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Old May 23rd, 2008, 15:14
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Project CRD MJ is born:

Alrighty, as some of you may or may not know a year ago I finally won the bid on a wrecked CRD. Since 2005 I had been bidding on wrecked CRDs and had been constantly outbid even on low prices(like loosing a bid at $2600). Well I was ecstatic that I finally won the bid, the only downside is that the Jeep was for my father not me. We proceeded to fix the vehicle and drive it out to california for him, he has been driving it ever since and has run up over 30k miles in only a year, the little oiler makes a great vehicle for him. Its repair can be seen here:
http://www.colorado4wheel.com/images...rtyrepair.html

Well a little while back now at the beginning of april, and uncannily enough exactly one year after purchaing my fathers Jeep, on my 22nd birthday I purchased an engine that I had found on craigslist. The engine was setup to mate to the NV3550. A plan was formulated and I started looking for an MJ.



Now I had been stalking a MJ at my local insurance auction for a few weeks, well everything worked out just right and today I won the bid on it for $850:
http://www.klode.com/Kws/Napplicatio...018&Exit=Close












So the project should begin in earnest soon. The CRD engine, with a NV3550 and NP242 will be dropped in. A 4WD front end will be installed, and Dana 44 in the rear. I have the interior/dash out of a 01XJ that will be installed. 97+ doors will be put on as well.(some of these parts to either be sourced cheap from the junkyard, or a parts TJ or XJ).

The Chinese Jeep 2500 front ends parts will be installed, and the whole vehicle will be repainted PR4 - Flame Red. Later 16" FreedomXJ/5.9ZJ wheels will be installed and a shell for camping put on the back.

Jeep 2500 front end:
http://www.colorado4wheel.com/content/Jeep2500.html



The tail lights will be the overseas 97+ XJ tailights as seen here(as well as the 16" freedom wheels seen here):
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Old May 23rd, 2008, 15:19
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Re: Project CRD MJ is born:

sounds great, any plans for biodiesel?
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Old May 23rd, 2008, 15:20
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Re: Project CRD MJ is born:

Looks like a fun project. I can't wait to see the steps...and finished product of course. Good luck!
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Old May 23rd, 2008, 15:25
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Re: Project CRD MJ is born:

Sweet! I am subscribing. I have a CRD GC and I love it!
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Old May 23rd, 2008, 15:34
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Re: Project CRD MJ is born:

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sounds great, any plans for biodiesel?
Of course, we have 2 retail biodiesel stations selling blue sun biodiesel:
http://www.gobluesun.com/

As well as planning additional fuel tanks for both extended range and WVO/SVO.

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Looks like a fun project. I can't wait to see the steps...and finished product of course. Good luck!
Finished project will be long off, plus its not like there are ever "done" eh?

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Sweet! I am subscribing. I have a CRD GC and I love it!
that bluetec is a sweet engine, so far I have only seen one come up for auction and it had water damage(maybe bad engine?) so I don't know what they will be bringing for auction value.
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Old May 23rd, 2008, 15:43
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Re: Project CRD MJ is born:

Awesome!
Suscribed, cant wait to see the progress
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Old May 23rd, 2008, 16:41
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Re: Project CRD MJ is born:

This will be sweet, probably one of my favorite builds on here!
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Old May 23rd, 2008, 18:02
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Re: Project CRD MJ is born:

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that bluetec is a sweet engine
The US CRD WK is not a Bluetec.
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Old May 23rd, 2008, 18:07
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Re: Project CRD MJ is born:

this is going to be sweet.

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Old May 23rd, 2008, 18:13
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Re: Project CRD MJ is born:

What a great idea. Cant wait to see how it turns out
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Old May 24th, 2008, 21:52
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Re: Project CRD MJ is born:

This information is just for reference right now:

Since the XJ uses the older CCD bus and my engine/bosch ECU uses the new PCI bus this means that I will not be able to use the XJ 97-01 gauge cluster. All the important information(engine speed, vehicle speed, water temp, oil pressure etc) is carried on the CCD or PCI.

Basically, if you try to use the XJ cluster nothing will work except the basic things like turn signal indicators.

So to that end a very nice solution presents itself. The TJ gauge cluster is the same basic size and shape as the XJ cluster, but the newer TJ clusters use the PCI bus.

To that end a TJ gauge cluster will replace the XJ gauge cluster in my dash, it will require some basic wiring work, if possible I will de pin the XJ connectors and insert the pins where needed into the TJ cluster. This is the best solution because it keeps the stock wiring intact with fewer splices and therefor fewer places for a future failure to occur.

Anyways, here is what will need to be connected for that to work:
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Old May 25th, 2008, 15:02
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Re: Project CRD MJ is born:

This is awesome, I love the options that come with diesel! Don't you wish it was a TDI though? Doesn't the CRD have some insane torque for it's size though?

yeah, how do I subscribe to the thread?
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Old May 25th, 2008, 15:10
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Is it an EDC15 or 16 ?
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Old May 25th, 2008, 15:15
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Re: Project CRD MJ is born:

Sounds sweet, but why buy those wheels when for a little bit more you could get nicer ones?
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Old May 25th, 2008, 16:06
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Re: Project CRD MJ is born:

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Is it an EDC15 or 16 ?

EDC15. We talked on LOST about this already and your future purchase

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Sounds sweet, but why buy those wheels when for a little bit more you could get nicer ones?
Because in my mind there are no nicer wheels.

Moabs come in at second place to the Silverstars, and while more readily available are generally more costly.
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