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Can you find out more info about an engine?

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  1. Stevefrfc

    Stevefrfc New Member

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    At the end of last year my engine blew on my beloved RR l332 petrol 4.4 V8 2004. I love it so much I couldn't let it go...

    So, I bought a new engine on eBay which is now sat in storage. The write up about the engine suggests it's all good, but is there anyway I can find out more about it (to validate).

    I'm thinking is there a unique code on it or anything similar?

    Hoping all you experts out there may know or have some info!

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. ovalandrover

    ovalandrover Well-Known Member

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    Is it a NEW engine or a used engine ? If it was out of a car the peson who sold it to you should be able to tell you what milage it has done.
    There should be an engine number on it somewhere.
     
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    P38Penguin Active Member

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    As ovalandrover said, the ebay seller should be able to give you the mileage and service history of the engine. It's worth sending a message and see what they say,
     
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    Fergie46 Active Member

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    Ah, gone are the days of when all you needed was a garden hose, 12v supply, a funnel and hose connected to the carb, and two wood blocks to prop the lump up with on the workshop floor.............
     
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    norseman Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like you might be as old as me ;)
     
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    wammers No longer with us, RIP Donater

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    Ask the seller the reg number of the car it came from, he should have it. Then check MOT history.
     
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    If like you say it is new then grab the serial number and call a local dealer who should be able to give you details of manufacture ect.
     
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    myfirstl322 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Ruby, I doubt anyone on here would buy a new engine for a 2004 4.4V8 RR. That's something for 1st or maybe 2nd corporate owner/keeper or for LR to fit within initial 3 year warranty.
    They are rare as hens teeth apparently and hear they cost north of £8k fitted.
    I'd much prefer to think he's bought a used engine from a breaker.:)
     
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    wammers No longer with us, RIP Donater

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    A factory exchange 4.4 petrol is £15,326.00 plus £3,000.00 refundable service return charge. Unless he is David Beckham i think it may well be used second hand. To tell if it's any good you would need a strip and check or a crystal ball.
     
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    Is that plus or Inc vat:D
    Where do they get there prices , add up the cost of every part as if from a dealer then add some and a bit more, your trousers would have to be round your ankles legs apart bent over for that one and it don't think it would ever stop hurting :D
     
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    wammers No longer with us, RIP Donater

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    Including VAT. Can't remember the exact details it's a while ago, but the main agents i worked for at the time built a Morris Traveller from stores for an enthusiast a couple of year after it went out of production. Think the sum of the retail parts to do it was around £4,500.00. More than four times the retail cost of a production car from the factory a couple of years earlier. That is a lot of pennies when you consider that the main dealers got 68% discount on spares from the factory at the time. And something like 40% discount on new vehicles for selling on. Margins may have dropped a little, but spares are a very lucrative part of a manufactures business. Why do you think the EU car firms have been lobbying the EU parliament to ban all none genuine after market parts for cars.
     
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