Re: 2.5TD Head scrap??
"Fergus" <email@example.com> wrote in message
Thanks for the feedback, I have taken a couple of photos detailing the
cracks in the head, I think they are a fair bit worse than I described,
is the head a gonner?
Stick it back on. You have nothing except a bit of time to lose and £400 to
gain. The most serious crack IMO is the one between the two valves but any
one could be fatal in the end. Are you sure that it was the head gasket that
caused the coolant problem or was it due to gas leaking through those
Apart from that, shop around for a cylinder head should you need one. There
is surely someone supplying generic copies at a fraction of that cost. Try
an agricultural parts supplier who has an agency for VAP, Bepco or a myriad
of others and who, most importantly, have good storemen. Some supply
cylinder heads for tractors at a fraction of the price so I can't see why
they would not cater for LR as well. After all, most of them still fetch
their tractor parts in the LR.
Also do consider going the used route if you have to.