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Which Diesel?
200 TDI
35%
 35%  [ 7 ]
2.5 NA
45%
 45%  [ 9 ]
2.5 Turbo
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
2.25 original
20%
 20%  [ 4 ]
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2007 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
The only problem with the TDI route is the major mods needed to bulkhead and transmission, which detracts from the originality of it. I want to keep her as close as possiblt to original spec at first glance, and its only when looking closer that you find the extras like the electric winch, and the CB and CD player stuffed in the roof.

We bought this landy nearly 9 months ago now, and have yet to drive it, and frankly im getting a little fed up with it. The list of parts is getting endless, what was supposed to be a good engine has now gone up in smoke, and if i dont get it on the road soon, im going to have the tax and insurance for it very close to that for my motorbike. i was trying to get it on the road in may to avoid this, now it looks like it aint gonna happen.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2007 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
About that so called gutless 2.5 n/a diesel.....

Maximus used the 2.5 n/a unit and I ran him between 77,000 miles and 150,000 miles and in that time he proved to be totally reliable. As for the facts and figures....

He'd cruise between 60 and 65 mph and achieve 28 mpg but would regularly be driven at 75mph in which case it would be nearer to 25 mpg.

If however, you only did 55 mph, he was more then able to achieve 33 mpg!

Power wise, he was adequate and more then able to keep up with everyday traffic.

Yes, I'd have preferred a more powerful engine but as engines go...I'd have no problems in recommending this engine to anyone. It's cheap, robust and easy to keep in tip top condition and very reliable!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2007 10:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
DavidD90 wrote:

He'd cruise between 60 and 65 mph and achieve 28 mpg but would regularly be driven at 75mph in which case it would be nearer to 25 mpg.


I've occasionally heard of engines providing similar performance but in my experience they're definitely the exception to the norm.

All credit to your upkeep and maintenance!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2007 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Thanks for that mate....I always use a simple rule with all my past Land-Rovers...

Always service them on time and always use either Land-Rover recommended or else the best parts available! It does work honest!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2007 11:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I'll second that Smile

The 2.5n/a in my 90 is coming up to 189,000 miles and still going strong and has never given me trouble. Regular maintenance, oil changes every 6000 miles and using a K&N air filter seems to do the trick for me.

OK so compared to other engines it is a plodder but it is reliable, will get you there (eventually) and returns good mpg for it's type. And if you do need to work on it then real tools can be used rather than having to deal with a stroppy microchip.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2007 2:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
My 2.5 gets used daily (and abused daily). OK, I do change the oil regularily (6 monthly), and I am thinking of changing it to a 200TDi, however, that's because I tow a trailer a lot of the time and the little bit of extra hp would help. I have no complaints about the 2.5NAD, I think it is a superb replacement for a 2.25 unit.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2007 6:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
well when you chage to the 200 tell me and i will have the 2.5 off you
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2007 6:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
BLACKBEAST wrote:
well when you chage to the 200 tell me and i will have the 2.5 off you


Already got a buyer mate, sorry

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2007 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Heres a question then. Our dead 3brg 2.25 has new starter, alternator, fuel pump & lines, exhaust manifold, mounts, clutch and glowplugs. Will they fit a 12J 2.5NA? and does they give me a flying start to a rebuild, or was it a waste of money?
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2007 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
not a waste cos i will put them on mine hahahah seen as how i paid for them Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2007 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
get a 19j engine i was told these are the best j series engine to get
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2007 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Thats the turbo version and i am not keen on turbos, i dont see as they warrant the problems they develop
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22, 2007 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
19 aint turbo is it ah well matbe then but in terms of starter its the same as is exhause glow plugs arent your stainless exhaust can be used so does the fuel lines with a little modification and im not sure but i think the clutch is as well
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2007 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
does nobody know the answer?


Its starting to look like the 2.5NA if i can find one for the right money. Sodbury is coming up son though so hopefully... Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 23, 2007 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
ring round some breakers yard you will get a better price and it gets delivered to me then for a rebuild its this thats holding me up again
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