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#91 OFFLINE   cort1977

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Posted 22 May 2017 - 01:33 PM

In Australia the only place you see any LR product is parked outside coffee shops in the cities.   They are beautiful machines but just not reliable enough.   Toyota and Nissan all the way in the Outback.

 

I think Toyota get their marketing all wrong for the Landcruiser range in Europe, selling them as luxury rather than off roaders.   if they offered the 70 series range with the full range of options, the 2.8 diesel and some rust proofing I think they would clean up in the utility and military markets.  

 

That would be the only car I might consider buying new if only orl modernz weren't shit mate.

 

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Posted 22 May 2017 - 06:30 PM

Why is nobody talking about the Shogun?

 

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Posted 22 May 2017 - 07:02 PM

D3's and early 4s are now starting to wreck their engines by either the oil pump housing cracking, or the main crank bearings spinning in their journals and blocking oil feed to the crank
Both are a fundamental design flaw, neither are being taken seriously by Land Rover

 

I'm not entirely convinced by this.

 

It seems to me that LRs are cracking the oil pump housing but not Peugeots, Citroens or Jags with exactly the same part. Am I wrong?

They also seem to often crack shortly after a timing belt change.

The thing is that one of the timing belt pulleys bolts to the oil pump, and so if you abuse the timing mechanism, or fit the wrong bolt, or use a hammer gun on it...

 

The other thing is that folks are saying that the bearing shells can spin because they aren't tabbed, however the research that I read on it seems to indicate that the shells are held in place by the insane force of the main bearing caps being torqued onto them, not the tabs.  If the crank binds onto a bearing shell hard enough to spin at against that kind of clamping force then it would simply bend the tabs straight.  There are apparently lots of engines without tabs on the bearing shells now, not just the LRJ 2.7.

 

Did the bearing fail because the shell spun and covered the oil feed hole, or did the shell spin because the crank seized onto it and span it?

 

I would like to know this: if the 2.7 in my XJ explodes can I buy a 3.0 and just move over all of the sensors and ancillaries and put that back in?


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Posted 22 May 2017 - 07:04 PM

Just found out that the 1.9 tdi pd has tabless shells in the later engines

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Posted 22 May 2017 - 09:38 PM

Apparently the affected LR engines used a different oil pump to the others,easily identified by a missing reinforcement web on the casting.
It's enough of a worry that owners are having the front of the engine partially stripped just to see which pump is on
As for the shell bearings I guess it's a bit chicken or egg....it always seems to be the flywheel end that goes
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