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There's a dink dink dink coming from it when running, possibility it might be a stuck hydraulic tappet so Steve thinks , it's not condemned yet though, I've got a modified breather as both engines had the old one one which both looked pretty gummed up so we're trying that as one last effort

 

If that doesn't work I've got to decide whether to put another £1000 into it or cut my losses and sell it as is , I've got about £1900 in it as it sits so shouldn't be too much of a loss

 

BUT I've just had a sit in it and I really like it , there's no warning lights on, suspension is up so even if I end up at 3k it's still a cheap car just not mega cheap like I was hoping

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Thing is with a bloody good clean it'd be a nice car , body is straight , 2 owners from new , needs the plastic bit around the drivers seat £140 and a ns indicator, headlight brackets are broke but fixable and you cant tell when the bonnet is down

 

I could spend another £1000 and get a reliable car or spend £8000 and get a shit one with everything about to pop

 

Generally the early 330D is a reliable engine which may be the problem , it could have been sitting for months with no oil in so could have a stuck piston ring , if the backpressure is down to the breather a blast up the motorway might sort it out

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Yes but a long way away now , I was in Leicester at the time , I'm a bit nervous about buying another used engine now though with another £500 to fit it

 

Had a quick Google and there's a few things to try , the cats may be blocked , there's a shit load of smoke coming out of it , not sure if that's residue from driving it with the old engine which was smoking like a steam train or this one, not sure if it has an EGR , have to ask.

 

I'm willing to spend a bit more to see if it can be cleared but if not it'll reluctantly be sold as is

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Yes but a long way away now , I was in Leicester at the time , I'm a bit nervous about buying another used engine now though with another £500 to fit it

Have you any come back on the one you have bought?

 

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One of the first things I did on my 330d was replace the crankcase breather, mine was the revised one anyway which was probably one of the reasons the engine was healthy.

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I just did the same breather on a Freelander TD4 I picked up cheap 2 weeks ago for my girlfriend after she wrote her MGF off. Bought it 'needing a turbo' because of how much blue smoke it was chucking out. £6 filter seems to have sorted it, and I'll change to the new type on the next oil change.

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And back down

 

It's fucked , not pressurising but the dink dink dink is really bad when it's under load , I could hear it coming back up the street 300m away

 

I'm a bit stuck now , I've 2k in it and 2 bolloxed engines , neither are worth repairing as the cost is too high both parts and labour so options are sell as is or back to square one with the risk of buying another knackered engine

 

Bring on the electric car

 

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Unfortunately not , I've read on a few forums that a blocked crankcase breather can cause these problems so I'm going back up tomorrow with the modified version , hopefully that'll sort it out

I hope you have left the fella negative feedback

 

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