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Old 09-18-2017, 10:02 PM
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I have a 1986 jeep Cherokee
2.8 with auto tranny. Can this engine be swapped for a 4.0?
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Old 09-22-2017, 10:27 PM
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Year: 2000
Model: Cherokee
Engine: VW TDI Diesel

Stick a TDI diesel into it. Lots of power and twice the fuel economy.
We typically get 30 mpg out of ours.

Works best with the AX15 manual trans though.
Any thing can be swapped with enough time and money but is it worth it?
Is it cheaper to just buy a 4L XJ and sell yours?
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Old 09-23-2017, 08:47 AM
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That is exactly what I will do. Sell, buy another. Thanks
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