2002 Land Rover Freelander glow plugs/relay

Tiny
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  • 2002 LAND ROVER FREELANDER
  • 4 CYL
  • AWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 45,000 MILES
LR Freelander with 2L T/Dsl engine was having difficulty starting even though we are in tropical climate. A mechanic thought problem was in glow plug system and bypassed the relay which did allow the engine to start quickly. Within weeks of that procedure the timing chain broke. Question: could the timing chain failure be a result of bypassing the glow plug relay, creating greater combustion than the engine was designed for, and with that greater combustion continuing even after start-up?
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Monday, December 8th, 2008 AT 9:21 AM

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Tiny
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No the glow plug's will not cause timing chain failure
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Saturday, October 31st, 2009 AT 4:12 AM

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