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    Post 2.5 TD into a Series Landrover?

    How feasible would the following engines conversions be into a Series 3 88" Landrover?


    • Ford 2.5 turbo diesel motor
    • Ford 2.5 diesel motor
    • Hyundai 2.5 turbo diesel motor
    • Hyundai diesel motor



    Looking at engine importer prices these engines sell for roughly R14,000.


    Our company has a 1998 Hyundai bakkie with the 2.5 dt motor.
    It's only done 125,000km. The body is rusting a bit though. I like the motor and it gives 10.5 Litres per 100 km.


    Looking on http://www.giloeng.com/adapterparts.htm i don't see any adapters for either engines.




    Are there cheaper engines available in similar configuration?


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    The 2.5 diesel Mazda will be nice in a Series, the Nissan 2.5 or 2.7 diesels will also work, don't know their prices though! I had a Series 2 SWB with a 2.2 Toyota L series engine (2.4D is the 2L series) Was fast enough and economical, but the Toyota L series is very expensive.
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    It would be nice to have a TURBO engine, but logic tells me simpler would be better.

    I think a 4 cylinder would be an appropriate size.

    Perhaps a Nissan 3.2 diesel 4 cylinder?

    Are the nissan 2.5/2.7 4 cylinder?
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    You will not find any simpler than the Ford 2.5TD WL engine.
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    If you can do it, the 2.5 TD of the Ford/Mazda is as simple as you can get these days. Good reputation to be very reliable and relative cheap to work on.
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    Would the turbo not add complications?
    In terms of another component to potentially break?
    I am not sure on the power specs of each engine.

    I currently have a Ford V6 in the 88".
    The power is great.
    But...but, i initally guesstimated my consumption @ 15 l/100km then after driving a bit more i've worked out ++- 25 l/100km!

    That's a bit much
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    The Ford 2.5 diesel battles to pull its own shadow....if slow! I drove one for many kilometers and you don'g go anywhere in any hurry. I had to make it work to get it to 120km/h, but it was an ok cruising speed and 140km/h was about all I could get on a very steep down hill with lots of wind from behind. now add a heavier body and that may become much slower....Consumption wasn't to bad and its easy and cheap to work on!

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    i still suggest checking outthe donkey isuzu nonturbo engine. get an older one around 2000 b4 they did the egr mods. i drove a 2000 isuzu 250 bakkie doing deliveries for company i work for. 75l tank and i could get 1050 and be sitting at 74l used. isuzu are the most effecient diesel on the market. one i drove had 330000 when boss got rid of it. it used 0 oil didn't smoke. engine started first try everytime.


    btw you can't locate an old 300tdi motor or an older 200 diesel landy motor?
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    Land rover TDI motor's are pricey: +- R25,000!

    I received a quote from ibrahim engine importers:


    FORD RANGER 2.5TD R15500.00+VAT

    HYUNDAI 2.5TD R12500.00+VAT

    NISSAN TD27T 18500.00+VAT

    THANKING YOU FOR YOUR ENQUIRY
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    Their pricier than I thought
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    Yes, I agree the Isuzu 250d motor is great. Noisy but reliable, economical.
    In the back of the speed n sound,
    Tv2 engine and gearbox specialists
    Isuzu 280 dt R19500
    Landrover 300 TDI R19500
    Mazda 2.5td wl R12400

    Then I still need to factor in transport.
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    on gumtree is a guy with a isuzu 2.5 bakkie he is converting to a tow truck but ran out of money on project for R9000. if engine runs u have one for 9000.
    here is engine in capetown for 12500
    http://capetown-westerncape.gumtree....AdIdZ410818790
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    That's still a bunch of money!
    Ideally, I would buy a running, deregistered bakkie and remove engine and sell leftovers.

    Where's the R9000 project?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lehandre View Post
    The Ford 2.5 diesel battles to pull its own shadow....if slow! I drove one for many kilometers and you don'g go anywhere in any hurry. I had to make it work to get it to 120km/h, but it was an ok cruising speed and 140km/h was about all I could get on a very steep down hill with lots of wind from behind. now add a heavier body and that may become much slower....Consumption wasn't to bad and its easy and cheap to work on!
    I beg to differ... My dad's 1997 magnum 2.5TDI pulls double lines from any stop... I have to add that the previous engine, which he lost due to a failed water pipe, was not nearly as powerfull, although still a great runner. 180kph in a jiffy.

    You might have had a dud or something was not set right.

    The Iveco 2.5tdi busses run the same engine. It is actually a fiat engine if i have all my ducks in a row.

    It would be my first choice.

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    You sure you wanna put Turbo power through that old 2.25 running gear?
    Why not a Rover v8?

    Are you doing it purely for fuel consumption?
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    A friend of mine put one of those Ford 2.5 Tdi's in his series and he is very happy with it. He also had a V6 Ford in his before.

    Then when his Isuzu popped it's second engine, he put a 2.5 Ford in that as well and no problems two years later.

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    Do some serious homework before doing a conversion. Don't only look at the cost of the motor. The modifications needed on bellhousing ect can be a lot different for different motors.
    As far as I know the 2.5 TD motor is not light on fuel at all.

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    The main reason would be for fuel consumption.
    I think the consumption on the Ford 2.5 TD is +- 12 litres per 100 km.

    The V6 is +- 25 litres per 100 km.

    Hey Zantus, Are you still in touch with the friend with the 2.5 TD in the series?
    I would like to find out some info from him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lehandre View Post
    The Ford 2.5 diesel battles to pull its own shadow....if slow! I drove one for many kilometers and you don'g go anywhere in any hurry. I had to make it work to get it to 120km/h, but it was an ok cruising speed and 140km/h was about all I could get on a very steep down hill with lots of wind from behind. now add a heavier body and that may become much slower....Consumption wasn't to bad and its easy and cheap to work on!
    Yes its true but the Series is geared to top out at about 100km/h with a diesel engine, the 2.5D mazda have the about the same power as the 2.25 petrol, which is enough for a SWB, fuel consumption will be about 10km/l I guess. The 2.5TD will be nice but the torque may be too much for the gearbox and diff, if something blows it won't be too expensive, but its a big job to remove the gearbox as many owners will know!
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    Kgopa, Are you saying a 2.5 diesel, non turbo would be better?
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    I agree with Jedi, the Izuzu 250 Diesel would be ideal with no turbo and very basic and economical.

    But hey I'm just an IT guy
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