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TD5 numbers written on head

Discussion in 'Land Rover Discovery' started by Landrover6176, Oct 28, 2020.

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    Hello there,

    Just purchased a 2001 (51) Discvoery TD5 just looking through some of the common faults, and planning on doing some preventative maintenance so to speak, I havent got the service history yet that's being printed off for me, whilst having a good look around the engine by the inlet manifold I can see the stamped number on the heads but there are also numbers which have been wrote on using a pen, orange colour. could this possibly indicate that's it has been changed at some point or would this be a factory thing?

    Sorry if this is a daft question to many but if we dont ask we dont learn.

    Thank you guys!
     
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    Not sure on the orange numbers. Never seen them on any other td5 block.

    but make sure you get the EKA code.
    Have a spare working key.

    Cheers
     
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    Hey! I saw something in my manual scribbled down EKA code ....sorry this is such a novice question but whats that for?
     
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    neilly Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Its the magic get you out of jail code that you use to get into your car and drive away when the fobs battery or the immobiliser system has a headache.

    Be gentle with the drivers door lock when using the key as they can get a bit tight and the internals can snap easily.

    Cheers
     
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    Thank you for that information!

    I have attache a photo of the numbers on the head excuse the poor lighting.
     

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    FYI, the engine number iirc is on the other side of the engine , really hard to see .

    Cheers
     
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    Cheers
     
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    I'm going through the paranoid part about the head cracking haha, I believe mine is the 10P engine VIN is 2A745224 which is believe falls into the plastic Dowels problem.
     
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    Thank you very much! Will check this now
     
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    Orange / yellow numbers written in pen are normally parts supplied from a dismantlers. They mark them up as they strip the cars so they know what they are from/for.
     
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    plastic dowels arent a problem its the head moving due to getting too hot,if it hasnt cracked now its unlikely too,unless over stressed
     
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    Thank you guys for your replies I do apologise for my amateur question haha I absolutely adore the thing, it's on 114k miles just plan to do some maintenance just keep her going, I would like to give the oil pump bolt some attention after reading about that.
     
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    That is what I first thought so chances are its had some sort of work done to the head, I would presume.
     
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    That is great to hear, I wont be ever using it for towing or hard labour. more for just something to enjoy and keep running
     
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    towings fine i meant keeping cooling system good so it doesnt get too hot
     
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    Ok thank you for that, radiator looks pretty new but will keep on top of the coolant I have heard not to rely on the temp gauge? Thinking of changing all the hoses to newer ones too
     
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    yes remove the bleed plug on top hose and release expansion tank cap and ensures coolant flows every so often
     
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