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PostPosted: Mon Jun 29, 2015 1:03 pm    Post subject: p38 ? Reply with quote

hello guys havnt bing on here for a quite a while now but have purchased a p38 range rover and the head gasket has gone n cracked the head too and i have being thinking about fitting a bmw 530d engine i just if many people have done this and whats involved iv read some stuff about it on the net but no has to much imfomation about it
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2015 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

no one seems to have any answere about p38 on this forum or other are they hated everywhere ? im going ahead with the conversion cos cant see it being majority difficult except ilmoberlise and wiring
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2015 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would like to see how this turns out. I had a 2.5 P38 before. I loved and hated it just as much.

A 3.0 conversion would be great, should have been an option to be fair. Everyone says the 2.5 is slow but mine was surprisingly fast. Faster than my 2.8 Shogun, 3.0 Hilux, 3.0 Isuzu (which on paper is shouldn't have been) Better than all of them on fuel too. Having said that towing a pissy little box trailer trashed the fuel economy.

I liked the sound of the engine and the fact it loved to rev like a petrol. Well made up for the turbo lag.

Seen as you are going to that trouble, try get a complete donor car? Might make it easier. Also try use the BMW fuel pump if you can as the Landrover one is like cheese.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2015 8:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yer my one pulls hard up to 80mph probably above too but it just dosnt have the lower down torque i would like and the from what iv read and revised the 3.0 diesel lump should go straight in will to bigger intercooler and extend wiring for ecu as i would like it all mounted in the cab fuel system wil be bmw just the all the litle bits but soon as i start it ill start writing a post with photos and imfo on the build
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2015 2:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You get a nice kick from the turbo, but a Morris minor would have it off the line. Made it bloody useless off-road. Mine was manual and the gear selector broke twice. I would put the biggest cooler you can get on it, then re-map it to make the most of the power.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 08, 2015 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What's the original engine in the P38? Petrol or diesel?
Is it a manual, or automatic?
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