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Folks,

Can 200Tdi head bolts be reused, or are they single use only?

Workshop manual for 300Tdi is quite clear that they can be reused up to five times, however the 200Tdi manual implies that they must be renewed every time. 

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Not sure, I fitted new head bolts from Turners on the engine rebuild, but on a previous head gasket change I reused the original bolts with no issues. 

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We re-used mine last Christmas. No idea if they had been used before!

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Unless you owned it from new, how would you know?  If it worth saving a little bit of money?

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Thanks folks. I've sorted a new set so will use them. Just didn't want to do so unnecessarily if they could be reused.

Spare head has come back okay from the pressure test and been cleaned up and faced, so I just need to do the valve stem seals and then swap it over.

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13 minutes ago, miketomcat said:

I think the lr workshop manual says 3 times but definitely more than one use.

Mike

It says to use new bolts.

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3 hours ago, Red90 said:

It says to use new bolts.

I beg to differ!

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Gen or discovery manual.

Mike

 

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My defender genuine manual says fit new bolts (200tdi), my 300tdi book says fit new bolts. 

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The manuals I have used in the past said 5 times for both Tdi versions.  Haynes says the same, and their data is from the LR manuals.

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On the basis that I didn't know if mine had been reused prior to, I bought new bolts.

Mo

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Seems an unclear picture from Land Rover, however I will use new ones as they’re cheap enough.

Aiming to do the head swap this weekend, despite having the car ten years it’s the first time I’ve done one so wish us well!

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On 11/22/2018 at 1:08 AM, Scotts90 said:

Go gently with the t/stat housing bolts. 

Or any bolt into ali/alloy - they need little more than nipping up.  

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Mine was good inside too, that looks ok.

after removing the pistons I found some semi circular cracks just below the oil control ring on the thrust side of pistons, 1,2, 3, 4 was OK. there were some shaded ares in the bores which were taken out by the 020 thou over bore.

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