The build on my Africa-bound 2007 JKUR continues, with work well underway on the diesel swap.
The engine I’ve chosen is a Mercedes OM606 3.0 Turbo Diesel, making around 245 ft-lb and 175 HP
Using the injection pump from an earlier Mercedes engine, the 606 is completely mechanical.
Out with the old:
And in with the (almost) new:
While the engine work is progressing, I’ve also been working on a lot of other modifications to the previously stock JK.
I removed the stock bumper and tire carrier:
And installed an American Expedition Vehicles Rear Bumper and Tire Carrier:
On the new tire carrier I installed AEV’s Hi Lift / Pull Pal Mount, and installed MaxTrax and a Hi-Lift Extreme Jack, which gives me plenty of recovery options.
We have a long way to go yet!