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Old July 12th, 2014, 07:48 AM
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2.5TD/LT77 to 200TDI/R380 Replacement Advice

After some wise advice on this site I am considering replacing my 2.5TD/LT77 with a 200Tdi/R380.

I will be doing a compression test on my current engine and based on the results, I will make my decision. It runs fine, a bit of white smoke when starting but otherwise it doesn't smoke but my air filter gets black from the breather after only a few hundred miles.

I just put in a temporary catch can off the breather to see what happens and was thinking of installing a Provent 200 vent system. But I think I am may be spending money on a lost cause.

I have looked at various sources for the engine such as Urban Land Cruisers and was wondering if anyone had any suggestions for sources for this engine and transmission.

I was planning to do the swap myself but not sure how big a job it is and any advice or pointers of links to sites who have some details about this swap out are appreciated. I have done a lot of work on this truck already; changed the timing belt, water pump, suspension parts etc. and have all the tools except for an engine hoist.
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I may have time to do swap for you.
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I assume you are referring to a R 380 stumpy? If you go that route the swap is relatively straight forward. What's the ratio in your transfer case? If its a 1.4 you are good.
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I assume you are referring to a R 380 stumpy? If you go that route the swap is relatively straight forward. What's the ratio in your transfer case? If its a 1.4 you are good.
Abe, if it is stock, Richard has a 1.6.
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That's what I thought.
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Abe, if it is stock, Richard has a 1.6.
with a non cross drilled input gear
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I believe the truck is stock. What difference will the transfer case ratio make? If it it's stock, can I still install the R380? It is described as a short shift.

Randy, where are you located in New Jersey?
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If you have a 1.6 transfer case your rpms will be too high unless you are running large tires.
You can install a r380 stumpy that will allow you to do the swap with out moving the motor mounts. It will bolt up to your transfer case but unless you have a 1.4 or higher the rpms will be to high.
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