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Old January 25th, 2016, 11:17 AM
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To clarify, you only purchased the engine from them, the truck was acquired elsewhere?

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Yep, picked my 110 up last year while stationed over in Italy.
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Old January 25th, 2016, 11:22 AM
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All that needs addressing is that I need to jack up my wedding prices.
In DC, with a good portfolio, you can charge $2500 minimum. Budget photographers are at around $1500, but there are many photogs out in the $5000 realm as well.
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Old January 25th, 2016, 01:44 PM
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IN DEFENSE OF THE 19J the little engine that could

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Glad to hear you are all sorted out, I too had a very rewarding experience with Arkonik recently. Imported my 89 110 with a 2.5TD that was doing ok, but had the symptoms of most, oil out the air filter yadda yadda yadda. Knew I wanted a 200tdi and Andy and his team of experts rebuilt one top to bottom, crank, valves, turbo, IP, starter, rad/inter cooler, complete exhaust. All ready to drop in, which was delivered as promised. We held a wrenching party over in my garage and she came alive after 12 hours of goofing around.

Having never rebuilt an engine to this level, didn't realize it was like brand new and would need to go through a "running in" procedure, which Arkonik provided and repeatedly reminded me to utilize. Once the engine was in and I went over the procedure again, I had a lengthy phone call with Andy and his lead mechanic Stuart walked me through the finer points and answered all of my questions.

Have absolutely no concerns, would highly recommend Andy and the boys at Arkonik, and look forward to enjoying my 200tdi for many years to come!
I am glad you had a good experience, Michael. As far as 110s powered by 2.5L turbo diesels, I presume that these trucks are not being used as daily drivers or extensive highway traveling.
For me the 110 is a weekend pleasure truck, with beach use during the summer. Given those requirements, I like the engine. Is is woefully underpowered, the same way my series 1966 109 5 door 2.25 petrol was. (The 2016 Range Rover TD 6 isn't exactly a speedster!)

However, with a change of driving style more in line with a country gentleman farmer, the 110 gets along and I find myself actually traveling at the posted speed limits for a change. Actually, I find driving the 110 quite relaxing. Where's the hurry? On the beach in low range, my truck will lift itself out of the softest sand Jeep traps. It is fun trundling along in low range 4th gear.

Would I consider a 200 TD swap? Yes, but I am in hurry.
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Old February 3rd, 2016, 12:51 PM
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Mike, did you get photos of the engine rebuild or any indication what was exactly done to the motor?

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Andy and his team of experts rebuilt one top to bottom, crank, valves, turbo, IP, starter, rad/inter cooler, .......
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.........Having never rebuilt an engine to this level, didn't realize it was like brand new and would need to go through a "running in" procedure,
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Old February 3rd, 2016, 01:22 PM
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Old February 3rd, 2016, 01:32 PM
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Mike, did you get photos of the engine rebuild or any indication what was exactly done to the motor?
Not sure who Mike is, but yes there were detailed photos, even close ups looking inside the cylinder heads. If you have no reason to believe otherwise, then the photos were comprehensive, start to finish.
I hope this helps, if you pm me you can visit my portal which contains all the photos.
I hope this helps.
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Old February 3rd, 2016, 01:38 PM
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thanks, can you PM me the link? I would love to see the photos if for nothing else other than LR porn factor.

My question was to Mike Sword about his 200tdi that is supposedly completely rebuilt.


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Not sure who Mike is, but yes there were detailed photos, even close ups looking inside the cylinder heads. If you have no reason to believe otherwise, then the photos were comprehensive, start to finish.
I hope this helps, if you pm me you can visit my portal which contains all the photos.
I hope this helps.
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2008 RRS SC- "The Supersofa"

Past:
1959 SII 88"- "The Little Green Beastie" last seen in NY
1972 SIII 88"- "GreenHELL" now in NC
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