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    Good morning all,

    I'm looking at buying a 2001 Land Rover Defender 90 TD5 with around 230000kms. The vehicle gets serviced every November by the owner himself. It's about 8 hours away from where I live. He took it to a garage yesterday 2019/12/19 for a small gearbox oil leak which was fixed, however he was unable to get the vehicle fully inspected as per one of my previous posts. What does everyone think? Good idea or a bad one?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Always a good idea, but it also depends on the price and the condition of course. It is also a good idea to get the current owner to put it through roadworthy, at least some stuff is checked.

    Prices on these TD5's are ridiculous, I reckon R120K to R150K is a decent price, depending on the condition.

    PS: I personally prefer TD5's from 2003 onwards.

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    Where is it located? Im sure someone local would be happy to go check it out for you
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    Quote Originally Posted by Graham View Post
    Where is it located? Im sure someone local would be happy to go check it out for you
    Morning, it's located in Philipstown of all places.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mufie View Post
    Always a good idea, but it also depends on the price and the condition of course. It is also a good idea to get the current owner to put it through roadworthy, at least some stuff is checked.

    Prices on these TD5's are ridiculous, I reckon R120K to R150K is a decent price, depending on the condition.

    PS: I personally prefer TD5's from 2003 onwards.
    Thanks a lot, your price range is exactly in the ball park of what I'm going to pay for it. He had the transfer box seals done a couple of days ago and the mechanic took it for a drive and said it's solid. I also sneaked around the owner and phoned the mechanic myself to find out more and all seems to check out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GarthAB97 View Post
    Thanks a lot, your price range is exactly in the ball park of what I'm going to pay for it. He had the transfer box seals done a couple of days ago and the mechanic took it for a drive and said it's solid. I also sneaked around the owner and phoned the mechanic myself to find out more and all seems to check out.

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    Hi all compliments of the season,

    I did a bit more research on the td5 engine and found out that the 2001 models still use the plastic dowels. Is there any +/- kms range that they let go? And does anyone have a +/- figure of how much it costs to replace them with the steel dowels. Also I'm taking a shot in the dark here but I doubt there's any way to check and see if the dowels have already been replaced with steel dowels without taking the head off.

    Thanks in advance

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    Only way will be to remove head and check, also drop the sump and remove bolt onto oil pump gear clean it all up lock tight and re install, they have been known to come loose and then you destroy engine
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    If remember correctly the Locktite on the oil pump bolt was a recall.

    But on the other hand....
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    Quote Originally Posted by jfh View Post
    If remember correctly the Locktite on the oil pump bolt was a recall.

    But on the other hand....
    what year was recalled and when was it fixed on production year

    rather safe then sorry
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    Apparently only a service bulletin and incorporated on the factory floor later on.

    Usually the fault appears around 180k.
    I'd sort it out on next service if not indicated in service history.
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    My 1999 Td5 is on 182k on odo with plastic dowels. No issue to date. Will leave head as is until issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darron View Post
    My 1999 Td5 is on 182k on odo with plastic dowels. No issue to date. Will leave head as is until issue.
    Thanks, the one I'm looking at has 230000kms on the clock. Is that maybe pushing it a bit or do you think it will still be ok?

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    The dowels could last for a very long time still or they could fail tomorrow, you never know when it one of those things,
    Very hard to say how long
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    Quote Originally Posted by clivemd View Post
    The dowels could last for a very long time still or they could fail tomorrow, you never know when it one of those things,
    Very hard to say how long
    Thanks a lot. I think first job is then a full service and to get those dowels replaced.

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    I know of Td5 engines with 250k plus on the engine and never opened. I am a firm believer of oil and filter changes every 10k, regular coolant flush, keeping power outputs std, driving with low driver demands. Mods I have done are removing egr, returning waste gate system to Defender system, fitting a low coolant warning to header tank.

    Repairs that I have done over the years include:
    Fuel pressure regulator
    Radiator
    Wiring loom
    Starter
    Clutch kit
    Flywheel
    Gearbox overhaul
    New engine ecu
    Air flow meter
    AC regas and o rings
    Various ACE bushes
    Compressor overhauled
    Replaced one air bag
    Tappet cover gasket
    Polybelt
    Skimmed exhaust manifold

    I did have sump dropped and oil pump bolt checked early on in ownership for peace of mind.

    I do plan to replace oil cooler soon as preventative maintenance.

    May seem like a lot but it is a 20 year old truck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darron View Post
    I know of Td5 engines with 250k plus on the engine and never opened. I am a firm believer of oil and filter changes every 10k, regular coolant flush, keeping power outputs std, driving with low driver demands. Mods I have done are removing egr, returning waste gate system to Defender system, fitting a low coolant warning to header tank.

    Repairs that I have done over the years include:
    Fuel pressure regulator
    Radiator
    Wiring loom
    Starter
    Clutch kit
    Flywheel
    Gearbox overhaul
    New engine ecu
    Air flow meter
    AC regas and o rings
    Various ACE bushes
    Compressor overhauled
    Replaced one air bag
    Tappet cover gasket
    Polybelt
    Skimmed exhaust manifold

    I did have sump dropped and oil pump bolt checked early on in ownership for peace of mind.

    I do plan to replace oil cooler soon as preventative maintenance.

    May seem like a lot but it is a 20 year old truck.
    Hopefully my future one is as lucky as yours and the ones you know of!

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