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Old February 8th, 2016, 11:56 AM
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Ford transit Diesel in a Defender

Anyone ever done it? Does anyone know if it will flange up with the Puma Transmission? The 6 sp was a ford part number...
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Old February 8th, 2016, 12:04 PM
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which transit diesel are we walking about ?

old one like this ?

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Old February 8th, 2016, 12:06 PM
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I assume he's referring to the puma engine, which mates up pretty well with a puma mt82 transmission
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There are various versions of engines that were used in the ford transit.
Which engine are you referring to?
The earlier 2.5 was a common version in UK, ZA, and other areas.
It came in N/A and Turbo versions.
I have one in a 5 door wagon.

The later transit engines have an ECU and different security interfaces that make it more complicated to transplant.
Since the diesel transit engine is not common in USA, you might find info on one of the UK Land Rover forums.
They'll know if it bolts directly to the Puma 5 speed without modifications.
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I assume he's referring to the puma engine, which mates up pretty well with a puma mt82 transmission
Being in the US, I would assume he means the 3.0 liter I5 being used in the Transits sold in the USA....
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Old February 8th, 2016, 12:18 PM
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Correct- The Puma 3.2 5 cylinder Diesel....trying to mate it up to a LR / PUMA (made by ford) 6 speed...
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this one made by Powerstroke...

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Old February 8th, 2016, 12:33 PM
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...LR / PUMA (made by ford) 6 speed...
The 6 speed is made by Getrag, not Ford. The MT82. Used in Mustangs, Transits, Defenders and probably other crap.

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Should be physically possible. You need someone that can hack into modern electronics to get it to work. I would be concerned with the 6 speed handling the big engine.
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Old February 8th, 2016, 01:47 PM
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Thanks yall. I've got the truck and tranny, trying to figure out what would be the best engine option for mating with the MT82. When I called a ford dealer they could sell me the engine, they just couldn't verify if it would mate. And I think there heads almost exploded. Other ideas for a US legal bolt on engine option to the Puma trans?
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plenty of options out there not sure I would even bother with a transit engine as they are expensive and sought after (big $)
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