I'm new to this site but am looking for some helpful information about what I've done to my pathy!
I have a 2006 R51 pathy, it has a DPChip and a couple of other bits and pieces which shouldn't really effect on-road performance.
New year's day we were towing a camper trailer up a hill when it started blowing white smoke, burning oil, running really rough. It had to be towed to a mechanic who has said it has oil in the cylinder and has a cracked piston. He hasn't dismantled the engine yet to inspect the diesel injector(s) or the timing chain. He's told us we need to put in a new engine very bummed!
I've done a bit of research and think that this may have been caused by a fault in the injector, possible overload of the engine, air-intake or timing. Can anybody confirm this or have any other ideas or suggestions? Does a new engine sound right or am I being ripped off?
I've taken good care of my pathy, regular servicing - has done around 150,000km. I bought it second hand almost 2 years ago. The DP Chip has made great improvement on fuel consumption and power.
I would greatly appreciate anyone's experience or comment