Many of you reading this will know what you are looking for, though some may not. I will do my best to be frank and informative to all.
One of common misconceptions is that the 200 and 300 series numbers relate to cylinder capacity for the 300tdi and 200tdi when infact they are both 2500cc. the 200tdi is the predecessor to the 300tdi and both are born from the older 2.5 normally aspirated which in turn was born from the older series land rover 4 cylinder engines, both diesel and petrol..... all have the same basic cast engine block which has been modified little over the years. 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.
We sell many of these engines to clients who want to change from their Rover V8 engine to a tdi, which is a little more involved. Most V8 vehicles in North America have automatic transmissions whereas most diesels in Europe have manual 5 speeds. 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. That said, it is possible (with the right bell housing) to mate a tdi to a V8's auto transmission. 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 !
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.....
anyway, here are some figures for those who want to know.
Cylinder capacity 2498cc 2498cc
Horse power 109 @ 4000 rpm 113 @ 4000 rpm
Torque 190 @ 1800 rpm 198 @ 1800 rpm
economy 22-32 mpg 22-33
These are stock figures for these engines, there are basic ways to get more power and economy ie, blanking off the egr (exhaust gas recirculation) can add more horse power and as much as 6-7 mpg in my experience giving me approx 40mpg from the 300tdi discovery i was running at the time. By upgrading to a larger intercooler and 'tweaking' the injection pump you can also increase the hp and torque considerably !
above; new 200tdi defender engine (high mounted turbo) dropped into a series rebuild
200 tdi engines
complete used take off engine with everything you need to drop into a defender, discovery, range rover and series land rover. all ancilleries for running engine including radiator and intercooler. generally suplied with 90-100K miles on the clock. suppllied with new timing belt kit. new clutch and other engine seals and gaskets on request.
Professionally rebuilt engines, come as complete as those above but fully reconditioned, they include, new water pump, timing belt kit, lift pump, vacuum pump, turbo tested, rebuilt if needed.complete with all ancilleries and ready to run right out of the box
Discovery 200 tdi $3600 Rebuilt $5800 shipped
Defender 200 tdi $4200 Rebuilt $5800 shipped
300 tdi engines
As above for the 200tdi engines. supplied complete and ready to run out of the box with new auxillary belt (poly v-belt)
Defender/Discovery 300 tdi $3800 shipped
Rebuilt 300 tdi $5800 shipped
Generally add $1200 for a used manual transmission and $1750 for a rebuilt one depending on stock. Used and rebuilt auto transmissions are also available.
Below; Ex military 2.5n/a about to be removed. note the webasto heater bottom left. this engine has now been replaced with a 300tdi mated to the original Lt77 transmission.
we are always happy to help with questions on how to do the conversion you want, whether it be manual or auto gearbox, defender, discovery or whatever the land rover..... we ship to local warehouses all over north america for you to collect. shipping is included, we take the hassle out of the importation for you. All you pay is import duty and fees direct to the customs agent
Tdi conversions generally involve;
-unless you have a 4cylinder engine you will need to move and fabricate engine mounts on chassis
-replace auto transmission with diesel one.
-remove fuel pump in fuel tank
-remove plastic insert in fuel filler neck
-remove in line fuel filter
-custom clutch lines if a manual transmission
-custom power steering lines (both cheap at your local hydraulics shop.)
-wiring loom can be tapped into to connect temp sender, oil warning light, alternator warning light, tacho, starter wiring stays the same, coil power goes to the injection pump.
-diesel fuel filter mounted to firewall
-radiator/intercooler drops in to replace V8 unit
-exhaust system is best taken care of by your local muffler shop
Please note that the above list is not complete but covers much of a conversion, it does depend on the exact vehicle you are converting too to what will be necessary. contact us for more details of what you need for your specific vehicle, firstname.lastname@example.org
Complete engine packages starting at $3600 including shipping.
The engine pictured right would be $5600, again including shipping and would replace the V8 in a discovery or range rover. its a bare block rebuilt 300tdi complete with all components down to the new radiator/oil cooler which even comes with our used engines !
Generally from time of payment to east coast delivery to the warehouse ready for collection takes approx 3/4 weeks. We are generally shipping engines weekly !
We normally have a TDI engine on ebay at any given time for those that wish to purchase that way.
Current engine stock list
- completely rebuilt 200tdi and 300tdi engines built to order, 6-7 weeks from order to delivery
great for a series land rover too !
- 200tdi defender engine, good used and tested condition 102K miles, with full kit $4000
- 300TDI engine and discovery r380 manual transmission, 92K miles complete and ready to drop in to replace your V8..... , discovery or range rover ! $5400
please note, this list will change weekly so please email and ask
- Isuzu 2.8 td with conversion kit to mate your manual or auto V8 gearbox. 102K miles, a great unit. $4000
- 300tdi 81K miles from new, comes complete in kit for $4000. transmissions available too
- stock of a further 6 tdi engines for rebuilding to suit your needs
- uprated intercoolers, rebuilt injection pumps, new turbo cartridges and rebuild kits available for you to build your own !!
Below; 200tdi defender engine, rebuilt and ready to leave for Nevada