I know that it can still give tens of Ks more without glitch after 120K but I want to rebuild it to have the engine 'as new' for a couple more years than it can give now. Used in: Land Rover Defender, Discovery and Range Rover A 300Tdi, seen here in a Discovery Series I. Sourcing the right bits to make it all work is going to cost you more as i already told you. The resulting engine was Land Rover's first production and their first engine to be given a marketing name- the Diesel Turbo, a name given to differentiate it from the -built turbodiesel then being used in the , which was sold as the 'Turbo D'. Well tonnny, there's a few opinions on this and if you do a search of this site try 300tdi big end bearings you can read them. Find him online at www.
We needed + 80 thou taking off our Series 2 bores. Although based around the same block and basic architecture as the 300Tdi the Power Stroke has major differences such as electronic injection and new crossflow cylinder head with. It doesn't usually work out anymore because the engines are too old, and the junkyard stuff is, well, junk. These were the common demands of more power, better ride comfort and improved refinement. Repeated heat expansion of these two separate metals aluminum and steel often lead to leaking piston sleeve cylinders. Various power outputs were available for this engine depending on the compression ratio and the amount of emissions regulation equipment fitted.
I first heard a huge pfft pfft pfft sound that I thought was a loose spark plug although I've had a tune up less than six months ago. The first challenge, after a bit of a battle getting the engine off the hoist and onto the engine stand, was removing the siezed head bolts, but I discovered this unfortunately named but surprisingly good product to help loosen them up a little: With the head off, I discovered that the head gasket looks as though it has melted!? The package improved top speed and acceleration over the 2. I've totalled roughly an hour last night to get to this stage It doesn't look like much but the starter is off, radiator removed, oil and water drained and most the pipes are out of the way. Mitutoyo is good quality gear. When fitted to vehicles with an automatic transmission, power was increased to 122 horsepower to make up for the power losses in the transmission. If yes is it a straightforward swap? If you've got an old Rover, and you live in a place that does not have emission testing, that is an option. Grem, once again, thanks a lot for your precious advice.
Power and torque outputs remained the same, and the engine had been specifically designed to be compatible with all the models in the Land Rover range without any changes. The best option is to have the correct transmission to go with the tdi engine you just purchased and know that it is going to drop into place where your original one used to be and work with your new tdi as it should giving you years of happy service. The 300Tdi could not be fitted to any of the car range and was about to fall foul of the upcoming. John's writing appears in many automotive magazines. As before, the engine was smooth and refined, and provided the Land Rover with adequate road performance.
. At higher revs oil gets pushed up past the cyclonic breather into the turbo inlet as can be seen below So, strip down has begun. Where the kits have been installed workshops are instructed to paint a 2cm square yellow block on the upper left side of the timing cover. With proper maintenance these engines can easily survive more than 250,000 miles 400,000 km of service. Well, despite my initial enthusiasm, it seems that all is not well. The engine was fitted with a high-capacity breather system to cope with the greater volumes of gas flow through the engine.
However, as fuel prices rose and diesel engines improved sales of the petrol engines fell, especially in Europe. What makes it the best? The cylinder head used the same basic casting, but was very different internally, being in essence an updated version of that used on the original 2-litre engine, to which the new diesel bore a strong external resemblance. The Td5 engine has produced the ultimate Defender that is balanced, efficient, capable and real — a vehicle that is thoroughly Land Rover both in origin and essence. Sometimes this comes from lifters or rocker shafts but more often the noise is deeper inside - in the pistons. My idea is to get a battered or high mileage injector pump for a 'low' price and service it as well! What's more, the return of our Land Rover engine rebuild program provides customers with high-quality remanufactured 4. Also those tdi's that are automatic have dedicated auto transmissions that shift gears and lock out the torque converter at a rev range that is different to that of a transmission for a V8. A forged was used for added strength, and different pistons were needed.
Well, after the catastrophic failure of my the engine in my Defender, I've finally found time to start stripping down the engine to see whether or not it can be saved. In the mid-1980s Land Rover was part of the , responsible for production of the van. Turn Key Engines are all fully complete and ready to run. Or even in individual bits? Looking at your pictures, aside from the superficial vertical wear marks, you can still see the original crosshatching so I'd be surprised if it needed much taking off. The crankshaft, pistons and connecting rods were significantly altered over the 200Tdi. I will post an update again after I collected the engine later this week.
I also noticed an abundance of oil usage. The outer caps no 1 and 5 show even wear but the rest are worn more towards the front of the engine. But, to my very untrained eye, the head itself looks ok I have cleaned the oil off and there are no signs of cracks or corrosion : And all looks ok under the head gasket: The engine turns freely by hand and there are no signs of damage in the bores, which is promising, I think. Finding replacement engine parts - or replacement - is made easy thanks to Atlantic British. Our new Land Rover Engine Rebuild Program offers high-quality 4. Next I will dismantle the head, then move on to cleaning and inspecting all components.
As I'm sure is becoming painfully obvious, this is my first rebuild, so you've a vast amount more experience than I do, so your input is very much appreciated and welcome! As a youth I succeeded in welding the valve stems to their guides in my mother's Morris Oxford as a result of over enthusiastic use of the loud pedal. You can rebuild the block you have that's what we do most of the time or you can buy an exchange block, already built. Mark Hi Mark, Thanks for the positive input, much appreciated. The reason: any used motor you find is going to be 10 years old at least. I have a 2004 land rover discovery with a serious problem.
That said, it is possible with the right bell housing to mate a tdi to a V8's auto transmission. C Its your money so do what you want, but you have been warned. Used in: , , and ; also various Brazil-assembled Ford pickup trucks. This allowed an extended replacement period of 36,000 miles for the flow filter, though the centrifugal unit still needed replacement at each oil change. I don't have James's extensive experience but I've had apart a few engines that have been over-revved and overheated, and I'm surprised how normal everything looks.