1957-73: Land Rover Se­ries I and II Diesel SUVS and Pickups

Diesel World - - Vintage Smoke -

In 1957, Land Rover in­tro­duced a 2.0L diesel as an op­tion for its short- and long-wheel­base 4x4s. It was a mod­ern IDI de­sign that fea­tured roller tap­pets and its base ar­chi­tec­ture was also used for the OHV gas en­gines that re­placed an ag­ing line of low-power F-head gassers. The diesel evolved from a dry-sleeved 2.0L into a par­ent bore 2.25L. Land Rover diesels were avail­able in the USA on and off (mostly off) into 1973, when im­por­ta­tion of all Land Rovers stopped. When Land Rover re­sumed im­port­ing ve­hi­cles in 1987, diesels were not on the Amer­i­can menu but LR diesels were still pop­u­lar through­out the rest of the world.

DIS­PLACE­MENT: 2.0L (125.2ci)/2.25l (139.5ci) POWER: 52 hp @ 3,500 rpm/67 hp @ 4,000 rpm TORQUE: 87 lb-ft @ 2,000 rpm/103 lb-ft @ 1,800 rpm COM­PRES­SION RA­TIO: 19.5:1/23:1 AS­PI­RA­TION: Nat­u­ral

1958 2.0L diesel in 1958 Land Rover Se­ries I

1959 Land Rover Se­ries II long wheel­base pickup

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from USA

© PressReader. All rights reserved.