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Old April 18th, 2008, 05:40 PM
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Correct intercooler for International 2.8 engine

Hi there!

I have a Brazilian International 2.8 HS engine with VNT turbo fitted in my 2000 Defender Td5.
I bought the vehicle with the engine already installed and it works really fine: LOTS of torque at low revs, greater acceleration than with my former 300 Tdi Defender, etc.

Nevertheless I' ve always wondered whether it has the correct intercooler fitted. It has the original LR 300 Tdi intercooler installed. It also has an original LR 300 Tdi radiator installed but so far does not heat (it does not have AC though).

Isnīt this intercooler a bit small for the 2.8 engine? If so which would be the correct intercooler for my engine?

Will a bigger intercooler only improve my performance if I tweak the turbo boost?
I understand there are several Defender 90 owners in the States who have swapped their V8's for Brazilian International 2.8 engines so there may be some people with experience on this out there.


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Old April 18th, 2008, 05:53 PM
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I can have an intercooler made for you but it is not cheap. You can PM me about it.

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Hi thats a great engine that is a popular fit in the uk though it is not a cheap fitment, the original rad is fine but make sure it is in good condition.
As for the intercooler most seem to opt for the larger intercooler at the same time, there are a number available but the original gives good results, make sure you give it a good flush through with degreaser every once in a while.

It will make a small difference fitting a larger intercooler without tweeking the fuel, however if you go this route, have a good think if it is worth it as most people fit an intercooler & tweek the fueling then forget the exhaust.

have fun and enjoy your motor

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Thanks for the advice Gren!

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Originally Posted by Gren_T
Hi thats a great engine that is a popular fit in the uk though it is not a cheap fitment, the original rad is fine but make sure it is in good condition.
As for the intercooler most seem to opt for the larger intercooler at the same time, there are a number available but the original gives good results, make sure you give it a good flush through with degreaser every once in a while.

It will make a small difference fitting a larger intercooler without tweeking the fuel, however if you go this route, have a good think if it is worth it as most people fit an intercooler & tweek the fueling then forget the exhaust.

have fun and enjoy your motor

regards
Gren

Gren,

What difference does it make if you forget the exhaust?
Less power or higher EGT?
Or both?

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