Engine Land Rover 200Tdi

The concern produced a 2.5-liter Land Rover 200Tdi diesel engine from 1989 to 1994 and installed it on the Defender SUV under the 11L index and Discovery under the 12L and 13L index. This power unit was equipped with a mechanical injection pump and it quickly gave way to the 300Tdi engine.


Production years 1989-1994
Displacement, cc 2495
Fuel system direct injection
Power output, hp 107 – 111
Torque output, Nm 265
Cylinder block cast iron R4
Block head aluminum 8v
Cylinder bore, mm 90.47
Piston stroke, mm 97
Compression ratio 19.5
Features OHV
Hydraulic lifters no
Timing drive belt
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging Garrett TB02
Recommended engine oil 5W-40
Engine oil capacity, liter 6.7
Fuel type diesel
Euro standards EURO 1
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Land Rover Defender 1992)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~350 000

The engine was installed on:

  • Land Rover Defender 1 (L316) in 1990 – 1994;
  • Land Rover Discovery 1 (LJ) in 1989 – 1994;
  • Land Rover Range Rover 1 (LH) in 1992 – 1994.

Disadvantages of the Land Rover 200Tdi engine

  • This is a very simple in design and reliable diesel engine with a Bosch mechanical injection pump.
  • Its main problem is that it was produced for a short time and spare parts for it are expensive.
  • On specialized forums, they complain about a vacuum pump, antifreeze leaks and a breakdown of the cylinder head gasket.
  • Every 80,000 km it is necessary to change the timing belt and adjust the valve clearances.
  • In order for the turbine to serve for a long time, you should not turn off the car immediately after a trip.

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