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Old May 23rd, 2009, 07:05 AM
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sucks that a 4 hr job at best can turn into such a clusterfewk.

I'd suggest that if you have the shop manual and the fella doing the work can't get this right from reading it....get the thing to someone who can. It really is not that difficult. Go back to the beggining and start again. No need to be a mechanic really, just need to be able to read and have access to some tools.
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I am sending it to a Land cruiser shop that has toyota diesel experience. he says he can fix it with the shop manual. no Rover shops around here willing to take it on. reckon it is the IP but will do compression test also. thanks for all of the advice.
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just read my last post and sounded to myself like quite the a$$hole. Sorry 'bout that. Been moving and working and playing and not sleeping and I think in the sleep deprived surf haze I may have got a little cranky.

Best of luck with it Todd. I'll probably come visit on may way through on the Fla delivery.
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I am going to be doing mine soon, hope it goes smoothly.
Is there a way to inspect it without pulling it out? Mine was done when I got the engine. I have only put maybe 5-10k miles on it since then. But they are the hardest miles possible. I don't want to blow the thing apart, thats for sure.
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Is there a way to inspect it without pulling it out? Mine was done when I got the engine. I have only put maybe 5-10k miles on it since then. But they are the hardest miles possible. I don't want to blow the thing apart, thats for sure.
I would just replace it, the belts are super cheap. Replacement engines, on the other hand aren't.
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I would just replace it, the belts are super cheap. Replacement engines, on the other hand aren't.
I was thinking about it. But after I read this thread, I kinda want to wait as long as possible!
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As I understand it there is an inspection hole that is easy to get to if you don't have A/C. I am sure Pendy or Matt can elaborate. I think it is on the the timing cover just in front of the IP. A/c compressor is in the way if you have a/c.

No problem Matt. Give me a bell or an email and let me know when you will be coming through Hotlanta. maybe we can at least meet for a beer or something.
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No problem Matt. Give me a bell or an email and let me know when you will be coming through Hotlanta. maybe we can at least meet for a beer or something.
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I was thinking about it. But after I read this thread, I kinda want to wait as long as possible!
It's not a bad job at all and seeing what you've done to your rig I wouldn't worry about the tech.

The "hard" miles wont worry it (the belt) unless you've filled the timing cover with dust, water, dirt. (I run a hose and filter non the "wading plug" hole so as to keep shit out). Service is more based on time, both operating and calendar. I'd change every 3yrs or 30k for extreme duty. I think this is factory reccomended. 5-6yrs 60-70k for normal use.

You can get a look at the inside of the timing cover by pulling the cover off the AC tensioner hole and seeing if there is a lot of belt residue which should get you an idea of the state of things.

I've seen some newish belts that have done everything but grate cheese and looked fine....... I've seen 10yr old belts with 4k miles on them break.....
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Changed a belt yesterday that had the new tensioner/idler and the old crank gear. The cover held it in place I guess. Silly Brits!

Not a job to rush through.
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I am suppose to get my 300 tdi Disco back tomorrow with the timing issue resolved. Urban Land Cruisers in atlanta fixed it. timing was off by a tooth or so. Had to start fresh. He say it is all good no smoke drives good. We'll see. fingers crossed! thanks to all who offered advice.
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I have seen on similar engines (2.5TD) where the IP has had some wear and tear on it, that when you reach the limit of timing adjustment you can actually jump a tooth and time it again. It works and extends the life of the pump quite a bit. I don't know if it was the case or not with yours but maybe ...

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got her back, she runs like a champ again! Now just get the A/C blowing cold and I am am all good!
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Glad to hear you got it sorted out. Not trying to pour salt on a wound or anything, but any sort of 'refund' or partial return from the first mechanic that didn't get it right?
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gonna work on that next week. ironically he is out of work at training! I am hoping he will give me back at least half because he did install a new water pump, p gasket, thermostat, and gasket.
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