Competition electronic system specialist Simtek Ltd has now completed its in-house Discovery 3 2.7L diesel V6 conversion to a 1996 V8 Discovery I. This is reputedly the first roadgoing TDV6 conversion and the first with automatic transmission. It follows Bell Auto Services’ TDV6 90 featured in the July issue of LRO.
Jay Simkins, Technical Director of Simtek developed the BodyLogic conversion kit and it is now offer as a turn-key product incorporating all the important components required for the conversion. Retailing at £2950 plus VAT, it includes the dedicated ECU, injector driver module, complete wiring harness and control map. The mechanical installation work was done by Field Motor Services, Whitworth and Milner Off Road, who designed and produced the engine to transmission adapter plate. DJM Engineering produced the bespoke mounting brackets etc.
Jay Simkins said, 'Having been undertaking a good deal of on-car roadtesting in the lasts weeks, the system is now producing very impressive results and we are particularly pleased with the pairing of the TDV6 2.7Litre engine and the 4HP automatic gearbox.'
The next project is a TDV6 3.0Ltr twin turbo conversion. The BodyLogic diesel control system is designed to enable the running and aftermarket tuning of all modern common rail diesels. Allowing several upgrades as engines become available second hand. 'Once we have covered this second engine we will be moving onto the BMW six-cylinder Bi-turbo, which is a direct replacement for the TD 2.5 in the Range Rover P38.' added Simkins. Kits are already available through selected dealers, including Simtek in Rochdale, Lancashire and Bell Auto Sevices outside York.
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