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Old February 7th, 2014, 12:32 PM
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Joshua: I better not say something like, 10% is on the high side, because we still have a Disco V8 that is running fine and don't want to jinx it. It is however slated for a 300TDI diesel conversion.

Our machine shop just completed 3 prototype adapters that allow the 300TDI to bolt directly to the Rover V8 transmission pattern. I want to make the custom mounts for the 300TDI with this adapter that will bolt directly to the Disco V8 frame mounts and use the big hydraulic filled Mercedes motor mounts to allow an easy low vibration swap from a V8 to a 300TDI, but won't get to this until this summer at the earliest as this is one of many many projects on the list.
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I agree with Jimmy-rover v8.

While a NAS 90 isn't really a true collectible since there were thousands of them, the 110's are.

I have a heavy "tuned" 300 tdi 130 on 12.5x35's and it will run down the interstate @ 75mph but
its working hard and downshifts on grades are frequent due to the 2.5 liter displacement. Tdi's make decent power once tuned, and can be really fun once modified, but many are dogs in their stock tune. Stick with another 4.6. Atlantic British sells a short block or long block ready to go for reasonable money.
Yeah, and since I swapped to a 2.8 (as I'm no purist) that's one less of the 500 in original form, so I'm helping you out!

That said, the Rover V8 can kiss my ass. I just did some Pendy-approved tweaks to my 2.8 and now my 110 hauls ass. I hit 80 (easily I might say) last week on the highway and have a bit extra when I want to pour it on. For years had no idea my engine had it in it. But like everyone said, if you need total off the hook unbridaled power, then V8 is the way to go..til it breaks.
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Joshua: I better not say something like, 10% is on the high side, because we still have a Disco V8 that is running fine and don't want to jinx it. It is however slated for a 300TDI diesel conversion.

Our machine shop just completed 3 prototype adapters that allow the 300TDI to bolt directly to the Rover V8 transmission pattern. I want to make the custom mounts for the 300TDI with this adapter that will bolt directly to the Disco V8 frame mounts and use the big hydraulic filled Mercedes motor mounts to allow an easy low vibration swap from a V8 to a 300TDI, but won't get to this until this summer at the earliest as this is one of many many projects on the list.
I want these hydraulic mounts for the 300 TDI before a lot of other mods... I mean I might have to fab them up myself!

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Mercedes motor mounts to allow an easy low vibration swap from a V8 to a 300TDI, but won't get to this until this summer at the earliest as this is one of many many projects on the list.
Another source for these hydo-mounts are from the 2005 & 6 Jeep Liberty CRD (MB design). Though they show L&R part numbers, they are the same except R one has a removable heat shield. Engine size is comparable as the jeep is a 2.8L. Cost is about $30 each.
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Since its an NAS 110, I would definitely keep the Rover V8. I'm no purist, but I think putting some other non Rover motor in it would devalue it in I'm opinion.
Something about me has always wanted to drop a 4.2L S/C or better yet, 5.0L V8 in either form into a Defender...510hp 461ft.lb
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I mean, 320HP 550LBs of torque while returning mid 20s at highway speeds... what is not to like?
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Then something like this pops up....
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i would stick with the v8 personally.
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Something about me has always wanted to drop a 4.2L S/C or better yet, 5.0L V8 in either form into a Defender...510hp 461ft.lb

A 5.0L supercharged would be awesome and I would totally support someone doing that to an NAS 110. I would not support a Chevy motor swap in anything.
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Has anyone gone from a 4.6 V8 to a 200/300tdi...or the other way around? Regrets? Praises? Advice?
Some other things to think about:

Do you have an LT77 or an R380? Have you factored in the cost of the replacement transmission (or modified transmission) that you will need?

You will need to make frame modifications to fit the new engine.

Are you going to be ok with the current ratio in your tcase with the 200/300tdi?
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I give it two years until this thread turned into a ford 3.2 diesel six speed stick box love fest.
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Thanks for all of the input, guys... Looks like I'm about to just pull the trigger on the 4.6. I'll let you know how it goes.
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Since its an NAS 110, I would definitely keep the Rover V8. I'm no purist, but I think putting some other non Rover motor in it would devalue it in I'm opinion.
Yeah, keep it pure.

As pure as the Buick Skylark (I mean Rover) V8 is...

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