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td5 into a V8 130


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What do you want to do with it?

At the moment the cheapest Defender to run is a V8 on Gas. Even though I hate to say it, the 3.5 and 3.9 V8's are pretty good engines. If you are using it for towing etc, gas it. if you are overlanding it then put a small gas tank in for the UK and Western Europe (except the Iberian peninsular) and fit automatically adjustable timing. Petrol is so cheap in foriegn parts

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To fit a Td5 you'll need (to make is easier), a full bulkhead loom (ebay ~£50), rear chassis loom (ebay ~£30), fuel tank & loom (~£100), exhaust (well, at least the downpipe), radiator & intercooler (& Pipes)

give porny a shout on here, he'll be able to source most,if not all, of the parts.

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To fit a Td5 you'll need (to make is easier), a full bulkhead loom (ebay ~£50), rear chassis loom (ebay ~£30), fuel tank & loom (~£100), exhaust (well, at least the downpipe), radiator & intercooler (& Pipes)

give porny a shout on here, he'll be able to source most,if not all, of the parts.

all sounds good....is the V8 really that cheap to run on gas at the mo??

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all sounds good....is the V8 really that cheap to run on gas at the mo??

11mpg on petrol on my Rangie, 10mpg on gas but the price makes it equivalent to around 25mpg.... That's with short journeys (less than 15 miles generally) lots of bolt on silly stuff, mud terrains and carrying too much weight... a Defender would likely be cheaper than that -especially if it's a manual.

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Boggo Disco 3.9 auto driven sensibly and using a nation 'deals on wheels' gas supplier equates to 41mpg on Diesel

Defender 130 with a 4.2 and auto, running 33's and towing upto MAM but with no daft roof racks or roof clutter equates to 36mpg

These are real time figures form genuine vehicles at the timeof going to press

However a certain member of this forum who has a 4.4 TVR under the bonnet of his Camel 110 can regularly achieve single figures but that is due to a nasty ailment with his right foot

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