"Ralph A. Schmid, DK5RAS" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> Our Defender 90TD (19j-engine) started drinking oil like a sailor! The
> stuff is here cheaper than Diesel fuel, but I think it is not a good
> habit to drink 1l of oil every 200km :(
> What we already know: Somehow oil finds its way into the air intake
> filter - it is soaked with oil.
> What already has been done: The valve stem seals (or however those
> small plastic parts are called in English) have been changed, with no
> big success. The valve cover sealing has been exchanged and still lets
> some oil get out, but only some drops, not very much. The dip stick
> seal has been changed, too, because some oil found its way out there.
> When accelerating there is some smoke.
> There is no coolant loss, and no oil in the cooling system.
> The engine runs so far fine (some power loss due to the oily filter),
> it starts just fine, even when it is cold outside.
> The turbo charger seems not to spill oil, and at least in idle there
> is no especially high pressure when I removed the oil refill cap and
> put my hand there.
> Any ideas what to look for to stop this? Any hint is highly
I'll quote from an article i saw at http://www.glencoyne.co.uk/enghist.htm
2495cc turbodiesel, overhead valve, type 19J: Given the strength and
reliability of the 2.5 diesel, you can understand why Land Rover thought it
would cope with turbocharging, but the result was a warranty nightmare.
2.5TDs can fail in any number of ways, but the most common seems to be
internal cracks developing in the cylinder block. This gives the same
symptoms as a blown head gasket or cracked cylinder head, but is not
repairable. Due to a defective design of crankcase breather, these engines
also tend to dump large amounts of engine oil into the air filter housing,
which turns the paper air filter into a soggy black lump. This in turn
leads to oil being drawn into the air intake, causing the engine to 'run
away' and self-destruct.
that is a little worrying don't you think? time to modify the breather I
reckon and be certain you don't overfill the sump