OK all you Oil burners Lets get a thread started so all the info is in one thread which will make it a lot easier for ajor members to find..
So please keep the Chit Chat for other threads and just post your info to share. PM me if you have something to add
Engine VM (detroit) '425CXI....The 2.5 litre Turbo-Diesel engine is of Vittori manufacture, purchased fully built from the VM plant in Italy. This was only available with a manual transmission. Less than a year before end of production an automatic version was announced Automatic VM diesels are rare, and the Ford Motor company used the 2.5 VM diesel in their Scorpio as well as Rover in their Range Rover.
Engine Oil Capacity
including filter = 6.8 lt
Filter replacement only = 0.4 lt
"Use only oil meeting standard MIL-2104C or API classification CD or higher or CCML D4, D5." Whatever the hell that all means.... !!!
Jeep part 'K05003558AA' Note: sometimes Jeep add 'K' to the front of the part numbers.
Also Ryco Z596
Oil Filter ROF88 available from repco for $21 also fits
Jeep Part 'K53030730'
A valvoline VA45 will fit your XJ TD, they cost ~$25.
purolator a44727 and ryco a1332 also grasco auto parts in south oz can get most genuine parts at good prices ph08 8445 6311
Raycor 10micron filter elements for $45. From
Brisbane Air Cleaner Services Pty Ltd
Unit 2 / 37 Kremzow Road
Phone: (07) 3881 0384
Fax: (07) 3205 5443
Air conditioner parts (non genuine but good) and repairs can be found at J.M Auto Air Campsie (NSW) (02) 9718 2209. (they also have the exact same unit as the diesel cost me $250.00)
"The 2.5L diesel engine uses a Denso 10PA17 seven cylinder, recipricating wobble plate-type compressor
Fuel Filter Raycor R20S or R20T (2 micron or 10 micron) from Neil Person @ Sydney Filter Services (tel 9672 719) about $ 60 from memory
Fuel filter assembly is a raycor spin on series 230
Alternative fuel filter: Ryco Z625
Narva Part no. 72086 ( H4 200 *142 mm high/low beam insert)
Battery: DIN65L (various brands)
I have one old one that came from the factory:-
Marked on the plug 0 250 202023 11V
The box from VM is marked "4 607 2003 F candeletta 12V"
HKT Corporation brand (made in Japan) the Part is HKT No. B-086
(repco) ch163 $34
bosch 0250-202-023 11v between $49 and $55 auto pro and most other part shops
ngk y-923-u $66 auto pro etc
hkt corp b-086 $23.50 every body sells these from small diesel workshops to the big boys
to change your plugs make sure you have a long reach 10 mm socket access to a compressor and some high temp anti sieze compound , you need compressd air to blow all the dust and crap away from the plug seats (before you take the plugs out) and just put a smear of anti sieze on the threads of the new plugs before you put them in you only have to take the oil fill cap off to access plug number 2 hope this helps.
The Turbo is made by IHI. Type RHB5, VA59 core. Other RHB5 models were used on Subarus, Mazda MX6s.
Starter Motor is also Bosch...Part No. 0 001 218 177
head bolts for desiel xj $50.00 each from jeep..go to vm get head bolts for a 700 series water cooled engine think they are about $15.00 each
head gaskets jeep $ nearly $400.00...vm price $186.00
copper injector seals go to any injection service shop they are bosch injectors
Tension pullys for fan belt use same as VN Commodore just put 4 washers behind them
Fan belt: Dayco 8PK2190 (or 8PK2200 fitted mine) Gates fan belt... 8pk2190 for $58 (Auto Pro) Jeep item 9 314693 435249
Thermostat: Dayco DT32A
Idler pulley: Dayco 131081. ( same as various fords and holdens) alternative idler: Nuline EP-049 and EP-050 ( www.precisionparts.com.au
Harmonic Balancer: Nuline HB1482-N
replaced all cooling hoses whe i did engine change out worked out you can use following hoses heater hoses from nissan pulsar commodore and ford laser the only one you cant get is the J shaped 1 from oil cooler to water pump.
Top hose CH3535 - 52079690...Bottom hose CH3534 - 52028407
Water Pump : Truflow TF8210 Available from Repco - Trade Price approx $140
Engine Mounts..... Rh/ a5310....... Lh/ 5308.......
Gearbox Mount..... A5306
From VM (MTU Detroit in Sydney)
part 2 202 2078 F $35 approx
1.4mm head gasket
From VM (MTU Detroit in Sydney)
Part 2 202 2182 F $50 approx
XJ Turbo Diesel Snorkels made by Airflow