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Old October 13th, 2014, 01:32 PM
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Any Puma specialist around?

I have my eyes on a 2007 90 with very low miles (21,000 km, almost too good to be true) in a quite decent shape.

Any advices when it comes to check this engine ?

I'm planning to do a test drive tomorrow.

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Old October 13th, 2014, 01:53 PM
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You're breaking our hearts! ;-)
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Old October 13th, 2014, 02:09 PM
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You're breaking our hearts! ;-)
Sorry guys :-))
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Old October 13th, 2014, 02:10 PM
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No issues with ours that had around 40k maybe? I believe there was a fear of carbon build up, but I doubt that's enough miles to really look for it.
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Old October 13th, 2014, 02:18 PM
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No issues with ours that had around 40k maybe? I believe there was a fear of carbon build up, but I doubt that's enough miles to really look for it.
You mean in the combustion chamber or on the way out, head and exhaust manifold ?
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Old October 13th, 2014, 02:49 PM
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Recommend you look at:
http://www.defender2.net/forum/puma-tdci-vf19.html

There are many reports of clutch issues in the early tdci's, if it hasn't been changed then just be mindful. Also ask if it ever saw a dealership for standard maintenance, there are ECM updates that fixed a few driveability annoyances on early trucks.
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Old October 13th, 2014, 03:24 PM
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Let me guess a dual mass clutch?
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Old October 13th, 2014, 03:50 PM
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I have some experience, I have a 2010 130 with 65K mile on it.

They have an EGR valve that should make a quiet chula chula chula upon motor shut down. Eventually they turn into something that sounds like strangling a chook. Dealer wants $800 to replace, a BAS re-map(Bell Auto Service) cost the same and eliminates the EGR. You will not be sorry with a re-map as it takes it from a tractor to something that resembles a car. Its all done on line and via the mail. 90KW to 120. 360Nm to 450.

If the Clutch rattles, and you will know, it's a goner. It will need replacing. I think LR are on clutch version 4 now, but the latest seems to be holding up. They keep breaking springs for some draft reason. If you replace the clutch, replace the slave cylinder as well. Not necessary but as it's in the bell housing its a PITA if it does go. Another draft idea.

They can have ignition barrel - immobiliser issues as well. With the tune you can have the immobiliser eliminated but leave the door and bonnet alarm on. I have my immobiliser disarmed because if that goes pear shape in the middle of nowhere there is no fix but a flat bed to the dealer.

Then there is the typical range of little stuff, like a door handle falling off. They are not the doomed Defender as many non electrical Defer owners suggest. Actually the electrics are the reliable bit mostly. Good luck, enjoy the new ride.
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Old October 13th, 2014, 04:13 PM
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There's an adapter housing between gearbox and transferbox.
Inside is this thing lokated.



As you can see, sometimes it fails.

Link to a german board. Yes it's in german language.

http://www.blacklandy.eu/blboard/for...ichen-Probleme
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Old October 13th, 2014, 04:23 PM
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Arlo, is yours a 2010?. It seems common with that year from my readings. My shaft was done as it had seized when I went in for clutch 2 under warranty. I think its a possible issue but not a common one. LR have issued a technical bulletin I think to now apply grease to the splines, yet but another draft moment.
I have read a very recent post on Defender2 where the owner was fully expecting a seized shaft on his 2010 truck, but came a apart in perfect condition.
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Old October 13th, 2014, 04:47 PM
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Jason, this one belongs not to me.

The owner has had the totaly lost of torque first time at 20.000km. Same issue at 40.000km.

I don't know the made of year.

In the last posts a member wrode, that the splitted shaft is available as a one peace design now.

I guess the problem is well known at LR.
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2007 is the very first year for the TDCI engine correct..?. My 2006 is a td5!!!
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That's a lot of valuable information.
Thanks
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2007 is the very first year for the TDCI engine correct..?. My 2006 is a td5!!!
2006 is the last year for factory fitted Td5 and Tdi, even for special orders I believe.
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