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Pilgrimmick



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Td6 M57 in to 130

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. 80" 1948
Lightweight V8
Bowler Tomcat
130 Station wagon
90 300tdi
(Santana PS10 pick up)
Range Rover L322 (Ful fat)

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Sulisuli



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United Kingdom 2015 Defender 90 Puma 2.2 HT Corris Grey

Great work Thumbs Up hope the improvements continue for you. Being a sewage diver at least I know how deep the 💩 will be at work today.
2015 HT XS 90
2008 SVX 90
2000 XS TD5 90

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Eduardo



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Chile 2007 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 SW Stornoway Grey

Nice looking and great job! Eduardo

MY 2007 110 SW PUMA 2.4: Big Fog of 64'
MY 1994 Jayco 1207 Folding camper: "El Tremendo"

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kaney



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Looks great bet you feel relived that it's sorted. What a feeling to be able to buy some creature comforts now that your not spending on problems to fix. Enjoy i envy you

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Pilgrimmick



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Creature comforts starting with a bumper pack of silent coat. Was a Rapier 130 before being converted by Foleys. Noise and keeping water out were not strong points of the conversion. Will be a long job to get to where I want to be! 80" 1948
Lightweight V8
Bowler Tomcat
130 Station wagon
90 300tdi
(Santana PS10 pick up)
Range Rover L322 (Ful fat)

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williamthedog



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I bet that it's barely above tick over at motorway speed. Thumbs Up

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Mo Murphy



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United Kingdom 1984 Defender 90 200 Tdi HT Orkney Grey

Nice job !
Mo The Land Rover 90 - Many are called, few are chosen.

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Pilgrimmick



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williamthedog wrote:
I bet that it's barely above tick over at motorway speed. Thumbs Up


Kept the gearing quire low as I need to be able to tow with it. The speed is impressive, 70mph on the motorway😂😇
But the acceleration is phenomenal. I went for a ‘mild’ remapping, 240bhp. There is a 270bhp one available. Need to be sensible with the loud pedal! 80" 1948
Lightweight V8
Bowler Tomcat
130 Station wagon
90 300tdi
(Santana PS10 pick up)
Range Rover L322 (Ful fat)

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Oldyellar



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Brilliant, well done ! Is this a 530d engine?

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Pilgrimmick



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It is the M57 3 litre engine, not sure if it is 330 or 530, basically the Td6 from the L32w Range Rover, with a bit more power. 80" 1948
Lightweight V8
Bowler Tomcat
130 Station wagon
90 300tdi
(Santana PS10 pick up)
Range Rover L322 (Ful fat)

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Moneypit



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2004 Defender 110 300 Tdi HT Fuji White

Tidy job, looks almost factory

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Pilgrimmick



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Will look better when I replace engine cover with a Land Rover badged one from a Range Rover. 80" 1948
Lightweight V8
Bowler Tomcat
130 Station wagon
90 300tdi
(Santana PS10 pick up)
Range Rover L322 (Ful fat)

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Oldyellar



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Scotland 2015 Defender 90 Puma 2.2 XS CSW Corris Grey

What gearbox have you used?

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Pilgrimmick



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R380 reconditioned with HD bearings from Ashcroft. 80" 1948
Lightweight V8
Bowler Tomcat
130 Station wagon
90 300tdi
(Santana PS10 pick up)
Range Rover L322 (Ful fat)

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mk1collector



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England 2004 Defender 110 Td5 CSW Bonatti Grey

How much did the conversion cost? Ray
My build thread
http://www.defender2.net/forum/topic17615.html

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