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    tank of petrol for the Puma.

    sooo, without pointing fingers around my house, my 2015 110 (with only 5000k's on the clock) Has been filled with 65L of ULP and driven 200m. It was turned off as soon as it started to cough. Had it towed to a dealer who wants to change injectors and high pressure fuel pump. (as well as a complete flush and new fuel filter of course) Their price -$13 762! ($1420 for flush and filter) They have conducted no testing/ diagnostics and are following the Landrover Technical Bulletin. What is the wisdom? New injectors and high pressure pump MUST be replaced or 'they should be right mate'? Will it be drive-able after a flush regardless? (so i can get the work done elsewhere given a set of injectors is around $1600 and a pump about $800).
    Your wisdom will be appreciated.
    ps. i have bought 4 Landrovers from this dealer over the years and I hate them with a passion. ........nice to get that off my chest.

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    tank of petrol for the Puma.

    Youíre not completely up the proverbial. tank of petrol for the Puma.

    Some go for a while, most that went hard donít and fail soon. Being such a short run and immediate shut down - Iíd suggest the following:

    You can always try your luck, drain, fill, go.
    At worst itís a tank of diesel.
    Last edited by Tombie; 3rd July 2018 at 08:50 PM. Reason: Reread the distance travelled (eye strain)

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    Just a thought maybe get the flush done by a specialist 1st? Similar to one of those guys that come to the servo. If there is no petrol in ANY of the system it shouldn't do any damage when you fire it up, then look at changing the injectors If the problem persists you should be able to get the refurbished if they only have done 5xxxkms

    Good luck hopfully the flush/filter will be enough

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    not clear on your location, but there are diesel experts around that could be far more rea$onable

    Are you trying to protect a relatively new-car warranty?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fatnold View Post
    sooo, without pointing fingers around my house, my 2015 110 (with only 5000k's on the clock) Has been filled with 65L of ULP and driven 200m. It was turned off as soon as it started to cough. Had it towed to a dealer who wants to change injectors and high pressure fuel pump. (as well as a complete flush and new fuel filter of course) Their price -$13 762! ($1420 for flush and filter) They have conducted no testing/ diagnostics and are following the Landrover Technical Bulletin. What is the wisdom? New injectors and high pressure pump MUST be replaced or 'they should be right mate'? Will it be drive-able after a flush regardless? (so i can get the work done elsewhere given a set of injectors is around $1600 and a pump about $800).
    Your wisdom will be appreciated.
    ps. i have bought 4 Landrovers from this dealer over the years and I hate them with a passion. ........nice to get that off my chest.
    You mention at the end how you hate the dealer, yet you keep going back??????? When will people learn? or do they sell the vehicle vowing never to buy another land Rover again, simply due to mechanical incompetence.. For goodness sake take it to an actual qualified mechanic and not a group of "approved bluh bluh bluh"

    ANY half decent diesel mechanic should advise you on the issues with running petrol through the system (and it can be potentially fatal to the diesel fuel system), all the while flushing the petrol out and priming with diesel. I have done dozens of diesels that have had petrol through the system, the odd one drops an injector or lift pump a few kms down the track, but surprisingly most have survived to do many many more km's.

    Its a land Rover Defender... you need a real mechanic (that would make a good sig)

    P.S the injectors in the ford engine cant be refurbed
    Regards
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    I have had 2x Hilux diesels go through the same dramavand after draining the tank thel filling up with clean diesel they went on for another couple of hundred thousand K's.
    Just drain the tank then refill and give it a whirl
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    If you do need to pay it cost me around $3k for parts and labour done at an independant, that was about $1800 for injectors (x4) and pump which i supplied and $1200 for labour with other bits and pieces that were required.

    I did flush the tank and lines before replacing and took it the Fraser island for a week but it started having problems again so it was off to the mechanics to be repaired. I suspect that I may have had a failing injector and pump already as the pump wouldn't run the learn off the tool I had or the mechanics ones, so they all got replaced at the same time.

    Richard

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    Quote Originally Posted by DazzaTD5 View Post
    P.S the injectors in the ford engine cant be refurbed
    I don't own one but good to know thanks for sharing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LRJim View Post
    I don't own one but good to know thanks for sharing!
    Well I'm not a sharing huggy person ... the relevance of what I said is with regards to 2007 onwards Defender models that are a Ford engine. Another thing to note, is Land Rover didnt do some big engineering on it, Ford call it a severe service engine (or something of that description).
    Regards
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    Quote Originally Posted by DazzaTD5 View Post
    Well I'm not a sharing huggy person ... the relevance of what I said is with regards to 2007 onwards Defender models that are a Ford engine. Another thing to note, is Land Rover didnt do some big engineering on it, Ford call it a severe service engine (or something of that description).
    Hahaha sharing is caring!
    I figured it was for the non LR motors. It's the transit engine isn't it?

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