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Old November 28th, 2011, 04:49 PM
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Just ordered my 300TDI

So, I bit the bullet and ordered a 300TDI/R380 setup from LandRoverImport. I am just going to keep my fingers crossed until it gets here.

I'll post pictures when it arrives.

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Old November 28th, 2011, 08:57 PM
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congrats! i am looking to buy a 200 tdi from them, how was it dealing with them?
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Old November 28th, 2011, 09:18 PM
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congrats! i am looking to buy a 200 tdi from them, how was it dealing with them?
So far, so good. I feel kinda like a guiny (sp) pig, but I will let you know how it works out.
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Old November 28th, 2011, 09:53 PM
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alright goodluck! did they tell you how long it will be til it arrives?
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Old November 29th, 2011, 10:56 AM
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He said the tranny is on order, but he has the engine, rebuid kit, intercooler, cross-member, etc on hand.
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Old November 29th, 2011, 03:37 PM
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replace all your fuel lines with Viton while it's easy, so you are Biodiesel ready! That includes at the tank and to the lift pump, and return lines.

Oh yeah, don't forget a pre-filter/seperator.
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Old November 29th, 2011, 04:02 PM
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Thanks for the heas up. I was planning on using Goodyears fuel injection hose. It has a plastic liner so you can run B100. I plan on making a two tank grease kitt so I can run WVO like I did in my mk1 Jetta and still do on my TDI Beetle.
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Old November 29th, 2011, 04:30 PM
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replace all your fuel lines with Viton while it's easy, so you are Biodiesel ready! That includes at the tank and to the lift pump, and return lines.

Oh yeah, don't forget a pre-filter/seperator.
You can run B20 in a Tdi with no issues though, correct? It's just B100 that would require updates/changes?
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Old December 25th, 2011, 08:13 PM
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Just my opinion.... But Duncan Goodchild of landroverimport is very a shady guy....and I will never deal with him again. I purchase my 300 Tdi from him and it took him 8 months to send me a engine that had a destroyed injection pump. He told me it was coming from Vancouver BC and in fact that was BS, it came from england on the super slow boat.... And might have even been towed threw the water behind the boat, because it was in such bad shape! the gear box he sent was full of UK mud and unusable... The t case he sent me was also shot, and after I finally got the engine to run it had so much blow by it was shooting oil out the tail pipe....

Buyer beware....I would gladly tell Duncan to his face how I feel if he would return my calls or emails!! I also know of two other people in my same situation after dealing with Duncan!

Be careful and if you do purchase from him make sure it is threw eBay and paypal so you have a help fighting him when the deal goes south....
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Old December 25th, 2011, 08:29 PM
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Thanks for the warning. I'll post pictures when it arrives.

Most engines will run B5-B20 without any problem. For more than that you need viton seals in the injection pump and viton or coated fuel lines.
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Old December 26th, 2011, 12:25 AM
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Just my opinion.... But Duncan Goodchild of landroverimport is very a shady guy....and I will never deal with him again. I purchase my 300 Tdi from him and it took him 8 months to send me a engine that had a destroyed injection pump. He told me it was coming from Vancouver BC and in fact that was BS, it came from england on the super slow boat.... And might have even been towed threw the water behind the boat, because it was in such bad shape! the gear box he sent was full of UK mud and unusable... The t case he sent me was also shot, and after I finally got the engine to run it had so much blow by it was shooting oil out the tail pipe....

Buyer beware....I would gladly tell Duncan to his face how I feel if he would return my calls or emails!! I also know of two other people in my same situation after dealing with Duncan!

Be careful and if you do purchase from him make sure it is threw eBay and paypal so you have a help fighting him when the deal goes south....

He started years ago with some incredible junk on ebay described as "great condition" not sure what it ever sold for. He got belligerant on this forum a few times with Pendy and others years ago. His ebay seller id has changed a few times which says volumes. Pendy had a customer bring him a freshly done Duncan Goodchild tdi conversion that was in need of a total rebuild/cooked. But that was back when he was buying UK mot failures and selling them to the US and Canada> I don't know anyone who's bought one of his "rebuilt" drivetrain's so can't speak to those. Hopefully Daniel doesn't get hosed by Duncan with this rebuilt engine/trans. His screen name here is RoverNutzz

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Old December 26th, 2011, 06:32 AM
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The engine I am buying was sold as needing a rebuild, but it had a good bore, and is coming with bearings, gaskets, and pistons. The tranny is rebuilt already (trannys scare me, both kinds).

The posts I read questioned his engine swapping abilities, but it seems everybody got what they ordered.

Hopefully (for me) he had a bad period, and it is all better now.
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Old December 26th, 2011, 11:46 AM
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If your engine and other goodies doesn’t show up within a reasonable time (I think you have 2 months with ebay/paypal) I would make a claim... otherwise your screwed. Duncan gave me a 60 day warranty from the time I paid for it… the engine didn’t show up for approx.. 240 days, only 180 days after his warranty ended… HE is a MAJOR SCAMMER and I wish I could have done more to stop him from doing this to people!!!

I did end up with an engine and other stuff as he was supposed to send…. Just way late and in unusable condition…
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Old December 26th, 2011, 05:19 PM
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Old December 26th, 2011, 05:23 PM
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Hi Daniel,
I have some bad new for you! In Bc he has a very bad name! Here is a post recently from a guy that bought a engine from him. If i where you give him a email! And cancel your order! there are many places that will sell you a GOOD engine not a piece of ......
I hope you can work something out with him.

Good luck!

below the post that i copied from roverlanders.ca

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Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 1:43 pm Post subject: Duncan Goodchild, Landroverimport, rovernutzz
Hi All

I am looking for anyone that has had good and bad experiences with Duncan Goodchild at Landroverimport.
I initially started positive with Duncan but have since realized how he really operates.
Would like to hear your feedback before I commence small court action against him in the UK and launch an investigation on how he is importing vehicles through Canada Customs.

I will reserve my comments publicly until all the facts are gathered so please do not ask me to expand on my experience. if you message me your phone number I can call you to discuss privately. my emails is cng@fivengs.com

Thanks
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Hey Daniel, any update? I have been speaking with LandRoverImport about importing a truck and now I am getting cold feet. The negatives on here def outweight the positives.

Thanks,

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Old January 31st, 2012, 07:28 PM
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It should be showing up in NYC this week or last. I'll post some pictures when I get it. Duncan has been very upright with me so far.
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Old January 31st, 2012, 08:59 PM
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OK good to hear, Hope it shows up soon.
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Old February 10th, 2012, 11:32 AM
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I just finished up my 200tdi project with an engine from LR import. Overall it was positive, there were a few small issues but the motor runs well.

The shipping company were asses and was the broker.
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Old February 10th, 2012, 11:41 AM
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I just finished up my 200tdi project with an engine from LR import. Overall it was positive, there were a few small issues but the motor runs well.

The shipping company were asses and was the broker.
The broker has been so/so. They could improve a lot in communications. The shipment has finally passed US/NY customs, but lil Rhode Island customs wants to take a peek now.

Hopefully soonish.
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