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Old February 3rd, 2014, 02:13 AM
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Purchased a 1989 110 CSW with the 200tdi almost two years ago from the UK and drove it down to Germany where I am stationed. I was hoping to take it home with me this spring when I PCS back to the states. Now, after reading all the recent threads, it looks like I am screwed. Looks like I either rip out the 200tdi to put in a 19J or else chance it getting squashed. Is there no hope? I thought I would be safe because the 200tdi came out in 1990 and by EPA standards was old enough for importation. I kind of feel like Leia reaching out to Obi-wan, 'help me...you're my only hope'.
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Old February 3rd, 2014, 02:38 AM
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Purchased a 1989 110 CSW with the 200tdi almost two years ago from the UK and drove it down to Germany where I am stationed. I was hoping to take it home with me this spring when I PCS back to the states. Now, after reading all the recent threads, it looks like I am screwed. Looks like I either rip out the 200tdi to put in a 19J or else chance it getting squashed. Is there no hope? I thought I would be safe because the 200tdi came out in 1990 and by EPA standards was old enough for importation. I kind of feel like Leia reaching out to Obi-wan, 'help me...you're my only hope'.
I've been burned importing - so I am somewhat risk averse. I would tell you to put in a decent 2.5 NA and get her over here -- do the 200tdi swap again down the road.

Others will tell you that you are fine as long as you import at such and such port. Its a gamble. As was the case with my truck (which apparently had british soil still on it), they gave me the option to ship it back to the UK at my expense. I think in most cases that remains an option. I believe the 'squashing' only comes into play with repeat offenders or if you surrender the vehicle to them so as to avoid the cost of shipping back to the UK.

You've got a few months - I vote make it right and go (near) risk-free.
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Old February 3rd, 2014, 02:40 AM
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Can't he import it without an engine and ship the 200Tdi separately?
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Old February 3rd, 2014, 02:47 AM
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Only if it is in a container... for RORO it has to be able to move under its own power. I imagine if he is trying to get the Gov't to pay for it (since he is PCSing) he is restricted to RORO.
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Old February 3rd, 2014, 07:56 AM
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Rock and a hard place... Based on the cost of swapping an antiquated 2.5 NA back in I might just risk it.

Agree it's a turkey shoot, you're going to hear from both sides of the aisle on this one.

I would examine the cost of throwing in a 2.5NA.

If it cost anywhere close to $2000 USD then the price of shipping it back and forth and the potential to bring over a $3500 engine setup might make the risk worth it. Food for thought
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Old February 3rd, 2014, 09:02 AM
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Definitely get as much history on the truck as you can. Since the diesel was swapped in, are you sure it was diesel from the factory? Be a bummer to drop in another diesel only to fine out it was a V8 originally.
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Old February 3rd, 2014, 09:22 AM
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Find someone over there that has a clean and original v8 truck that's willing to trade or sell.
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Definitely get as much history on the truck as you can. Since the diesel was swapped in, are you sure it was diesel from the factory? Be a bummer to drop in another diesel only to fine out it was a V8 originally.
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Exactly. You need to decode the vin, figure out what it left the factory with, and put that same/similar motor back in. Everything else is just pissing your money down the drain, and you'll need to ship it back. Pretty much that's the bottom line.
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Old February 3rd, 2014, 12:05 PM
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It is an original RHD 110 CSW 19J 2.5TD...I've found some used engines in UK that I could grab for around $500, and the local garage here would likely work with me and not gouge me to install it. The hard part is shipping it from UK. If I had a free weekend over the next month, I'd just rent a trailer and go get one or maybe even have someone in UK swap it for me. I agree, it is looking like the smart thing would be to swap it and not chance it.

On a side note, those Turner Engineering engines look sweet, but I am not paying that price for a 19J when I just want to swap it back stateside.
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Old February 22nd, 2014, 06:13 AM
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I am having a terrible time finding a 19J engine to put in. I have found a couple on eBay.co.uk, but they are all for pick-up only and I don't have a free weekend to pick one up until mid-march. If I have the 200tdi taken out and ship it as a vehicle with no engine, what does that do for me on the other end? I read somewhere that it would then have to be titled as a 'kit' car. Any ideas?
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Old February 22nd, 2014, 01:24 PM
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Where are you at in Germany? Search for Land Rover Secondhand on google. Place in Germany that sells used parts. Also try marktplaats.nl. I found quite a few parts on there when I was stationed in Germany. I remember seeing a lot of 2.5na, 19J, and 3.5 V8s on there. Are you shipping at govt expense or under the 2nd pov program?
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Old February 22nd, 2014, 03:06 PM
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Thanks Miller, both those suggestions look promising. I am at 'The Rock', Baumholder, Germany in Rheinland-Pfalz. It has been fun being here in Germany, but I am ready to go stateside and fix up the 110. This is what she looks like...when we get stateside, I plan on stripping her down and do a complete rebuild.
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