Engine Land Rover 15P 2.5 TD5

The 2.5-liter Land Rover TD5 diesel engine with the 15P index was installed from 2002 to 2007 on various modifications of the Defender SUV and on Discovery 2 under a different index 16P. These power units are essentially Euro 3 versions of 10P or 14P engines, respectively.


Production years 2002-2007
Displacement, cc 2495
Fuel system injector pump
Power output, hp 122 – 139
Torque output, Nm 300 – 315
Cylinder block cast iron R5
Block head aluminum 10v
Cylinder bore, mm 84.45
Piston stroke, mm 88.95
Compression ratio 19.5
Features SOHC
Hydraulic lifters no
Timing drive double row chain
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging Garrett GT2052S
Recommended engine oil 5W-30
Engine oil capacity, liter 7.2
Fuel type diesel
Euro standards EURO 3
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Land Rover Discovery TD5 2003)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~400 000

The engine was installed on:

  • Land Rover Defender 1 (L316) in 2002 – 2007;
  • Land Rover Discovery 2 (L318) in 2002 – 2004.

Disadvantages of the Land Rover 15P TD5 engine

  • Most of the problems are caused by breaks in the wiring under the valve cover;
  • Also, the cams and rocker of the pump-injector drive wear out pretty quickly here;
  • Fuel can enter the oil due to broken injector o-rings;
  • Often the turbine control valve fails and the wastegate axis jams;
  • Cracking of the cylinder head and crankshaft damper pulley is also regularly encountered.

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