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hi all

i have a hybrid with a V8 and rangie 4 speed manual box, i want to go diesel, any ideas on

a; an easy swap

b; will it mate with my gearbox

c; reliable and powerfull engine

thanks in advance

Al

I got a bellhousing etc for a Toyota 3,0 Diesel forsale.

Ketil :)

Norway

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Don't do it.

Seriously don't underestimate the time and money (and effort) to do a reliable conversion. Bits like exhaust, cooling and electrics really push the cost up and getting the right bits can be difficult. How about spending a grand on a 200tdi Disco, transplant the engine and box and other bits you need and flog the spare bits?

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Don't do it.

Seriously don't underestimate the time and money (and effort) to do a reliable conversion. Bits like exhaust, cooling and electrics really push the cost up and getting the right bits can be difficult. How about spending a grand on a 200tdi Disco, transplant the engine and box and other bits you need and flog the spare bits?

will the disco engine and box go straight in ?

Al

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hi all

i have a hybrid with a V8 and rangie 4 speed manual box, i want to go diesel, any ideas on

a; an easy swap

b; will it mate with my gearbox

c; reliable and powerfull engine

thanks in advance

Al

Hi I did it with a 2dr classic from v8 with 4 spd box to 200tdi on the same box.

£300 for conversion plate

£700 for engine

plus bits and bobs and a new rad = 1200 all in.......stonking job tho and a great drive!!

'Had to create a cut-away in the bellhousing to take the starter and cut off/weld on engine mounts also mod the bulkhead as the 200 tdi sits further back........ this will depend what chassis/body your hybrid has...??

Have not put many miles on engine (circa 3000) but a didn't get around to wiring in a preheat circuit and she starts on the button in all weathers....has been very reliable for me!!

Ta

Phil.

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Recently replaced my v5 n arf with a 200tdi

bought a complete disco and so had everything that was needed

as said above you will need to weld new mounts to the chassis think paddocks sell

the actual mounts but i just cut mine off of the disco chassis

also never got round to wireing up the cold start but have never needed it and always

starts on the button

Nick..

not sure if it makes much different but think the insurance companys prefer

it if you keep it to a rover lump

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