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.