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    Help / Advice regarding Engine

    I know it is not stalking related, but If admin could leave the thread run for a while, you may be able to help dig me out of a hole.


    Those who know me will be aware that my75 year old mother was badly injured when she was hit by a car and has now spent 8 weeks in hospital and will be there for the foreseeable future. Because of the disruption to the family and work, It is only this week that I have managed to catch up with my client list and started stalking again, or so I thought. To add insult to injury on my return to Herefordshire the engine in my L200 blew.

    I need a replacement 2.5 TD (4d56t) engine for my L200 (k74). Ideally I would like to drop a recon engine into it ASAP. Can anyone recommend a supplier anywhere in the country. Unfortunately I have discovered there are some dodgy dealers out there, so would prefer to go by recommendation.

    Ade

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    Hi ade sorry to hear of your bad luck and i hope your mom gets well soon


    a farmer freind of mine has just baught a brand new engine for his sons l200 I'll send him a txt to find out where it was from if it helps and ill reply back

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    hi Ade
    be careful who you use for your engine as a keeper mate of mine dropped a recon into his l200 and it was rubbish , he scrapped the whole thing within 12 months
    andy

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    I would try dalcrew 4~4 breakers in Perth , hundreds of pick ups there and the owner is a decent chap

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    I would try Warwick at skan 4x4 he's good for 4x4 stuff in your area ?

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    Ade.
    Although they deal primarily with Navara eningines, it would be worth a call to http://www.billcarengineering.co.uk/90270/info.php?p=10

    Totally reliable and respected, they rebuilt my Navara engine after putting the conrod through the block. All work comes with a warrenty and I found them via the Navara forums as they are well respected.

    They are in Shrewsbury.

    Mike
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wrens Mews View Post
    Ade.
    Although they deal primarily with Navara eningines, it would be worth a call to http://www.billcarengineering.co.uk/90270/info.php?p=10

    Totally reliable and respected, they rebuilt my Navara engine after putting the conrod through the block. All work comes with a warrenty and I found them via the Navara forums as they are well respected.

    They are in Shrewsbury.

    Mike
    Heard good stuff about these people too.
    (The Unspeakable In Pursuit Of The Uneatable.) " If I can help, I will help!." Former S.A.C.S. member!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cwd View Post
    hi Ade
    be careful who you use for your engine as a keeper mate of mine dropped a recon into his l200 and it was rubbish , he scrapped the whole thing within 12 months
    andy
    That is the exact scenario I'm trying to avoid. I have been warned by someone in the trade about some companies who offer recon engines.

    I was given the name of one based in the Birmingham area and was told to avoid them like the plague. I filled in a spares search on line, one of the quotes came from what sounded like a decent supplier. When I checked their rating on the search platform, they came back as lowly rated, lots of problems, so I searched companies house which showed then as only being in registered for a year (even though they told me they had been operating for 30 years). Further searches picked up their web site (which I was told was not operative), lo and behold, the google map showing their location had the name of the company I had been told to avoid, at the same address

    With my L200 there was no slow build of problems, I was on my way to go stalking. I had only gone 10 miles from home when I thought I heard a ticking noise, turned radio off and opened window, noise sounded louder. I was approaching a slip road, so came off the motorway. As I got to the roundabout at the end of the slip, the noise went from ticking to loud knocking. I nursed it back to the garage I use. On removing the head N0 2 piston seems to be divorced from the crank. but without putting a con rod through the side. Garage advised

    Being self employed, I need the truck back on the road ASAP, I thought I'd be better off with a recon unit, what do you think Recon or low mileage replacement?


    Thanks for the info I am chasing up some leads, any more info is appreciated


    Ade

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    [QUOTE=cThat is the exscenario ing to aoid. I have bee by someone in the trade about some companies who offer recon engines.

    I was given the name of one based in the Birmingham area and was told to avoid them like the plague. I filled in a spares search on line, one of the quotes came from what sounded like a decent supplier. When I checked their rating on the search platform, they came back as lowly rated, lots of problems, so I searched companies house which showed then as only being in registered for a year (even though they told me they had been operating for 30 years). Further searches picked up their web site (which I was told was not operative), lo and behold, the google map showing their location had the name of the company I had been told to avoid, at the same address

    With my L200 there was no slow build of problems, I was on my way to go stalking. I had only gone 10 miles from home when I thought I heard a ticking noise, turned radio off and opened window, noise sounded louder. I was approaching a slip road, so came off the motorway. As I got to the roundabout at the end of the slip, the noise went from ticking to loud knocking. I nursed it back to the garage I use. On removing the head N0 2 piston seems to be divorced from the crank. but without putting a con rod through the side. Garage advised

    Being self employed, I need the truck back on the road ASAP, I thought I'd be better off with a recon unit, what do you think Recon or low mileage replacement?


    Thanks for the info I am chasing up some leads, any more info is appreciated


    Ade[/QUOTE]


    Ade,

    Almost certianly only the head gone.
    A weak point on the l200 is the bottom pully.
    The pully has a steel centre with a rubber like surround with a further steel band on the outer onto which the belt goes.
    This acts as a sort of clutch on the timing belt but has a tendancy to delaminate causing the timing belt to go out of sync and make a very complicated mechanics jigsaw puzzle of the head components.
    The bottom end, turbo and other peripherals will almost certainly be fine.
    New head may not even be needed unless its been cracked or cooked beyond a simple skim and replacement followers, cam shaft etc.
    Even if the head needs replacing you're only looking at about 750-1000.
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