First let me say I am sorry if I am posting something that has been posted 1,000,000 times before. I did do a search but did not find the information I am looking for.
I have a 2003 Defender 110 with the factory TD5 diesel. I am moving to Lebanon and want to keep from having to sale my Defender. In Lebanon I can not import a diesel power vehicle. I am wanting to replace my engine with a petrol powered engine. If any of you have done this can I can some input as to what engine would be best suited for a rugged mountain area with at times harsh weather? I am really looking for something that will not take away from the power I have grown to love in my diesel 110.
If I would not loose too much off roading abilities I would like to go with an auto gear box as well.
I am also interested in finding out how much of a problem it is to swap engines. Bell housing, motor mount placement, etc.
Any information would be helpful. I have access to just about any engine you can imagine at the local salvage yards of Kuwait and Lebanon.
Thank you guys!!!