Land Rover ForumsLandrover Forum

Forum LZ Shop Gallery For Sale LZ - Live
Go Back   Land Rover Zone > Land Rover Talk > Engines > TD5
Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

TD5 Land Rover TD5

Welcome to Land Rover Zone!

You are currently viewing our site as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, photos and use our for sale section. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!



Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 16th-October-2013, 21:07
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 4
Default 52 plate TD5 Sump filling with diesel

I have recently brought a discovery td5 on a 52 plate with 112,000 on the clock, upon purchasing i was told that the injector seals had been replaced. after owning car for 1 week only the sump again filled with diesel so I had the seals re done. the car was then parked up for 3 weeks and then used for approx. 180 miles and guess what the sump filled with diesel again. I have been told that this could possibly be a cracked head or does anyone know of anything else that cause this? Also with the sump filling with diesel would this have damaged the bottom end? I am unsure whether to find and mend the fault or try and sell the vehicle...
Reply With Quote
LZ
  #2  
Old 16th-October-2013, 21:18
Turboman's Avatar
Something nasty in the woodshed
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Kernow, the pointy end.
Posts: 4,474
Default Re: 52 plate TD5 Sump filling with diesel

Quote:
Originally Posted by kernow580 View Post
I have recently brought a discovery td5 on a 52 plate with 112,000 on the clock, upon purchasing i was told that the injector seals had been replaced. after owning car for 1 week only the sump again filled with diesel so I had the seals re done. the car was then parked up for 3 weeks and then used for approx. 180 miles and guess what the sump filled with diesel again. I have been told that this could possibly be a cracked head or does anyone know of anything else that cause this? Also with the sump filling with diesel would this have damaged the bottom end? I am unsure whether to find and mend the fault or try and sell the vehicle...
Afraid I cant help, I know nothing about TD5. It may make you feel better to hear that a friend has a brand new top spec Isuzu pick up, which is doing exactly the same. The oil level rises and oil is diluted wit diesel. Isuzu dealer are unsure what the problem is.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 16th-October-2013, 21:20
The Mad Hat Man's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Embasinga stoc
Posts: 66,262
Send a message via MSN to The Mad Hat Man
Default Re: 52 plate TD5 Sump filling with diesel

Quote:
Originally Posted by kernow580 View Post
I have recently brought a discovery td5 on a 52 plate with 112,000 on the clock, upon purchasing i was told that the injector seals had been replaced. after owning car for 1 week only the sump again filled with diesel so I had the seals re done. the car was then parked up for 3 weeks and then used for approx. 180 miles and guess what the sump filled with diesel again. I have been told that this could possibly be a cracked head or does anyone know of anything else that cause this? Also with the sump filling with diesel would this have damaged the bottom end? I am unsure whether to find and mend the fault or try and sell the vehicle...
PM ratty - he can help.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 16th-October-2013, 21:25
jamesmartin's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: louth lincs
Posts: 44,876
Default Re: 52 plate TD5 Sump filling with diesel

cracked head and bottom end damage are both likely, id want to look at shells to guage whether it had ,another complete engine is about 1200
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 17th-October-2013, 10:56
Shifty1962's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: The Winchester Club - Englandshire
Posts: 3,696
Default Re: 52 plate TD5 Sump filling with diesel

Quote:
Originally Posted by jamesmartin View Post
cracked head and bottom end damage are both likely, id want to look at shells to guage whether it had ,another complete engine is about 1200
+1
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 17th-October-2013, 11:20
Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 65
Default Re: 52 plate TD5 Sump filling with diesel

cracked head....
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 17th-October-2013, 13:12
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Bedwas - South Wales
Posts: 32
Default Re: 52 plate TD5 Sump filling with diesel

Had the same happen to me, it turned out to be a cracked head. Luckily mine didn't have any bottom end damage as it was discovered before it filled to much and wasn't used.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 18th-October-2013, 21:12
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 141
Default Re: 52 plate TD5 Sump filling with diesel

Ive just rebuilt mine tbh 2002 which i bought with a misfire .which was a exhaust valve after it was rebuild the engine was rebuild it had just had a full service oil filters antifreeze etc .after been rebuilt starts runs fine until i checked dipstick to find oil leval riseing .
So i removed injectors to see a airline check on no 2 injector .. .ive currantly removed head and going to fix the issuise via lathe .drill and tig .due to costs involing a new head ..
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 23rd-October-2013, 22:57
edwardcraney2012's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: North east, by hadrians wall.
Posts: 130
Default Re: 52 plate TD5 Sump filling with diesel

Likely hood is a cracked head, be careful the engine doesn't run off on you!
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 25th-October-2013, 18:24
Nigel-S's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: West Dorset
Posts: 1,738
Default Re: 52 plate TD5 Sump filling with diesel

Quote:
Originally Posted by edwardcraney2012 View Post
Likely hood is a cracked head, be careful the engine doesn't run off on you!
My first thoughts

Don't run it until the situation is resolved, I'm surprised it hasn't run away before now. By the time you get something to block the air intake it'll be too late and even more serious damage will be done. I agree the most likely problem to be a cracked head which will of course require skimming once it's repaired (if it can be repaired). Land Rover say that the TD5 head must not be skimmed, however it can be skimmed and I know of several instances where cracked heads have been repaired, skimmed and put back into use without any problems. Might of course be cheaper just to get a recon head.
Reply With Quote
LZ
Reply

Thread Tools



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 00:36.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.2.0
Page generated in 0.12189 seconds with 8 queries