Thanks for the welcome.
The truck should have an early Td5 but was changed by a previous owner.
I knew the engine was bad when I bought the truck but I still got about 6 years out of it. It just kept on going so I kept on driving.
it started making a horrible noise on the duel carriageway so I knocked it out of gear and coasted to a safe place, by which time the engine had ground to a noisy halt.
it wouldn’t even turn over and the AA guy said it was seized solid.
I don’t have the time, know how or facility to do a rebuild myself so would much rather buy a good, low mileage unit