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  1. #1
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    Angry Bad Purchase - Taken for a ride Disco 2 TD5

    So I took the plunge and Purchased what I thought was a reasonable clean Disco 2 TD5 - MY2000 ES.

    Only to go down to Sodwana and have the Exhaust Manifold start a bad leak. Managed to have some emegency repairs done to get back to Pretoria. (thanks to ROD - Sodwana Bay Motors)

    Once back here I started the work to remove the Cylinder head and prepare to make the repairs. Only to find 5 Intake Manifold Bolts missing. The Exhaust Manifold Studs were either broken off or damanged. On removal one broke and Further investigation showed a gapping hole on the bottom Cyl no 5 stud. The hole is made so large and deep that is is clean through to the water jacket.

    I'm still not put off as the vehicle when it was running (the first few days) was realy somthing. I could not believe it awsome capabilties.

    Now I need to get some help and direction as where I can go and look for a reasonble second hand TD5 Cylinder head?

    I also have these 3 Amigos...

    I'm desprate as I now need to use my wifes car, leaving here stranded.

    I have decided for sell off my rebuild Hybrid 109 Late Series 2A as spares to see if I can get funds to get the Dico fixed. I will place my ad in the clasifieds.

    If anyone knows where I can get help please let me know - I'm based in Pretoria.

    Tanxs

    Little4by4
    Current, Suzuki Jimny GL 2024,
    Sold for scrap 3.2 Auto - BT-50 Mazda.
    Sold Kia Sportage, original little4by4. Sold
    Discovery 2 TD5 ES. (The Blue Tank) Miss her badly, sold
    Series 2 109 sold
    Series 3 SWB, my first 4x4, sold.

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    Try Biltong- www.discospares.com for the head and the 3 amigos
    A legend in his own mind

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    Biltong will get you sorted
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    ''In Western society, it is not the facts or the truth that are important, but the correct presentation of information, even if it is a lie.''

    Clank, a 1979 Ex-SADF Series III 109 SW powered by a Toyota 2B Oil Burner

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    Agreed with above. And with a brilliant work ethic too!

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