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Thread: Aside from DPF issues, do short trips do diesel engines damage?

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    Aside from DPF issues, do short trips do diesel engines damage?

    Aside from DPF issues due to short trips, is there any actual engine damage to be wary of when a diesel FL2 has be used for small trips most of its life?

    ...A FL2 seller has said the old 'I just use it to drop my kid off at school' answer, which may well be true, but I just wanted to know any potential side effects.

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    No engine likes small runs.
    The biggest issue is water build up (as well as acids, fuel) inside an engine doesnt get burnt off.
    This causes rust and sludge build up inside the engine.
    This in turn causes premature wear on the inside of an engine.
    Bigger diesels seem to suffer more from small short runs than small engines.

    The Freelander 2 and Evoque models are dare I say very very problem FREE (especially the 2.0 petrol), hence why they dont get that much attention on forums
    So look for good service records, ideally 10K servicing as that city driving typically is more serve on engines.
    The petrol model would be my pick for city use.
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    On this subject,i have always wondered,do synthetic oils help with short runs?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DazzaTD5 View Post
    No engine likes small runs.
    The biggest issue is water build up (as well as acids, fuel) inside an engine doesnt get burnt off.
    This causes rust and sludge build up inside the engine.
    This in turn causes premature wear on the inside of an engine.
    Bigger diesels seem to suffer more from small short runs than small engines.
    x2, plus most of your engine wear is going to be occurring when the engine is just started and cold. Internal clearances are designed to be at the optimum at operating temp

    Quote Originally Posted by scarry View Post
    On this subject,i have always wondered,do synthetic oils help with short runs?
    Not really IMHO - you still end up with the same issue Dazza mentioned above
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    Quote Originally Posted by scarry View Post
    On this subject,i have always wondered,do synthetic oils help with short runs?
    The best thing you can do with regards to short runs is change the oil more often
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    Excellent.
    Thanks DazzaTD5 and shanegtr.

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    Just out of interest, re DPF, I got this reply from JLRA after inquiring:
    "Thank you for your email regarding the availability of a DPF unit on Freelander 2 vehicles in Australia.

    We have asked our Product team for assistance with your query.

    They have confirmed that Freelander 2 vehicles manufactured for the Australian market were not equipped with a DPF unit.

    Should you have any other questions, please feel free to contact us.

    Kind regards,

    Daniel
    Customer Relationship Centre Administrator

    Jaguar Land Rover Australia"

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    Quote Originally Posted by hfinlay10 View Post
    "Freelander 2 vehicles manufactured for the Australian market were not equipped with a DPF unit."
    Wow. Much of my research was on the freel2.com forum with UK users, so perhaps DPF doesn't apply out here.

    Anyone?!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doccy View Post
    Wow. Much of my research was on the freel2.com forum with UK users, so perhaps DPF doesn't apply out here.

    Anyone?!?
    Look underneath your car. If you see an extra muffler with tubes running to it, you b have a dpf, otherwise, you dont.
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