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Old October 7th, 2011, 06:02 PM
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300tdi - Refurb v. Rebuilt v. Remanuf v. Overhaul???

I am buying a 300tdi w/ r380 with about 160k miles so I want to get it put in proper order before I start driving the engine. So my question is what does each of these really mean in terms of the level of work to be performed on the engine and what is generally the cost of each? What would you guys recommend for the engine and gearbox???

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Old October 7th, 2011, 06:26 PM
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The first term implies the engine was checked for compression, had seals and timing replaced and is ready to run.
The other terms imply the engine was disassembled, cleaned, machined, and reassembled with either the same parts reconditioned ( rebuilt ) or all new parts ( remanufactured)
There are no standards so the terms are open to interpretation.

------ Follow up post added October 7th, 2011 06:28 PM ------

At 160k that engine is just reaching puberty.
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Old October 7th, 2011, 07:33 PM
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If the compression is good you should be good. I would look at the injectors and glow plugs and make sure the timing belt is less than 60K miles. If not, or don't know, replace.
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Old October 8th, 2011, 08:25 AM
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Maybe put a new water pump in as well as the timing belt. Have you seen the engine running or just been told that it ran well ?. Plenty of threads regarding issues with newly fitted engines which allegedly "ran well" before installation.
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Old October 9th, 2011, 10:36 AM
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Man you guys are awesome! Engine runs and is installed. It at best has had the timing belt changed (have to check receipts) so I wanted to know what I should do besides that because the truck is still in the UK and I imagine they can carry out any of the work on the engine better than US because of their familiarity with the motor and tranny...

Also how would these terms generally apply to the r380? What should be considered there?
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