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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-01-17, 06:22 PM Thread Starter
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I was the proud ower of a Navara....

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Until recently I was a proud owner of th best truck I've ever had... A beautiful blue 07 plate D40. with 89,000 miles on clock. Even body work is in amazing condition, truth be told she's the only truck I've ever really taken care of....

Then one day on the M25 my love afair with her came to an abrupt end, from 70 mph to 0 just passed South Mimms....

Oh yeah, you guessed it.... timing chain gone.... So I will probably be annoying you a bit as I try to decide how to deal with it and hope you will tolerate me!

A northerner livingin excile in the south, when not tinkering with the Nav or 1990 BMW 320i I can be found either hiding in the shed rebuilding BSA 1952 D1 Bantam or fishing somewhere normally with coffee and fag in hand!!
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Hi and welcome

Sorry to hear about your engine, it's a pity you didn't come to us earlier and you would have learned about the weakness of the lower timing chain.

A word of caution, do not trust any engine re-conditioner or breaker, there are just too many dodgy outfits out there offering substandard repairs and parts. The best people to talk to regarding replacement parts are www.billcar.biz they are forum sponsors but they have a very enviable reputation for knowledge, honesty and reliability. (Do a search for feedback).

I do hope we can help you get your pride and joy up and running

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I knew all about the timing chain issue and it was on the to do list.... I've been lurking in the background using various technical posts to do work on her for a while now... there were no symptoms in the run up to failure... it just went and in a very low key way, no banging, crashing, rattling, one minute I had power the next gone....

And yes Billcar do have a good reputation, but there are also many other exceptional machine shops out there, luckily some very good ones in the Dagenham area near to me, but Billcar are on the short list! First thing I need to do is get the head off and see how much has been destroyed.....
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I'm not saying that all re-conditioners/machine shops are unreliable, the problem with a lot of engine re-conditioners and the YD25 engine is as a matter of course they regrind the crankshaft which causes early failure. To save you money and later heartache at least run it by us before committing to a particular supplier.

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Evening all,

Until recently I was a proud owner of th best truck I've ever had... A beautiful blue 07 plate D40. with 89,000 miles on clock. Even body work is in amazing condition, truth be told she's the only truck I've ever really taken care of....

Then one day on the M25 my love afair with her came to an abrupt end, from 70 mph to 0 just passed South Mimms....

Oh yeah, you guessed it.... timing chain gone.... So I will probably be annoying you a bit as I try to decide how to deal with it and hope you will tolerate me!

A northerner livingin excile in the south, when not tinkering with the Nav or 1990 BMW 320i I can be found either hiding in the shed rebuilding BSA 1952 D1 Bantam or fishing somewhere normally with coffee and fag in hand!!
Hi and oops. To be honest I wouldn't bother . It's going to be a bit of a mess in there.
It's going to be easier quicker and cheeper to get a replacement. And Billcar it then put it in. It can be cleaned up nice while it's out and the truck can be fettled without the engine if you do it yourself or Billcar will do a first class job.

I know he is a person not to deal with but look ok u tube at the carnage even from slow speed impacts. Never mind about motorway speeds....." Pops there was a presumption motorway speeds you were on the m25 you might have got away with it at idle then
What ever you do get pics for here.
On a serious note look up prices for transport and send it to Billcar their work is superb guaranteed and it will last.
Second hand engines are good value now that the snappers are flooding the breakers at least talk to Dave at billcar
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Uselessscrapy has hit the nail on the head here around dropping in an engine from a snapped chassis Navara. There is no point in inspecting for damage, it will be serious.
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Also to add, these engines aren't cheap for a reason. Racking up 3-4k for a basic rebuild even doing it yourself hits the wallet quite hard. even if you got away with the timing chain/pulleys,sprockets only which is obviously highly unlikely would still be a pretty packet.
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