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Old May 4th, 2008, 05:34 PM
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Thanks Doug. I wasn't really expecting to get it for that either. I guess the sun shines on the crack of a dog's ass every once in a while.

Any one know a good parts source for a Ford 2.5 Di engine? Seriously. Thanks.

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Old May 4th, 2008, 05:41 PM
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Swing! I love the "nothing a little tape won't fix" comment about the hood.
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Old May 4th, 2008, 05:51 PM
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I reconize that picture-Ive been looking at the same one on ebay uk.Looks like a nice rig and the price is right!
Yeah Jim, that HCPU TD looked very straight. I looked up the TD in wikipedia and was sort of turned off though when I read that they're good until about the 150K mile mark as long as regular maintenance is performed. I called the guy and he said that it was mostly used for green laning and farm runs. I asked him if it would do 65 and he said that it should. Very nice guy though. I think he said that "Land Rovers are used as work horses in England" about 50 times.

My family lives in Norwich, CT. Looks to be about 40 min from you in Chester. I'm currently stationed in Virginia for the rest of the year, but would look forward to a few monster garages once I'm back.

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Swing! I love the "nothing a little tape won't fix" comment about the hood.
Funny, my wife didn't share the same enthusiasm about the tape comment.
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Old May 4th, 2008, 05:59 PM
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My 84 110 doesn't arrive until january-its killing me-I almost bought that 83 hicap on ebay uk-Is that blue one yours in the attached picture?How much was that?
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Old May 4th, 2008, 06:12 PM
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Yes, it is. Winning bid was a whopping 700 pounds.

Let's just hope that Julian doesn't rape me to ship it here. If he were to give me a tremendous deal I would surely spread the word about his loyal devotion to the Land Rover community here in the US. I would talk endlessly about his committment to international relations and about how when I envision English Royalty, I think of Julian Kotting.

Sorry, was that my outside voice?
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Old May 4th, 2008, 07:15 PM
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Old May 4th, 2008, 09:51 PM
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Any one know a good parts source for a Ford 2.5 Di engine? Seriously. Thanks.
You would be a heck of a lot better off asking in a UK forum. It is not like there are a lot of '07 Defender and Ford Transit in the USA..... There are many people on the UK forums that have years of experience with this engine. There are a quintillion Transits out there.

I suspect your biggest hurdle will be with the computer....... Good luck...
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Old May 5th, 2008, 09:16 AM
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You need to be carefull of the terminology - the 2.5di is the 'old' Ford Tranny (circa late 80's / 90's) engine that came after the infamous 'york' engine of the flat-front 1980's transits. It is a low powered beast, but better than the 2.5na

I don't recall a huge amount of this motor, other than it was Waaaaaay better than the york, but waaaaaaaaay less so than the Tdi.

Of course if you are talking about the 2.4, then that is a different story - but if you ask a UK breakers for a 2.5di, thinking you're going to get a 2.4, then you'll be very disapointed!
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Old May 5th, 2008, 09:50 AM
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No, I'm sure it's the 2.5 Di, the one that came after the York, not the 2.4.
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Old May 5th, 2008, 11:06 AM
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No, I'm sure it's the 2.5 Di, the one that came after the York, not the 2.4.
Oh I thought you were getting the engine from the picture posted earlier.....from a 2007 Defender.....

Why would you want a 2.5Di from a transit????
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Old May 5th, 2008, 11:10 AM
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He bought a 110 that has a 2.5Di conversion. He wants to make sure he has a source for parts if/when they are needed.
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ah, now i understand!

Parts are easy to come by in the UK. Not sure how to get them over here mind - but they are VERY available, and very cheap.

Wonder (if) ford will ever sell the transit over here to compete with the sprinter - or would it make the E-series look too dated and do more bad than good???? LOL
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ah, now i understand!

Parts are easy to come by in the UK. Not sure how to get them over here mind - but they are VERY available, and very cheap.

Wonder (if) ford will ever sell the transit over here to compete with the sprinter - or would it make the E-series look too dated and do more bad than good???? LOL

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Old May 6th, 2008, 08:32 AM
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Wow. It appears that Ford are finally listening - they just need to bring the Euro Fiesta, Focus and Mondeo over here next.
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maybe they are but I'm betting that they saw the popularity for the sprinter and are looking to cash in on it.
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No mention of the engine.......

edit: It is in the brochure... 2 liter gas
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Old May 6th, 2008, 06:25 PM
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Just a thought ...

Anyone thought of going with the Sprinters 3.0L Tdi engine ? I haven't looked into it but it seems like a pretty reliable engine with decent numbers.

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