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Old January 11th, 2014, 04:59 PM
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How to rebuild a 300 tdi engine?

Can anyone give me step by step instructions on how to rebuild a 300 tdi engine?
Any assistance would be appreciated.
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Old January 11th, 2014, 05:03 PM
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Can anyone give me step by step instructions on how to rebuild a 300 tdi engine?
Any assistance would be appreciated.
Start here

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Old January 11th, 2014, 05:33 PM
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Old January 11th, 2014, 08:35 PM
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It is pretty much just like any engine re-build. It just depends upon how much you want to did into it.
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It is pretty much just like any engine re-build. It just depends upon how much you want to did into it.
i want it working well. mechanics here are not willing to work on land rover engines
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Old January 11th, 2014, 09:13 PM
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It is nothing special. Just like any other engine. Read the overhaul manual.
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Old January 11th, 2014, 09:17 PM
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yea i am. where is the best place to buy parts?
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Old January 12th, 2014, 08:37 AM
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I got all of my re-build parts from England. Make a master list and order everything at once to save on shipping. Make sure you order new freeze plugs too.
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Old January 12th, 2014, 09:40 AM
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If you don't know the answer to these questions already, your best plan of action may be to send your engine to a qualified rebuilder and have them do a complete rebuild.
Then you just install a complete unit.
OR
Examine why you want to rebuild the engine in the first place...
You didn't mention the condition of your engine, but it did sound like you can't work on it... WHY?

Is it your intention to possibly take a perfectly good engine and rebuild it to make it more reliable because your local mechanics won't touch it?

It's a 300TDI and it will need maintenance and sometimes fiddling with.
So is a better solution, buying the applicable manuals, and tools (if you don't already have them), and become self reliant.
In that way you are not dependent on the mechanical skills of others.

This is not meant to slight you, only help you.
But I have never ever understood why someone would own a vehicle manufactured in England and have to rely on someone else's mechanical skills in order to keep it on the road.

Owning the Land Rover marque is about many things, but to a lot of us, it's about self reliance and the independence to explore and go where you want within the off road capabilities of your vehicle.

Don't become a new jeep driver trying to fit into a vehicle you don't understand mechanically, be the guy who solves his own mechanical problems by learning through the experiences of a special self reliant mechanical relationship formed with the Land Rover he owns.
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Old January 12th, 2014, 09:51 AM
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It's a two step process.


1) Procure workshop manual
2) Follow step by step procedure in workshop manual


I'll take care of step one for you:
http://www.landroverresource.com/doc...aul_Manual.pdf
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Old January 12th, 2014, 10:35 AM
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Would it not be more cost effective to just buy a used complete running 300 tdi from the UK? I assume that motor was not just taken apart for fun, it probably had a catastrophic failure that wasn't worth fixing.
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Would it not be more cost effective to just buy a used complete running 300 tdi from the UK? I assume that motor was not just taken apart for fun, it probably had a catastrophic failure that wasn't worth fixing.
His other thread states that he bought the truck and the motor is incomplete (missing the top end). In other words, he bought a project truck.

Beast,
Do you have any mechanical abilities?
Do you own a COMPLETE set of tools?
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Old January 12th, 2014, 11:18 AM
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His other thread states that he bought the truck and the motor is incomplete (missing the top end). In other words, he bought a project truck.

Beast,
Do you have any mechanical abilities?
Do you own a COMPLETE set of tools?
I saw that, but it didn't think it said why it was taken apart. It'd be a shame to go through the trouble of rebuilding a motor only to find it has other issues.

I know this is for a Disco, but I don't imagine one for a Defender would cost much more.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LAND-ROVER...item232ee2b651

This may also be helpful...
http://turner-engineering.co.uk/html...le300TDI1.html
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Old January 12th, 2014, 11:21 AM
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What is the reason to persuade beast from this rebuild? Life is filled with learning experiences and kudos to him for wanting to tackle one.
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What is the reason to persuade beast from this rebuild? Life is filled with learning experiences and kudos to him for wanting to tackle one.
Agreed. That's why I asked about tools and skills.
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I'm not sure you need a Complete set of tools to work on the top end if a 300 tdi you really only need about 5 different sockets a good sized breaker bar and a torque angle gauge. A 10 and 13 mm will take most of that engine apart
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I'm not sure you need a Complete set of tools to work on the top end if a 300 tdi you really only need about 5 different sockets a good sized breaker bar and a torque angle gauge. A 10 and 13 mm will take most of that engine apart
That's not an engine rebuild...
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Old January 12th, 2014, 09:32 PM
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If you don't know the answer to these questions already, your best plan of action may be to send your engine to a qualified rebuilder and have them do a complete rebuild.
Then you just install a complete unit.
OR
Examine why you want to rebuild the engine in the first place...
You didn't mention the condition of your engine, but it did sound like you can't work on it... WHY?

Is it your intention to possibly take a perfectly good engine and rebuild it to make it more reliable because your local mechanics won't touch it?

It's a 300TDI and it will need maintenance and sometimes fiddling with.
So is a better solution, buying the applicable manuals, and tools (if you don't already have them), and become self reliant.
In that way you are not dependent on the mechanical skills of others.

This is not meant to slight you, only help you.
But I have never ever understood why someone would own a vehicle manufactured in England and have to rely on someone else's mechanical skills in order to keep it on the road.

Owning the Land Rover marque is about many things, but to a lot of us, it's about self reliance and the independence to explore and go where you want within the off road capabilities of your vehicle.

Don't become a new jeep driver trying to fit into a vehicle you don't understand mechanically, be the guy who solves his own mechanical problems by learning through the experiences of a special self reliant mechanical relationship formed with the Land Rover he owns.
thanks for your advice.
I'll post some pics of the engine bay tomorrow.
here is a pic of the parts i got so far
http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...7&d=1389480042

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It's a two step process.


1) Procure workshop manual
2) Follow step by step procedure in workshop manual


I'll take care of step one for you:
http://www.landroverresource.com/doc...aul_Manual.pdf
thanks

------ Follow up post added January 12th, 2014 10:37 PM ------

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Would it not be more cost effective to just buy a used complete running 300 tdi from the UK? I assume that motor was not just taken apart for fun, it probably had a catastrophic failure that wasn't worth fixing.
the defender was bought in an auction the army had. They took parts from the vehicle to repair other defenders so they wont have to import parts.

where will i be able to buy a used 300 tdi?
thanks
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Old January 12th, 2014, 09:38 PM
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Try David at UrbanLandCruisers in Atlanta.

http://shop.urbanlandcruisers.com/sh...otor-only-kit/

A hair over $3k and David stands behind his stuff.
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Old January 12th, 2014, 09:42 PM
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I don't own a complete set of tools.
I did some work on our 110 defender such as changing bushings,filters and light bulbs but thats about it.
We have a mechanic who usually does the repairs but he's incapacitated.

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I saw that, but it didn't think it said why it was taken apart. It'd be a shame to go through the trouble of rebuilding a motor only to find it has other issues.

I know this is for a Disco, but I don't imagine one for a Defender would cost much more.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LAND-ROVER...item232ee2b651

This may also be helpful...
http://turner-engineering.co.uk/html...le300TDI1.html
thanks

------ Follow up post added January 12th, 2014 10:45 PM ------

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I'm not sure you need a Complete set of tools to work on the top end if a 300 tdi you really only need about 5 different sockets a good sized breaker bar and a torque angle gauge. A 10 and 13 mm will take most of that engine apart
thanks
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