turbo diesel smoking after timing belt replacement

Submitted: Monday, Oct 27, 2003 at 13:32
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Hi - I have a 93 200tdi Disco with 200Kk on the clock. Just had the 100Kk timing belt replacement and apparently a couple of valve caps needed replacing and also had the valves adjusted. Now find that vehicle is blowing excessive black smoke and seems to have lost some power. I know that fuel pumps may need to be retimed after timing belt replacement but my concern is that juicing the fuel up will just blow even more smoke. Any ideas on what the problem might be?

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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Monday, Oct 27, 2003 at 15:15

Monday, Oct 27, 2003 at 15:15
Take it back to where you got the work done and tell them to fix it.
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Reply By: GUPatrol - Monday, Oct 27, 2003 at 15:25

Monday, Oct 27, 2003 at 15:25
I would say they may have missed the setting by one tooth on the belt, probably on the pump sprocket, resulting on it having a retarded injection timing....
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Follow Up By: pathfinder - Monday, Oct 27, 2003 at 16:01

Monday, Oct 27, 2003 at 16:01
is that a big deal to correct - i.e. presumably it requires removal of timing belt cover etc (i.e. same labour as doing the timing belt in the first place)?
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Follow Up By: GUPatrol - Monday, Oct 27, 2003 at 16:37

Monday, Oct 27, 2003 at 16:37

It is easy to make a mistake if they didn't doublecheck.

They are supposed to install the belt and rotate the crackshaft two full rotations and then check again....

By the way.. Have you had the mod installed on that engine?
There is a major flaw with them and there is a modification available from Land Rover, otherwise the belt moves sideways and goes walkabout causing $$$$ damage....

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Reply By: Andrew - Monday, Oct 27, 2003 at 17:56

Monday, Oct 27, 2003 at 17:56
Happened to me too. Had problem starting, no power .. it was not drivable.
Took it back to the dealer ( for the last time ever) and they fixed it without charge but wasted another 2 days . All up 5 days of catching trains to work nearly 2 hours one way. I was very dissapointed. Good think is that I can name them on public forum for other to be aware. Wignell Ford, Kia and Daihatsu in Frankston Victoria. You won't see my 4WD back there.
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Reply By: One Iota - Monday, Oct 27, 2003 at 18:40

Monday, Oct 27, 2003 at 18:40

Try posting on this forum and searching the archives:


It is the 300 Tdi that requires the timing belt mod kit to stop the belt wandering.
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Reply By: howesy - Tuesday, Oct 28, 2003 at 18:31

Tuesday, Oct 28, 2003 at 18:31
If they had missed a tooth it would really run like bleep if at all drivable.
It is likely that the belt is correct but the pump has not been timed accurately. Get them to put a dial guage on it and time it spot on. Some places figure if they don't move the pump then it will be right. Take it back it definately sounds the go.
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