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Old 01-30-2010, 09:20 PM
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Calling Aussies! Dodge Caliper question...

My favorite machinist has a hankering for one of those Calipers by chrysler corp. He heard they are offered down under with a little diesel. Anybody know about that?

He wants to get some crazy Aussie to ship him a diesel so he can have the only Caliper in the usa with a diesel.

Any chance?
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Old 01-30-2010, 09:23 PM
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Isn't it a VW diesel?

Isn't it going to have the steering wheel smack dab in front of the passenger?
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Old 01-30-2010, 09:30 PM
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Those cars have a VW 16 valve, 2.0 PD TDI, which makes ~145 HP. That engine was not sold in any US car.

Buy a Jetta or Golf instead. Similar drivetrain (8 valves instead of 16), better chassis

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Old 01-31-2010, 10:03 AM
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He just wants the motor.

Thanks! Maybe this info will help him.
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Old 01-31-2010, 10:26 AM
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"just the motor" is a worthless paperweight without the electronics to go along with it. If I were trying to do what he is doing I would try to get the whole front clip of a donor car... cut the whole car in half aft of the dashboard. That should get you all the control modules and wiring you should need... unless chrysler is stupid and put important control modules in the back of the car.

The wiring will be no small undertaking. This is from when I retrofitted power memory seats to my Jetta (I had the whole body harness and had to sort out what I needed to move into my car):



Solder is so 1970:



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1991 350SDL. 230,000 miles (new motor @ 150,000).

2013 Fiat 500E. 20,000 miles, 80 miles at a time.
2012 Passat TDI. 95,000 miles. More space, power, and fuel economy than the Benz
2004 Touareg V10 TDI. 150,000 miles. One of 450.
1999 Jetta TDI. 310,000 miles.
1992 Jetta ECOdiesel. 156,000 miles. 1 of 48. Sold.
1991 Jetta ECOdiesel. 430,000 miles. 1 of 700. Sold to VeeDubTDI, totaled in front of our house
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Old 01-31-2010, 10:48 AM
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you mean a Caliber?

have fun with import duties and all that junk
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Old 01-31-2010, 04:05 PM
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The caliber is junk, I almost broke off the turn signal stalk in one at the auto show last year. Talk about cheap/flimsy! My wife knows someone with one, and it breaks ALL the time.
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Old 01-31-2010, 04:15 PM
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[QUOTE=compu_85;2395141]"just the motor" is a worthless paperweight without the electronics to go along with it. If I were trying to do what he is doing I would try to get the whole front clip of a donor car... cut the whole car in half aft of the dashboard. That should get you all the control modules and wiring you should need... unless chrysler is stupid and put important control modules in the back of the car.

The wiring will be no small undertaking. This is from when I retrofitted power memory seats to my Jetta (I had the whole body harness and had to sort out what I needed to move into my car):



Solder is so 1970:

When I said 'just the motor' I was responding to the other poster who was suggesting he buy a _______ complete car. Of course he will need the electronics that go with the motor and probably that includes the computer.

I agree the caliber is junk but he likes the looks of them and sees one for sale with a blown motor so being a machinist he imagines fixing it and having just what he wants. (He has done this many times in the past).

Unfortunately now with all the interrelated electronic gizmos and computer controlled rear view mirrors which adjust when you park it is much more difficult.
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..I also have a 427 Cobra replica with an aluminum chassis.
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