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  1. Hi all, I have recently replaced timing belt on my 1998 300tdi defender. I replaced belt, tensioner, idler pulley and crankshaft gear. Followed instructions according to enlosed pictures. Doublechecked against factory workshop manual and even the Haynes manual. šŸ™‚ FIP and flywheel locked at TDC with no problems. After new belt was fitted and tensioned, I rotated crankshaft two turns to TDC, locked FIP and flywheel and tensioned timing belt again to 11 Nm. Did it one more extra time just to be shure. Then mounted front cover with new gasket, refitted crank pulley and mounted new drivebelt. Then I tried to start it up for a few seconds. No luck... Drive belt moved 4-5 inches but nothing more. It sounded and felt like the engine didnĀ“t had enough power to start. Just as if you were trying to start in very, very cold conditions. Did the whole procedure again and double checked everything was aligned and locked at TDC. No problems. Reassembled everything again up to drive belt and tried to start. No luck this time either. Now there is a rattling sound (machinegun-like) when i try to start. Nothing moves, not even the drive belt. I cannot figure out what is wrong. It feels like IĀ“ve missed something obvious. Any of you guys out there have an idea what might be wrong? Have you ever had the starting problems I describe above? ThankĀ“s in advance!
  2. Lying under the vehicle whilst doing the 500 mile oil change on the newly rebuilt engine I noticed a slight sheen around the wading plug hole. Doing the touch and sniff test revealed a strong diesel smell which I assume indicates failure of the fuel injection pump driveshaft seal? My other question is given that diesel hardly pouring out of the pump if I pull my finger out and get the seal changed pronto can I get away without changing the timing belt? Given it's a Dayco belt with only 500 miles or so on it I really hope the answers no!
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