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One cylinder misfiring. checked injectors and tappet clearance both okay. Suspect poor compression on cylinder number one. Defender 110 tdi

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I take it you have also checked plug and wire. If so could have carbon build up causing valve sticking or camshaft rolled lobe or bad lifter, bent pushrod. This about covers all other possibilitys

Posted on Feb 19, 2012

  • rogervisuwa Feb 20, 2012

    The landrover is diesel proplled. I guess I now just have to remove the number one cylinder and check for the other things you have mentioned. Thanks

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