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Pilgrimmick



Member Since: 16 Nov 2015
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The cost of mine was quite high, as 8 had quite a few extras put into the job. Obviously the price depends upon if you can source your own engine etc.
Best thing is to Give Marcus Williams a call and sort out your own spec. He is on Facebook as MWmachines4x4 80" 1948
Lightweight V8
Bowler Tomcat
130 Station wagon
90 300tdi
(Santana PS10 pick up)
Range Rover L322 (Ful fat)
Post #780459 7th Jul 2019 9:38am
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mk1collector



Member Since: 17 Sep 2009
Location: West Yorkshire
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England 2004 Defender 110 Td5 CSW Bonatti Grey
Thumbs Up thanks I’ll have a look around for engines. Ray
My build thread
http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic17615.html
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JOW240725



Member Since: 04 May 2015
Location: Suffolk
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United Kingdom 2012 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 XS CSW Orkney Grey
Sounds a great conversion. Also interested what the interior configuration is like with the unusual door positions. Do you have a thread somewhere? Thumbs Up Bow down James
MY2012 110 2.2TDCi XS SW Orkney Grey - http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic43410.html
MY1990 110 200TDi SW beautifully faded Portofino Red - https://www.defender2.net/forum/post743641.html#743641
MY1984 90 V8 Slate Grey - https://www.defender2.net/forum/post744557.html#744557
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Pilgrimmick



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No thread as yet, but think I may do one as I work on the car, a lot of what I will be doing will be of interest to others. 80" 1948
Lightweight V8
Bowler Tomcat
130 Station wagon
90 300tdi
(Santana PS10 pick up)
Range Rover L322 (Ful fat)
Post #780530 7th Jul 2019 6:17pm
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Kiwirich



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How is it ?
Hello @Pilgrimmick
How is it after a few months ?
Certainly keen to hear your thoughts.
Looking into doing this in Australia.

Kiwirich
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Pilgrimmick



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Unfortunately I am having some teething problems with the engine cutting out, think that it may be related to the ignition switch rather than the new engine, looking to replace it this week, so will be in a better position to give an honest appraisal once sorted.
The one problem I did have was vibration and noise, coupled with clutch slip. This was caused by going to a single mass flywheel and a composite clutch.
I have since had the clutch changed for a heavier one that has sorted out the vibration/noise, but required servo assistance as it if a very heavy clutch.
It now copes with the power, accelerating in higher gears without issues. It is 240bhp so quite some load when using the loud pedal!
Once ignition switch swapped then may start new thread about build and ongoing developments.


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 80" 1948
Lightweight V8
Bowler Tomcat
130 Station wagon
90 300tdi
(Santana PS10 pick up)
Range Rover L322 (Ful fat)
Post #802311 14th Nov 2019 11:34pm
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Naf



Member Since: 07 Dec 2016
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Kuwait 2000 Defender 130 Td5 HCPU Nato Green No Canopy
Nice upgrade...

I was goin to do the same, but we found out my injectors were just no good any more.

That is a very clean engine bay.

Enjoy your new upgrade. Can't leave well enough alone
Post #806285 15th Dec 2019 12:47pm
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Pilgrimmick



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Now getting more use out of it and learning the strengths.

Using fifth gear for almost everything once moving is almost as good as an automatic. More economical too,not quite sure by how much, but must be 20% or so. 80" 1948
Lightweight V8
Bowler Tomcat
130 Station wagon
90 300tdi
(Santana PS10 pick up)
Range Rover L322 (Ful fat)
Post #808893 5th Jan 2020 8:59pm
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JOW240725



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United Kingdom 2012 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 XS CSW Orkney Grey
Sounds like a good conversion...! Cool James
MY2012 110 2.2TDCi XS SW Orkney Grey - http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic43410.html
MY1990 110 200TDi SW beautifully faded Portofino Red - https://www.defender2.net/forum/post743641.html#743641
MY1984 90 V8 Slate Grey - https://www.defender2.net/forum/post744557.html#744557
Instagram @suffolk_rovers
Post #808898 5th Jan 2020 9:14pm
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johnnyha



Member Since: 08 May 2019
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1996 Defender 90 300 Tdi CSW Epsom Green
would love to know how this is going as contemplating the same...
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Pilgrimmick



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Unfortunately I have been having problems with the engine not running properly, slowly working through possible causes. Not my daily driver so has taken a back seat.
To be fair I wish I had not bothered or used another installer.
A 3.9V8 would have been easier, cheaper and allowed me to run many thousands of miles before I was out of pocket on fuel.
Think very carefully if you’re ally want the problems of all the non standard parts. 80" 1948
Lightweight V8
Bowler Tomcat
130 Station wagon
90 300tdi
(Santana PS10 pick up)
Range Rover L322 (Ful fat)
Post #933639 15th Dec 2021 11:06am
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BajanRover



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1995 Defender 130 300 Tdi HCPU Alaska White
Re: Td6 M57 in to 130
Pilgrimmick wrote:
After many problems with the power train of my 130 I decided to go for a radical upgrade.
After fitting a 300tdi to my V8 130 and suffering nothing but problems I decided to go for a BMW M57 straight 6 3.0 litre diesel.

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Car loaded up ready for trip to Marcus Williams at Warrington for the work.

Marcus had sorted out the wiring loom and ECU problems, allowing the engine to run as a stand alone item.
After much of this


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He finished up with this


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Collected the car

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And drove it home, 400+ miles, with old tdi, gearbox, radiator and a few other odds and sods in the boot.

Stopped off for an ice cream at the Green Welly on A82


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Finally home,

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Serious improvement in power and fuel economy. Now time to develop the car into a true everyday motor. With some creature comforts.




It must be fascinating to drop off your landy with the old engine and pick it back up feeling like a completely new and improved landy.....That's sick bro!!
Post #952399 12th May 2022 7:22pm
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