Someone Else's Problem: 1994 Land Rover Discovery ES

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I got one, will be in my case for Ringmeet next year. :D

The checkout system seems flawed, It seemed like I was able to checkout with Paypal without paying for shipping. I'm too honest though so went back and made sure it was added on before choosing PP further down.

Fingers crossed it's not a cracked head...

Will find out tomorrow. Still want a Cummins swap really, Roadkill isn't helping with the awesome one that they just did. :lol:
 
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Well, if we tawkin 'mmurrican ungeenz.. i'ma vote fer Powahstroek VeeOight or Detroit VeeSeex. Dooze thaigz got'em both sound aaand pull.
 
Ah, well, you just need a proper vehicle to swap it into then, like a Cadillac :p

You (collective) don't by any chance have any sitting around, do you? :evil:
 
Blowing between cylinders 2 and 3, no surprise. Head is warped slightly, looking at my options. It's apparently possible to machine the head and then cut the valve seats back so match.
 
Oh look - there goes our dream about Matt having two V8 discos. <_<

Butanyway, port and polish is an option up to 3 times on euro diesels, you should be clear off the hook then.
 
Well, if we tawkin 'mmurrican ungeenz.. i'ma vote fer Powahstroek VeeOight or Detroit VeeSeex. Dooze thaigz got'em both sound aaand pull.

The Cummins I6 is the best of the three types listed - the PowerStroke V8s were a definite second and the Detroits were just plain bad.
 
Mind that "plain bad" is still better than what he's got ;)

I just sold on 2-strokes, and there's so much Cummins everywhere right now, they actually becoming mainstream swap :p

After all, if we talking boredom + reliability, i'd rather gone for Huyndai 2,7 i4. (no shit, this thing pulls, saves and works on vegetable oil at least twice of it's nominal mileage. + less weight.)
 
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Mind that "plain bad" is still better than what he's got ;)

I just sold on 2-strokes, and there's so much Cummins everywhere right now, they actually becoming mainstream swap :p

After all, if we talking boredom + reliability, i'd rather gone for Huyndai 2,7 i4. (no shit, this thing pulls, saves and works on vegetable oil at least twice of it's nominal mileage. + less weight.)

2 strokes suck for durability in general. :p The reason Cummins is everywhere is because it's *good* and simple to work with. Caterpillar's recent entry into the light truck market with Toyota and Nissan should start getting their name out there in the wider diesel conversion world, too; the only reason people weren't swapping CAT motors in previously is because they didn't make anything small enough to stick in a truck or car until now.. Those two are the top makes by well-earned rep in the US.
 
2 strokes suck for durability in general. :p

I still blame user error. :rolleyes: Like with old petrol Zil's, where low making cost resulted in yobos behind the wheel outnumber proffessional drivers, so society creates false statistics on the engine.

I mean, there's nothing wrong with engine that can take a yobo for million miles, but i stand on in general has nothing to do with this or that model's problems.

After all, Matt seems pretty responsible in his videos, so...

Then again in terms of straight sixes he'll be bettef off with Vw LT "Dampervan" engine, which lays around in great numbers in Britain. (Not sure about conversion tho... but if they can fit Cummins there, why not this...)


P.s. Datsun made more indestructable engines than famous 'Yota 2,5. At least in R.F. they kept going in conditions, where even Hiluxes started to struggle.

PP.s. To quote Fred Ward "CAT can pull anything". Thoose 9 liter tractors dominated even YAMZ and Cummins out of our busses for good.
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Apparently I never really updated this properly. After buying a new head it still didn't run right and the 1990 bobtail Disco came up for sale, so it's out with the old and in with the... older?

The pre-scrap stripdown is ongoing, the rear air locker was sold last week and steering guard and rear bumper have just been picked up. The gearbox has been removed to go in the bobtail along with the steering box, this one is better than the one it has. After everything useful has been taken off it's going for scrap, including some of the bits that probably are useful but I can't be bothered to remove (suspension).
 
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