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Old May 24th, 2010, 09:04 AM
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So I have this customer, really a fine upstanding gentleman in the community, wonderful girlfriend, dog lover, and he is very passionate about his D90 ST. He's interested in converting it to a TD and manual transmission.
My question is, what is out there in the way of complete kits for PS 2.8, 300TDi, or TD5? I wasa going to try a search on here, but wasn't sure how to word it, so I figured I'd go more direct!
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Old May 24th, 2010, 09:12 AM
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Steve Parker something something over in the UK sells kits for everything i believe
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Old May 24th, 2010, 09:22 AM
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As far as I know Steve Parker mainly offer parts for Discovery 200tdi into defender, series and other non standard stuff. Disco 200 is about as cheap as you can go but I doubt you want to go down the path of trying to fit a disco motor to a NAS 90 as that just seems silly.

M&D might be a good place to start. They still offer the 2.8 power stroke kit and I would think this would be the best way to go as you would have a new motor and parts. From what I have heard their kits come with almost everything needed.

http://www.mdengineering.co.uk/

If he wants to go with a 200 or 300 you might keep an eye out on here, landroverexchange or ebay as I see motors / kits from time to time. Might be less hassle than trying to import the motor

George with RDS might be a good person to call as well and Jim AKA Pendy.
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So I have this customer, really a fine upstanding gentleman in the community, wonderful girlfriend, dog lover, and he is very passionate about his D90 ST. He's interested in converting it to a TD and manual transmission.
My question is, what is out there in the way of complete kits for PS 2.8, 300TDi, or TD5? I wasa going to try a search on here, but wasn't sure how to word it, so I figured I'd go more direct!
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300 Tdi or 2.8 PS are easier to do than Td5.
Td5s are fun, but a wiring pain in the ass.
300 Tdi is as close to a bolt in as you can get as you can use a lot of factory parts.

First thing to check is the state laws where he drives the truck. Some states do not allow diesel conversions. If he has to pass a smog check have him check carefully before he gets into a conversion that he could never get plates for.
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Old May 24th, 2010, 09:50 AM
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First thing to check is the state laws where he drives the truck. Some states do not allow diesel conversions. If he has to pass a smog check have him check carefully before he gets into a conversion that he could never get plates for.
What year ST? If '97, he'll need to also check if the state inspection leverages the OBD II (as a requirement of the test). If it does, then stop there. Buy an older d90.
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