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Old November 21st, 2011, 09:10 AM
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Why is the engine set back so far on this truck?

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Land-...m=180753192614

I have seen this a lot on trucks coming over the pond and I am wondering why? The engine is smushed up against the bulkhead... they have to put extensions on the radiator hoses and stuff... just wandering why this seems to be pretty common...

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Old November 21st, 2011, 09:18 AM
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This truck was originally a gas engine truck, just like mine. My 200 tdi is in there the same way. It is also missing the fan shroud, that takes up alot of space and makes it look very roomy without it.

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I figured it was something like that... and I am not buying at the moment... just curious thanks!!!
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The frame looks like rust covered with chassis paint.
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All 200 tdi seat really far back
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Old November 21st, 2011, 10:01 AM
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A buddy of mine used to move his engine back as far as possible, stops it nose diving when all four wheels leave the ground when off road racing.
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Thie truck pictured has a 300 tdi mated to an Lt77. Normally the 300 would be mated to a long bellhousing r380 and would require different mounts be welded onto the frame farther foward. This is where all 200 tdi's were positioned and as said above they have long fan shrouds that eat up the space. There's nothing wrong about mating a 300 to an lt77. Its a simple matter of swaping rear seal holders and clutch covers. Not commenting on the truck-just the mechanical compatibility.
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You can buy a short bell housing for an R380 so a 300 set up will go in a 200 postion. It's the best set up for off roading as the weight back behind the front axle
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Thie truck pictured has a 300 tdi mated to an Lt77. Normally the 300 would be mated to a long bellhousing r380 and would require different mounts be welded onto the frame farther foward. This is where all 200 tdi's were positioned and as said above they have long fan shrouds that eat up the space. There's nothing wrong about mating a 300 to an lt77. Its a simple matter of swaping rear seal holders and clutch covers. Not commenting on the truck-just the mechanical compatibility.
Doug is absolutely correct and is as stated in the description.
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That air filter or lack there of looks bad.
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The air filter looks like a ford type maybe but im sure breaths enough for that little motor. Looks ok to me.
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Old November 22nd, 2011, 08:21 AM
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Mine is set back like that too, with a 300tdi/lt77 combo. Someone also trimmed down the fan blades so it wouldn't hit the small coolant hose. I don't run a fan on it anymore, I may add an electric on in the summer.
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