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Old November 19th, 2013, 06:13 AM
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Absolutely untrue
Oh well that perfect then! I was under the, false, impression that the 300Tdi is more reliable and quieter while the 200Tdi was more economical. Again the reasons I am on this forum...knowledge.
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Old November 19th, 2013, 06:58 AM
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To some of us the 200 is the more desirable.
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Old November 19th, 2013, 07:08 AM
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May you please provide reasons as to why the 200 can be more desirable?
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Old November 19th, 2013, 07:54 AM
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Well, all things considered they are mechanically identical. Both engines share many of the same parts. The 200 wins in my book due to small things like the engine mounts, the v belt drives. Little bit easier to work on. I sorta have the best of both in that my 200 has a 300 exhaust/turbo so it fits in the engine bay a little better.
Many people get the notion that because it's a higher number the 300 is somehow a bigger better engine. But from a seat of the pants perspective, you can't tell.
Ditto the LT77 v the R380.
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Old November 19th, 2013, 08:00 AM
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D110 with 200Tdi/LT77 which I hear, while not as reliable as the 300Tdi/R380 combo
Would you mind providing your source for this info?
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Old November 19th, 2013, 08:24 AM
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From what I can tell it seems to be a buyers market right now with alot of nice trucks on the market for very reasonable prices, strange you can't find one.
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Old November 19th, 2013, 09:13 AM
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Hey guys, I found a D110 with 200Tdi/LT77 which I hear, while not as reliable as the 300Tdi/R380 combo, is reliable enough. It is located outside Indianapolis and I was wondering if anyone here was close enough and would not mind taking a look at it for me since I live 15+ hours away.
Perfectly desirable drive train.

You'll actually spend more money on bodywork than drivetrain.
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Old November 26th, 2013, 12:48 AM
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Buy a 1983 defender with a 4 speed LT95 gear box. One of the strongest gearboxes the green oval ever made. Extremely heavy but rarely goes wrong. Parts are extremely cheap. A brand new clutch plate is 42$. Also less shifting although it is fun.

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I just purchased some awesome polk dxi651 speakers for $69 at best buy. Great deal!!!
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Old November 26th, 2013, 01:11 AM
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Have you ever driven an old Defender, a diesel or RHD? Import Land Rovers are a crapshoot, sometimes you win, sometimes you don't, Just save up some extra money and practice working on cars. Theres a couple other kids with LR's in college, while mine isnt a Defender i am one of them.
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Old November 26th, 2013, 12:16 PM
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To just start learning about Defenders , buying an 80's LR will set you some bucks back for sure. Once set up right (emphasis on right) and all checked out, they do last without major problems depending on the way they are used and treated. If you can wrench yourself, that would save you $ in the long run. I have owned my '95 D90 going on 18 years now, no major problems, just nit picky ones at 80K mileage, but then again I treat and care for her like a mistress
When I bought the truck it was practically new with very low miles.

All the defenders are pushing some years now, and upkeep would be on par with classic cars, not to mention the initial investment to make her right will be expensive.

I feel a better solution if you must have a LR, would be the 60's70's series LR, much simpler electronically and mechanically, and would give you a foundation in all things LR as a hobby.
(My first LR was a '67 series 2A nearly 30 years ago, after 4 years I got a 80's 110 defender 3.5L, then a 90's RR, then graduated to the 1995 Defender.)

Series are awesome off road stock or with parabolics. However HWY driving is like being on Safari on steroids even with an overdrive unit. (drove from NY to LA and back with the series, didn't break down once). That would be a good start IF you were to keep the Toyota as well for daily runs..
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Missed another one.

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I am currently out of town, but when I get back I am going to buy this!
http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...t=49280&page=2
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