Prima Turbo Diesel In Land Rover
For Series II-III Land Rover's.
First off, why do the conversion? There are several possible
- You need a new engine. The quickest thing to do in this
situation is to replace/rebuild your engine with a similar
engine. If you go for a new engine, or a Turner rebuilt
engine it will last a long time but won't be cheap, to buy
or run. There are cheaper alternatives, including a secondhand
motor, rebuild yours or a military reconditioned motor...
- You want more power, fit a V8[ I will be making kits in
2004 for fitting V8's], fuel economy isn't wonderfull, though
mine was as good if not better than a 4cylinder, with the
obvious benefits of the V8. I am not considering LPG in
this. Fit a 200/300TDi or even TD5, ideal engines and they
make good power, a bit on the pricey side however. The list
goes on, including one of my favorites in this section,
tune the 4 cylinder[I don't like to see an engine under-perform].
- You want economy, well I am told a 200/300 TDi should
do 30+mpg? The stock petrol will return 20 mpg maybe a few
more if driven very carfully. My V8 did about 15-18 mpg
and I never gave the fuel a though, so I don't think it
was worse than a 4 cyl. My Montego engined Lightweight does
34 MPG driven with the throttle wide open..
- You just like to be Contary, so when people yak about
their [ german car] you can talk about your Montego diesel;-)
- Another reason that's so blindingly obvious, that I have
Once you have decided on the conversion you have several
options. I suggest you read the web pages of people who have
done the conversion, search Google to find them. They are
all pretty similar though, well they should be as the conversion
is the same. The graph below is the fuel cost against miles,
red is the 2.25 petrol and green is the Montego tdi, well
I have saved 200 quid by now[I started wring this a while
ago I have now done 10k so have saved a few Shekels more]..
It gets much better when you extrapolate to 80-100 thousand
miles, does make you wonder why you don't get a turbo diesel
Smart car though..
How I carried the conversion out might not be the only way.
Or the best way for you as I have quite a few tools, which
means I can fabricate my way around most problems, that you
might have to buy/find, I do try and remember this while 'suggesting'
ways to do the conversion, it's just that I forget every now
Details of my conversion include details of making the pattern
and adapter, well some people don't want to buy to anything..
In stock, or ready to be machined/plated.
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Full details of parts'n' prices are on the bits I flog page