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I used to have a 2.8L Turbo Diesel Mitsubishi Shogun, which has a known fault. The oil seal on the drive shaft to the mechanical fuel injector box starts to leak - letting air into the injectors and mucking up the fuel timing. So it runs like a dog, smokes like Popeye, and top end is down to about 10mph in 1/4 mile bursts ...

To change the £1.05 (including VAT and P&P) seal, drain the radiator, remove the radiator, fan, Turbo, intercooler, front engine cover, injector mechanism, and a pile of ancillary bits and bobs to allow access to those bits. Remove gear and replace seal. Reassembly is the reverse of disassembly.

Time for me to do it (in a frozen cold snowy, sleety February with no garage)? 5 days.
Cost? £31.05 (I paid a specialist to remove the gear, change the seal, and refit the gear - I didn't have the right puller and it's a important timing gear).

Cost to have a garage do that? £1800

Ran like dream for another five years though ...
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