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Old January 8th, 2013, 05:35 PM
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US Legal 3.2 diesel in a Defender

Maybe this should be in technical discussions...I dont know. But seems like a cool idea.



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Old January 8th, 2013, 06:41 PM
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Whoa....

For those to lazy to read it... Ford is running the new version of the Puma through EPA testing and approval.

Import 25+ yr old Defender, drop in EPA legal Puma engine. The electronics would be a bitch to sort out, but damn.

Don't even mention the 200 hp.
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Old January 8th, 2013, 07:13 PM
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How on earth did you find this?
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Old January 8th, 2013, 08:17 PM
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Electrics shouldn't be that hard to sort.. I mean they are stuffing these in delivery vans so there wont be a whole boat load of wiring in them to begin with.
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Already been researching this for a couple weeks.There are already companies specialising in this transplant.
Transitpartsuk is a good source for everything.....


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Looks like Twinkam in the UK is selling ECU replacements that are supposed to vastly simplify installation of CDI (DuraTorqs included) engines into other cars.

http://www.twinkam.co.uk/shop/page/8?shop_param=

http://www.twinkam.co.uk/online/temp...ces/SC_P38.pdf

I would love to see the tiny Mercedes 3-cylinder CDI installed into a Defender. Roughly the same hp/tq as the original 2.0 diesel, but the engine weighs nothing. Crazy.
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300lb/ft of torque is quite a bit to be putting through a drivetrain originally designed for around 120 or so...
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300lb/ft of torque is quite a bit to be putting through a drivetrain originally designed for around 120 or so...
the MT-85 should handle it. I think I read is was rated at around 320lb/ft
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I guess the cat's out of the bag, this is looking like my "Puma Import Plan."
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The Puma engine is fantastic! Great gas mileage and runs like a champ!
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Ain't an engine one can maintain with basic knowledge and simple tool.. Common rail diesel are a long way from the the mechanical 200tdi. Electronic is now king and a small sensor might leave you limping home! Am I right?
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I guess the cat's out of the bag, this is looking like my "Puma Import Plan."
Shouldn't it be "Puma Import Motor Plan"? P.I.M.P.
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I too have been watching this and asking questions, time to start saving the pennies

Hmm, a diesel lr3

Doug, a group buy? item
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Been reading about this for a while...

http://bellautoservices.co.uk/

http://www.defendericon.com/land-rov...now-out-there/
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Yeah- had been looking for more info on Bells conversion and haven't found anything yet.
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I too have been watching this and asking questions, time to start saving the pennies

Hmm, a diesel lr3

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Now you're talkin! This is cool news.
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Ain't an engine one can maintain with basic knowledge and simple tool.. Common rail diesel are a long way from the the mechanical 200tdi. Electronic is now king and a small sensor might leave you limping home! Am I right?
If my Tdi is any indication.... the mechanical diesels are not without issues.

My LR3, which is nothing but computers and sensors, is more reliable.
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I doubt the electrics on the 3.2 are that complicated. I imagine it is one loom that is all engine based. Its not like the the LR3 where everything in the car talks to each other. The Defender has nothing past the bulkhead that is reliant on the engine running. might be a couple of wires to the ignition for the key to talk to the ecu but if you found a loom/ecu/ignition you should be no more wiring up than a 3.9 V8.
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