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Old July 19th, 2009, 12:25 PM
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200 tdi with LT77 feeler

I'm looking at a '91 110 with a 200 tdi and LT77 box and was wondering if this is good combo. I am assuming this was a very common setup over the years but that the LT77 was replaced with the R380. Is it a weak setup? I am thinking of this as a daily driver and also to pull a Conqueror Base Camp trailer that weighs in at about 2000 lbs. Any positive input would be appreciated as I am still learning the best Defender setups after four years of ownership.

I currently own a 2003 Disco 2 and a 94 NAS D-90. The D-90 is by far the most fun to drive but sucks in the cold. The Disco is a smooth ride and very cozy on the trails (so is the 90) but the fuel economy on both is going to kill me. This is the primary reason for wanting to switch to something larger and with a diesel. I have seen a pile of old trucks with new bodies and engine swaps but they make me nervous.
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Old July 19th, 2009, 01:15 PM
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200Tdi and LT77 was the factory setup back in the early 90's when the Tdi was introduced. a year or so later LR brought out the LT77S, which had slightly better synchro's on the gears.

So yes, it's fine, it's bone stock like that.

the R380 was never sold with the 200Tdi, but was available for a retro upgrade from the factory. it came with the stubby bellhousing so that the original (200Tdi) prop shafts could be used.
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The stock LT77 used behind a 200TDI, G or H suffix is fine for strength. Earlier LT77 boxes with earlier suffixes are known to fail, but these were not meant to be behind that engine.
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Where would one find the G or H suffix? Is it in the VIN or on the transmission?
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Where would one find the G or H suffix? Is it in the VIN or on the transmission?
It's stamped in the gearbox casing itself. Info here <---- on the Ashcrofts site to show you where to find the number.
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