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Old October 3rd, 2012, 05:12 PM
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Well my near miss on Buyrovers 110 200 tdi 3 door at least got my wife on board to get a diesel 110. I've been looking on ebay and various sites over in the UK, and I keep finding myself drawn to the Ex-Mod 110's. What can I say I like olive drab.

There seems to be more than a few decent ones in my price range so I have a few questions from the defender smart folks.

The majority of them seem to be outfitted with the 2.5 n/a diesel. Some looking shows they are a bit low on power.

So how bad are they to drive?

Can they maintain 65 mph without self destructing?

Do they do as well on fuel as the 200 tdi?

Any good web sites to check for Ex-Mods?

Looking at them I assume they are 24 volt, from the size of the alternator under the hood, I've emailed to ask but I figured someone here probably knows for sure.

Importers, who would you recommendations for start to finish service. From my reading I figure Doug and Julian are good choices but I wasn't sure if they both did start to finish.
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Old October 3rd, 2012, 05:17 PM
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The majority of them seem to be outfitted with the 2.5 n/a diesel. Some looking shows they are a bit low on power.

So how bad are they to drive?

Can they maintain 65 mph without self destructing?
Yes, that is OK without headwinds or hills but about max.

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Do they do as well on fuel as the 200 tdi?
Mileage is similar

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Lot around in Canada. Note that they are normally very beat up by the army....

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Looking at them I assume they are 24 volt, from the size of the alternator under the hood, I've emailed to ask but I figured someone here probably knows for sure.
No, they have a separate 24V system if used. The normal truck is all 12V.
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Old October 3rd, 2012, 05:40 PM
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My suggestion would be to go to Witham's and pick yours out. It will pay dividends in the end. Another idea would be to find one of the LHD Tithonus refurbs that they've had a bunch of recently. Reemphasizing what John said. The 2.5 will get low-mid 20s depending on how you drive just like a 200tdi does. It's pretty reliable according to people that I knew that had them when I lived in the UK. The ones I drove felt just as fast/slow as 2.25 and 2.5 petrol engined vehicles.
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Old October 3rd, 2012, 07:25 PM
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If you keep the 2.5 put a 1.4 or 1.2 transfer case in it for less noise/better speed. A cheap and easy swap while the truck is still in the U.K.
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Old October 3rd, 2012, 07:31 PM
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The 1.2 TC is the one normally used in Disco's isn't it? If so I have one sitting in the garage.

I guess having the power to haul itself around is my big worry. The Army might be sending me to Colorado next and there are mountains there and I plan to retire to New England mostly like New Hampshire or Maine and once again would be in the mountains. I want to be able to hold 55 going up them at least so I'm less likely to become a Kenworth's hood ornament.

John, do you have any links to the Canada sites that sell mod vehicles?
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Old October 3rd, 2012, 07:36 PM
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I know someone that has an exmod lhd in very good condition. PM me your email address and I'll get u more info.

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Old October 3rd, 2012, 07:40 PM
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I have the 2.25 diesel and it's really not half bad. I get just shy of 20 MPG. I have the 1.6 transfer case and 33 inch tires. I can cruise at 60 miles an hour all day long and that seems comfortable. I can push it to 70. Going up hills is a totally different story. I am definitely in the slow lane getting passed by those Kenworths.
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Old October 3rd, 2012, 07:47 PM
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That's what kinda worries me, not being able to hold speed on big hills lol
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Old October 3rd, 2012, 08:37 PM
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My 2 cents:

110 5 door SW with 2.5 N/A, steel rims and 235/85r16 tires...

Can cruise at 60 MPH comfortably - will maintain 65 MPH on flat roads if necessary. On long grades on the highway it has been known to slow down to 50 MPH at worst. In the mountains I have to do a lot of down shifting. Super-slow from stops - like, make old ladies honk their horn slow (that happened). Gets about 20 MPG.

If you can get a tdi get it... but if finding one in your price range is a limiter (like it was for me) then get a 2.5 and don't look back. You'll be happy with it.
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Old October 3rd, 2012, 09:45 PM
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I have the 90 with a 2.5 n/a. It is not that that bad, but it is slow. I run 33x 12.5-15 BFG's so I get a little better top end. Now, I live in South Florida and the biggest hill around here is the local land fill. Also my last Rover was a 1970 IIA with the 2.25. which was fairly slow. Anyway, I LOVE my Ex-MoD. There is almost nowhere I go, that people don't stop and ask me about it. It is what - in my opinion - a Rover should be. I do covet a 110 though. My long board is 9 1/2 feet long, 2 dogs, my daughter, her friends and a cooler of beer things get tight. I hope I helped.
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We have a ex mod D-90 in states right now ready to go or can source a nice 110 if you prefer. I sent you a message.
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Old October 3rd, 2012, 10:20 PM
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I have to have the 110 no matter how I look at the inside of a 90 I can't make it work lol. Wife, daughter, 3 dogs luggage etc etc.

I wish I could go with a 90 seems like a lot more of those have a tdi swapped in.
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Yup sounds like you need a 110.
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You could always get the 110 and drive / live with the 2.5 then save up some money for a TDI
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Old October 4th, 2012, 09:01 AM
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I have been trying to convince the wife of that very idea, as I had a 5 door 110 3.5 v8 offered to me at a very appealing price.
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Before swapping the engine my 110 5 door had the 2.5 NAD with the 1.6 box. We had it in the Alps for a week and was creeping up some of the real steep hills (the only time I saw the temp gauge even move). There its the switchbacks that slow you down as you just start to gain momentum. Ran great on the highway but we kept it at 60mph as we were in no rush and took a lot of secondary roads. They are great engines and I still have the original one in storage that was pulled in the U.K. as it was in great shape. They are traditional simplicity, durable and dependable.
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Try pa blanchard in the uk.

The 2.5 na is marginal at sea level and not at all practical in a 110 in Colorado. I swapped a 200tdi into my exmod and it's much more useful now and the fuel economy is much improved as well but that is most likely due to the tcase ratio change.
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Mike thats exactly what I needed to know about the 2.5na thank you.

Thanks for the lead on PA Blanchard as well
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Try pa blanchard in the uk.

The 2.5 na is marginal at sea level and not at all practical in a 110 in Colorado. I swapped a 200tdi into my exmod and it's much more useful now and the fuel economy is much improved as well but that is most likely due to the tcase ratio change.
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