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Old March 29th, 2012, 10:20 PM
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Pulled the trigger on a 300tdi today

So I've been talking with David at Urban Landcruisers a fair bit lately and started the process today. Good guy, we have gone over a good number of things. I will be getting a rebuilt 300tdi, new ps pump, new alt, new radiator, new intercooler, recon injection pump, rebuilt zf auto w/recon torque converter, and a rebuilt 1.4 Tcase. And a bunch of other things to make it work.

So should be here in 6ish weeks.

I'm pretty excited to get the swap going. I think it will go pretty well. Funny that I just fixed all sorts of things and now here shortly it will be down again. Lol oh well. This is one of the last big things I wanted to do. But fully understand its never going to be done.

I think I am liking the idea of the tdi harness from safarihp. It would be nice to take out all v8 stuff. Seems like they also have a decent resale value for harnesses. And appears to make things cleaner. But I bet making the v8 harness work takes almost nothing and saves a bunch. But what do you do with the rest of the wires harness?

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Old March 29th, 2012, 10:23 PM
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How much for the rebuilt 300 setup?

I assume your doing this on the NAS truck? I've always thought a NAS 90 with a Tdi was the dream setup.
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Old March 29th, 2012, 10:29 PM
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Yea I am doing it with my 94 NAS. About 9k to his shop. And then Plus freight to me from there.
I think it will be pretty sweet. I can't wait for more range for out in the hills.
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Old March 29th, 2012, 10:37 PM
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Yea I am doing it with my 94 NAS. About 9k to his shop. And then Plus freight to me from there.
I think it will be pretty sweet. I can't wait for more range for out in the hills.
Plus...no distributor to get wet so you can play in the water, and if you set it up right it's essentially a 2-wire engine which is about as simple as it gets. You won't take anyone off the line at a stoplight, but I'm sure you'll love it.
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Old March 30th, 2012, 08:58 AM
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This guy uses LandyLTD on ebay.co.uk to source his rebuilt engines
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Hows the chassis?
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Plus...no distributor to get wet so you can play in the water, and if you set it up right it's essentially a 2-wire engine which is about as simple as it gets. You won't take anyone off the line at a stoplight, but I'm sure you'll love it.

YEAH! F' ignition systems! Another Rover saved from the petrol monster. Hurray!

For wires, let me see.. fuel stop solenoid (ign +), temp sender, oil pressure sender, and then the A/C compressor if you have it, and the glow plugs and their relay.

And don't be the guy like me that doesn't have the EGT installed before it's installed.
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Old March 30th, 2012, 11:24 AM
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Hows the chassis?
Chassis is real good. Most of its life has been AZ, CO, ID, a tad in IL, and now here. I was thinking of getting a Galv tdi chassis, and still haven't ruled it out. For the never have to f with it again factor.

EGT. Yea I was planning on one right away. Where do most people install the probe?

LandyLTD seems like he knows his stuff. Uk forums say good things.
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Old March 30th, 2012, 11:26 AM
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This guy uses LandyLTD on ebay.co.uk to source his rebuilt engines
Looks like they've disappeared? Saw a thread on a UK board that they have dissolved.
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Yea I saw some of that. Seems like one of the guys went solo? Dunno for sure.
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Still there

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LandyLtd is a guy in Wrexham. LandyLtd has been rebuilding engines proffesionally for a long time. Foley's uses him.
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Old March 31st, 2012, 01:04 PM
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There is a guy on Rovers North forum selling an untitled and in pieces 110 with a 300 for $11000. $9000 seems very expensive to me but I am in the U.K. quite often and know what they are available for. Buy the one in pieces and you will have a huge parts supply to sell and recoup most of the cost of the swap.
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Old March 31st, 2012, 04:25 PM
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For sure stuff in the uk is crazy cheap. But compared to what other setups are going for used, I think the price is good. Its funny when the exportable 110s and 90s cost at least twice as much as a mid 90s one. But that's the market.
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