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Old August 31st, 2012, 01:05 PM
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Can anyone tell me what I have?

I got this truck less than a month ago and have been making a list of stuff I had. I was told it is a 200 TDI, but I am not sold that it is. To me it looks like a 300 with 200 parts on it. I am new to rovers in general. Here are a couple of pics, the things that are throwing me off is the location of the turbo. It could very well be a 200 but I wouldn't know either way. Any help would be appreciated.


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Old August 31st, 2012, 01:10 PM
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Looks like a 200tdi with some plastic on top to me.
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Old August 31st, 2012, 01:15 PM
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After some research, still confused. Do the disco 200's look different like where they mount the turbo? I think it might be a disco 200tdi?
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Old August 31st, 2012, 01:22 PM
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that is a disco 200tdi
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Are there any major differences between them?
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Old August 31st, 2012, 01:25 PM
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I'm not sure of the exact differences (I'm a new to Defenders also) but from what I've read the Disco 200's are more desirable
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Old August 31st, 2012, 01:27 PM
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i'm not sure of the exact differences (i'm a new to defenders also) but from what i've read the disco 200's are more desirable
awesome!!
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Old August 31st, 2012, 01:28 PM
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between disco and defender 200tdi the main differences are:

intake and exhaust manifolds
turbo
timing case
water pump
pulleys

I think those are the big ones.

block, head and rotating parts I believe are the same

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Are there any major differences between them?
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Old August 31st, 2012, 01:29 PM
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between disco and defender 200tdi the main differences are:

intake and exhaust manifolds
turbo
timing case
water pump
pulleys

I think those are the big ones.

block, head and rotating parts I believe are the same
Is one better than the other? Or tit for tat the same?
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if what you have is working then that is better than the one you don't have.

the defender turbo and manis are are and expensive. disco stuff is plentiful and dirt cheap because there are lots of them out there. LHD conversions using the disco motor can be tricky, all of which can be dealt with though.


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Old August 31st, 2012, 01:37 PM
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if what you have is working then that is better than the one you don't have.

the defender turbo and manis are are and expensive. disco stuff is plentiful and dirt cheap because there are lots of them out there. LHD conversions using the disco motor can be tricky, all of which can be dealt with though.
That is what I'm dealing with now, finding the right parts to convert. The turbo area is where I think is going to hold me up a little. Thanks
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Old August 31st, 2012, 01:42 PM
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Out of curiosity. Why covert to lhd?
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Wondering the same. I've really liked having RHD so far. Seems like I get a question or comment from somebody almost every day
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Out of curiosity. Why covert to lhd?
Resale only, the guy I got it from couldn't sell it so he ended up trading me for it. (whisper) I traded him a jeep,don't tell anyone! Oh, and the only way my wife would let me get it was if I converted it. I think it's super cool with the RHD. So to answer your question I conform to peer pressure!
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You can use a 300tdi exhaust manifold and turbo, that's what I did. Got it off Ebay.uk for a couple hundred bucks. Still tight at the steering shaft and still requires custom exhuast work but sounds like you can handle that from your other posts... The exhaust discharge from the 300 turbo will be close to the engine mount but it works.
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Wondering the same. I've really liked having RHD so far. Seems like I get a question or comment from somebody almost every day
I agree, I've never had some one yell at me out of a moving truck at forty mph before! Definitely gets the looks like no other.
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Tell her how the parts are hard to find and it might take a while so she should learn how to drive it as is in the mean time. Who knows, she might like it.

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