You’re right, I figure I am looking for 3.0 diesel. I keep hoping a shop will figure out how to make the EcoDiesel and tranny ecu and harness run stand alone as is commonly done for LS. So far, haven’t found anyone doing it.
Banks sells their version of the 3.0 EcoDiesel for (cough, cough) $29k++.
I am wondering if the GM coding is easier to work with, EFI live came out quickly for the Colorado 2.8. They might crack the 2020 3.0 I6 quickly too. I dream of that being the LS swap of diesels for 80s.
Although now that my kids are about to start leaving the nest, I’m thinking about joining the dark side. Wrangler PU with 3.0 diesel comes out in the next year. Cost and pain of swapping is going to be $20-30k, over half the price of a new Jeep.
@PurpleFJ62 sorry about the thread hijack. You’re work is absolutely amazing, thanks for sharing! Mud is full of guys in the US that are bitter at Toyota N.A. for not offering diesels and other overseas goodies in the US (especially 70 series). You’re building my dream rig from 20 years ago: an HDJ (output equivalent) and a 5 speed manual.
What Banks sells is the same VM Motori I mentioned above at a astonishing markup.
You would be better off getting a motor from a wrecked Jeep GC at a substantially lower price.
But, who would do it?
I have not met anyone yet willing to take on this sort of swap.
I have tried a few shops local, online and here on Mud. Nobody stepped up.
Hell, I can't even get anyone to swap a Lexus 5 speed transmission into my 80. I don't know what the reason is for not willing to even attempt to do something. And I never said I want it done for free.