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TD4 Broken crankshaft

Discussion in 'General Land Rover Forum' started by gruntygrant, Jan 17, 2013.

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  1. gruntygrant

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    Sadly just been shattered by my second TD4 Freelander with a broken crankshaft. Both Landrover and BMW deny having this problem. Am I alone or has anyone heard of this and what may have caused this? The first broke in the front between no 1 rod journal and timing chain,the second in the middle of the no 4 journal.(an auto as well) Both less than 140,000kms and in great condition.Help!!!
     
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    Two different vehicles? Never heard of this fault so wondering if you are very unlucky or are doing summat wrong?
     
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    there is a post on here ref to a disco 3 with a broken crankshaft,
     
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    The BMW engine is fitted in the freaklander
     
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    Grit Valve 2000 4.6 Vouge

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    When you say broken snapped in half ??
     
  6. gruntygrant

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    The crank is broken cleanly in half.A metalurgist has checked the first crank and feels that it is a casting fault. I will post pics.The first has been replaced and the second has not yet been removed from the block.
     
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    this has happened to someone else on here, can't rember who though.

    think it's one of the "not common, but not unheard of" faults
     
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    I do not understand how this could happen unless it was accident damage.and neither of the vehicles have been thus damaged.
     
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    My TD4 auto 2001 with 115K miles has just snapped its crank on no4 big end! and i drive it like an old woman,, never above 65mph.....
     
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    we had a mod on the 75 and zt forum dragrad,his 75 cdt m47/td4 lump done this,it was speculated either there was a weakness in the metal or the bolts holding it were not tight enough,never had any issues with mine in the 75 though,and thats now pushing out 180 bhp
     
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