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    Thankyou & life of 2.2 l diesel?

    Thankyou AAron lla & JDNSW for your quick and thoughtful replies. Engine is now running sweet after an 11 month major reco ( long story). I'm now looking forward to- how many KMs from the 2.2l diesel?( I have heard a couple of unfavorable reports about this engine) Happy Landrovering all.

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    I have done about 70000 miles in mine. Still going really well. This has included having it lockup when a welch plug fell out. I get about 10L/100km. Earplugs come in handy.

    Aaron

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    Thanks Aaron

    That mileage should see me out- I don't do much.know what U mean about the ear plugs😵

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    My odometer died a long time ago, but the engine still keeps running so long as I fix it every time it stops. She still need earplugs over 80KPH too!

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    My experience with the diesel suggests that if properly serviced, engine life should be of the order of 100,000miles, but it is possible that modern oils may extend this.

    Catastrophic failures do happen, mostly due to overheating following loss of coolant, and I have heard of one or two crankshaft failures. These appear to be the result of either incorrectly machined journals (the radiused corners are important) and/or lugging at low engine speeds and full throttle (this engine will pull strongly and smoothly down to a stall at a slow idle speed!).

    Precombustion chambers can come loose, and occasionally break up causing further damage, but this seems to be a result of overheating due to coolant loss, possibly far in the past.

    As with any diesel, they are susceptible to "dusting", and severe wear can result in a matter of hours in dusty conditions if operated with leaks in the piping from the air cleaner. This can be from wear in the throttle that provides vacuum on some models.
    John

    JDNSW
    1986 110 County 3.9 diesel
    1970 2a 109 2.25 petrol

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