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I'm building my 'new' defender. It's going to be a TD5 automatic gearbox.

Is there anyone who has tried to put a discovery TD5 automatic ZF24 gearbox into a defender with the electrics? If so is it possible?

Were there any problems? How did you manage?

Or is it realy nececerry to get writh of the electrics and put hydrolics instead?



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I should talk to Ashcroft Transmissions as I believe they do ZF gearbox conversions on Td5s, though I think they probably use the hydraulic box for simplicity.

I think the Td5 Discovery box is the 4HP22 anyway (though it is electronically controlled) and the HP24 is only used on 4.6 V8's, though I stand to be corrected on that - but in any case if you wanted to plant the whole electronic control system in a Defender you might need to put the Discovery controller area network in and I suspect that would be fun - probably not impossible, but probably not easy either!

PM "ashtrans" on this forum, Dave Ashcroft :)

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