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Freelander 2004 td4 went bang
« on: February 23, 2012, 16:12:42 »
My wifes TD4 went kaput this morning

loss of power followed by plume of blue smoke and then clouds of white smoke.

all of the coolant has gone and looks like most of the oil, I am no mechanic but I am guessing head gasket and whatever it is no doubt going to be expensive.

Any of you more educated types want to offer up a diagnosis.

Thanks

Steve

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Re: Freelander 2004 td4 went bang
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2012, 09:15:36 »
Hi there it could also be a turbo fault as the td4 suffers from these a lot. Does not explane the coolant loss but it may of been low anyway (just a thought)  :sad:
I have change two turbos and a engine in the last few weeks because of turbo faults on the td4 caused by lack of maintenance people forget to change the breather/filter in the top engine
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Re: Freelander 2004 td4 went bang
« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2012, 16:05:10 »
Hi Mike

Thanks for the reply, is it a given that if the PCV filter has not been changed that the turbo will be damaged.  Have just spoken to the garage who have ordered a new filter
and are hoping that this shouldl cure the problem ???

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Re: Freelander 2004 td4 went bang
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2012, 15:02:24 »
ouch, just been told by the garage that we need a new engine.   whats my best course of action by a second hand one and get it fitted, have a go myself have had my 200tdi in and out of my defender several times.

or pay to get it reconditioned.


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Re: Freelander 2004 td4 went bang
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2012, 09:53:07 »
Depends on how much the garage want to replace it, you could try supplying your own engine for them to fit, call all of the breakers see if they have anything get on ebay checking daily if your quick on there you can some times pick up a bargain dont forget to call all of the rover breakers its the same engine that they put in the 75 and MG ZT    BUT i dont know if the turbos are the same i think you might have to change over a few parts on them to make them fit.
They are not a bad job to do but i havent had to do one on a drive plus i have got ramps to work on with lots of space. Last one i got from ebay cost me
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Re: Freelander 2004 td4 went bang
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2012, 20:05:04 »
Hi Mike

I have been quoted

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Re: Freelander 2004 td4 went bang
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2012, 08:30:16 »
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Re: Freelander 2004 td4 went bang
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2012, 10:13:06 »
Hi Mike

Yes I must admit I thought the

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Re: Freelander 2004 td4 went bang
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2012, 11:46:30 »
Ok here is an update.

Car is now back on the road, and I am now officially skint after forking out