Engine Land Rover 256T

The 2.5-liter Land Rover 256T or Range Rover II 2.5 TD engine was assembled from 1994 to 2002 and installed only on the popular second-generation Land Rover Range Rover SUV. This power unit existed in a single modification with a capacity of 136 hp and 270 Nm.

Joint development engines with BMW: 204D3, 256T, 306D1.


Production years 1994-2002
Displacement, cc 2497
Fuel system prechambers
Power output, hp 136
Torque output, Nm 270
Cylinder block cast iron R6
Block head aluminum 12v
Cylinder bore, mm 80
Piston stroke, mm 82.8
Compression ratio 22.0
Features intercooler
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging Mitsubishi TD04-11G-4
Recommended engine oil 5W-40
Engine oil capacity, liter 8.7
Fuel type diesel
Euro standards EURO 1/2
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Range Rover II 2000)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~300 000

The engine was installed on:

  • Land Rover Range Rover 2 (P38A) in 1994 – 2002.

Disadvantages of the Land Rover 256T engine

  • This diesel engine is very afraid of overheating and the cylinder head cracks here quite often;
  • Closer to 150,000 km, the valve timing may go astray due to chain stretching;
  • At about the same mileage, cracks often appear in the hot part of the turbine;
  • Saving on oil here turns into rapid wear of the injection pump plunger pair;
  • Difficult cold start usually hints at booster pump failure.

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