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Old 31st January 2007, 23:14   #1
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Recently i bought a Mahindra jeep the old one(79 Built).
Could someone tell me whether i can put some other cars engine to it since the orginal engine is all messed up. Aslo cud u tell me the approx cost for it.

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@Bejoy, why don't you check out the highspeed engine (Kerala lingo) doing duty on the CL500? Best you get it with the gearbox, as yours should be 3 speed one.

Frankly, I haven't seen anyone fitting a non-mahindra engine into a Jeep yet. If you can get a Wrangler engine, nothing like it
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Please stick to the Mahindra Engine-Gearbox combinations.
They are tried and tested and Nothing beats them in the ruff-stuff(OTR)

1) B275 International aka MDI1850/MDI2350
2) B575 aka MDI3200 & MDI 3200TC
3) XD4.9P
4) XD3P


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Please stick to the Mahindra Engine-Gearbox combinations.
Absolutely agreed and something I learnt the hard way. Please ascertain that you stick to Mahindra-spec engines only.
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Thanks guys.I think will stick on to the orginal engine and get it fixed up.
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There was one load jeep in my native called as Valmakri (Tadpole) which had a Tata 407 engine transplanted onto it. The jeep chassis was also converted to a longer one primarily to carry load.

The convertor told me he did a mistake by retaining the original gearbox which caused a lot problems in course of time.

Once I hired the guy to transport my rubber sheets. I still remember, with full load of sheets, the guy shifted to first gear and left the clutch and the jeep climbed an incline without any effort on the throttle.
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The 407 engine is another bullet proof engine from the Tatas stable..producing ooodles of TORQUE.. Infact even i had wondered on this transplant..but decided to stick to Mahindras XD4.9 as i needed 4WD..

Ofcourse Ex670C alais Arka helped me in the transplant..Thanks mate..

A good option in my opinion is the Isuzu range of engines..as they are very low on NVH and almost car like..but i'm told that sourcing the 4WD gearbox is a problem..

A good reliable option is to stick to Mahindra engine..it is tried and tested..to last..
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There was one load jeep in my native called as Valmakri (Tadpole) which had a Tata 407 engine transplanted onto it. The jeep chassis was also converted to a longer one primarily to carry load.

The convertor told me he did a mistake by retaining the original gearbox which caused a lot problems in course of time.

Once I hired the guy to transport my rubber sheets. I still remember, with full load of sheets, the guy shifted to first gear and left the clutch and the jeep climbed an incline without any effort on the throttle.
For that reason many 407 in kerala, that are found in high range area come with 4WD !!
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Hi Bejoy hope u will end up with some good engine for ur Jeep. I had a real bad experience from a 69 model willys which was powered by a Standard20 Engine.. If u don't want 4WD Isuzu engines are good for jeep
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Isuzu is the best if you dont want 4WD..!!
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