This LRO reader emailed LRO.firstname.lastname@example.org to ask our experts why his Defender TDCi's key won't turn.
Can you help identify a strange noise coming from my 110? The vehicle started life as a 2.5 diesel but now has a Range Rover V8 3.5 carb engine. It’s been running fine but, about a month ago, it started to make a noise like a metallic, springy ‘pinking’. My local garage has checked it out but can’t find where it’s coming from. Have you any suggestions?
Roger Miles, Harlow, Essex
V8s have a thin tin head gasket and it makes a ‘tinny ping’ when blowing – so I think that’s what’s wrong.
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