diesel trooper

does anybody know what diesel engines will bolt up to a stock 5 speed transmission in an 88 trooper, and where i can find one for cheap? it had a 2.6L 4 cyl. in it, but the head is junk and i want the deisel
power and reliability for hualing. can anyone help?
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diamondjim wrote:

Diesel POWER from those old Isuzu engines? Funny.
You'll get a few mpg's better, but that's all for a high mileage engine, assuming you'd find one.
Anyway, only the 2.3 and 2.6L gassers bolt to the tranny you have.
Buy a head from AMC and be happy. Or get a later 2.6L head with the beefier casting.
Those 2.2L engines were Point A to B engines, not haulers. 50hp/80tq from an N/A engine and about 80hp/120tq from a turbo version was not the tow monster of choice. As I mentioned, they might run forever, but knowing that most of them are nearly 20 years old and original...good luck finding parts for them. Diesels wear out, too.
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for Troopers until 2002, 160hp 3L. Fast and tough. But it'll be a hassle getting it to fit, better to just import the whole truck if you really want a reliable diesel Trooper that'll last for 300k miles. Not cheap either..
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