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Old 05-29-2011, 12:39 PM   #35 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by cleanspeed1 View Post
instead of the Nissan motor, get a 6.2 / 6.5 GM and swap it in. This engine bolts to wherever a small block GM can fit.

If you do a search here, there's a gentleman that swapped one of these into a Corvette. He's doing 40 mpg.

These engines can be bought for no money, they're easy to fix and better match for that heavy Jag.
Its a good thing 6.5 L are are easy to fix, because they break a lot. I know because I used to own a 6.5L. That how I learned diesel mechanic'ing. I used to call myself a diesel mechanic when I owned it even though I had a real job. I think a Cummins BT4 would be a much better fit - it's smaller, lighter, 120-130 hp, bullet-proof and very common.
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