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My 110 300tdi has been replaced with an International 2.8TGV engine made in Brazil and or Argentina. (Possibly "local" to you).

The 2.8 TGV is a development of the 300tdi.

It is a fairly straight forward engine replacement that can be ordered with a Defender kit as some of the pipework runs are different.


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I'd heard that as well. Something to do with the licence or was it that the 300TDI was being made again to suit some foreign market where emissions aren't a problem. Bit of a short build life if it is the case. But I'm sure spare parts will be avail for sometime yet :o

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If you're looking at the TGV, be aware:

1) Many of the parts are not the same as Land Rover

2) It's really expensive to buy, there are many other options for that kind of money or a lot less.

3) It will break everything in your drivetrain, bit-by-bit.

You can follow Dave's experiences with the 2.8 here:


Driving experience

Gearbox destruction... and clutch

Will Warne has had similar problems (when his truck works) with breakages.

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