Bringing Sexy Back. AKA 93' LWB RRC

getlost4x4

Expedition Leader
New intake system is done. Donaldson air filter, homemade snorkle, custom intercooler piping kit made to fit.



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Wow just read through this whole thread. Bummer you couldn't get the Mercedes engine to fire. My buddy has a 300TD with the 617 in it and it fires right up all the time and is such a reliable engine.

It is cool to see you using the GM boat anchors though. I've got a 6.2 in my 95 Disco 1. Got it already swapped but I had to do the head gaskets on it this spring as I blew them in Eastern WA headed back home from a ski trip. Thought about going to the 6.5 a couple times as I was doing the rebuild just to get a little more power out of it but I didnt know about the van/bus engine with the turbo in the valley so I didn't think it'd work. I am curious about how you got such good fuel economy with your 6.2. I get about 13mpg with mine mated to the factory LR 5mt gearbox.
 
I don't know, I got pretty good mileage. I only know because when it was stock with a 4.2L V8 and now lift, I would use a half a tank of fuel to Salt Lake and back to my house. ~60+- Miles. With the 6.2 I only use 1/4 of a tank now. I calculated the 4.2 and was averaging about 9 MPG. I calculated the 6.2 and was getting ~18 mpg. If I just drive it in town, not on the highway, I get about 20 mpg. I don't drive it to hard, I'm not in a hurry in my Classic, I just like to cruise in it and 4 wheel. Its not a daily driver either.

I think having the timing set right, I also dump used motor oil into my tank, and not hot rodding it is a good way to get these thing running well. I also run 33" tires to keep the rev's down, I'm using a 700R4 tranmssion and NP241 HD. That keep's the revs on the highway in the "sweet spot". I also didn't change my axle gearing. Its 3.56 which when I did all the calculations comparing it to the original chevy stuff, kept me in a good rev range up to 80 mph. I don't need to go any faster in this range rover than 80. LOL. It'll do 90 but the motor is screaming.

Wow just read through this whole thread. Bummer you couldn't get the Mercedes engine to fire. My buddy has a 300TD with the 617 in it and it fires right up all the time and is such a reliable engine.

It is cool to see you using the GM boat anchors though. I've got a 6.2 in my 95 Disco 1. Got it already swapped but I had to do the head gaskets on it this spring as I blew them in Eastern WA headed back home from a ski trip. Thought about going to the 6.5 a couple times as I was doing the rebuild just to get a little more power out of it but I didnt know about the van/bus engine with the turbo in the valley so I didn't think it'd work. I am curious about how you got such good fuel economy with your 6.2. I get about 13mpg with mine mated to the factory LR 5mt gearbox.
 

getlost4x4

Expedition Leader
So update,

The engine has a blown headgasket on the passenger side. I finally got it filled with water and got it up to operating temperature yesterday. The cooling system seemed to be getting over pressurized and then I noticed it was starting to leak water from the passenger-side. Thinking, what hoses do I have over there, none, damn. I crawl under and can see water coming out from the head.

So annoyed with the ebay seller of this engine I could kill him. I have had to basically repair the whole thing. So I'm ordering a headgasket kit and headstuds. I'll have the heads decked locally. Doesn't look like a horrible job. Would have been a lot easier to do outside of the vehicle, but oh well.

This will put me back a few weeks, but its summer and I wasn't planning on going anywhere fun until this fall.