Engine Land Rover 300Tdi

The company produced the 2.5-liter Land Rover 300Tdi diesel engine from 1994 to 2006 and put it on its most popular Defender, Discovery and Range Rover Classic SUVs. The engine replaced the 200Tdi. There are nine versions of this motor from 16L to 24L with a conventional injection pump or electronic EDC.


Production years 1994-2006
Displacement, cc 2495
Fuel system direct injection
Power output, hp 111 – 122
Torque output, Nm 265 – 300
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 T250-04
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 Discovery 1996)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~320 000

The engine was installed on:

  • Land Rover Defender 1 (L316) in 1994 – 1998;
  • Land Rover Discovery 1 (LJ) in 1994 – 1998;
  • Land Rover Range Rover 1 (LH) in 1994 – 1996.

Disadvantages of the Land Rover 300Tdi engine

  • This is a simple and reliable diesel engine and all its problems are only from huge runs;
  • In the engines of the first years, the timing belt often slipped and a repair kit is offered for them;
  • Do not turn off the car immediately after the trip, otherwise the turbine will not last very long;
  • They often complain about the vacuum pump, antifreeze leaks and cylinder head gasket breakdown;
  • Do not forget to change the timing belt every 80,000 km and adjust the valve clearances.

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