I repair computer networks, and I visit a lot of the local Police departments. Last week I noticed a primer painted jeep for sale on an employee bulletin board. It was a nice looking tub with newer mag-type wheels and, according to the sellers write up, a "three cylinder Isuzu diesel engine".
Has anyone ever heard of this engine or its installation in a vintage jeep?
John GIBBINS Member Institute of Automotive Mechanical Engineers [Ret], ASE Master Medium/Heavy Truck & Auto Technician USA -2002 Licensed Motor Mech NSW MVIC 49593....Current TO DIAGNOSE, TROUBLESHOOT OR FAULT FIND ANY AUTO SYSTEM.... Understand how system parts interact with one another. GOOD parts can then be established & the NOT GOOD problem/s part/s isolated for repair or replacement.
Most Jeeps in my country use this type of engines, gas is quite expensive here and diesel isn´t, besides you get better milage per litter. Not to mention more power than the original Go-Devil. Just for the record, I stick with stock.
hey- i have a 192 perkins that came in a cj5. i have the pump, inj built & am working the starter now. it still has all the t90 trim on the back of it- i will let everyone know how it turns out but i am on my way to iraq right now so it may be a while. andy
Three cylinder diesels are a pretty common item, I was at a show here recently and talked to the Yanmar rep, he had a 3 cyulinder drop in for a cj, it takes some rigging to set it up but it didn't sound difficult.