36   #64
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I mean did it feel under Powered or did it have power to spare?

I read on some of the Jeep forums that some of the people there recommends a swap with the BT4 than a tdi because they felt it would be under power
as i said it all my posts it is no way underpowered it has plenty of power and in 4 wheel drive it has more than enough torque to pull it anywhere even with my 3.55 gear set. it feels like it has more power than my 4bt ford ranger if you need a comparison its a mean motor.
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Old May 1st, 2015, 07:19   #65
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as i said it all my posts it is no way underpowered it has plenty of power and in 4 wheel drive it has more than enough torque to pull it anywhere even with my 3.55 gear set. it feels like it has more power than my 4bt ford ranger if you need a comparison its a mean motor.

That's truly impressive considering the 3 litter difference. I'd imagine you saved a few hundred pounds over the 4bt also
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Old May 1st, 2015, 12:21   #66
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That's truly impressive considering the 3 litter difference. I'd imagine you saved a few hundred pounds over the 4bt also
yeah with the bigger injectors, turbo and the kermatdi custom stage 3.5 tune it really is a fun motor, it actually impressed me. also the dakota is 100lbs lighter from stock with the tdi.
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Old May 30th, 2015, 17:07   #67
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Half of whatever it would realistically bring. A lot of people fear swapped vehicles especially when they are inoperable when purchased
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Old May 30th, 2015, 18:05   #68
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it just started smoking like this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIH87XC42HM

and it doesnt use any coolant and runs just like it did before its weird
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Old May 30th, 2015, 20:34   #69
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Old May 30th, 2015, 20:51   #70
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timings the exact same its right on, theres no codes. just leaking from the oil pan like it has been for a few weeks, it doesn't smoke when cold just when its warmed up.

thanks

after looking around the forums i think its my turbo(even though it was new) so I'll ether have to rebuild it or get a new one.

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Old June 2nd, 2015, 13:54   #71
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so i pulled the turbo and found oil all over the compressor and intake.

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Old June 3rd, 2015, 20:59   #72
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where'd you get the turbo?
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Old June 3rd, 2015, 21:45   #73
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where'd you get the turbo?
I bought it off a friend and it was sitting for awhile, but the reason why it died so fast, was that i rebent stock return line and used it for awhile, so by the time i got the right return line the turbo was toast. It seemed like it worked just fine but found out that wasn't the case.
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Old June 10th, 2015, 16:55   #74
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before it blew, how was the fuel economy?
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Old June 10th, 2015, 17:12   #75
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before it blew, how was the fuel economy?
the turbos been rebuilt since then but i get a constant 28mpg in town i haven't taken it on the freeway
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