diesel

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    The head - minutes after being removed

    Photo Report: Changing the head gasket on a Land Rover 2.5NA diesel engine

    I first suspected I needed to change the head gasket when I removed the oil filler cap and there was excess pressure in the crankcase – when the engine was running, it was chuffing smoke like a train! The second pointer to the head gasket failure was when I spilt…

  • How ToLocation of one of the glow plugs, showing the electrical connection and 8mm nut

    How to change the glow plugs on a diesel Range Rover P38

    So following on from changing the in tank fuel pump and changing the injector leak off pipes my attention turned to changing the glow plugs. This was the last job in the series of jobs to fix the slow starting on cold mornings (1: leak off pipes, 2: fuel pump,…

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    The new pump installed - fuel lines need attaching

    How to change the in tank fuel pump on a Range Rover P38

    Changing the in tank fuel pump on the Range Rover filled me with dread. It needed changing as the fuel gauge was sticking, and giving me an inaccurate reading – and the fuel gauge sender is on the same unit as the pump – so the whole assembly has to…

  • How ToThe new fuel leak off pipes in place

    How to change the injector leak off pipes on a Range Rover DSE

    Whilst hunting around the internet looking for a reason the Range Rover was slow to start in the mornings, one the possible problems suggested was the leak off pipes from the injectors. These leak off pipes carry excess fuel from the injectors back to the injection pump. It is known…

  • Land Rover DrivingThe 2 stroke oil I used in the Land Rover

    Adding 2 stroke oil to diesel fuel

    There has been some healthy debate recently on forums around the web about adding 2 stroke oil to diesel fuel. It seems by adding a small amount of 2 stoke in around a 250:1 ratio, users are reporting a much smoother, quieter engine, less smoke and better fuel economy. Most…

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