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Old July 8th, 2011, 09:37 AM
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300TDI crate motor source?

Anyone know a source for a 300TDI crate motor? Also, does anyone have experience with Landroverimports for a 300TDI?
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Old July 8th, 2011, 01:33 PM
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Turner Engineering in the UK is probably the most well regarded remanufacturer. If you live in the money-is-no-object zone, visit your local Land Rover dealer and order a new one.
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Old July 8th, 2011, 01:44 PM
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What are you replacing? I might be interested in buying your core depending on the engine
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Old July 8th, 2011, 02:40 PM
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If you live in the money-is-no-object zone, visit your local Land Rover dealer and order a new one.
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Old July 8th, 2011, 04:18 PM
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The guys @ Land Rover Imports are spot on when it comes to what you order and time frame of delivery.
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Roverchef- have you ordered parts from Land Rover Imports? Any returns?

------ Follow up post added July 8th, 2011 04:59 PM ------

After my 2nd head gasket on a tired 3.9 it is very slowly starting to overheat again now that New England is pushing 90 degrees F on my commute. It has a small leak between the coolant jacket and the combustion chamber on the block side. I have lots more detail on the failure but that would be a different thread. Time to seriously find a replacement and the 300TDI is my first choice.
The most complete offering from Turnner Engineering I can find online is a ‘striped engine’ for $3358. This requires a core exchange and is missing a high pressure fuel injector, manifold among other pricy items. It appears I will spend most of my time researching and sourcing pricy parts.
Landroverimports offers a complete engine for $3800 but at 100K miles. A little risky but has all the parts.
My current thinking is to get a Landroverimport engine and take the risk it may need a total rebuild. If the block or head has already been surfaced then I could use the striped engine from Turner Engineering. Of course that is quite a bit if cash.
I don’t have a huge budget for this but will shell out what is required to replace my original 3.9, LT77 and T-case. All of these parts are clearly telling me ‘I am all done’.
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Old July 8th, 2011, 05:09 PM
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I have been the middle man for my clients(ordering,shipping,delivery). They get alot of "tire kickers" so don't be surprised if it takes one or two phone calls to get them to respond and realize that you are serious. If you are planning on replacing the entire drivetrain then I would tell them that and see if they have an entire rig being dismantled to keep costs down. Keep in mind that you get what you pay for so don't skimp on things that need to be rebuilt rather than used. You only want to do this once....unless you are made of time! Good luck.
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Old July 8th, 2011, 09:03 PM
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Give Stephen Peters a call in Florida, He has gotten some complete Defender 300 Tdi's and they have been reasonably priced. If you do ship one in for yourself make sure it is for your tractor.
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Thanks, I will check that out. By ‘Tractor’ are you implying I need to be creative to get a 300 TDI thru US Customs?
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I second Mike's recommendation to use Stephen Peters. Got my 300 from him as well as much other work and he is honest and reasonably priced.

http://www.safarihp.com/

Trust me, having someone else deal with customs is worth every penny you may think you are going to save by trying to do it yourself. If customs flags it you could have laid out gobs of cash for an engine and never get it.
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Using a customs broker does not guarantee that it won't be seized or denied...
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Old July 14th, 2011, 09:48 PM
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Using a customs broker does not guarantee that it won't be seized or denied...

Using a customs broker is required by law since Jan 2010 on items above a certain value which is something low like $1500
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good info...whens a good time to call to follow up on on the call from the other day? I had a week of 20 hour days...
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Anyone else have some dealings with either company?
I would like to do a tdi swap this winter, but I wonder how many custom or mystery parts you'd need. I want to keep the auto, so if anyone has gotten a kit with an auto I'd be interested to hear how it worked out.

Being in BFE Nevada more than 14mpg would be nice. And I just like the idea of less computer parts.
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Old December 31st, 2011, 12:34 PM
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Apparently you can still get new stripped 300TDI engine.

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Old December 31st, 2011, 01:05 PM
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Be careful with land rover imports. There is also a post in smaller projects! But here is a post from a BC site roverlanders.com

I know a bunch of folks having problems with him. So be warned.
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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

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Jeroen thanks for the heads up!
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Hi Peter,
No problem. There are to manny shady operations/ vendors that like to get a piece of the pie, by selling crap and dreams.
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Has anyone gotten an engine from the Urban Land Cruisers? I've been talking with them and they sound pretty good to deal with. Their prices are pretty reasonable as well.

http://www.urbanlandcruisers.com/index2.html

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Are going with a 2f?
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