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200TDI missing component?

Discussion in '200 TDi' started by B-PDefender90, Jan 3, 2019.

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  1. B-PDefender90

    B-PDefender90 New Member

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    Hello Everyone,

    This is my first post on LandyZone, so be kind :).

    Little introduction, my name is John and this is now my new (1986) defender 90.

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    Today I inspected the engine and drivetrain and I noticed what looks like a missing bolt on the lower front portion of the engine this is directly in front of the sump behind the auxiliary belt ( if that makes sense)(top left of picture is fwd, the picture taken under the car) . Maybe a drain plug of some kind. Does anyone know what is meant to go there and where I can get one?

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    Additionally I imagine that with this component missing road grime and water can get into where its not meant to, is there any checks/follow-up I need to do to ensure all is good internally.

    Kind regards,

    John
     
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    Flossie Well-Known Member

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    Wadeing plug hole. Fit one if your going swimming.
    Edit- thought you meant the bell housing hole (there is one there too if you look)
    You should have a plug in the hole your showing and remove it occasionally, it should have no oil or fuel run out when you do this.
    It's a 1/4 BSP thread, a pneumatic place or plumbers merchant will have one cheap.
     
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    flat Well-Known Member

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    You only put a wading plug in there if you going to be driving in deep water. Otherwise you leave it out so that oil etc doesn’t contaminate your timing belt.

    If I was you I would get the timing belt changed and look at what in the front timing chest is causing that leak, probably the crank shaft front oil seal

    Worth checking your timing belt isn’t contaminated with oil
     
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    B-PDefender90 New Member

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    Thank you for the quick reply guys!

    Much appreciated, I shall poke a borescope up the hole to see if i can see a leak/contamination.

    Cheers,

    John.
     
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