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Freelander V6 horror :)

Discussion in 'General Land Rover Forum' started by oxygen, Feb 17, 2017 at 4:51 PM.

  1. oxygen

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    Just bought interesting freelander, first registration in 2006.01, pre- facelift, soft top. Car covered 88.000km (55.000mls). Engine untouched, belts still original. I bought this car as defective, but THIS fail is new for me, never seen before. Tomorrow i will start to disassemble it, i think engine replacement will be required.

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  2. gstuart

    gstuart D3 Grandad

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    hi

    @Hippo or @Nodge68 will hopefully be along soon

    they are the gurus of these v6

    good luck and by the looks of it u will need it
     
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    Looks like the can pulley has either come loose, or the cam has snapped or seized or possibly the belt has failed. It should have been changed 6 years ago. It unusual for the KV6 to suffer series mechanical failure to be honest.

    It would be better to find a working replacement engine. The Rover 75 2.5 Ltr is a good source of a replacement engine. They are seldom thrashed and 75s are now cheap as chips, well they are here in the UK anyway.
     
  4. oxygen

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    I think engine will be totally destroyed inside. If not- i will replace pistons, valves, guides, liners, etc. Btw i tried to search for kv6 engine with low mileage at rover club, but without success.
     
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    It depends on how much you want to rebuild the engine.
    I have plenty of low mileage parts here, including pistons and liners, cams, pulleys, cranks and other bits, although I'd need to check the condition of them. The head could be salvageable, but you'll need to get it off to check.

    Finding a low miles engine 10 years after production stopped is going to be a challenge.
     
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    I have rover 75 v6 with 40k mls on the clock
     
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    So you have a doner engine then ;)
     
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    Oh no, there is nice one. And 2.0...
     

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    Actually, that is quite nice. Be a real shame to break it.
     
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    Anybody knows how looks stock radio for this car? I bought with new Pioneer fitted, but now controls from steering wheel of course not working. Harman kordon with cd changer under seat originally fitted.