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Old March 1st, 2012, 04:11 PM
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2011 XTEC 90 Project

Well bit the bullet a few months ago and brought a new 90 to replace my 1999 110 with 400000 km on it. Sort of like starting with a blank canvas!

I have managed to get hold of a winch to be be mounted on a modified XROC bar. A roof rack and awning are in the mail and am reusing my National Luna fridge.

I have put money into a 35 litre aux fuel tank which now gives me around a 1000 km range which is handy out here. Next on my list, if it ever stops raining is to build a set of storage racks for the back to take the fridge and camping/recovery gear.

Oh, the Land Rover $13 radio has to go as well! I will put a few photos up as things come together, I hope its of interest? Attached is a pic of its first outing.
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Old March 1st, 2012, 05:19 PM
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You are just making us north american folks jealous of your ability to buy a nice new one!

Looks very nice and I am looking forward to seeing your progress.
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Old March 1st, 2012, 05:22 PM
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Grrrrrr. Beautiful. Grrrrr.

------ Follow up post added March 1st, 2012 05:23 PM ------

Oh and absolutely beautiful!
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Old March 1st, 2012, 05:26 PM
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Very nice. Welcome to the forum. More pics please!
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Old March 1st, 2012, 06:15 PM
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Welcome Ricky, and looking forward to seeing more of your truck.

Can you explain the reason you went from a 110 to a 90? Most seem to go the other way.
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Old March 1st, 2012, 09:02 PM
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I think I'm ready to move to Australia. Well then, let's put another Shrimp on the Barbie.
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Old March 2nd, 2012, 08:35 AM
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Very nice.. Congrats & Welcome.
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Old March 29th, 2012, 08:15 AM
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Range...

One of the first things that became an issue was the frequent stopping for fuel.... not because of the actual milage but due to the too small fuel tank. I had a look at options and was not happy with the "we will just cut a 3" hole here and wack an aftermarket filler for you"!

So after ringing around finally found someone who would take a sensible look at what could be done and he decided that we could fit a 45 Litre tank under the drivers seat and connect the filler to the existing inlet. Fuel would then be transfered from the sub to main tanks using an original equipment switch blending in nicely.

The results are in the accompanying photos. Oh, and it is now 1000 km between refills. Oh, and its been wet here!
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Old March 29th, 2012, 08:32 AM
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Can you explain the reason you went from a 110 to a 90? Most seem to go the other way.
I have always wanted a 90 since I first saw one in a magazine in 1985 ish. I started out driving a 1955 86" on our family farm when I was about 8. I progressed to S3 SWB as my second road car, and moved on to Japanese 4wds from there. But always wanted to go back to a landy.

When the TD5 were first released in Australia the 90 was not available so I picked up a 110. This was only a few years old when the 90 was released and as I had put a lot of "fruit" on it could not justify, nor afford, changing over. Plus we had three kids by then and dragged them away camping as often as possible so needed the storage space.

Now that they (the kids) have left home, my wife and I can fit our camping gear in the 90 (just), so why not. We call it the Sports Coupe and love driving it (and fight about it so much I might have to buy another after the weddings are out of the way so we can have one each). When loaded for camping you don't even realise that its a SWB.

That said I have always been envious of those who got to own a US NAS 90 V8. That range rover sound in that small body - bliss!!

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Old March 29th, 2012, 08:39 AM
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Hi Nathan,

more than welcome to drop in if you get out this way. Always time for a beer and a barbie.

Oh, I have a spare seat for http://www.olrhd.com.au/ if you have the time? A pub crawl around the outback in old land Rovers! What a great way to have two weeks off! Trouble is that the start point is 12 hours drive away in the 90 (at the speed limit) but I am driving my 1955 SWB. My wife is taking the 90, with camping trailer!! So as long as I catch up each night I can have a comfy bed.
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So is this the new 2.2 engine ? What do you think of it so far ?
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Old March 29th, 2012, 06:55 PM
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2.4 Engine

As to the 2.4 I am quite suprised at how versatile it is. It does not have the "weakness" that the TD5 engine has - just to explain:

The TD5 gearing feels wrong, with the motor reving too much on the hwy at 60 mph (~2650 rpm), unloaded. Put a trailer on with a couple of ton in it and all of a sudden the gearing issue is gone. The TD5 Defender engine and gearing is ideally suited to load carrying.

The 2.4 has more torque up from 300 Nm [220 fl Ib] (2.5 TD5) to 360 NM [265 ft Ib] (2.4 CRDI) and most of this is available at 1800 rpm. This is well suited to the six speed box and results in 60 mph at ~2100 rpm. I have towed approx 2000 kg with the 90 and it feels more responsive and capable than the TD5. With its ability to do 60 mph in 5th at ~2500 rpm it is not overgeared for towing.

Fuel economy - My TD5 has returned a consistand 25 MPG (4.45 Liters) for the last 200000 miles. It has dropped a little bit just recently but I am about to sell it on so am not going to bother about chasing that up. The 2.4 CRDI has just dropped into the 9 liters per 100 km or approx 30 mpg+. It now has 25 000 miles on it so the motor is getting better and better and it is pleasent to drive (in a diesel Land Rover - go figure!).
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