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Old 05 September 2009, 05:18   #31
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Originally Posted by DGR View Post
As I understand it, the biggest problem with the TD5 is that it has very specific fuel specifications/requirements - OK in the UK, but not in some places where one might end up. That's why they use a Brazillian manufactured 300TDi engine on export Defenders.

As pointed out, they are also a pain to maintain etc. Just look at the engine oil spec......
Is that the International 2.8 TD? Looks a good basic grunty motor, though anecdotal comment has pointed to a bit too much grunt with a number of things being snapped off?

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Old 13 September 2009, 14:39   #32
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Originally Posted by codprawn View Post
A v8 is a much better engine in a 110

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Old 19 September 2009, 13:27   #33
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Originally Posted by doggypaddle View Post
Right then.....its not a BMC engine,(unless someone retro fitted one and retro fitted a turbo to that) its a 2.5 diesel version of the old 1960s rover 80 petrol engine (AKA landrover 2.25)and called 19J engine
as a petrol they were reliable and gutless, as a diesel they were slightly less reliable and even more gutless. then they changed to 2.5 and 5 main bearings which improved matters slightly, hten they added the turbo, 10 steps backwards.
To sum up i would rather eat my own spleen than buy a landrover with a 19J 2.5td engine, anything over 60,000 miles and your into bonus territory
200/300Tdi are light years ahead.
unless the vehicle is really tidy(and i mean tidy) and you dont mind doing a Tdi conversion i would leave well alone.

Agree completely. 300Tdi is the way to go, 200s are getting pretty old now if something goes bang and you are looking for a new engine.
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Old 22 December 2009, 18:00   #34
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300 TDi, excellent engines!! TD5's make good anchors!!
the 200TDi is the better engine, but as you say, harder to repair, but still plentiful at the moment
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Old 23 December 2009, 17:28   #35
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land rover

here are a few landrovers of mine 1.. is my disco which is by far the best motor i have ever driven 2.. is my latest addition a td5, just added side steps dark windows and black checker plating on the look out now for a front A frame to complete the look
3.. td3 which i have just sold great engine but the body wanted some work doing so i decided to opt for a change as i intend to do a lot more miles towing this year to explore with the rib 4.. is the set up that got me started my old diatsu and speed boat ..happy days but nothing can beat a land rover
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