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Offline johnm21

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Engine Options
- Apr 04, 2009 - 15:21
Hi
 
I have recently picked up a unfinished project in the shape of a 88" series 1 the prevous owner has a 3.5V8 lump in it. I wanted to use the car as a daily run around and wanted to fit something a little more MPG. Am I correct in thinking a discovery 200tdi would fit ! if so has anybody out there done it ?  and are they pleased with the results and any advice on parts needed or points I might have over looked or other good engie options.
 
Thanks
 
John

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Re: Engine Options
Reply #1 - Apr 04, 2009 - 16:59
A 2.25 from a series 2 o 3
A 2.5 diesel
The v8 has the original gearbox, and axles?

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Re: Engine Options
Reply #2 - Apr 04, 2009 - 17:22
I saw a very nicely done 80 with a 200tdi in last year. The chap lived up in Stanley Co Durham (might be on the forum?). It was a very neat conversion and he was very happy with it.My dad also has a Series 3 with a 300tdi in it including the full turbo/intercooler setup. It looks totally standard and is a very very neat job. It does 35mpg and you don't need a V8 for power.................If it can be done in a Series 3 it can be done in a Series 1 as they are very similar.I would swap in an axle with removable half shafts and keep the tyres to 750s maximum to reduce breakages, but it is not too heavy on them. Only one diff and one half shaft in three years.

Offline mr.scruff

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Re: Engine Options
Reply #3 - Apr 04, 2009 - 21:40
Landyboy on here has just put a 200Tdi into his 86", I'll point him in this direction!

Offline Matt

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Reply #4 - Apr 05, 2009 - 21:45
Worth a look on Glencoyne Engineering's website http://www.glencoyne.co.uk/index.html they have some useful information.  I'm thinking of putting one in my 1957 88".

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Re: Engine Options
Reply #5 - Apr 06, 2009 - 01:13
Another likely option is a Transit Di lump.... ;)

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Offline jonhutchings

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Reply #6 - Apr 06, 2009 - 09:11
A recent LRW had a couple of articles on Alldrives 86" with 200tdi conversion.  The articles imply that if you use a series 2 gearbox the 200tdi just bolts on., and it seemed to line up with the mounts ok too. Probaly worth getting a back copy of the second article for the photos, maybe a certain editor will comment on which issues they were  (my copies aren't to hand)
 

Offline johnm21

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Re: Engine Options
Reply #7 - Apr 08, 2009 - 09:37
Hi

Thanks for all of your replies, I have looked at the web link and found it very useful, with regards to the LRW magazine does anybody know the copy number so i can sort out getting a back order.

Thanks again

John

Offline Chris

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Re: Engine Options
Reply #8 - Apr 08, 2009 - 20:41
A few more links I found when looking at 200TDi conversions
 
http://forums.lr4x4.com/index.php?showtopic=2394
 
http://www.expeditionlandrover.info/200tdiconversion.htm (this one has useful looking info on what to do with the flywheel housing bolts that fit to the ali block/sump stiffener block, which do not line up with the series bell housing)
 
http://www.expeditionlandrover.info/200tdiconversionIntro.htm
 
Plus Steve Parker does an exhaust down pipe
 
http://www.steveparkers.co.uk/exhcon200tdi.php?PHPSESSID=84c9727db2ceba2405ad8bdb505e0be4
 
which might help, although I notice he does not list Series I on the site now, might need a phone call.
 
There is also somebody on ebay selling cheaper versions Item number: 320358264498 not sure if they fit 80"

 

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