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td5 oil cooler failure


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I saw on an Au forum a problem reported whereby the engine oil cooler "corroded" through causing engine oil and coolant to mix with the result that the engine ran out of oil and the now "coolant /sludge mix" was inadequate to cool an oil starved engine.
Reported as a 7yr. old Defender, 170000km. Resulted in a very dead engine.
Could anyone comment on a similar experience, please?
cheers, emaze
Yes, it is reported as a Defender td5 (www.explorOz.com post id 41118)
The reason my inquiry here is I have a mate with a Disco td5 (I have a Disco300tdi) who is concerned it could happen to him. He has had more than his share of elect/ronic problems compared to a completely clean run with mine. For him build quality has (is) an issue.
cheers emaze
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