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Old August 3rd, 2015, 07:27 PM
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No rings... china made head gasket
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Old August 3rd, 2015, 07:29 PM
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And cracked pistons.
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Old August 3rd, 2015, 07:39 PM
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That sucks. Ok diesel guys, what now?

Is it me or does something not look right with those extra valve sized wear marks on the head gasket?
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Old August 3rd, 2015, 08:07 PM
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What now? Spend mo money of course. Either throwing it at the TD or to do a 200tdi swap. That TD will need a complete overhaul by a machine shop.

Charles, not sure what you are referring to but the fire ring on the gasket looks like it encompasses the pre combustion chamber in the head as well. Makes sense.
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Old August 3rd, 2015, 09:06 PM
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I'll take your word on it - I know nothing about diesels

So Pedro, wishing you had heeded my advice and opened it up before buying anything?
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Old August 3rd, 2015, 09:21 PM
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I'll take your word on it - I know nothing about diesels

So Pedro, wishing you had heeded my advice and opened it up before buying anything?
I actually didn't get to buy anything yet.

All the parts are back ordered.

The only things I bought were the fuel filter & oil filter.
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Old August 3rd, 2015, 09:25 PM
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I agree with Briggs on this. Maybe get a 2.5 from Newman and get it going and then see what you can do down the road?
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Old August 3rd, 2015, 09:34 PM
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This is beyond my knowledge but I feel for you, Pedro! Hope you get this thing fixed up

Are Disco 1 V8 swaps easy on these trucks? I feel like there is a steady stream of cheap discos in this area that could make a good donor.
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Old August 3rd, 2015, 09:41 PM
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I agree with Briggs on this. Maybe get a 2.5 from Newman and get it going and then see what you can do down the road?
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I wouldnt rebuild it. A replacement engine( Tithonus takoff maybe) is going to be cheaper and easier than a rebuild. That will buy some time and allow you to use it a bit, while you see if you want to go 200 or 300 tdi.

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....OR...you can do what you usually do - not take any of our advice and do what you want .
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Old August 3rd, 2015, 10:04 PM
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Just put a 2.5 in it. A daily commuted a 2.25 petrol for over a year. A diesel 2.5 can't be any worse.
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Old August 3rd, 2015, 10:09 PM
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Just put a 2.5 in it. A daily commuted a 2.25 petrol for over a year. A diesel 2.5 can't be any worse.
That's the plan.

The biggest problem is that I don't have the tools to do a motor swap in my garage.
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That's the plan.

The biggest problem is that I don't have the tools to do a motor swap in my garage.
$30 to rent a hoist for 7 days.
https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/...135103046.html
A socket set, a few cases of beer, pizza and you have the makings of a wrenching party. Buy Briggs and me a ticket and it will be done before afternoon tea.
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Old August 3rd, 2015, 10:33 PM
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That's the plan.

The biggest problem is that I don't have the tools to do a motor swap in my garage.
All you need is a few wrenches and sockets.

Borrow a cherry picker to pull the motor.

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Old August 3rd, 2015, 10:33 PM
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That's the plan. The biggest problem is that I don't have the tools to do a motor swap in my garage.
If it helps you can borrow my hoist
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Old August 4th, 2015, 12:08 AM
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ouch....J19's are a dime a dozen, now finding a good reliable used one is like finding a town of non related west virginians...or rednecks with a full mouth of good teeth, it ain't gonna be easy.
overhauling one with so much damage is like buying a boat, you drop so much coin into it hoping it floats.
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Old August 4th, 2015, 06:58 AM
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This truck has 190k miles on it and who knows if it was the original engine.

One thing for sure is that the motor was tinker with... I removed all the bolts very easily and looked in great shape.

The coolant looked fresh too.
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Old August 4th, 2015, 06:33 PM
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The biggest problem is that I don't have the tools to do a motor swap in my garage.
This is just a Pedroism. I am sure you have enough tools and have several avenues to borrow a hoist and stand. You could get help even if you got organized and asked. Just do it.
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Old August 4th, 2015, 06:36 PM
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Wonder what one of those Isuzu or MB conversions cost.....
Rob's not that far from you....
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Old August 4th, 2015, 06:54 PM
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I hate to say it every time I see it. But in the eagerness to purchase a rover from overseas, our queen ruled friends see the word...SUCKER stamped across the forehead of the buyer...by the time the buyer realizes he has been had its too late and there is no one to blame but the purchaser... The seller simply saw an opportunity and took it. Sounds harsh but I see it quite often at ams.
Just now I have a 1989 110 with a concourse winning surface paint job and rotten bulk head, which oddly enough blew the transmission on its way from the docks....
The owner took a chance and lost...now he blames the English man who sold it to him....tough luck.
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Old August 5th, 2015, 07:12 AM
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I hate to say it every time I see it. But in the eagerness to purchase a rover from overseas, our queen ruled friends see the word...SUCKER stamped across the forehead of the buyer...by the time the buyer realizes he has been had its too late and there is no one to blame but the purchaser... The seller simply saw an opportunity and took it. Sounds harsh but I see it quite often at ams.
Just now I have a 1989 110 with a concourse winning surface paint job and rotten bulk head, which oddly enough blew the transmission on its way from the docks....
The owner took a chance and lost...now he blames the English man who sold it to him....tough luck.
Carlos... You know I love you... But this is not my case and this is not the place for this type of comments.

The seller was open about the motor and I knew the process involved.

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This is just a Pedroism. I am sure you have enough tools and have several avenues to borrow a hoist and stand. You could get help even if you got organized and asked. Just do it.
Pretty hard to do without a motor.

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Wonder what one of those Isuzu or MB conversions cost.....
Rob's not that far from you....
That's not the road I want to take... I'll end up like most of the people here... an over price project that you'll spend month... perhaps years to finish. screw that.
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