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View Poll Results: How do you feel about a non-Land Rover branded engine being put into a defender
Feel it would strongly lower value 21 56.76%
Feel it would sllightly lower value 9 24.32%
Feel it would not affect value much at all 6 16.22%
Feel it would slightly raise value 2 5.41%
Feel it would strongly raise value 0 0%
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Old July 6th, 2013, 09:42 PM
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Hi.

Pondering the placement of an engine in my hybrid 110NAS (started life as a burned out NAS90...built up to a 110NAS defender.....replacement options abound. We are talking mostly diesel for mileage unless a simple petrol option exists that is decent and gets 30mpg or thereabouts....

Just curious on people's thoughts about non-LR engine use and how it would affect truck value...

Thank you in advance. Opinions/replies very welcome too.

Jeff
So I could have sworn your build said 300 tdi but when I looked again I don't see it. What are you running then? People keep throwing out opinions but you seem to have skirted what you are running that is an issue in your build?
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Old July 6th, 2013, 09:50 PM
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Vehicles are depreciable assets not investment vehicles. Why would after value have a damn thing to do with any decision with regard to your truck ?
Its value is measured in the smile it puts on your face.

The old financial saying "if it fly's, fawks, floats, or has wheels, rent it. Otheriwise you will loose your ass".
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Old July 6th, 2013, 10:16 PM
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Vehicles are depreciable assets not investment vehicles. Why would after value have a damn thing to do with any decision with regard to your truck ?
Its value is measured in the smile it puts on your face.

The old financial saying "if it fly's, fawks, floats, or has wheels, rent it. Otheriwise you will loose your ass".

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Old July 6th, 2013, 11:39 PM
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Guess that means you aren't answering.
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What's wrong with with 300tdi you put in it that you already want to put something else in?
Jeff:

I have to agree with Barry above, if you've got a 300 why the heck would you want to drop something else in it? It may be slow off the line, but it's simple and gets good economy even in a 110...
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Vehicles are depreciable assets not investment vehicles.
Its value is measured in the smile it puts on your face.

The old financial saying "if it fly's, fawks, floats, or has wheels, rent it. Otheriwise you will loose your ass".
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Jeff:

I have to agree with Barry above, if you've got a 300 why the heck would you want to drop something else in it?
Agreed, I missed that detail.
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Old July 9th, 2013, 06:01 PM
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I will give my own opinion since Jeff seems to ignore me. If it was my truck I would prefer a Land Rover engine in it. I do think it helps resale value but also because I like to keep the truck as genuine as possible.

If I was going to install something else, the only thing I would install is a 2.8. I'm not a huge fan of a 300 tdi because most of my driving is in traffic around town and the constant shifting gets old with diesels. If I had the 300 tdi already installed like Jeff pretends to not have I would probably tune it to meet my driving needs. Anything is possible with one of these.
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Barry,




Thank you for the opinion. Optimizing the 300tdi is the wisest option in the current market it seems for a US based truck - agree with you and the data from the voters supports that too.


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Old July 9th, 2013, 08:54 PM
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Thank you for the opinion. Optimizing the 300tdi is the wisest option in the current market it seems for a US based truck - agree with you and the data from the voters supports that too.

Jeff
Are you unhappy with the day to day use in stock form? I've found that diesel rovers take a bit to get used to compared to their v8 counterparts.
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Old July 9th, 2013, 09:11 PM
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The majority feel staying LR is the way to go. Thank you everyone. it helped a lot.

Thanks all.

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