Discussion in 'Dodge Nitro Pictures' started by Sxr067, Mar 21, 2017.
Be proud of that SX-R, and treat it right! That is a Limited Edition model made in 2009. Which number is yours?
ONLY 100 WERE MADE!!
Very nice I looked it up. Nice upholstery!
067 metaldog. I do look after it although it is giving me some drama at the moment it keeps throwing a fault code for rear entertainment not being connected which it has never had. That in turn puts up a check engine light. I hoping that it may be the lock pick gone south. I guess I'll find out on the weekend
Never heard of the SXr.
It was a limited release based on the sxt for the Australian market.
Wow! I didn't know about those. Sure wish I could drive a CRD here in the USA.
They actually go quite well for a diesel .
I was surprised and 7.5 l per 100km
Your ride is absolutely GORGEOUS!
I hope you're proud of it! Looks like you took great care of your Nitro. Congratulations and keep up the good work, mate!
Please post an engine bay pic or video!
No worries I will definitely do that this afternoon after work
I've seen only one CRD here in the USA. It was a Liberty. It was a cold day to refuel. Just I was getting back into my Nitro, a CRD Liberty pulled in the next bay. If it had been warmer, I would have asked it it was for sale. Or at least let me give a look under the hood.
No probs I'll take some photos this afternoon and post them in the thread for you
If you private message me your email address I'll have to email the video to you it won't let me upload it as it is the wrong file type (I filmed it on my iPhone )
I'll also do a zero to 60mph video on the run to work in the morning to give you an idea of performance
Sure. I'll send you my email.
Just a little history behind the CRD diesel engines, for anyone interested.
First... CRD stands for Common Rail Diesel based on the fuel rail delivery system it uses. The CRD engines are manufactured by VM Motori. VM Motori is an Italian engine company that is wholly owned by FIAT. Chrysler has been using VM Motori engines in it's European vehicle lines (and some US models) since 1992. The variants Chrysler has used are the 2.5L, 2.8L and 3.1L versions.
The 2.5L was used from 1992-2004 in Jeep Cherokee and Dodge Dakota trucks. And from 1992-2010 in Chrysler Voyager mini-vans. The variants of the 2.5L over those years developed 114-140 HP & 193-251 Torque (lb-ft).
The 3.1L was a 2.5L engine with an added cylinder to it, making it a 5 cylinder engine. It also had an added turbo unit which boosted the horsepower by 20% over its predecessor. It developed 138 HP & 283 Torque (lb-ft). It was only used in the 1999-2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee models. The gas mileage was exceptional at 11.7L/100Km. Production was ceased primarily due to consumer complaints of excessive noise and vibration.
The 2.8 L engine was developed in 2001. It was different in nature, as it was an aluminum cylinder head matched to a cast iron block vs. its all cast iron counterparts. The first 2.8L engines produced 150 HP & 265 Torque (lb-ft). It was only used in Mini-van models and Jeep Cherokee until 2007. In 2005, the compression was increased to 17.5:1, and was matched to a five speed automatic transmission. This change increased HP to 163 with 295 Torque (lb-ft). In 2006-07, new changes were made to the 2.8L engine. Changes to the liner, piston, and camshaft gave the engine a 10% increase in Torque at lower RPM. This new change developed 177 HP & 302 Torque (lb-ft) standard. Turbo models were able to show increases from 410-460 Torque (lb-ft) depending on which transmission was used (manual vs. automatic), with the manual transmission developing more torque.
In 2007, the newly redesigned 2.8L engine was introduced in the Jeep Liberty, Dodge Nitro, and Jeep Cherokee models. In 2010, the engine underwent more factory modifications which increased HP to 200 with 339 Torque (lb-ft). VM plans a new design for the 2.8L for 2017-18. The new design is predicted to develop over 200 HP & 368 Torque (lb-ft). The goal is to conform to US ULEV standards, making it possible to meet or exceed US emission standards.
I have the limited edition also but have no idea of where to find it's number out of 100. Any advice? Cheers
I should ask when trying to locate my Nitro's limited ed number I have gone through all the original books and sales paperwork but it tells me nothing. Would love to know what number in 100 my bright orange sunburst is...cheers again
Great vehicle and pix! Welcome!
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