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2011 Defender 110

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  1. yaesu991a

    yaesu991a New Member

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    Hi all
    just about to buy a 2011 Defender 110 as normal i have herd good and bad about the puma engine
    just after some advice what do you all think about them
    thanks
    Nick
     
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    Tdci is an excellent engine in a car, but whether it is good in a Land Rover is a bit of a moot point.
    But they are adequate, provided you look after it, regular oil changes, using synthetic oil, cam belt at at least the recommended intervals regular filter changes, and try and take it easy on take off, it is really more suited to autobox, which I don't think is an option in Defenders.

    They can't be that bad, there are millions upon millions of units giving good service worldwide in all kinds of applications.
     
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    They have chain driven camshafts. In my opinion - best diesel engine ever fitted to a defender. Before you buy, check that there are no outstanding manufacturers recalls, there were a few issues such as oil pump failures and oil cooler seals failing. Some owners had problems with gearbox output shafts wearing out. If these fixes have been done and servicing carried out as scheduled it should be ok. If not, keep looking for one that has been sorted.
     
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    The one in my car doesn't. It has a belt, although it is a simple one, just two pulleys and a tensioner, and a very long change interval.

    I am sure they are the best diesel engine fitted in a Defender, but that isn't saying much! :eek::D
     
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    How very true. I would love a petrol V8 conversion. Wish I could afford one :eek:
     
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    One of my few regrets in the field of Landrovers is not buying a factory V8 Auto Ninety in the early Nineties.
    It was owned by one of my tenants, completely stock except for the tyres, and low mileage in very good nick.
    He offered it to me at a fair price, because he was emigrating to New Zealand.
    I turned him down, because I had a Perkins engined 109 at the time, and always wish I had bought it.
     
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    I’d have stuck with the Perkins engine too
     
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    But how much would a factory V8 auto be worth now in good Nick compared to a Perkins 109...especially in the good old USA...
     
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    RangeRoller dt Well-Known Member

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    Too much for me :D

    You wouldn’a guessed that in the 90’s, I was probably ten. Do like a Perkins engine specially in a Massey, not fussed on a puma. Even the focus needed a Volvo block
     
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    I did, and it gave good service for a number of years thereafter, although the heavy duty sprung 109 eventually did my back in.

    It wasn't any consideration of money that makes me regret it. It was that it would have been such a useful vehicle, and very good for laning, which I used to do quite a lot at the time.
    I would never export any British vehicle to the USA, because of the likelihood it would end up as some kind of blinged up truck, with huge wheels and chrome all over it.
    Horses for courses, Jeeps belong in the US, Land Rovers belong in the UK, Europe, and Africa.
     
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    After Gardners, Perkins were always my favourite diesel. Nowadays, I believe Kubota are even better.
     
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    Did we not import the idea of putting a V8 in a SWB from Landrover America Golden Rod was the vehicle iirc...
     
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    Not sure about that, but I do remember that the Rover V8 was originally a 5 litre Buick engine, which was bought by Rover, and sleeved down to 3.5 litres, because it was thought that 5 litres was too large a capacity for the UK market.
    The engines, and to an extent the transmissions, are what I like most about US vehicles.
    Shame the styling tends to be such a horror show. :(
     
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    Goldenrod was built in 1966 there's a good write up on the net...
     
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    Yes Buick block in early days.

    Modern Kubota seem more powerful. I had use of one few years ago on a spreader, had the power on paper and good pto drive but too light to keep up with the slightly bigger class - that would keep up with the bigger ones. Was good for grassland operations

    Before I had my P38 and spent all my time fixing it, I spent it doing up a Perkins 65
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    Got it running/working the farm but never completed the bodywork and wheels
     
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    Hence the reason Rover P5 and P6 had had a B suffix when fitted with the 3.5 engine...
     
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    So what is a suffix A got??
     
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    Not a 3.5L engine made by Buick...the B stands for Buick engine 3.5L V8... Rover P6 2000tc is what im restoring....a 2L twin carb...
     
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    So suffix A is a mystery... what in that giant Kawasaki green monster you got???
     
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    There is no suffix A the B was only used on saloon cars when they had the Buick engine fitted denoting a 3.5L...

    ps got another P38 arriving next week 4.4L been lying 10yrs owner wants...tell you later when we actually get it in the shed...
     
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