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2010 Chrysler Grand Voyager- Petrol To Diesel Engine Swap?



Hello everyone :)


Was browsing Gumtree yesterday and stumbled across a 2010 Grand Voyager. Seems to be fully loaded, in an excellent condition both in and out. The only problem being its 3.8 V6 is knackered and it needs a new engine (hence a pricetag of £2800). I was wondering if it would be possible to take the 3.8 V6 out and since an engine swap will have to be done anyway, put a 2.8 CRD in it? Here's what I have gathered so far:


-Both 3.8 V6 and 2.8 CRD use Chrysler's 62TE 6-speed automatic gearbox from 2008 onwards, so the gearbox can stay.

-Apart from the engine itself, the fuel system will have to be changed (pumps, lines, etc), also the engine will need a turbo, an  intercooler, exhaust, ECU and some of the wiring, which is all sourceable where I live. Also, it will need obvious little things such as new dashboard, and mounts). 

-The engine on its own is around £1000, with all the accessories it shouldn't exceed £2000. 


The 2.8 2010 Voyagers start at £9000, so even if I exceed my estimations by £1000, it will still be a nice investment. 

The thing is, I have already sourced a 3.8 V6 for this exact year and model, although with all the cost involved, I wouldn't be too keen to keep it for 2 reasons- first, the road tax is at its maximum of £515/yr. Second, it is not the best daily as it guzzles petrol at 23mpg (LPG conversion is useless with the nearest station being 50 miles away). Also the 3.8 V6 has a bad resale value so it wouldn't be smart to invest in it. 


What do you think? Anyone else have experience here with engine swaps and what else might be needed?

Thanks in advance :)


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