The reputation of Land Rover oil-burners in general is good (compared to say Ford or Standard).Papaquebec said:Are the Rover diesels supposed to be unreliable?
Any 300Tdi now would have the modified brackets, as they come with the timing belt kit. As long as you change it about every 80,000km as recommended there is no problems. As with anything if you dont change the cambelt as recommended you are inviting disaster. :drink1:jozg44 said:The reputation of Land Rover oil-burners in general is good (compared to say Ford or Standard).
The 300Tdi is a more refined 200- quieter, faster and smoother. However, a small flaw in the brackets for the cambelt pulley meant that the belt wore very quickly, often failing suddenly with catastrophic results. By 1995 this problem had been sorted, but the general design still made the belt this engine's weak point.