Australian Land Rover Owners

Gallery Donate Games Arcade Calendar Markets Shop Chat Subscribe! Files Links
Go Back   Australian Land Rover Owners > Technical Forums > Technical Chatter


Technical Chatter Tips, Tricks, and Technocrats

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 18th May 2004, 09:14 PM
rar110's Avatar
ChatterBox
Subscriber
 
Join Date: Jan 1970
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Posts: 2,018
Thanks: 1,652
Thanked 306 Times in 250 Posts
Range Rover diesel engine conversion options

Can anyone provide advice from personal experience on a 4 cly diesel engine conversion for a range rover.

I've heard and read (on the net) of a number of suitable options including

* Isuzu 4BD1T (I've also wondered about the 2.8 & 3.0 lt turbo engines)
* Daihatsu 2.8lt turbo
* Ford/Mazda
* Landrover TDi.

Is it easier to replace to fit a complete engine and matching gearbox conversion?

I am thinking about a conversion for an early model rangy.

[/code]
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 18th May 2004, 10:36 PM
LandyAndy's Avatar
Moderator
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Williams West Aust
Posts: 15,372
Thanks: 6,300
Thanked 3,969 Times in 2,492 Posts
Hi
No experience with Rangies,but would look at using a complete engine/gearbox/transfercase for ease of converting and compatability.
I bought an import motor from Brisbane Motor Imports last year for mitsi Trytoo.They were very helpful and much cheaper than anybody over here in the west including freight.The motor has since done 15000ks with no problems.
Goodluck
Andrew
__________________
DISCOVERY IS TO BE DISOWNED
Midlife Crisis.Im going to get stuck into mine early and ENJOY it.
Snow White MY14 TDV6 D4
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 1 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 1 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Alotta Fagina MY14 CAT 12M Motor Grader
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 1 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 1 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

2003 Stacer 525 Sea Master Sport
I made the 1 millionth AULRO post
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 20th May 2004, 09:46 AM
Master
 
Join Date: Jan 1970
Posts: 124
Thanks: 22
Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts
There is a guy down in Tassie on this http://members.boardhost.com/blumx/
Forum with a Nissan Terrano conversion that seemed happy. Try a post there to see how you go.
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 20th May 2004, 09:09 PM
rar110's Avatar
ChatterBox
Subscriber
 
Join Date: Jan 1970
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Posts: 2,018
Thanks: 1,652
Thanked 306 Times in 250 Posts
thanks for the reply, but I couldn't find the post talking about the nissan motor. Any more clues?
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 21st May 2004, 06:08 PM
Master
 
Join Date: Jan 1970
Posts: 124
Thanks: 22
Thanked 11 Times in 11 Posts
They dont have an archive on that forum so you will have to post your question there.
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 21st May 2004, 08:26 PM
HSVRangie's Avatar
Master
 
Join Date: Jan 1970
Location: Geelong
Posts: 729
Thanks: 0
Thanked 18 Times in 14 Posts
Have a talk to Sam Overton (strangerover) on outerlimits his business partner has the Isuzu 4 cyl in his RR.

speaks very highly of it.

Michael.
__________________
No substitute for cubic inches.
1986 RR highline, HSV 215, 1.003 T/case, 4.3 diffs, custom front and rear links.
2005 Subaru Liberty 3R
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 27th May 2004, 07:26 PM
rar110's Avatar
ChatterBox
Subscriber
 
Join Date: Jan 1970
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Posts: 2,018
Thanks: 1,652
Thanked 306 Times in 250 Posts
thanks everyone for the reply. There is not a lot of info out there.
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 27th May 2004, 08:05 PM
one_iota's Avatar
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Sydney's gritty inner west (2204)
Posts: 6,723
Thanks: 467
Thanked 678 Times in 419 Posts
rar110,

I will make a short story long:

Whilst filling up at the diesel bowser last year I was startled (as you would be) by the rattle of a Rangie parked behind me waiting his turn.

Intrigued I asked if it was the Turbo diesel (Italian) that RR's came with some years ago.

No he had transplanted a Isuzu na 4bd1.

It turned out that this was the same guy who did the pre-purchase inspection on my Disco five years previous. At that time he mentioned that he was contemplating this.

I recollect stuff about firewall mods.

I've pulled out his details from my files.

Now I shouldn't publish his details here but I will send you a PM with his name and phone number should you wish to talk to him.

He also owns an early Series and is therefore a nut like us so you could mention this forum.
__________________
Mahn

DEFENDER 110 wagon '08


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 1 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


equipped with TARDIS aerodynamics and backward time travel capability

Ex 300Tdi Disco:


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 1 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 27th May 2004, 08:31 PM
one_iota's Avatar
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Sydney's gritty inner west (2204)
Posts: 6,723
Thanks: 467
Thanked 678 Times in 419 Posts
rar110,

BTW Land Vehicle Spares are wrecking a Turbo Diesel Range Rover.

You might like to talk to them specifically and generally about the subject.

I've posted their details in the Recommended Suppliers Section.
__________________
Mahn

DEFENDER 110 wagon '08


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 1 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


equipped with TARDIS aerodynamics and backward time travel capability

Ex 300Tdi Disco:


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 1 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 1st June 2004, 01:23 PM
Grimace's Avatar
YarnMaster
 
Join Date: Jan 1970
Location: Gold Coast, QLD
Posts: 3,384
Thanks: 1,836
Thanked 2,135 Times in 842 Posts
I have an 88 TD rangie here in my yard not running.

This is interesting as I was considering wrecking it but have decided not to (just yet anyway).
I too am interested in putting either another deisel or a bigger V8 into the POS...... I just dont know where to start [img]style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/smile.gif[/img]


Anthony
__________________
I rule!!!

2.4" of Pure FURY!!!
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



Search AULRO.com ONLY!
Search All the Web!

All times are GMT +10. The time now is 08:15 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Australian Land Rover Owners
Copyright 2001 - 2014, Dave Blears Computing - DavecandoIT and aulro.com