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Submitted: Thursday, Mar 25, 2004 at 21:07
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hi all just a couple of questions. still looking for at u grading the 95 hilux and want to know a few things about the defender 97 crew cab . is the 2.5l intercooled or direct injected i have driven a 97 discovery and liked the performance would the defender be similar as i can not find one in the dubbo area to test run. also the constant 4wd is the rear diff fitted with a LSD . sorry to bother you all but i hope some of my questions can be answered. also what sort of ks can you expect out of a 2.5 td landie if it has been maintand. cheers Bob
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Reply By: Eric Experience. - Thursday, Mar 25, 2004 at 21:54

Thursday, Mar 25, 2004 at 21:54
Bob.
The defenders are direct injected and intercooled. It is the same motor as the discovery but slightly detuned. They are constant FWD but no rear diff lock or lsd the good suspension travel means that both wheels are always on the ground so no lsd is needed. Two of my customers have done over 300,000 on the original motors and still going strong. Eric.
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Follow Up By: Beer4bob - Friday, Mar 26, 2004 at 11:13

Friday, Mar 26, 2004 at 11:13
thanx Eric just a matter of finding one now to show the wife but luckily she likes the shape of them as not many women would..
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Reply By: Rosco - Bris. - Thursday, Mar 25, 2004 at 22:46

Thursday, Mar 25, 2004 at 22:46
Bob

The other Bob's pretty well covered it. When you say "crew cab" are you referring to the 130 model which is not a Defender. The Defender is the 110 model wagon.

Both have virtually the same engine/running gear ... the 130 is more utilitarian ... if that's possible.

130 = 130 inch wheel base
110 = 110 inch wheel base

110 needs a footy field for a U turn ... 130 needs a paddock.

Just kidding ... both bloody great trucks ... but then again I'm a tad biased .. ;-))

Cheers
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Reply By: John Russell - Friday, Mar 26, 2004 at 08:34

Friday, Mar 26, 2004 at 08:34
Gidday Bob,

I have a 1996 130 Defender, and yes it is a Defender, just make sure the Timing belt conversion has been done to the 300TDI motor and then have the timing belt changed every 60,000 k's.

Mine has a mobile home on the back and fully loaded etc, I average 24 mpg over an entire trip in the outback.
Great vehicle and I'm sure if you find one you will be equally happy.

Send me your e-mail address and I will post you a few pics.

Regards
John
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Follow Up By: Rosco - Bris. - Friday, Mar 26, 2004 at 09:00

Friday, Mar 26, 2004 at 09:00
Johnno

I stand corrected ... was thinking about now, not then.
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Reply By: Beer4bob - Friday, Mar 26, 2004 at 10:59

Friday, Mar 26, 2004 at 10:59
thanx for the response i will go into dubbo tomorrow and have a look at anew one just to give me an idea on space ect. is there much difference in the interior between the current and a 97-96 model ?
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Follow Up By: Beer4bob - Friday, Mar 26, 2004 at 11:07

Friday, Mar 26, 2004 at 11:07
thanx john that would be great email is beer4bob@austarnet.com.au
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Follow Up By: Rosco - Bris. - Friday, Mar 26, 2004 at 15:14

Friday, Mar 26, 2004 at 15:14
Space wise ... expect there would be no difference at all ..... basically the same body shells.

Cheers
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