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Old 05-31-2015, 12:30 AM
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You will most likely need to run aftermarket gauges. Did you get any wiring or an ECU with the engine and trans?
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Originally Posted by kylelangereis View Post
Problem I'm having right now is trying to figure out what to do for a harness. I can almost always figure out how to fabricate things but when it comes to wiring I'm lost
Wiring for a TBI engine is very easy. I did one a few years ago and if I remember right after getting rid of all the stuff you don't need its only a few power wires and a few grounds you have to hook up. Its very simple wiring. I am doing a TDI swap into my 2000 and the wiring is a little more difficult with glow plug relays, 109 relays and so on but still pretty easy. You CAN run the stock gauges but you will have to use all the factory gauge sending units in tandem with the the TBI units. The tach will not work unless you wire in a cam sensor as the gauges have to see the cam signal before it run the tach. The TBI also has to see oil pressure in order for the fuel pump to run so depending how you wire everything remember that. You can get a tune to delete things like the VSS as the ECU uses that signal also. Its been a while and I am trying to remember everything.
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If the jeep already needs a cam sensor and oil sensor for the tach and pump to work won't it already have the needed wires in the sensor? Sorry but like I said, I'm lost when it comes to wires.
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Got the frame plated, motor and trans bolted, cross member built and bolted in, and now I'm waiting on my blockhugger headers so I can get the motor positioned to get some motor mounts built. Still gotta find a throttle body and a complete harness off a truck and figure out how to install the harness lol
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Wonder if I couldn't just yank the harness needed for the tbi and gauges and just plug and play
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so it's been a while since I updated because for whatever reason the app quit working on my phone. I have been working slowly on the build though so I do have some updates
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I have gotten motor mounts and cross member built and got the whole unibody bedlned
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I originally planned on taking the long tube headers I got with the motor and just fabing em up to fit, but decided that wouldn't look as nice, would take a lot of effort an time I didn't have at that point,and I could easily use those headers for another application down the road. So I decided to just get some block hugger headers which I painted and wrapped in heat wrap
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I then got an all aluminum 3 core radiator. I had some troubles deciding what I was going to do with fans and how I was going to route plumbing. I finally decided to go with dual electric fans and to route the feed line up and above the fans to keep them out of the way.
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