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Naf



Member Since: 07 Dec 2016
Location: Sandbox
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Kuwait 2000 Defender 130 Td5 HCPU Nato Green No Canopy
BMW 335D conversion

So i have a short list of parts i would need for this conversion to go smoothly.

But i like to be difficult and get the most out of my time. So i am looking ot fit a 2013 or newer 335D engine into my Defender.

I need the following

P38 Bellhousing
P38 input shaft for R380
Harness adapter for BMW
Throttle pedal from Mini Diesel
Engine mounts from P38, supposedly

What else would i need?

I recently rebuilt my R380 and LT250 with all Aschroft parts, and oil coolers.

I read the TD5 Rad and intercooler will fit fine, and i need an oil cooler for the engine oil.

I will also purchase Hybrid cartridges for the turbos, so i may see the most gain from my upgrade.

Am i missing anything else?

Post #675328 3rd Jan 2018 10:49am
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MadTom



Member Since: 10 Sep 2013
Location: Olomouc
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Czech Republic 1999 Defender 130 Td5 HCPU Baltic Blue

Fuel pump in tank? Has the BMW engine the same? Or with the same power/pressure? The same with diesel filter. "Drobek" = The Small One - Discovery 2, "Blufínek" = The Blue Thing - Defender 130, and for me at least Ford Mondeo Smile

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Naf



Member Since: 07 Dec 2016
Location: Sandbox
Posts: 258

Kuwait 2000 Defender 130 Td5 HCPU Nato Green No Canopy

I may keep the in tank pumo, but i have to upgrade the secondary pump to one from a Freelander td4.

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LR90XS2011



Member Since: 05 Apr 2011
Location: bickenhill
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United Kingdom 2011 Defender 90 Puma 2.4 XS CSW Galway Green

will be interested to see how well it goes when complete BMW diesels are stonking DEFENDER 90 TDCI XS,

I hope everyone is well and your land rovers make you happy

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Caterham



Member Since: 06 Nov 2008
Location: Birmingham
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England 2011 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 XS CSW Stornoway Grey

Harness adapter for BMW
Throttle pedal from Mini D

in terms of ecm - is it that straight forward? or will the ecm side of things make this almost impossible?

good luck whatever and look forward to seeing progress in due course Thumbs Up

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bankz5152



Member Since: 02 Feb 2017
Location: South London/North Kent
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2004 Defender 110 Td5 DCPU Epsom Green

Bored of the TD5 already? Laughing

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Neilios



Member Since: 01 Nov 2017
Location: Co. Durham
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England 1997 Defender 110 300 Tdi HCPU Keswick Green

Wow, I would guess the wiring would be the biggest hurdle with this, I know how complex they can be, good luck and very interested in your project, they are a cracking engine.

Post #675632 4th Jan 2018 9:07am
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seatosky



Member Since: 16 Jan 2018
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Canada 2000 Defender 130 Td5 HCPU Coniston Green

Sounds very tempting...keep us posted!!

Post #681537 25th Jan 2018 6:57am
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eddie



Member Since: 08 Sep 2012
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England 2005 Defender 110 Td5 XS DCPU Bonatti Grey

I'm hoping for a project / build thread on this conversion Thumbs Up

Post #681539 25th Jan 2018 7:21am
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TJH1985



Member Since: 22 Aug 2016
Location: Midlands
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United Kingdom 

I had a 2014 335D, absolutely amazing engine amd drivetrain, stupidly quick for 40+ MPG!

Good luck with the project, it will be amazing.

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bpman



Member Since: 21 May 2008
Location: Devizes
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you've upgraded the axles/drive shafts etc but will the UJ's be ok ?

awesome conversion Thumbs Up cheers, BP Man

Looking for lightweight...

Post #681584 25th Jan 2018 1:38pm
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MuddyChris300tdi



Member Since: 02 Mar 2014
Location: Derby
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United Kingdom 1995 Defender 130 300 Tdi HCPU Alpine White

Might help you asking on here https://m.facebook.com/groups/1106830676068639 good luck with the conversion.

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familymad



Member Since: 13 Dec 2011
Location: Bucks
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2016 Defender 130 Puma 2.2 HCPU Santorini Black

This will be a beast 2012 130 DCPU
1951 80" S1
1958 88" S2

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Moneypit



Member Since: 27 Feb 2018
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2004 Defender 110 300 Tdi HT Fuji White

Remember reading somewhere that rallyraid Uk do a loom conversion to run the factory immobilizer or delete it.

Post #691514 6th Mar 2018 7:56pm
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Neilios



Member Since: 01 Nov 2017
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England 1997 Defender 110 300 Tdi HCPU Keswick Green

Yes they are a strong powerful engine, I run a 435d everyday and it’s fast and economical. Some clever person should be able to sort out the EWS and harness, I did install a M52 motor in an old E30 and had a harness and ECU made to delete the alarm and immobiliser, keep the updates coming and have a look on facebook where loads of guys are doing M57 conversions into defenders.

Post #709883 30th May 2018 8:08am
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