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Land Rover Discovery 2004 TD5 Engine Replacement and Fitting

Land Rover Discovery 2004 TD5 Engine Replacement and Fitting

We recently completed an Engine replacement and fitting service for a client who came to us with a Discovery TD5. Once we had the vehicle recovered it was clear that he hadnt just been using the vehicle for road driving ūüôā

land rover discovery td5 engine replacement

The vehicle was certainly well equipped for a lot of off-road driving so we were looking forward to meeting him in person to hear about what sort of driving he’d been doing. Unfortunately off-road driving means you are likely to get a great deal of dirt and muddy deposits throughout the vehicle, and this one was certainly no exception.

When we took the customers engine out together with the bolt on ancillaries, we found a huge amount of gunk and dirt inside his pipes and components. We spent a great deal of time clearing all of it with a pressure wash to ensure there were no blockages.

Our client had requested that we replace his air filter housing, but once we removed it we found that physically it was in good condition but just heavily blocked so we gave that a good clean out too.

Our technicians did suspect that there was a good chance that some of these blockages contributed to the engine failure. If you are planning on doing a lot of off-road driving, always ensure that your engine bay is consistently checked and give your ancillaries a good thorough clean-out from time to time.

Once we removed the clients engine we prepared a rebuilt engine for installation.

15p td5 reconditioned engine

We also replaced the clients glow plugs, timing kit and water pump (highly recommended on all engine replacements).

reconditioned 15p engine

td5 engine bay

Once the engine installation was complete we tested it thoroughly by running it up to temperature, taking it on several test runs and running a diagnostic test.

Its really amazing how much power these TD5’s generate. Those older 15p 2.5 TD engines had a great deal of raw power and we can certainly see the appeal.

If you would like a quote for an engine rebuild or just need some general advice please do not hesitate to get in touch with us on 0208 133 6004

 


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Audi A4 2007 2.0 TDI Engine Replacement and Fitting

Audi A4 2007 2.0 TDI Engine Replacement and Fitting

A client came to us with an Audi A4 which has the notorious 2.0 TDI 140bhp engine inside. This engine is notorious because it has a common problem with the balance shaft that causes the oil pump to fail between 60,000 – 100,000 miles which in turn causes the engine to fail.

Audi A4 2.0 tdi bre

Once the customers vehicle was¬†on the ramp, we remove the front end. We always remove the front end on Audi A4’s to get the engine out.

Audi A4 2.0 tdi engine removed

Once we stripped the clients engine to examine it internally we found it was a fairly standard engine failure without any irreversible damage. Standard rebuilds are far more cost effective for our clients as ultimately they require less components and are not as labour intensive.

BRE complete cylinder block

While the engine was out we checked over the clients ancillaries and accessories to make sure there are no other areas that require attention. We noticed that his clutch was completely worn so we arranged for a replacement for him.

Audi A4 2.0 tdi clutch

We also found that his turbocharger actuator arm was sticking and not moving freely. Faulty turbochargers can significantly affect the performance of your engine as well potentially causing your engine to fail. Read our Turbocharger Faults post to help you identify the early warning signs of turbocharger failure.

After the reconditioned engine is built up, its time for installation

reconditioned bre engine

and add to that a reconditioned turbocharger

audi 2.0 tdi reconditioned turbocharger

The reconditioned engine is then dressed with the clients ancillaries and we reinstalled into the vehicle.

Audi A4 bre engine installation

Front end back on

audi A4 tdi front end installed

Once the installation was complete we tested it thoroughly with a diagnostic check, ran the vehicle up to temperature and took on several test runs before advising our client that his vehicle was ready.

If you would like a quote for an engine rebuild or just need some general advice please do not hesitate to get in touch with us on 0208 133 6004


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