Wednesday, November 9, 2016

MB Diesel Power: 1995 Jeep Wrangler

The YJ generation Jeep Wrangler isn't known for being a fast vehicle -- even with the big 4.2 liter AMC straight-6...but imagine a Wrangler that drives like it is bogged down in quicksand on any regular street and this is what we've got today.  Find this 1995 Jeep Wrangler offered for $6,995 in Tampa, FL via craigslist.  Tip from Victor.

This Wrangler is powered by a 3 liter inline-5 OM617 diesel engine from an '83 Mercedes-Benz 300 SD, and I won't bother giving you the power/torque specs -- just assume it will be a supreme fuel sipper, but just dead-dog slow.  

See a stranger engine swap?


  1. Pretty neat conversion. Probably quite the stump puller in low range.

  2. So somebody did steal my front shackles......Yikes !

  3. Uh, are those cheap bendy looking shackles attached to that cheap bendy looking front bumper?

    1. Look @ the first picture on Craigslist it even looks worse then what DT posted !

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  5. I thought of all the work that went into the transplanting of this engine. Then I saw the shackles and...
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