My NAS to 300Tdi progress - Defender Source
Defender Source  

Go Back   Defender Source > Non-Technical Discussions > Misc. Chit-Chat

Join the Defender Source Community Today

Thread Tools
Old June 13th, 2006, 11:46 AM
Gkase's Avatar
Status: Offline
George Kase
1983 110 200Tdi CSW LHD
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Glenview, IL, USA
Posts: 503
My NAS to 300Tdi progress

Thought I'd put up a couple of snaps in progress. Just the engine sitting on its wooden support...the empty engine compartment (scary) and the install with hoist. Thought there'd be a lot more to show but I guess this is it. I guess I should comment on the import process from England and in particular my experience with M&D Engineering. The import process was really painless. M&D ships with whoever they pick at their end and then I got in touch with their closest representatives here in the states (Atlanta). I had him ship the kit to "quayside" which means, if I'm not mistaken "dockside". But what actually happens is that the engine crate comes in a container aboard a ship which docks in New Jersey (I think) and then is trucked as part of the shipping fee to my area to the shipping company's Chicago area terminal, from which I picked it up. I also asked the guy at the shipping company if they would be my importers/brokers to clear customs which they did so it was sitting at the terminal all cleared and ready to go. The shipping was $400 from England to the terminal near my suburb and the customs stuff was about $150...not too bad to have all the hassles taken care of. Anyway, I drove a Uhaul pickup to the trucking terminal and they forklifted onto the back and off I went. No sweat.

As to M&D's's a couple of observations...the instructions were some very bad xerox copies of a Land Rover booklet where it was problematic to make out what the pictures were trying to show, plus some hand written margin notes that were cryptic in their brevity and sometimes illegible. If it wasn't for you guys on D90 I'd be in a real state of confusion right now. That brings me to one more comment and that is M&D's email communications in answering questions...awful. Period. The kit did not include the transmission and transfer case which I thought it would but was mistaken...just the rebuilt 300Tdi, an adapter plate for the NAS R380 tranny and all the parts and hoses/belts that attach to the engine as well as turbo, radiator/intercooler assembly, etc. There were some things not included which I was surprised about like the coolant expansion tank (which is different on the 300Tdi) and the Air intake grill assembly for the right fender (Supplied by George at Rover's Down came through once again...thanks George!!! ) I guess they're minor parts but certainly needed.

I must say that in retrospect if anyone else is considering doing a diesel conversion I would seriously consider the value of dealing with one of the stateside suppliers rather than sourcing from overseas. I feel certain your customer service quotient would be a lot higher and therefore offer a bit more security. In the final analysis, communications are extremely important and are much easier to accomplish here than with anyone over there. On the other hand, folks like M&D really know their stuff and have done it many times before which can't be disregarded. Hey, your results may vary and I hope they do if you decide to go the import route.
Anyway...that's the story so far. Got my fingers crossed for when we go for engine start up.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	bell.jpg
Views:	179
Size:	76.9 KB
ID:	5873   Click image for larger version

Name:	empty.jpg
Views:	179
Size:	75.4 KB
ID:	5874  

Click image for larger version

Name:	hoist.jpg
Views:	174
Size:	75.1 KB
ID:	5875   Click image for larger version

Name:	In.jpg
Views:	204
Size:	79.0 KB
ID:	5876  


Reply With Quote
Old June 13th, 2006, 12:01 PM
Status: Offline
steven melnyk
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: racine, wi. USA
Posts: 318

Reply With Quote
Old June 13th, 2006, 04:01 PM
TDI Guy's Avatar
Status: Offline
2015 LR4
D-90 Source Vendor
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: NJ
Posts: 4,530
I love Diesel Porn...
Legend in My Own Mind.
Reply With Quote
Old June 13th, 2006, 10:11 PM
JimC's Avatar
Status: Offline
Jim Cheney
NAS 110 #145
Site Team
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Posts: 7,115
Looks great! I know you'll dig the Tdi.

You may as well take off at least the grill and rad support so you dont have to lift the engine so high. You're not far from just having the fenders off, and removing all that makes it _so_ much easier to work. The only secret is that you have to pull the flares to make unbolting the rollcage mount from the bulkhead easier.
Reply With Quote

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Defender Source > Non-Technical Discussions > Misc. Chit-Chat

300tdi, nas, tdi

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
snorkeling an NAS 300Tdi cdb Defender Technical Discussions 14 July 11th, 2007 05:39 PM
NAS D90 300tdi exhaust? Chris Cox Defender Technical Discussions 19 June 13th, 2006 03:59 PM
few questions on fitting 300Tdi to NAS d90 Gkase Defender Technical Discussions 11 June 13th, 2006 02:17 PM
Mounting 3-Link Crossmember on 300tdi chassis Chris Cox Defender Technical Discussions 4 March 10th, 2004 02:12 PM
Fuel lines for NAS D90 with 300tdi? Chris Cox Defender Technical Discussions 3 December 5th, 2003 04:20 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:40 PM.