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Thread: Range Rover diesel engine conversion options

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    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.

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    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
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    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.

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    thanks for the reply, but I couldn't find the post talking about the nissan motor. Any more clues?

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    They dont have an archive on that forum so you will have to post your question there.

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    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.

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    thanks everyone for the reply. There is not a lot of info out there.

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    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

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    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

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    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]


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