Yep, will pull out a V8 and put in the diesel...Was hoping to get some response here instead of having to weed through search engines and hopefully find someone with direct knowledge....and since you liked it so much: :bgreen: :bgreen: :bgreen: :bgreen: :bgreen: :bgreen: :bgreen:SimonArmstrong said:Dude do a google search, there is a lot of stuff out there im sure!
Conversion plates and mounts etc are widely available, over here atleast...
P.S. love the bouncy smily, my favourite!
I take it you will be swapping it in, in favour of a V8?
thanks for the tip.... But I do not want the weight of a large V8, plus I have owned a 6.2 and although the parts are available, I'd prob have to buy a bunch of them, my last 6.2 was unreliable, and reliability is why I want to go diesel. The 6.2 was not designed from the ground up as a diesel...I would like a commercial or marine duty engine, in which parts are easily obtained world-wide, in case I take the thing to AU or Alaska...etc.onslow said:Have you fellows looked into the V8 GMC Diesels (6.2/6.5l the ones the Hummers are fitted with) we use them in rangies etc a company called samurai do the conversions over here probably more suited to you chaps as availability will be better and engines cheaper. :drive:
Cheers Onz :buttrock:
onslow said:Its quite a good conversion,however there are a few thing you need to know.
There are 2 common types of perkins engine fitted to landys and rangies,the first one is a perkins 4203(4203 denotes 4 cylinder 203 cubic inches)which is an engine witha metric capacity of 3.3 litres a good strong engine yet a little unerfined will pull a house down but noisy and not for long journeys normally found in series vehicles occasionally in range rovers,the other type is a perkins 4236 of 3.8 liters in my opinion one of the best rangie conversions,the engines are bomb proof very solid and strong they also do a turbo version of this power unit.These engines are common marine engines in th U.S.
The conversion company is called milners but I dont think they are in buisness any longer but secondhand engines with kits can be sourced quite readily.
Curt said:Anyone have info/experience or knowledge of putting a small marine diesel in a RR or Disco?
:beer: or have I had too much to drink :beer:
I think the VM was originally a marine diesel and in my opinion VMs are absolutely excellent IF PROPERLY INSTALLED, INSTRUMENTED AND ALARMED. As fitted in Range Rovers they are not much good, but they are truly excellent in the Rover 825SD. Why is this? Well the 825 has a low water indicator, a temperature gauge that you can see even in the dark and an overheat light that blinks and is very attention grabbing. (my 825s overheating is due to missing, corroded away radiator fins and is being fixed). The 825 being transverse also doesn't have the problem of the water pump getting to be the highest thing when going up a steep hill. The Rangies viscous fan can also be a big problem and mine would be stiff when cold but freewheel when hot! Very bad news indeed. Fitting a solid fan from a 1973 Ford Granada was a great help as was a new radiator but alas the cooling system failed whilst hauling a heavy trailer up Chideock Hill on the A35. On the Rangie, once the water cooling fails the oil cooling also stops as the oil cooler is in the rad. (the 825 has a separate oil radiator similar to the Ford Scorpio VM and this seems a much better idea) Other Rangie snags are that the thermistor for the temperature gauge is in the water pipe to the radiator, and not in the cylinder head. Once the water and steam have gone, the temperature gauge begins to fall because this part is cooled by the fan. So you think things are getting better when they are actually getting worse . The end result is a knackered engine. 825s have the sensor in the head where it should be. The Scorpio has a north-south 2.5 VM and they are not noted for overheating but then they do have a big twin-fan high-tech alloy radiator. Possibly a Scorpio VM block (120BHP) could be adapted to suit a Range Rover. (the flywheel is different, as are a great many other details)
Another good engine which is relatively inexpensive is the Rover Maestro/Montego turbo 2 litre (Perkins Prima in marine form) These give about 80BHP and being direct injection are very economical. The power is about twice that of early Landys and is OK. Best of all there is none of that infernal drive-by-wire stuff but there is regretably a timing belt.
Good luck with your projects and best regards from Davey.