Don't know about that as both have big balancers compared to a 4 cyl. Petrol engine. But there are other things that affect the smoothness of an engine. Particularly it's state of tune, which with most things LR is totally unique for every vehicle. I'm sure there are 200tdis out there that are alot smoother than my 300. Do you find yours to run rough or shake alot? I guess smoothness is relative. We are talking about 4cyl inline pushrod diesels with mechanical injection after all...
Originally Posted by sonoronos
thanks, dave! I had my suspicions because of the 'shaky' nature of the engine but it's good to have verified it.
do you know if the 300tdi has an improved harmonic balancer? I'm wondering because the 300tdi seems to be "smoother" than the 200tdi...obviously it's not down to a balance shaft.
1960 SII 109"- "Red Square"
1984 90 Tdi- "Yamelo"
1988 RRC- "Chewbacca"
1987 RRC- "Chewy 2"
2008 RRS SC- "The Supersofa"
1959 SII 88"- "The Little Green Beastie" last seen in NY
1972 SIII 88"- "GreenHELL" now in NC
1988 90 "Eric the Half a Bee" half a truck, sold for parts
1991 RRC- never got a name- long since recycled