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Uncle Douglas

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So....
When you repower a defender with a Cummins you have way more power than is needed to get into trouble. How fast did you go before you lifted on your first drive Max ?
 
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Norton

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So....
When you repower a defender with a Cummins you have way more power than is needed to get into trouble. How fast did you go before you lifted on your first drive Max ?

haha nailed it! Exactly what I did. lifted off when my mechanic got real squirmy in the passenger seat. These things are not made to go 80mph. After today’s test drive I would never do an LS swap. Stick with the torque not the hp.

Note this was on a slight up hill grade I wanted to see how warm she got under load. Kind of like a sea trail on a diesel boat, WOT for 5 minutes under load will tell you a lot about an engine. She got up to 185 fan must have kicked on dropped to 183 immediately then settled to 178 😁

no doubt she had more but that was enough for me.
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Norton

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Couple vids from the first run today. She did stumble off idle and we were unable to do the MAF learn programing. Turns out we have the older programming in our ECU. Had to pull the ECU and send back to Cummins for a reflash. Thx to Brittany at Cummins for the overnight label for shipping and promise of a quick turnaround.

And for even better news the flash will have even more torque!


 

donb

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haha nailed it! Exactly what I did. lifted off when my mechanic got real squirmy in the passenger seat. These things are not made to go 80mph. After today’s test drive I would never do an LS swap. Stick with the torque not the hp.

Note this was on a slight up hill grade I wanted to see how warm she got under load. Kind of like a sea trail on a diesel boat, WOT for 5 minutes under load will tell you a lot about an engine. She got up to 185 fan must have kicked on dropped to 183 immediately then settled to 178 😁

no doubt she had more but that was enough for me.

I like hearing this since I place my order for one a few weeks ago. Now to get some of the parts together and get the garage cleared for the transplant when it comes.
 

Norton

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Free stickers to the first person who can tell me what the custom piece is for in the engine bay ;)


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MountainD

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Reservoir overflow catch bottle (except this is rhd so a little confusing for that...)
 
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Norton

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One step forward two back. But a least it’s for fun stuff. My gauge choice wouldn’t fit above the switches we just put in so decided to make a cover plate and start over


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