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Old September 28th, 2012, 04:57 PM
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What engine would be most fun to shoe horn into a defender?

I love the V8 that I saw someone put in!

What else could we get in there?
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Old September 28th, 2012, 08:27 PM
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Gotta be TDV6 ... I'd be all over that.
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Old September 28th, 2012, 09:08 PM
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My favorite is the Cummins 4BT, but as far as what would look clean and neat....and I was reading somewhere that someone makes the transmission plate to use with Land Rover transmissions, that would have to be a GM Vortec V6 or V8.
You would get better fuel mileage with the Vortec too!

Or you can be cool and do this to your Rover V8
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Old September 28th, 2012, 09:32 PM
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With the close proximity between the NAS trucks and BMW owning Land Rover, I would love to see a badass BMW motor shoehorned into a (my) Defender.
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Old September 28th, 2012, 11:04 PM
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Funny you should mention that. The SA factory was actually building trucks with BMW engines while under BMW ownership. Ive got a 95 M50 (vanos) that I have mentaly toyed with putting in my 95 Disco. Buuut, the last thing i need is another project.

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Funny you should mention that! A quick google search found me this M52 factory build in SA...way cool

http://pistonheads.com/gassing/topic...C+with+a+twist
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There was a few tdv6 BMW engines at some point. Would love to hear feedback on that driveline.
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Old September 29th, 2012, 07:43 PM
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There was a few tdv6 BMW engines at some point. Would love to hear feedback on that driveline.
I'm pretty sure BMW does not make a V6 anything....all their 6 cylinder engines are inlines, wether diesel or petrol!
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My favorite is the Cummins 4BT, but as far as what would look clean and neat....and I was reading somewhere that someone makes the transmission plate to use with Land Rover transmissions, that would have to be a GM Vortec V6 or V8.
You would get better fuel mileage with the Vortec too!

Or you can be cool and do this to your Rover V8
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I'm pretty sure BMW does not make a V6 anything....all their 6 cylinder engines are inlines, wether diesel or petrol!
Rover South Africa offered a unique Defender during the period the group was owned by BMW. Between 1997 and 2000, the Defender 90 and 110 were offered with a BMW petrol engine alongside the normal Tdi engine. The engine was the BMW M52 2800 cc, straight-six, 24-valve engine as found in the BMW 328i, 528i, 728i and the Z3. Power and torque output for this engine was 142 kW (190 hp) @ 5500 rpm and 280 Nm (207 lbft) @ 3500 rpm. This option was offered due to a demand for a petrol-driven alternative to the diesel engine after production of the V8 Defender had ended.

I guess I goofed and said tdv6 instead of straight 6 petrol. Oops.
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Old September 30th, 2012, 08:47 PM
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Rover South Africa offered a unique Defender during the period the group was owned by BMW. Between 1997 and 2000, the Defender 90 and 110 were offered with a BMW petrol engine alongside the normal Tdi engine. The engine was the BMW M52 2800 cc, straight-six, 24-valve engine as found in the BMW 328i, 528i, 728i and the Z3. Power and torque output for this engine was 142 kW (190 hp) @ 5500 rpm and 280 Nm (207 lbft) @ 3500 rpm. This option was offered due to a demand for a petrol-driven alternative to the diesel engine after production of the V8 Defender had ended.

I guess I goofed and said tdv6 instead of straight 6 petrol. Oops.
Great engines none the less.....though, like the pictured one in this thread it just doesn't look at home in that cramped Defender engine bay!
I own a '88 M6, I love the mark....but not in a Land Rover, in my opinion!
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Whats the story on this one?
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Found this on Pirate4X4.com....talk about stuffed engine bays, this guy is mental!
8.1 litres, he had to cut into the firewall in a couple of spots and modify the steering shaft!
I think the 4.8L version is way enough for a Defender!
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Whats the story on this one?
I get alot of my images off of Bing Images....and this one caught my eye so I saved it!
Obvious that someone took the time to detail this engine before putting it back in!
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This one though belongs to me (not a Bing pic) and no....its not going into a Defender!
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Found this on Pirate4X4.com....talk about stuffed engine bays, this guy is mental!
8.1 litres, he had to cut into the firewall in a couple of spots and modify the steering shaft!
I think the 4.8L version is way enough for a Defender!
You have a link for that monster?
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