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Hi again,
What are the chances of getting a 300TDi engine here in the states?
 

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buy a totalled Ford f350 powerstroke.

pull the engine, turbo, drivetrain, electrics and tank and fab it all in.

that would cost about the same as buying a 300 tdi from RN and getting it installed.

oh, and you would have a much more reliable and serviceable truck.
 

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Are the Rover diesels supposed to be unreliable? I had heard the opposite about them, but had nothing but trouble with my Ford diesel. The mercedes is amazing, I wish I could pop one of them in (has anyone??).
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200tdi was reliable for it's day. 300tdi was a much better engine, but suffered from some early production quality problems, these have now mostly been reworked or are dead! You can expect the odd oil leak from any Land Rover engine, but enthusiasts think of this as character! :lol:
 

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Papaquebec said:
Are the Rover diesels supposed to be unreliable?
The reputation of Land Rover oil-burners in general is good (compared to say Ford or Standard).

The original 2-litre wasn't very good- underpowered with a weak cylinder head that cracked if used at high speeds for long periods. The injector pipes were prone to splitting.

The 2.25 N/A and 2.5 N/A engines are both excellent. 62/68 horsepower, but they are quite refined (for a 1962 design) and are good starters. They are reliable and tough, as well as easy to service. They have the benefit of being economical as well. Both work well off-road, but are very sluggish and slow on it.

The 2.5 DieselTurbo is a very roadworthy engine, as well as having large amounts of low-speed torque. They aren't that economical (23-25 mpg) and the early ones suffer poor quality bottom-end castings as well as badly-designed breathers. The later ones are tougher, but need on-the-dot oil changes to remain healthy.

The 200Tdi is seen by some to the best LR engine. It is a simple, mechancal engine, but the new direct-injection also makes it powerful and very economical. It's a bit unrefined (clattery at slow speeds, lots of turbo noise at high speeds) but is good on and off-road.

The 300Tdi is a more refined 200- quieter, faster and smoother. However, a small flaw in the brackets for the cambelt pulley meant that the belt wore very quickly, often failing suddenly with catastrophic results. By 1995 this problem had been sorted, but the general design still made the belt this engine's weak point.

The Td5 is mixed. Whilst a smooth-runner and very powerful and torquey, the electronic throttle has several annoying flat spots. At high speeds in a Defender it's quite noisy as well. The timing-chain gives no problems. Some people don't like the electronic control systems, but in real terms there have been no major problems.

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jozg44 said:
The reputation of Land Rover oil-burners in general is good (compared to say Ford or Standard).

The 300Tdi is a more refined 200- quieter, faster and smoother. However, a small flaw in the brackets for the cambelt pulley meant that the belt wore very quickly, often failing suddenly with catastrophic results. By 1995 this problem had been sorted, but the general design still made the belt this engine's weak point.


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Any 300Tdi now would have the modified brackets, as they come with the timing belt kit. As long as you change it about every 80,000km as recommended there is no problems. As with anything if you dont change the cambelt as recommended you are inviting disaster. :drink1:

Cheers
Peter :beer:
 
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