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who fanceys helping me on my engine rebuild

Discussion in 'Range Rover' started by P38dseGAV, Jun 22, 2010.

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  1. P38dseGAV

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    as ive been told its the rings im thinking of finding a short block and rebuild my engine anyone wanna help i will return the favour ;)
     
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    Bit of a trek for me mate :frown:
     
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    i may have a day or two, depends when you doing it.. where you going for a engine?
     
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    lol prb solved its on its way via AA to u rite now lol :p
     
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    not too sure yet but i think my top ends ok its just smoking like a **** and missfire
     
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    i got my short engine from joe in clone..
     
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    j the range New Member

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    gav are you sure its not a burnt out valve, if the gas has been set to run lean. just a thought..
     
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    wammers STILL BREATHING. Donater

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    Are we talking a diesel or a petrol here?
     
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    petrol 4.0 come on you know you want to help..
     
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    J that sounds very tru could be a valve thinks we gonna do a comp test u wanna pop ova yes i know joe thats who i swaped my RR dse with for a 4.6 hse
     
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    wammers STILL BREATHING. Donater

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    Bit far for me J. Besides i have lots of other things to play with. Fitting a short engine without busting bores and fitting new rings and bearings along with an oil pump is a bit of a false economy. No matter how good it looks. Rebuilding an engine without a valve job is also a bit pointless. Maybe a set of rings, shells, oil pump and a valve job is all the old engine needs.
     
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    Am I missin summott here Gav ???? ... Yeah!! Nice Tow bar & Ball mate!!
     
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    its a video mate click the image
     
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    ok people quick update i did comp test came back good but the last cylinder on the drivers bank is oiling up this engine recently had the HG done and heads skimmed would i be right thinking the oiling up is down to oil stem seal ?
     
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    wammers STILL BREATHING. Donater

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    V8s in general have this problem as the oil drains to the back because they lean back a little in the vehicle. Yes it will almost certainly be a valve stem oil seal. Changing a head gasket and NOT doing a valve job or at least taking a look at them is a little bit of a waste of time in my book.
     
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    ok i have a receipt here infront of me from A&L MOTORS in preston stating that they replaced both HG and resurfaced heads hmm now im sure doing this you would strip the heads to resurface them maybe im wrong but if im right then they should have fitted new valve stem seals :doh:
     
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    If you was the correct side of the Pennines then I would. Got a RV8 to rebuild this winter myself
     
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