I love how similar inside that td5 motor looks to a Perkins Prima...
yea funny that isnt it? evolution not revolution.
O series -> Prima -> L series -> TD5
The L series is the Rover 400 was incredible and very very reliable. Much better than the BMW engine they fitted to later Freelanders.
Hi, The 'O' series was also a development of the 'B' series engine.
Mine in my MGZR was brill, if only the gearbox had held up to the torque and grip (a mate went through an average of a box a year - I have a little more mechanical sympathy). In my Rover 45 it lasted fine as the narrower tyres meant it would spin a wheel rather than shock load the box.
Never had any problems with the BMW engine in my Freelander over 5 years.
L series is a td4 not a td5 your one cylinder short of a picnic
TD4 = bmw engine
TD5 = 5 cylinder L series (basically) - same rods/pistons/bore/stroke, unit injectors, but it's the rover/powertrain ltd development of the L series. Part of the cancelled 'project storm' range of engines
4 cylinder td4
You sound like my mum, it’s a car it does the same job
I'm not talking about the bmw m47 engine (which is the TD4 motor), I'm talking about the L series diesel...
Why do I sound like your Mum?
Basically the same comparing the td4 to a td5
My mum would look at a scrapped car and say it does the same job as a Ferrari... granted it does but they get you there in two different ways
The td5 will break down
I have hated the td5 design for ages,
Then the puma engine!! Its stolen from a transit!! And they are shocking in there also.
Never should have stopped the 200 or 300 engines. Yes they are rough and ready but it was perfect for farm truck.
I honestly think older style engines need to come back, would happily buy a brand new 25year old car compared to this modern junk
I put a Perkins phase 2.0 turbo from a montego in to a 90 Sherpa van bell housing
It was much better than the 2.5 normally aspirated lump
Much as I like the 200 and 300tdi's I have been running a TD5 for 14 years now, just hit 96k miles and only issue has been a seal on the fuel pressure regulator. Mine is standard bar removing the EGR system and a it runs through a big bore Janspeed exhaust. It is a later engine without the plastic dowels.
You certainly see cars for sale with over 250k miles on TD5's so I am hoping it will keep me going for many more years, would happily buy another.
Was that a Steve Parker conversion?
My mate had a lightweight with an Essex v6 was a brilliant swap
@Ruffian emissions, plus extra power
@Rannsachair my mate had one and just about the same mileage it dropped on power then started giving a few issues
Its a shame they didnt think more about access on the td5 in the d2. E.g. Try doing the fuel pressure regulator. Simple job, just a few bolts but your hands are bruised and cut up due to access by the time you are done!
That’s every car though mate
In fact apart from a generator in a welfare unit I worked on that changes it’s own oil and the engine slides out on a rail to do further work not many engines come well packaged so to speak
Aye, go on, cheer him up
If it's landrovers, you basically can. There are virtually no parts for a mid 90s defender that you can't get new, off the shelf.
It would probably cost more then it did as one part, new, in the mid 90s, but maybe not?
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