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    Transit 2.5Di with a turbo (with Bosch manual pump) is cheap, ultra reliable, simple and has plenty of go (with boost/fuel turned up), had one in a lwb landrover for years

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    got a complete omega with the bmw 6 lump and 5 speed box here ,,,

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    Just caught up with this, I'd suggest a 200 or 300 tdi engine and ldv gearbox.

    The ldv gearbox is only a lt77 or r380 gearbox the same as behind a rover v8 with a lower first gear.

    The bmw turbo with the electonic box on it is only an actuator not an ecu, the same one they use on a few modern diesels like a mondeo.

    I've never had any luck with BMW 2.5 td/tds engines always have problems and there's a load of wiring to go with them.

    Most modern diesels use the cambus wiring so would make it more difficult to wire up if you can get it too run at all?
    As for the 535d you could go to simtek and buy their wiring loom and ecu to ruun it for around £3500 but I don't think you will find a manual gearbox that bolts straight on and takes the torque!! it will split a M5 gearbox on the floor apparently!

    I've got a 300 tdi with r380 pilot gearbox, it returns 37mpg flat out everywhere and will do 100 mph in a 1942 long bed GMC pick up. It's simple cheap and reliable.

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    Hi Bluedan,

    Sorry to sound dumb, but what exactly is the 200 or 300tdi engine out of?

    Also what years if any avoid the dreaded wiring problems?

    Thanks buddy,

    Ady

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    ady,
    the 200tdi was in late range rover classics (the old style range rover) landrover 90,s n, 110,s and early discoverys,
    the 300 tdi was in later discoverys and landrovers upto the introduction of the td5,s
    the g,box,s blue dan mentions were in the ldv vans and bolt upto the tdi engines.
    i hope that helps make things a little clearer for you .

    ,,mike,,

    p.s. the earlier the engine the less electronics to deal with allthough the tdi,s are very straight forward/simple to work on .

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    Didn't the disco run the 2 litre BMW diesel ?????
    "…si quid habet mammas vel rotas, res habebis difficiles aliquando,"
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    nope the range rover p38 ran a bmw 2.5 td ,, the same as the one used in the vauxhall omega but lower output and a differant oil filter set up which is where landrover/rangerover f#cked up that and the dual mass flywheel,,
    the freelander ran the k, series engine.

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    Bmw m51 aka 525tds or 325tds, the ecu can have the immobiliser easily removed, and although they are fly by wire its actually quite simple, or can be run with a standalone little computer called an arduino,( google "arduino vp37 diesel) the vp37 is used on many engines in the 1990s as its a very successful bosch pump,

    I'm putting the engine and box in my pick up and want some silly horses

    or the E class OM606 3ltr straight six, colossal torque and power, google mercedes diesel drifting, cheap fun
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    I was looking at a 51 Chev the other day, burbling like a flathead but with a Merc six cylinder diesel.
    "…si quid habet mammas vel rotas, res habebis difficiles aliquando,"
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    The way things are looking, a diesel could soon be an expensive liability......

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