My Mahindra CJ340 Jeep
by Dipanjon Konwar
M&M CJ340 Jeep
My Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) CJ340 is a Short wheel base (SWB) Jeep, the diesel version of CJ3B, with Peugeot 2, 112 cc XDP4.90 engine and 4-speed KMT90 transmission and T18 2-lever transfer case.
My CJ340 is of 1987 make, the Chassis number of the Jeep is CJ3B-4 DKxxxxx and engine number DJxxxxxx(x- being the numerals).
Specifications of M&M Model CJ340 DP 4 Wheel Drive:
Engine: Peugeot 2, 112 cc, XDP 4-90 Diesel
Max BHP: 62 @ 4500rpm
Max Torque:12.3 Kgm (89 lb.ft) @ 2000 rpm
Curb Weight (4WD): 2640Lbs/1200kgs
Axle Front: 4WD: Full floating hypoid type with 5.38 ratio
Axle Rear: Semi floating hypoid type with 5.38 ratio
Frame: Ladder type steel channel side members
Brakes: Service Hydraulic internal expansion non-servo floating shoes, 279.4 mm (11")
Parking: Mechanical operated on rear propeller shaft
Clutch: Single dry plate 23.5 cm(9 1/2") dia.
Suspension: Semi-elliptic, leaf type springs with hydraulic double acting telescopic shock absorbers.
Cooling: By water; Radiator fin and tube type pressurised cap 0.63 kg/sq cm(9 psi)
Fuel Tank: 40 Litre capacity
Electrical: 12 Volt, 22 Amps Generator/35 Amps Alternator
Instruments: Speedometer (km/h) Temperature & Fuel gauges, indicators for charging oil pressure, high beam & turn signal
Steering: Worm & roller type, right hand drive.
Turning radius: 5.3m (17-1/2')
Transmission: 4 Forward and one reverse, 2nd 3rd & 4th synchromesh
Gear ratios: 3.986:1, 1. 473:1, 1:1;
Transfer Case: Two speeds with ratio 2.46:1 and 1:1
Wheels and Tyres: 5 disc type 5-50x15 with F78x15, 6 ply- highway/Cross country
The M&M CJ340DP was sold under the names BAHIA and BUSHRANGER in overseas markets. The England vehicle was RHD and the France vehicle was LHD.
The M&M CJ340DP is the elder brother of M&M CL340DP 4WD Classic which was manufactured by Mahindra till 2000. The M&M CJ340 was made between 1987-1994.
Starting 1995 the CJ340 was renamed as CL340 with no other difference (the CJ initials are owned by Chrysler Group, the owner of the Jeep brand, who asked M&M to stop using it).
In late 1996, the CL340 underwent some modification and became Classic, including addition of disk-brakes, chrome plated 2 piece Front bull bar, Bucket seat with belts, rollover bar, etc.
Larry's Comment: Thanks for the extensive details on your very nice M & M CJ340.