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Old 01-19-2017, 08:41 PM   #1
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Default Freelander euro drivetrain swap

Ive always liked the freelander, but obviously the drivetrain we get here sucks.

So I looked up good ol ebay.co.uk, and holy cow, the TD4 2.0 and transmisson are dirt cheap.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/MG-ZT-ROVE...EAAOSw4GVYMvib

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Transmissi...0AAOSwa~BYcOsA

Is getting it here it a big PITA?
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Old 01-20-2017, 03:31 PM   #2
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It'll be easier to just shit in your favorite hat and slap it back on your head.
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Old 01-20-2017, 03:42 PM   #3
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And it would be worth more money in the end.
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Old 01-20-2017, 04:18 PM   #4
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It'll be easier to just shit in your favorite hat and slap it back on your head.
Don't people get 300tdi and td5 in the country all the time?
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And it would be worth more money in the end.
Yeah but even a valuable shit-filled hat isn't FUN
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Old 01-20-2017, 04:39 PM   #6
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you can import anything you want...
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Old 01-20-2017, 05:06 PM   #7
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Don't people get 300tdi and td5 in the country all the time?
I wasn't referring to the issues with importing it; I was referring to the fact that you'll be diving into God-knows-what kind of issues. ECU's, wiring harnesses, Murphy's law? And when you're done you'll have...........a fucking Freelander.
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If you want it that bad, consider waiting a few years. You'll be able (in theory) to import a complete TD4 Freelander. The first models came out when, 1997? So in 2022 those will be 25 years old (assuming the TD4 was available the first year). The good news is the price of a 25-year old Freelander will be low. The bad news is that a 25-year old Freelander will be in lousy shape. And it will be a 25-year old Freelander. But if that's what you love and that's what you want then go for it. There's no accounting for taste. For reasons I don't understand I still think about buying a P38 sometimes. It's a foolish idea, but something about them appeals to me.
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...........a fucking Freelander.
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I wasn't referring to the issues with importing it; I was referring to the fact that you'll be diving into God-knows-what kind of issues. ECU's, wiring harnesses, Murphy's law? .
It can't be much different than tossing a 300tdi and/or r380 into a D2?
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Old 01-20-2017, 06:00 PM   #11
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nuff said
Like I said, ive always had a soft spot for the damn things.

And with those prices, seems like a relatively affordable project to fuck around with.

It's not like I'm trying to convince everyone that the new Ridgeline is cool
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Old 01-20-2017, 06:05 PM   #12
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There's no accounting for taste. For reasons I don't understand I still think about buying a P38 sometimes. It's a foolish idea, but something about them appeals to me.
Ha same here.

There's a Callaway that's been at a used lot here for a year and is down to $1995...so tempted.
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I wasn't referring to the issues with importing it; I was referring to the fact that you'll be diving into God-knows-what kind of issues. ECU's, wiring harnesses, Murphy's law? And when you're done you'll have...........a fucking Freelander.
This is exactly whats going to happen. I was thinking fuel system from the tank t the injection pump, glow plugs, pull the dash to get the manual trans pedal box. The whole cooling system could be different. Your really going to need to get your hands on the whole truck. I just think too much shit would be needed.
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If you want it that bad, consider waiting a few years. You'll be able (in theory) to import a complete TD4 Freelander. The first models came out when, 1997? So in 2022 those will be 25 years old (assuming the TD4 was available the first year). The good news is the price of a 25-year old Freelander will be low. The bad news is that a 25-year old Freelander will be in lousy shape. And it will be a 25-year old Freelander. But if that's what you love and that's what you want then go for it. There's no accounting for taste. For reasons I don't understand I still think about buying a P38 sometimes. It's a foolish idea, but something about them appeals to me.
I want a P38. If I find a good example I'm going to try to own it. I have a project right now that's got to be done or close to done before I can do it. I've always liked them. But it would have to be a GEMS truck. Probably try to find a speacial edition like a Callaway.
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This is exactly whats going to happen. I was thinking fuel system from the tank t the injection pump, glow plugs, pull the dash to get the manual trans pedal box. The whole cooling system could be different. Your really going to need to get your hands on the whole truck. I just think too much shit would be needed.
So, its not like dropping a 300tdi-r380 in a disco...

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I want a P38. If I find a good example I'm going to try to own it. I have a project right now that's got to be done or close to done before I can do it. I've always liked them. But it would have to be a GEMS truck. Probably try to find a speacial edition like a Callaway.
Other than the diff-lock stuff, this drop right in a P38?

http://www.ashcroft-transmissions.co.../r380-p38.html
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Yup, you're right. Pretty much have to replace the whole front end down to the axles.

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Other than the diff-lock stuff, this drop right in a P38?

http://www.ashcroft-transmissions.co.../r380-p38.html
I know they made the P38 with a manual trans, but just because I've seen the service info for that. Never saw one in person.
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I know they made the P38 with a manual trans, but just because I've seen the service info for that. Never saw one in person.
I've seen it in person. It came on the diesels. Not sure if it was the R380 but the engine was the BMW 2.5 6-cyl.
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