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R2-8 Diesel conversion

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I talked to a reputable Rovers shop today about replacing my 3.9 to an R2-8 Cummins in my 1995 NAS Defender 90. I wasn't at all shocked at the price ( as I thought it would have been much more actually ) and think it would be a world of difference over all . My questions are : 1 would this help the reliability level . 2 would it decrease the value or increase the value of my truck ? I'm guessing from what I've scene increase? This would allow it to be a life long drivable vehicle without having to lay under it. They would also while its apart treat the frame . Feedback would be appriciated .
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The shop that repairs mine won't do any conversion for me. Not their thing. The diesel motor in the non NAS Defender is much better then a 3.9 Gas.( so I'm told ) The 3.9 isn't great by any means. My trucks are all Cummins and NEVER an issue ever ! My Defender has never been towed but has been stubborn to say the least. Always drive with my fingers crossed! I've never met a truly happy 3.9 owner bragging about its reliability and 250,000 miles of joyful travels! Lol.
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