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Old 08-26-2005, 07:51 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Jeep Liberty Turbo Diesel

In my internet cruisings I came across this photo of the hind end of a 2005
Jeep Liberty 2.8L Turbo Diesel. When placed next to the bellhousing from a Dakota 3.9L V6 AX15 bellhousing, the bolt patterns look suspiciously similar! (That is, the same as the Chrysler Small Block pattern) Hmmm....



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Innnnnteresting.....Any idea on weight?
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Old 08-26-2005, 11:24 AM   #3 (permalink)
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double hmmm.

It sure looks the same to me.
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good find, definitely looks the same to me. 2.8 turbo diesel, ax15, np203/d300 would be a nice little set up. Too bad they will be major coin.
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doesn't the Dakota BH had a bolt hole at 12:00, but the engine doesn't?

also, the starter bolt on the engine is at about 7:00 from the BH bolt hole and on the BH is is around 8:00.

i think they are close, but not exactly the same...someone creative might be able to make it work!
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I can't say I'm much of a gearhead, but how many engines have 8 bolts on the flex plate?

As far as the 12:00 bolt, if you only have one bolt that doesn't line up. Your doing good IMO.
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Looks REAL close to me. Wish I could verify this.

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With eyes like that, you guys should work for NASA

A couple of the bolt spacings look right (like above the starter), but alot of the others are iffy.

Would be nice if it used a patturn common to the US though.
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The august issue of JP has a whole write up on this swap.
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and spike's truck show was showing how you can make bio diesel fuel at your house for .70/gal....

the swap could pay for itself.
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That would be a sweet swap. Will the oil pan clear the frame and crossmember. What about taking the motor/trans/tcase from the liberty? I'd buy a wrecked liberty so you get everything. I'm putting a cummins 12v and 4spd auto from a 91 dodge into my 75 F250 4x4, and I am constantly going into the backyard to pull some dinky part that would cost me $50 at a dealer or a day in a junkyard. Check for an insurance salvage auction near you where you could pick up a deal, or ask your insurance agent to put you in touch with their total loss division.
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That would be a sweet swap. Will the oil pan clear the frame and crossmember? What about taking the motor/trans/tcase from the liberty? I'd buy a wrecked liberty so you get everything. I'm putting a cummins 12v and 4spd auto from a 91 dodge into my 75 F250 4x4, and I am constantly going into the backyard to pull some dinky part that would cost me $50 at a dealer or a day in a junkyard. Check for an insurance salvage auction near you where you could pick up a deal, or ask your insurance agent to put you in touch with their total loss division.
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I can't say I'm much of a gearhead, but how many engines have 8 bolts on the flex plate?

As far as the 12:00 bolt, if you only have one bolt that doesn't line up. Your doing good IMO.

Things that were intended for lives of abuse LOL
Hemi's. 426, 354, 331, 392
cummins 4bt 6bt
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Some John Deers
old ford Tractor 4cyls had 8 bolts in some of thier stuff cant remember if internationals had 8 bolts i thought for some reason the 345, 392 and some of the bigger gasser industrial motors came with 8 bolts including the 7.3 and 6.9 but i could bre wrong on those

there are some others i just cant think of em all not overly common but you'll see it from time to time
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Confirmed!

Message from John Fleck:

"Since we make the transmissions, I can verify they are the same bolt pattern. (The same case bolts to the CRD (Diesel) as the 3.7, 4.7, and 5.7L. All of these are the same bell housing pattern as the 5.2 and 5.9L Magnums and LA engines. The CRD engine is made in Italy by a subsidiary but it has Chrysler pattern."
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