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 Post subject: Project MJ CRD is born:
PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2008 6:12 pm 
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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/li ... epair.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.
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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/Napplications/ ... Exit=Close
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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
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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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This will be fun to watch.................................. 8)

Oh, and for those of you who may not know what color PR4 is:
:D FLAME RED! :D
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Drool.........drool...........drool! :D

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I have room to adopt a son, of course you will be building that truck for me. :lol: :lol:

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wow :shock: this sounds pretty interesting

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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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Can't wait to see it complete. Wheelbase will be a big advantage on the trail. Is this going to be your DD when your complete?

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Can't wait to see it complete. Wheelbase will be a big advantage on the trail. Is this going to be your DD when your complete?


Yes, once I make the transition from my XJ and can trust this vehicle it will become my DD, so its needs to have working AC, PS, Cruise, etc etc.

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:shock: Wow. Super cool project. How do you get around any emissions related concerns? Was that year MJ ever available w/ a diesel?
The NAXJA guys would love to hear about this project.

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:shock: Wow. Super cool project. How do you get around any emissions related concerns? Was that year MJ ever available w/ a diesel?
The NAXJA guys would love to hear about this project.


Gasoline vehicles do not have emissions testing here. Diesel do. Luckily for me this is titled as a gasoline so I don't have to worry about emissions.

Already posted this over on Naxja. Should be fun to do once I get rolling on it.

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That's one hell of a project to take on board,hats off to ya for doing it.Were's all that knowledge come from for one so young?.

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JIMMY JEEP wrote:
That's one hell of a project to take on board,hats off to ya for doing it.Were's all that knowledge come from for one so young?.


Everytime I kill an enemy I eat his heart and gain his knowledge and strength. :twisted:
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I have notified the Colorado state police and told them theres a mad brain eater on a sacrifical hunt for knowledge.

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JIMMY JEEP wrote:
I have notified the Colorado state police and told them theres a mad brain eater on a sacrifical hunt for knowledge.


LOL @ "sacrifical hunt for knowledge"


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JIMMY JEEP wrote:
That's one hell of a project to take on board,hats off to ya for doing it.Were's all that knowledge come from for one so young?.


lol thats what i was wondering Im justa little young than he and im not even smart ebough to install my own DTT :x

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Sam, Is that a 05/06 NAFTA KJ engine? It's already dark out and the mosquitos have finally come out for the year so I'm not going out in the dark to look at mine but something just doesn't look right about it...

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Sam, Is that a 05/06 NAFTA KJ engine? It's already dark out and the mosquitos have finally come out for the year so I'm not going out in the dark to look at mine but something just doesn't look right about it...


Nope, I had a thread a while back when I first got it and I posted photos of it:
http://lostjeeps.com/forum/phpBB3/viewtop ... crd+engine


Essentially this is the engine from an 02KJ. It's mostly the same engine as is in the 05/06 KJs, but with a laundry list of minor differences.

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Being the lazy SOB I am, I didn't read all your fine text Mr. Sam. So instead of doing my homework I proceed to ask you if you got your ECU, and at which price? :)

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Being the lazy SOB I am, I didn't read all your fine text Mr. Sam. So instead of doing my homework I proceed to ask you if you got your ECU, and at which price? :)


Jimmy found one for me, and I'm in the process of getting it. It was 100 pounds + tax & shipping.

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Sir Sam wrote:

Jimmy found one for me, and I'm in the process of getting it. It was 100 pounds + tax & shipping.


I'm really happy that it worked out cheap for you, the price I could present for you was horrid.

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