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    Default Re: Disco 1 300tdi oil usage

    Rentec's reputation has dipped a bit. That being said....probably better than a corner workshop. Let LRextreme advise you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    Rentec's reputation has dipped a bit. That being said....probably better than a corner workshop. Let LRextreme advise you.
    Thanks Jelo. So is it possible to re-sleeve an engine that's been re-bored before?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kudus View Post
    Thanks Jelo. So is it possible to re-sleeve an engine that's been re-bored before?
    Oh absolutely. They just rebored the existing sleeve.

    The process now is to press out the old sleeves, heat the block, chill the new sleeves and join them by force.
    Then mill the block and sleeve face, and off you go (with another 100 steps as per the workshop manual).

    This is a sleeve:

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    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    Oh absolutely. They just rebored the existing sleeve.

    The process now is to press out the old sleeves, heat the block, chill the new sleeves and join them by force.
    Then mill the block and sleeve face, and off you go (with another 100 steps as per the workshop manual).

    This is a sleeve:

    That sounds easy like you described it. But its a complex job. Lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam vd Merwe View Post
    That sounds easy like you described it. But its a complex job. Lol
    Yes, and it needs a proper engineering shop...........

    LRExtreme will farm it out. That includes hone or bore to standard oversize spec.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    Oh absolutely. They just rebored the existing sleeve.

    The process now is to press out the old sleeves, heat the block, chill the new sleeves and join them by force.
    Then mill the block and sleeve face, and off you go (with another 100 steps as per the workshop manual).

    This is a sleeve:

    Thank you Jelo. Very well explained even I could understand it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam vd Merwe View Post
    That sounds easy like you described it. But its a complex job. Lol
    LOL, yes sure but Jelo knows how limited my knowledge is by now so he has to break it down real simple for me to get it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kudus View Post
    LOL, yes sure but Jelo knows how limited my knowledge is by now so he has to break it down real simple for me to get it
    Never mind. Workshop manuals have lots of diagrams for a reason
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    Quick question

    I’ve been looking around at prices for engines. Haven’t received the report on mine yet.

    I see the prices on imported engines are around R24 000 from Acrotek and LDRengines. Is this something to consider? Might it be cheaper this way?
    But will it be more reliable?
    what about a Jap import?
    Or should I just rebuild the engine I have? What will in the end be more reliable and cost affective?

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    Reliability would, of course, be an unknown with such an engine. Remember it's still a 25-year-old engine that's going in there. A lot can happen in 25 years.

    I think a lot depends on what you want to use the car for. And how much money you want to sink in it (I don't say "invest" since you'll never get any of it back).

    So you're getting a workshop to install it - not sure what they charge to remove and install an engine, but the last time I had this done by an indy I think it was around R8k. Then there's fluids and things. So probably not much change for R40k.

    On the other hand, I can't see the engine overhaul exercise at an indy costing anything less than R70k with everything included. So there's that. It will be even more if you replace the head.

    You've got to really love that car to sink so much capital in it (you're speaking to a Disco Tdi owner here so I do understand).

    My first Disco's engine was a Remtec one, that eventually put a conrod through the block. I was saving up to do a full rebuild and then saw another (running) Disco, bought that one, and it ALSO ended up needing a rebuild. So I scrapped the one, saved for a year, rebuilt the other... Every time I get out of the car to open my gate, I listen to the sound of that engine and know that it was money well spent... and very satisfying work. BUT if I had to do it over - I would have put an Acrotek import engine in that original Disco for R20k and just carried on driving till it blew up. There would have been enough spare parts to keep me going for a long time!



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    Hi guys

    Just an update. Engine is being overhauled at the moment. R46 000 was the quote. Can you believe they are struggling to find bearings because of Covid. Lets hope for the best!!!

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    Another one I should have offered R10k for....
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    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    Another one I should have offered R10k for....
    For my Disco

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    Another one I should have offered R10k for....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kudus View Post
    Hi guys

    Just an update. Engine is being overhauled at the moment. R46 000 was the quote. Can you believe they are struggling to find bearings because of Covid. Lets hope for the best!!!
    And the funny thing is if you buy from Cradock or Bearmack it's South African made.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kudus View Post
    For my Disco
    Yep. R46k is more than the current market value.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jelo View Post
    Yep. R46k is more than the current market value.
    Jelo, you seem to be a big Disco fan?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kudus View Post
    Jelo, you seem to be a big Disco fan?
    Loves to hate.

    46K is steeds 'n bargain want daar is min voertuie wat by 'n D1/D2 kom.

    My D1 se ratkas het 39K gekos en ek het maar 38K vir haar betaal. Al seker 20miljoen se plesier uit haar uit gekry.
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    Love the D1, both V8 and TDi. But one must eventually draw a line.
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