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    Posted: 14 Mar 19 at 14:56
Hi guys, I'm new to this site but I'm reliably informed this is the best place to get advice! I have an LT50 1987 with a coach built horsebox on it, it's stupidly slow on hills and I wondered if anybody had 'repowered' any of these vehicles and if so.... what engine did you use? I've heard rumours of a BMW 525 diesel being used but don't know if it's straightforward or not?
I'm also trying to locate front shock absorbers for it, any advice welcomed,
Kind regards, andy 
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Hi and Welcome. Yes this is the best forum to get advice. There are also 2 German forums that are good.
The best Place worldwide to get parts, is just a click With the mouse in the upper right corner of this page, away.
If you have the 75hp NA engine, yes it is dead slow. If you have a Turbo engine, you could ad an intercooler and get about 20% more HP. And chek Your trottle cable.
I think i have heard about 4 that has converted their LT to 2,5TDI. (Turkey, Austria, Germany and UK) Boltpattern on 5 and 6 syl engines are the same, so you could mate it to the gearbox. It is stil a lot of work.
I am planing to instal a 116hp 2,5TDI in mine this spring. The reason i go for the 116hp is that i will be able to get it aproved by the veichle inspection. A 140hp wil not be aproved. I know there is a guy in Austria that has chipped his to about 180hp. It goes quite well.Teher is a Youtube film of a LT With a straight 6. Thrn thry also have to use a BMW gearbox, so it complicates every thing. I might, in the future, change to a Volvo overdrive gearbox. Then the rpm's will go Down 21%
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Thanks for all that info Buss, you've been lots of help, I didn't know about the higher hp's not being approved, what is the 2.5tdi 116hp engine from? 
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Just under the Brickwerks banner is the Search facility. Use the Advanced dialogue to narrow down the forums; there is a great deal of easyily found information here.
There is a 2.5TDi in Seattle-ish and an electric one in the making in Toronto.
There are also a Rover V8, Lexus and a Jaguar too.
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Hello Dangermouse 243 and welcome, there's not much i can add to the great advise above.
However i did have a very bad experience back in nineties with an engine conversion its on a post here somewhere,good luck.
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