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Thread: TD42 into Defender 130? Anyone done it?

  1. #41
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sitec View Post
    Because I have a TD42 engine in 'stock' and I hate the clatter of fours! I am rethinking the original plan of using the Patrol gearbox though. It's sooooo long! Doubting the LR box will take the torque tho..... Mmmm!
    Even if the engine is free, the cost of the mods to make it fit will just add to the 50% extra fuel consumption. The TD42's may be tough, but they are not in any way efficient. The low efficiency means they need a lot of boost and fuel to make respectable power.

    The truck 4BD1T's are very sweet motors. The original landrover 4BD1's were industrial spec, looser piston fit, generally noisier and don't have the sound covers either. Don't judge one by the other.

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    Im just going to add that, LR people tell porkies about the fuel consumption and power as well IMO.

    I have a 2.8tgv in one of the lightest 110 tray backs. When new, when run in, when rebuilt it would only return at best 12/100. When towing my 1.8t dual axle trailer it maxes out at about 115 on flat ground, no head wind.

    Funny how I read of guys towing 2+t vans and being able to do 110 up an incline and get 11/km out of tdis etc....

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    Quote Originally Posted by uninformed View Post
    Im just going to add that, LR people tell porkies about the fuel consumption and power as well IMO.

    I have a 2.8tgv in one of the lightest 110 tray backs. When new, when run in, when rebuilt it would only return at best 12/100. When towing my 1.8t dual axle trailer it maxes out at about 115 on flat ground, no head wind.

    Funny how I read of guys towing 2+t vans and being able to do 110 up an incline and get 11/km out of tdis etc....
    And most Deefer odo's are around 7-8% out which throws the milage out.

    I nail 11.5-11.8l/100km almost all the time fully loaded, so what are you doing ?

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    The 93 RRC with a 300tdi was claimed:
    8.6 litres/100km on the Urban cycle (which was probably different 20 years ago)
    6.9 litres/100km at steady 56mph.
    9.7 litres/100km at steady 75mph.

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    Just bumping this thread: so nobody seems to have fitted a TD42 into a Defender?

    I'm busy looking at this option because the TD42 is cheap over here as low kilo imports.

    And I think a 25psi 4.2 in a 130 would make my toes curl.

    I'd love any info anybody has on the possibility of this conversion being possible. Including whether I should consider R380/LT230 versus Nissan Patrol 5-speed/T100 or whatever.

    Length and width don't seem to be an issue, but that TD42 is a TALL bugger isn't it?

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    Surely there are better options available locally ? the isuzu would be my first choice, have a look at the 3.6 4be to R380 D1 conversion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by loanrangie View Post
    Surely there are better options available locally ? the isuzu would be my first choice, have a look at the 3.6 4be to R380 D1 conversion.
    A low mileage TD42-T is only AUD$5500 over here.

    And I can pick up a Cabstar box for it for around USD$500

    But I'd consider the Isuzu options. We get 4BD1s, 4JG2s and 4JB1s over here, as well as the newer 4JJ1 etc. The 4BE1 probably not.

    We have a local fabricator that makes up adapters, he has a Nissan RD28 kit as well.

    I'd like a 6-pot for the rev range and the smoother power pulses.

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    I really like the old TD42T but they are a heavy lump! (But probably lighter than a 6BT or 6BD1T)

    There are so many TD42's here in Oz but everyone uses the 4BD1T and puts up with the vibes!! TD42 into Defender 130? Anyone done it?

    What about the Toyota 1HFZ? (Is that the right number? Or is it 1HFTE?)
    The twin cam, 4 valve straight six out of the last of the 79 series.
    It's one hell of a good engine.

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    TD42 into Defender 130? Anyone done it?

    1HDTE.
    Amazing engine.
    Son converted into his 80 series with 5 speed Auto.
    IIR 1200 for the plug and play loom.
    Its lovely combo, smooth and power to spare.

    IMO apart from comp vehicles, if either engine was seriously desired, Id just get the vehicle it came in.
    Aside from the typical LS conversions, anything non standard to LR is big outlay and no return.

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