Non turbocharged 200Di conversion Richard at Glencoyne Enginnering makes a good case for installing a 200tdi engine without the turbo. So the first thing on order was to mimic that bend. If you are seriously considering spending this much on it to make it original like, surely it would be better to sell it and buy a 300? The engine bay areas of the fenders have also been painted in the truck's new color. Lots of stuff down low on the right side. It isn't as simple as that. The clutch is quite simple S2-2a models used diaphragm clutch with spacer, late 2a Diesel. To make the sticks come up in the right place you will need to swap the linkage from the top of the boxes over - no-one seems to know how to do it, but a few people have said they have 'had it done'.
Incidentally, I have managed to extract a little more power by adjusting the throttle linkage which had half and inch free play at the pump. I do however have a td5 bulkhead and tunnel so fitting that box will be ok. See the engine bay images above to see how tight things really are. The one on my v8 is comparable with the 300 disco in length. The riskiest approach is to buy an engine which is already out and on the floor. A 109 frame is an inch taller than an 88 frame in this position. This image shows the new 4.
All this will be coming out in favor of the factory automatic set up. You can then relatively easily get the torque converter to lock out at a lower rev range but it will still change gear as if it still had the Rover V8 attached to the front of it which is not going to be the best thing for that lovely diesel engine you just dropped in! I am only finding info on guys discussing and hypothesizing of what to do. Will i lose anything valuable from the v8 setup? This involves drilling out and tapping one hole to take a bell housing stud. I have also toyed with the idea of simply getting the best out of this engine by stipping and porting the head and popping new injectors in to see if it lifts its skirt a little bit. What challenges do i have to look out for? I will probably go ahead and buy a disco ready, but most of them have been to the moon and back. There were Defender 200 vehicles as well which would save you loads of money on the conversion, but they are probably quite thin on the ground and ridiculously expensive. This engine is not suitable for the conversion.
Custom made hoses and pipes mean you do not have to make your own, look for adapters or fittings or have to buy anything else to hook up your engine. Another thing that is sticking in the back of my mind and ultimately will steer this conversion is with any motor conversion here in Sweden, is the fact that the new motor no mater the type of fuel, it's power outputs can not exceed 10% of original manufacture figures. Distance from the front bumper to the middle of the engine is around 1000mm. So the myth of needing a 2. If you need a conversion for your Defender, no matter what the year or vintage, we can easily handle anything you need no matter if it is diesel or gasoline.
Anybody out there did the swap or was involved in it? It you want to reuse your old electric temperature gauge you have two choices. . Looking at the bottom of the fly wheel housing there are 2 unused blanks for studs. Only a true expert could tell this engine bay from a factory original. When considering an engine transplant, weight should be considerd to be an important factor.
They can't handle the engine conversion, but they can do the paint work, but while we have things apart we will be painting some of the truck to make sure its color change is done correctly while the engine is out. Ile just need to modify the seat box face a bit rounder. By removing 3 studs at the bottom and one on the right, the fly wheel housing fit perfectly snug with the transmission, loosing 4 of the 12 mounting studs is not good though. This would not be the case if there different. The v8 engine is shunned like the plague. If i lived in the U. This image shows the tear down a little further along.
The other required items still apply, but the Defender front body work reduces the custom work by about half. Because of this you need to monitor the engine temperature. We have developed the 300 engine conversion with no welding to the chassis, so fitting the later gearboxes will add a lot more complications. The 5 speed gearbox must be fitted for the Tdi. A fabricated down pipe is all thats needed and the Steve Parker four bolt kit for the lower bell housing. You will also need to weld some pins to the top of the rad, then you can use the Defenders own top mounting brackets.
Ile just need to modify the seat box face a bit rounder. Never heard of anyone doing the turbo swap though, what advantage is there to doing this? So they went for the 2. So we feel that retaining the Series gearbox with an overdrive is much simpler and if driven sensibly will last many years with regular oil changes. This being the case means the engine backplates of these engines are interchangable making conversions of an older series vehicle to even a 300tdi relatively straightforward. Here is the completed project. If you have a vehicle without power steering and are planning to convert it, salvage the old power steering box from the Disco along with the fluid reservoir. Front differential clearance: The front differential can come in contact to the 200 tdi crank pulley during off road situations where the axle is pushed up to the bump stops.
That way you can hear the engine running and be sure that it comes with all the ancillaries you will need see below for list. Here you can see the stock 300 Tdi set up. Not fun when the artics are scooting past at almost double my speed! If anyone has any questions, or is planning on doing this themselvez in the future, let me know. I have photo diaries of engine swap job you can have access to to make the job easier. The turbo sits hard against the 109 frame before the engine mounts are seated. Most V8 vehicles in North America have automatic transmissions whereas most diesels in Europe have manual 5 speeds.
Did this before with my bimmer headlights. The ideal thing to buy is the full vehicle. The mounting plate for the Defender accelerator pedal had to be spaced a bit from the firewall and the arm portion of the pedal needed about 15mm of metal removed from the bottom portion so that I can get full throttle movement at the pedal and at the injector pump. It uses the same engine mountings and I don't have a Steve Parker kit. A deal was done, I now have a 1998 defender 300Tdi motor with only 170000km for my hybrid.