90 RRC v8 auto to 300tdi

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90 RRC v8 auto to 300tdi

Post  larzanderson on Wed Jun 23, 2010 1:19 am

For better or worse I am now committed, I have bought the engine and paid for shipping. A 95 300tdi with less than 90k on the clock is steaming its way to my garage. I am spending the next month waiting for it to arrive and questioning my sanity. What I have is a 1990 RRC with a tired petrol 3.9 V-8 and a rebuilt ZF auto box, pretty much all you can get in the US. The engine is coming with a used up diesel ZF behind it. Until I get into it I don't know exactly how far gone it is but I am hoping that with two too work with I can get one going. I know the shift points and stall are different between the petrol and diesel, but all the other internals seem to be the same. I am hoping I can swap the torque converter, valve body and bell housing from the worn diesel into the working petrol and and come up with a drivable unit. Any one out there know if this is possible? I plan on rebuilding the diesel as a first choice but I am just trying to plan for the worst.
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Post  CLUNYKNOX on Wed Jun 23, 2010 8:43 pm

Hi the only problem with 300 tdi and auto box is they can be guttless maybe you could lpg it
http://hi-land-rovers.moonfruit.com/#/propane-injection/4535096954 lol!

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Post  larzanderson on Thu Jun 24, 2010 8:50 pm

I have thought about it. Guys over here are doing it all the time.
I have to get it in and running first.
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Diesel is in

Post  larzanderson on Fri Oct 01, 2010 12:16 am

So after a long 4 day weekend the 300 Tdi is now installed and running in the old Range Rover. I have a few things left to tidy up but all is well. Any suggestions on where to get an upgraded intercooler and hoses for a good price?
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Post  gti-90 on Fri Oct 01, 2010 12:49 am

hey,
for performance intercooler upgrades.
* Brunel Performance http://www.brunelperformance.com/
* Allisport http://www.allisport.com/
hth lol!
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Post  larzanderson on Tue Oct 26, 2010 5:39 pm

Thanks for the links.
Any idea where to find the 1.66 gear sets for the LT230 for a reasonable price?
They want over 700 USD for them here.
I will be there in march so I think my baggage may be a little heavy on the return flight.
Do you think a gearbox will count as carry on.
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Post  gti-90 on Tue Oct 26, 2010 8:24 pm

The only place to really consider for quality since your coming from such a long way away is
http://www.ashcroft-transmissions.co.uk/

havent looked at prices but im sure they would help you out. Very Happy
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Post  larzanderson on Mon Nov 01, 2010 12:44 am

Great link thanks for that. I will pick up a set while i am there.
Anyone know how I would hook up my speedo which is cable from the BW transfer box to the speed transducer on the frame rail when i swap in the LT230 which is electric from the case? Can I just go straight from the Lt230 connector to the wiring leaving the transducer or do I need a new speedo? Question
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