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    I can swop my beloved V8 manual for a very nice manual tdi 300. What is the pros and cons? Please, i love my landy but the fuel is killing me but i dont want a underpowered donkey also. How do they perform? I dont race. Drive at 110kph and drive my landy mostly offroad
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    Sounds good Sam. Let's see what the learned men say...
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    I need to know bud. Oh. And i have a set of 245/75/16 maxxis 764 that need to go on any one of the two
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    Did Mr Bosch not have a 300Tdi in which he did some huge mileage. Then I am sure he will be along to give some advice.

    In the meanwhile read this buying guide Sam

    http://www.landroveraddict.com/featu...-buying-guide/

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    I thing there is 3 things to think about but they don't fail too often or at all
    Timing belt
    Turbo
    Injectors
    TDI300 still used today as a basic engine and one of the best with little electronics.

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    Take a 300tdi for a spin, local and some highway. Best way to see if its for you imo.

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    if you have never driven a 300 Tdi, you will be surprised
    once up to speed, she sits at 120 uphill and downhill unlike the V8 that does seem to run out of steam uphill
    slower off the mark than the V8 but boy oh boy at 10l/100 compared with 20l/100, i am willing to take a little longer to get up to speed
    general offroad she does not stand back to the V8 and it is only on heavy sand dunes that the V8 has the upper hand.

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    Eish. Big one. Will look and drive it the weekend. But let me know some more please
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    I wish Ross will give some input
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    I have both.

    At altitude the 300 Tdi outperforms the V8 but at 9km/l as apposed 6km/l. Also the V8 with those double SUs needs more attention to keep it running smoothly.

    The V8 is quiter and sounds a lot better.

    Sorry, I see you have a Dsicovery, I have Defenders.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fontuin View Post
    I have both.

    At altitude the 300 Tdi outperforms the V8 but at 9km/l as apposed 6km/l. Also the V8 with those double SUs needs more attention to keep it running smoothly.

    The V8 is quiter and sounds a lot better.

    Sorry, I see you have a Dsicovery, I have Defenders.
    Yes. Mine is the 3.9ltr fuel injection
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    Sam
    Yours is in good drivetrain condition
    No play on tc or propshafts
    Gbox quiet
    The 300tdi will not run on the dunes like u do
    Yes it can but u will break the motor
    They will do 4000 rpm for dunes
    But it aint gonna last

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    Had them both ,the v8 is best but fuel consumption bad.Tdi for every day is perfect.Will always be a v8 fan,so if you only go on holidays with your Landy v8 all the way.

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    Cambelt every 60k on the 300TDI?


    Not an expensive affair, but something to consider :-)
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    The TDi had in my Landy for years was fine on the flats and down hills but going up hill was slow. i then went the TGV turbo and the engine has come alive what a difference recommend it any day
    if you using Landy every day go the TDi.
    thats why building a landy with LS 1 so will not be a every day Landy as petrol is costly

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    The Tdi is surprisingly adequate in the Disco 1, makes for a very relaxing drive, fuel consumption is a big bonus.

    The one we had just was not reliable, the engine was reconned badly before we bought it and two recons later I sold it with a stuffed and opened engine. The last recon walked the same path as Antz in his tread.

    If you no the engine is good, no ticking sounds that could indicate worn small end bushes, vacuum pump not leaking oil and it's not fitted with a reconned turbo, go for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Landyluvver View Post
    if you have never driven a 300 Tdi, you will be surprised
    once up to speed, she sits at 120 uphill and downhill unlike the V8 that does seem to run out of steam uphill
    slower off the mark than the V8 but boy oh boy at 10l/100 compared with 20l/100, i am willing to take a little longer to get up to speed
    general offroad she does not stand back to the V8 and it is only on heavy sand dunes that the V8 has the upper hand.
    120km/h in a Defender? 😂

    For reliability you can't beat them. As long as you change the oil and the cam belt it'll push on to at least 300,000km

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hamrat View Post
    120km/h in a Defender? 😂

    For reliability you can't beat them. As long as you change the oil and the cam belt it'll push on to at least 300,000km
    120km/h for idling along 140km/h for overtaking
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    Quote Originally Posted by DFNDR-ZN View Post
    120km/h for idling along 140km/h for overtaking
    That's a TD5 binical in the pic but also the speedo over reads by +-8kmh once over 100
    With my VNT turbo and overdrive my Landy can do 120 -130 but I still do 110 they not designed for speed
    The disco might be better tho due to body shape

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hamrat View Post
    120km/h in a Defender? 😂

    For reliability you can't beat them. As long as you change the oil and the cam belt it'll push on to at least 300,000km
    we were referring to the Disco
    with the Disco tdi, 120 is a nice cruising speed
    for the Defender it would be 100 - 110

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