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As these engines are approx 5 years "old", I would like to know if and what problems members have experienced with them.Are they reliable, what fuel consumption can one expect,when do they need new injectors, electrical problems? What must I look for when purchasing a Disco that is fitted with one of these engines.How does this engine compare with the 300Tdi.
How reliable is the 1999 Disco (Td5) gearbox and diff-wise.
I am planning a trip from South Africa to Zambia for the "Wildebeest" migration in October/November 2005 and need this info urgently otherwise I must use my current Defender 300 Tdi (with off-road trailer) for this long haul into Africa.
 

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Does this enjin have an alliminium head?

Beware of the low grade Diesel in Southen Africa with Allu head enjins. The Diesel burns at much higher tempriture than normal "clean" diesel. Also the enviromental Tempriture is higher than in the UK or elseware (where the enjin was designed).

This combines for possible "fatal" results to your enjin.

(This is the cause for many Landy & Colt fatilities in the region).

Then again no one knows?
 
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