Re: 2.25 Diesel Blowing Oil
"evelyn snowling" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> Hope you are right Huw,
> Had the rocker cover off today it looks like the gasket wasnt sealing too
> good as it was leaking on part of it (front left corner looking towards it
> from the front) and as for the cap/filter its a bit loose so will try and
> replace that.
> I'm pretty much a novice when it comes to messing with engines but I'm
> going over to our local land rover specialist this week to get a full
> gasket set (including head gaskets) for the 2.25 as I gave all of the ones
> I had to the mechanic that fitted the 2.25 into the land rover in the
> first place. I'm also going to totally remove the oil cooler and will also
> drop the sump and make sure there are no fragments in there.
> Last time it started throwing out oil like this shortly after the engine
> departed, which is a bit worrying for me.
Whatever you do, resist the temptation to rebuild an engine that just
doesn't need it.
I actually analysed the oil in my Land Rover once, at about 5000 miles after
an oil change and some 35000 miles from new. It indicated excessive top and
bottom end wear and bore wear. Some 8500 hours and nearly 100,000 miles
later the engine is chugging along as well as it ever did, although oil
consumption has increased from around 2litres every 5000 miles of old to
around a litre every 1500 miles these days. The head gasket failed at around
95000 miles and some five years ago and there was very little wear on the
bores or valve gear although there may have been some piston wear that was
not particularly bad. I expect it to last a good while yet, or else I will
start to doubt the wisdom of paying a premium for the vehicle only 21 years