So my poor little Defender 200Tdi has some excessive blow by and I've decided to have the engine yanked and do a full rebuild, top and bottom end. I've read the forums, done my searches, and would like some input as to what I should do while the engine is out. So far this is what I'd like to do:
Timing belt change
New valves and seals
Ceramic coat the exhaust manifold
New piston rings etc
Hopefully get the Mercedes hydraulic engine mounts
All new gaskets and seals all around
New head gasket
ARP head studs
Dynamat the bulkhead
Things that have recently been done
Water pump is new in the last 2 years (15,000 miles)
New turbo 3 years ago
Updated double core Alisport intercooler
Radiator was recorded a few years back, engine rarely gets above 185F-190F
Any other must do's and should do's?
The shop asked about upgraded cams and intake manifolds to get more air to the turbo. Not sure if it's worth it or not. I'm not looking for a hot rod. 65mph on the flats with the AC on and 55 up the long grades to Lake Tahoe would make me happy.
Thanks in advance!!