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Building a Td5

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jens22

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Hi Folks-

 

I blew the petrol motor on my 2002 Disco II.  Going to replace it with a TDI.

 

Talking with Zak at Zombie Motors and a couple of re-manufacturers in England.  Also have a buddy digging around the Florida market where  there are several pretty active rebuilders.

 

Anyone have a source they like and trust?

 

Thanks, Jens.


Edited by jens22, 05 February 2018 - 11:02 PM.

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Jethro

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Really exciting, curious to see how you will manage through the CARB process here in CA.

I'll looking forward to following the your progress.


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JFuller

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If I remember Brian Thornhill of British 4x4 in Reno has done that conversion.  



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DHappel

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Really exciting, curious to see how you will manage through the CARB process here in CA.

I'll looking forward to following the your progress.


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Yes, very interesting.  We haven't had many people go the diesel route because of the difficulties in dealing with CA CARB.  One of our members (Ted)has been fighting that with a Santana just recently and eventually gave up and registered out of state.  He was going to do a Cummins 2.9 swap but I believe he found a deal on a complete TD5 take-out.

 

Definitely keep us posted on how you handle CARB.  If you find an easy way through the bureaucracy I'm sure others would be very interested as well.


Edited by DHappel, 06 February 2018 - 07:48 AM.

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'96 D1 - even more non-stock


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DiscoDavis

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Td5 is technically too new, because even if you somehow got carb approval, paid the fees, paid the lab for the sticker, and got it retitled, you would still have to smog it (diesel cutoff on CA compliant cars is 1997, which is a 300tdi year, not a td5 year). Both the year on your car and the year on the motor serial would make this an issue for you, IE you would have to smog it just like a petrol car in CA. 

 

Since that car fits an R380 trans, you could wait and see what happens with the cummins 2.8 and carb, a few shops are doing swaps that mate a 380 with the V8 bellhousing to the 2.8. Not sure if an earlier Tdi fits in that car without modification, 200 or 300 are still nice motors. 

 

Not to say people haven't spotted a Td5 or two tooling around the bay area... 


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