Engine failure - Advice?

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nzmikec
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Engine failure - Advice?

Postby nzmikec » Wed Aug 11, 2021 2:29 am

Hi all,

Yesterday my trusty pathfinder suffered a pretty bad engine failure. Blew the dipstick out along with a bunch of oil, along with a pretty significant loss in power.
Ive dropped the remainder of the oil (3.5l) and replaced it.
Engine then started and seemed to be running on 3 cylinders. the engine did idle but shaking about. When it was running I removed the dipstick and there was pulsatile gas coming out - presumably blow by?
Ive been told that a failed injector can cut a hole in the piston and cause this. Do you think this is what has happened? Any other ideas?
At this stage im looking to buy a wrecked vehicle for a donor engine.

Some videos of it running
https://youtu.be/_EnZMVIVlKM
https://youtu.be/uOM4Jb45pcQ

Thanks for any assistance!
Regards,
Mike


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Re: Engine failure - Advice?

Postby lebowski » Wed Aug 25, 2021 12:46 pm

sorry to hear. Read my experiences about engine replacement here topic20524.html?forum_uri=&start=&t=205 ... cbd67b2b84.

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Re: Engine failure - Advice?

Postby TooMuchControl » Wed Aug 25, 2021 3:02 pm

Is that a 2.5L 4?

Those are harder to come by, but they are out there, but look a bit pricey.

car-part.com gives you an idea.

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Re: Engine failure - Advice?

Postby nzmikec » Mon Sep 06, 2021 11:24 am

Thanks guys,

Yea this is the 2.5l turbo diesel - YD25DDTI

Ive now got the engine out and have purchased a wrecked car for a donor engine.

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Re: Engine failure - Advice?

Postby palmerwmd » Wed Dec 08, 2021 7:50 am

nzmikec wrote:
Mon Sep 06, 2021 11:24 am
Thanks guys,

Yea this is the 2.5l turbo diesel - YD25DDTI

Ive now got the engine out and have purchased a wrecked car for a donor engine.
Mike,

what was the ultimate outcome of this?
Successful swap?


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