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Old November 26th, 2012, 02:19 PM
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One can easily spend in excess of $20k converting to tdi and converting to LHD. There is one forum member who recently posted that she spent in excess of $40k.
Cost me £3500 ish in 1998. at Dunsfold Land Rovers. Drive in 2.3 petrol with 1.6 transfer box drive out 200tdi with 1.44 transfer box about 5 days later. That put a smile on my face. What a difference, from painfully slow to quite nippy.
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Old November 26th, 2012, 03:18 PM
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The vehicle that I've owned longest in my life was RHD (100" hybrid). Drove a RHD 200 Tdi 110 for year and a half commuting 3.5 hours a day before I converted it.

That being said, if you are going to be driving it everyday, I'd spend the extra and buy a LHD.

But that's my opinion.

Also, and I know I'm sounding like a broken record saying this again, but don't buy a truck with a disco 200 and try to convert. Turbo is in the way of the steering shaft, and 90/110 200 Tdi manifolds have been NLA for a long time now....I've had to make two piece steering shafts that wrap around the turbo, they were reliable, but I still didn't like doing it. LHD dash parts are getting hard to find too. I don't think I'd ever again do a LHD conversion for myself, and someone would have to pay me dearly and supply ALL the parts before I did one for someone else.
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I agree with many of you, I wouldn't go through a RHD to LHD conversion process when I could just pay more for an original LHD with the right engine. As for a RHD, if this in the end, worked out the best, I would take as is and enjoy it. Along the way, I'd make some changes like new seats, add a NAS cage, and maybe add A/C. This is all assuming that the frame/body/and engine are all solid. Same goes for a LHD too. After listening to everyone's comments, I'm leaning towards the 200tdi or possibly a 300tdi would be the best way to go- especially for long trips but I'd still like to experience the performance of the 2.5.

My big picture thoughts are that I think I'm so focused on the idea of a NAS 110 that the best way to get close on a budget is with a ROW 110. My daily driver is a 2006 LR3 that is perfect for transporting the kids and family, long road trips and overland travel when we actually get out. To date, with 98k, it has been a flawless performer. My goal for the 110 would be to have the option to tinker with it when necessary (maybe too often than I'm thinking), drive it a few days a week and possibly take it on overland/camping trips with my kids.

My far alternative to a ROW110 is a 1997 D90 SW:white, red or green... Its smaller but I would make it work. Yes its money but I might be persuaded this way too. Yes, I have a lot of decisions to make but for now, I'm going to enjoy the experience in viewing multiple trucks and then decide what will work the best. Thanks!!!

Lastly, who here makes their own biodiesel at home and what processors work the best? Anyone have a EZBiodiesel processor?
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I agree with many of you, I wouldn't go through a RHD to LHD conversion process when I could just pay more for an original LHD with the right engine. As for a RHD, if this in the end, worked out the best, I would take as is and enjoy it. Along the way, I'd make some changes like new seats, add a NAS cage, and maybe add A/C. This is all assuming that the frame/body/and engine are all solid. Same goes for a LHD too. After listening to everyone's comments, I'm leaning towards the 200tdi or possibly a 300tdi would be the best way to go- especially for long trips but I'd still like to experience the performance of the 2.5.

My big picture thoughts are that I think I'm so focused on the idea of a NAS 110 that the best way to get close on a budget is with a ROW 110. My daily driver is a 2006 LR3 that is perfect for transporting the kids and family, long road trips and overland travel when we actually get out. To date, with 98k, it has been a flawless performer. My goal for the 110 would be to have the option to tinker with it when necessary (maybe too often than I'm thinking), drive it a few days a week and possibly take it on overland/camping trips with my kids.

My far alternative to a ROW110 is a 1997 D90 SW:white, red or green... Its smaller but I would make it work. Yes its money but I might be persuaded this way too. Yes, I have a lot of decisions to make but for now, I'm going to enjoy the experience in viewing multiple trucks and then decide what will work the best. Thanks!!!

Lastly, who here makes their own biodiesel at home and what processors work the best? Anyone have a EZBiodiesel processor?
Jayson, this LHD will be arriving soon. If you want any additional info feel free to PM me a number I can reach you at.

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Old November 27th, 2012, 01:41 PM
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Old November 27th, 2012, 02:04 PM
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Very nice... early split doors, aluminium door tops with sliding windows.
What engine? What transmission? Very straight bodywork. Looks good.
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Old November 27th, 2012, 02:12 PM
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Also, and I know I'm sounding like a broken record saying this again, but don't buy a truck with a disco 200 and try to convert. Turbo is in the way of the steering shaft, and 90/110 200 Tdi manifolds have been NLA for a long time now....I've had to make two piece steering shafts that wrap around the turbo, they were reliable, but I still didn't like doing it.

Why didn't you simply bolt the readily available 300 tdi intake and exhaust manifolds onto the disco 200 engine and roll with that ?
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Old November 27th, 2012, 02:18 PM
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Doug I'd love to know where to find these 300 Tdi manifolds are that are so readily available. I've been looking for months and have had no love.
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Old November 27th, 2012, 02:27 PM
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Where are you looking Bill ?

Currently on ebay:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Land-rover...item2a265bbfbe

or

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LAND-ROVER...item3cccb9728f

or

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Land-Rover...item337e0b5e93

or

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LAND-ROVER...item43b5283ec3

Intakes are cheap as chips...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LAND-ROVER...item3a7b9d2711

or

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Land-Rover...item3f1b2301af

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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LAND-ROVER...item45fe511e00

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Very nice... early split doors, aluminium door tops with sliding windows.
What engine? What transmission? Very straight bodywork. Looks good.
original 3.5v8, LT95, factory power steering, single owner w/approx 60k miles
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Old November 27th, 2012, 03:05 PM
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Yes well I have been down the Ebay road a few times. Shipping one of these is about 175 UKP. If you can get the seller to ship, that is.
I can't understand why they balk when I tell them I will pay for the ride and all they have to do is box it up. They act like I'm some third world scammer.
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there are much cheaper ways to ship.
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Old November 27th, 2012, 03:20 PM
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School me babe. Lets make this happen so I can stop worrying about my plumbing problems.
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School me babe. Lets make this happen so I can stop worrying about my plumbing problems.
buy them and have them sent c/o me to Foleys. I'll handle it.
You damn well better be feeling the love now !
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I love you right back, man. Will see what I can do.
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Old November 27th, 2012, 07:04 PM
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buy them and have them sent c/o me to Foleys. I'll handle it.
You damn well better be feeling the love now !
Don't do it! Necessity is the mother of invention. If he is forced to use the Disco 200tdi manifolds, he might just pull it off and show the rest of us a new and creative way of making things fit.
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Old November 28th, 2012, 05:56 PM
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Making them fit is a PITA, be nice. It can be done but the pipework will be so convoluted the exhaust gasses may never find the way out
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Sorry for the new guy questions. with the disco 200 is it the Rh or LH were it gets mixed up with the steering? or will it have fitting problems both ways? Also since we are talking engines how is the performance of a 2.5 petrol compare to the diesel's?
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Cost me £3500 ish in 1998. at Dunsfold Land Rovers. Drive in 2.3 petrol with 1.6 transfer box drive out 200tdi with 1.44 transfer box about 5 days later. That put a smile on my face. What a difference, from painfully slow to quite nippy.
Cost me £1450 in 2009 for 2.25 petrol to disco 200tdi at Glencoyne in Thetford and only one day in the shop. No new t-case though.
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