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Old October 21st, 2014, 07:36 PM
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They'll just bolt on. Yeah, I'll take measurements so if anyone needs a set they can make some up.
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Old October 27th, 2014, 07:53 AM
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Those engine mounts look near on identical to the ones I made up for mine.

Looking forward to seeing your's finished, and mostly how the bellhousing works out so I can decide whether it's worth me finding one and remaking my engine mounts and pipework routings.

Where are you buying your second hand bits?
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Old October 29th, 2014, 06:45 PM
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Those engine mounts look near on identical to the ones I made up for mine.

Looking forward to seeing your's finished, and mostly how the bellhousing works out so I can decide whether it's worth me finding one and remaking my engine mounts and pipework routings.

Where are you buying your second hand bits?
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Old October 29th, 2014, 07:20 PM
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I learned the later Defender 2.8i (from 99/2000) came with an aluminum BMW radiator instead of the brass Land Rover radiator which evidently solved some issues, so I decided I’m going the same route. Plus it has a built-in expansion tank so I can get rid of the old one in the side of the engine bay. Apparently it’s from the E39 528i (Euro hot climate version) and from the best I can tell its part # 17111740699. That radiator wasn’t equipped in any USA model so it can only be special ordered from BMW here. I called my local dealer and they told me its $446. That’s a little steep, so I searched online a bit. I read on BMW forums the Nissens brand is preferred over Behr (even though they are both OEM suppliers) so I found the Nissens part number from a cross-reference website, which is 60607A. I plugged that into Google and it took me to Amazon UK which is selling them for 29.57. It came out to about $79 shipped. Quite a steal… If anyone wants one here’s the link: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00CKPRWN6. They still had 2 in stock last time I checked.
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Old October 29th, 2014, 08:32 PM
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For the price that's hard to beat, nice find! I don't like radiators with plastic tanks, but you could buy 5 of those for the price of one Rover brass/copper radiator.
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Old October 29th, 2014, 11:47 PM
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For the price that's hard to beat, nice find! I don't like radiators with plastic tanks, but you could buy 5 of those for the price of one Rover brass/copper radiator.
More like 10 lol
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Old October 30th, 2014, 11:55 PM
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I'm running a 1.41 transfer box and 265/75 tyres, I think the African cars may have used 1.667 but I can't remember off the top of my head.

Adam
Adam,
Have you calculated your fuel mileage on the highway yet? I was scratching my head a bit over the South African 2.8's rather low fuel mileage rating for extra-urban, but I just noticed they do indeed have a 1.67:1 transfer case so that explains things. It should be much better with my 1.22:1 ratio.
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Old November 3rd, 2014, 07:04 PM
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My new radiator arrived.

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Old November 3rd, 2014, 08:21 PM
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You can sniff out a bargain like 10 men...
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Old November 3rd, 2014, 10:19 PM
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You can sniff out a bargain like 10 men...
Are ten men a bargain? Is the tenth free after the ninth? It would be an impulse buy anyway. Don't really have a use for more than three... It's like Costco...
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Old November 3rd, 2014, 10:24 PM
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Are ten men a bargain? Is the tenth free after the ninth? It would be an impulse buy anyway. Don't really have a use for more than three... It's like Costco...
They only come in ten packs. Like hot dog buns.
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Old November 3rd, 2014, 10:44 PM
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Are ten men a bargain? Is the tenth free after the ninth? It would be an impulse buy anyway. Don't really have a use for more than three... It's like Costco...
Like 10 men explained...
The first man finds a bargain.
The second man finds a better bargain.
The third man finds an even better bargain.
The fourth man finds an even better bargain.
The fifth man finds an even better bargain.
The sixth man finds an even better bargain.
The seventh man finds an even better bargain.
The eighth man finds an even better bargain.
The ninth man finds an even better bargain.
The tenth man was Andrew who found the radiator for 29.57 an even better bargain.

Now that, that's out of the way, would like to see a picture of the 29.57 radiator when you get it mounted.
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Old November 3rd, 2014, 11:07 PM
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lol guys.

Now it's 63.45. Boy, when you see a deal on Amazon you gotta grab it! It was actually 24.64 without VAT.
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Old November 10th, 2014, 06:15 PM
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Look what just arrived from South Africa. Bet you didn't think I could source these.

The Defender 2.8i clutch housing adaptor and air intake ducts with water separator.

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Old November 12th, 2014, 02:53 PM
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Great project! How are you going to bypass the immobilizer? willl you use the bmw ignition + keys ? Am planning a BMW swap on my RRC as well.
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Old November 12th, 2014, 03:20 PM
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Does the 94 Defender 90 have an immobilizer?
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Old November 12th, 2014, 04:38 PM
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Great project! How are you going to bypass the immobilizer? willl you use the bmw ignition + keys ? Am planning a BMW swap on my RRC as well.
I think my tuner programmed that out. I'm not exactly sure what all he did to it. We'll see how it goes. Worst case senario I guess I'll have to pick up an aftermarket ECU like the Tornado 2.
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Old November 13th, 2014, 11:00 AM
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Cool never heard of them. I am planning on using the OEM DME. I just will have to make my own harness.
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Old November 13th, 2014, 01:54 PM
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Cool never heard of them. I am planning on using the OEM DME. I just will have to make my own harness.
Keep in mind if you have one of the newer BMW engines with an ECU that has separate connectors rather than 1 large connector you will still need to have the ECU flashed by a tuner to disable dynamic stability control, CAN bus, steering angle sensors, and other things the Land Rover cannot satisfy, otherwise it'll enter 'limp home' (fail-safe) mode. On the 5-connector ECU's the 4th connector (X60004) is the chassis plug so that's where you join it with your vehicle, along with a couple other connectors on the engine harness (X6011 and X6021, depending on harness used (E46, E39, etc). So that's all you need to make is an adapter harness to join with the stock engine harness, unless that's what you were referring to.
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Old November 16th, 2014, 05:16 PM
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It turns out the Defender 2.8i clutch housing adaptor is longer than the P38 2.5 diesel version. So I've looked over the parts diagrams and the Defender 2.8i's R380 has the same input shaft as the 300tdi. So I'll need to either swap the input shaft again or just buy a 300tdi gearbox.



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