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Diesel Neon r/t

my wife has a 2001 Neon R/t. i love the 5spd manual gearbox, and the little 2.0l engine performs really well (blows regular neons out of the water). i also know that this engine isnt going to last forever.

when the engine dies, rather than ditching the car or rebuilding the existing engine, im thinking diesel.

has anyone ever done a diesel conversion to a neon before?

im basically looking for suggestions of which small turbo diesel in existence would be easiest to convert, while also being very torquey, efficient and reliable. i know several small diesels exist (Volkswagen, Izuzu, Mercedes, etc). im hoping to be able to rebuild and reuse my existing transmission when doing the conversion, but i fully expect to have to come up with some kind of an adapter plate. just looking for input on a good direction.

any ideas?
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For size and still peppy, I'm thinkin the 90s VW TDi. The other 2 may have something that'll fit, but a Neon's engine bay is pretty cramped.


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