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Engine won’t rotate by hand

Discussion in 'Range Rover' started by P1Darbs, Sep 13, 2019.

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  1. Mark Piercy

    Mark Piercy Well-Known Member

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    Or any RR with a V6 diesel by the look of things.
     
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    Not just the RR. The discos and jags suffer the same.
     
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    OK, avoid all vehicles with that engine.
     
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    gstuart D3 Grandad

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    Or buy them from an auction
     
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    wammers STILL BREATHING. Donater

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    Made a few bob in yesteryear buying from auctions, doing up and flopping. Was known as cocking and blocking. Buy from one auction do up and sell at another. But you never buy a none runner unless you 100% know what is wrong with it.
     
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    Wow it’s great hearing all these comments on this engine, boy how I wish I’d looked this up cause I was told by LR to avoid the 2.7 and go for a 3.0 instead as it was much improved I would have bought the V8 or V8 SC for defo.
     
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    Know where ur coming from with the older models, but indeed with the modern motors and them being so complex and ending up with a possible money pit couldn’t agree more of not buying a non runner

    However really feel for the op and fingers crossed hasn’t caught a cold with it
     
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    Funny enough heard it the other way round , the 3.0 is worse than the 2.7 ref cranks snapping

    Alas and not wishing to sound brutal ur are where u are , ur right ref the V8 , heard a lot of good things about it

    Where all rooting for u that it’s something simple

    Also great shame the auction wasn’t more forthcoming in being abit more honest

    Ur find this forum extremely helpful
     
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    Why would anyone want to swap a snapped crankshaft for another OEM when they are the ones snapping?

    Col
     
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    Indeed , many don’t bother and just fit a complete engine out of a jag, just have to swap all the ancillaries over inc the sump etc

    As a side note the engine is also fitted in the ford territory and they resolved the issue

    never heard an issue with the TDV6 fitted in the Citroen’s , but alas no good for the D3/4
     
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    I think it is something to do with the shell bearings. Both Disco and RR are heavy compared to the Jag or Ford or Citroen.
     
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    So even after it became common knowledge that these engines could and were spinning their bearings leading to engine failure, why then didn't JLR own up to the problem?

    Talking about weight, was shocked to find out just how much they weigh in.....more than the D2 even with its ladder chassis and beam axles.
     
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    It's a common fault on the jags too. Lots of reports of s-type engines dying at 20k miles if you look back through old forums.
    Pity really as its a fabulously smooth and powerful engine.
     
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    No but it explains a lot. That's what happened to my mate's D4. The guy who bought it is a mechanic from up north and he says he sees about 3 a week with the same engine come in with the same fault.
     
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    Modern design has gone to pot, too many university educated bods with no practical real world experience making mistakes that an earlier generation would think are stupid.
     
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    My late friend (John) often lamented that the post-grads sent to work in his Engineering shop could operate Solidworks to design something, but what they often designed could not be built in practice.
    I think the term he used was "All the gear, but no idea!" and that they were effectively useless at precision engineering.
     
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    My old dad you to say "all brains and dam all common sense"
    The politicians made a big mistake getting rid of apprenticeships.
     
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