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Noted thanks , this one is out of a 2002 and is definitely only 5kw more than the LR version , the LR only ever got the low power version so I'm informed , at £200 for a complete bar the turbo engine I was prepared to risk it , if it doesn't work out I'll look for another option

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Blimey some progress, just rang Steve the mechanic and he's got the old engine out and is 1/2 way through swapping bits over, he wants to get the new one in before close of play tonight so he can close the doors saturday at lunch and concentrate on getting it running without any interruptions,  opinion on the LR forums was that it's the same engine just BMW ran the X5 version with a different map so as not to be supplying an engine with the same power to a rival competitor so he's going to try it with the BMW fuel pump and injectors but swap inlet manifolds as the BMW may have swirl flaps which we don't want .

 

Had a good look round it , needs 4 tyres pretty soon which will be 40% of the purchase price of the car so I might look for some 20" wheels with decent tyres on , not sure yet , both indicators/sidelights on the front as one is broken and one has a crack and a piece of trim around the drivers seat

 

I'm also going to have to youtube how to clean a cream leather interior

 

Still no pictures but I'm going up saturday as long as there's not a foot of snow between now and then

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Blimey some progress, just rang Steve the mechanic and he's got the old engine out and is 1/2 way through swapping bits over, he wants to get the new one in before close of play tonight so he can close the doors saturday at lunch and concentrate on getting it running without any interruptions,  opinion on the LR forums was that it's the same engine just BMW ran the X5 version with a different map so as not to be supplying an engine with the same power to a rival competitor so he's going to try it with the BMW fuel pump and injectors but swap inlet manifolds as the BMW may have swirl flaps which we don't want .

 

Had a good look round it , needs 4 tyres pretty soon which will be 40% of the purchase price of the car so I might look for some 20" wheels with decent tyres on , not sure yet , both indicators/sidelights on the front as one is broken and one has a crack and a piece of trim around the drivers seat

 

I'm also going to have to youtube how to clean a cream leather interior

 

Still no pictures but I'm going up saturday as long as there's not a foot of snow between now and then

 

 

Brilliant stuff, I need a Steve!

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Sometimes it's a bit of a PITA that he's in Blackburn and I'm in Warrington but I know I can trust him and his garage is a 10 minute walk from the train station so at least it's doable on public transport, I dread to think what some of the jobs I've had done over the years would cost elsewhere.

 

Good news is it didn't move for 3 days and was still standing up on the suspension so it doesn't look like it's leaking

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Just got the V5 , I'm only the 3rd owner, first guy had it 11 years from new , 2nd 3 years then me

 

also found out why the engine was knackered, owner no 2 hadn't changed the oil , probably in the 3 years he'd owned it , steve said  when he took the sump off the bottom of it was like tar , took him 1/2 an hour in the parts washer to get it clean to fit on the new engine, so replace the engine was the right choice.

 

He's hoping to have it running tomorrow so maybe ready to roll Tuesday or Wednesday

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Just got the V5 , I'm only the 3rd owner, first guy had it 11 years from new , 2nd 3 years then me

 

also found out why the engine was knackered, owner no 2 hadn't changed the oil , probably in the 3 years he'd owned it , steve said  when he took the sump off the bottom of it was like tar , took him 1/2 an hour in the parts washer to get it clean to fit on the new engine, so replace the engine was the right choice.

 

He's hoping to have it running tomorrow so maybe ready to roll Tuesday or Wednesday

 

Why do people do that? it's madness to spend so much on a car & not look after it.

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Why do people do that? it's madness to spend so much on a car & not look after it.

 

.... well, they might wear a $6000 Omega watch in the shower.... and thats fine.

 

I may forget and wear my £5 ASDA watch in the shower.... it will not end well.

 

Some people don't  GAF either way M8

 

TS

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Why do people do that? it's madness to spend so much on a car & not look after it.

 

 

Guy was a mechanic, plumbers have leaky taps, gardeners have scruffy gardens etc etc

 

still making a decision on tyres, decided I don't want blingy wheels so new tyres on the originals are probably the best option, been reading good things about Landsail tyres actually, B rated for wet braking C for fuel and about £70 each in 255 60 18

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Top thread! I bought a 2004 V8 on gas with a smidge over 200,000 miles on it earlier this year for £3500. Did 8000 miles, had one recovery due to a split LPG coolant hose, and even after paying a garage to mess up repairing that, and servicing it and replacing a few small bits, I still came out £250 up when I sold it a couple of months ago.

 

Bought my old TD5 Discovery back as it's a brilliant workhorse, would like to try a TD6 in the L322 though!

 

There's a V8 Vogue near my house that hasn't moved for 3 years. Need to go leave a note on it...

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I have the RSW Allcomms software and lead if you get stuck. I'm in the Lakes but pass Warrington reasonably regularly!  Would sell it but I'm definitely going to have another. I sold my Nanocom when I sold my Disco, and now have my Disco back without Nanocom...

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Wading plugs, noted

 

I've been avoiding going up there until it's been fixed and road tested , but I'll take some when I collect it running with no bits falling off, Looks like I'm going to have to buy a new indicator at 7% of the cost of the whole car as used ones are like hens teeth

 

Thanks for the offer on the diagnostics warninglight but I think I'm going to buy something even though it's going to be in the glove box all of the time, as I've mentioned previously it's going to be mega reliable :D

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Are wading plugs fitted full time on these?

 

The LRs I've had you only fit them when wading in case they trap leaks in & ruin stuff normally.

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My timing case was warped so it was hardly worth it either. I just hammered the pushrods straight & fitted a new cambelt kit every couple of years.

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My timing case was warped so it was hardly worth it either. I just hammered the pushrods straight & fitted a new cambelt kit every couple of years.

True then, landrover tool kit is a box of hammers and a screwdriver

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I had some Landsails on my V70 a few years back, and they were ok. Better than reputed anyway. Not totally lethal. To be fair a V70 and an L322 are completely different things, but if the reviews are fine, why not?

Good luck with the engine, this is an interesting thread!

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True then, landrover tool kit is a box of hammers and a screwdriver

 

Don't forget the hairy string*

 

 

 

*replaced with ducktape after coils sprung axles.

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Good luck with the engine, this is an interesting thread!

Ah yes the engine, that's not gone so well , turns out the engine has been fucked by the dick of doom which I believe is mechanic talk for not as reliable as I was hoping.

 

Coming soon to an eBay near you , a range rover with 2 bolloxed engines

 

It's either that or I take my chance on another engine, I really thought this one was fine, seller has over 4000 feedback on eBay, he said it was ok , driven to before breaking it , removed by undoing every bolt and plug but it's back pressuring worse than the one that was in there , squirts oil out of the dipstick when you rev it up , im going up this afternoon to discuss options , one of which may be a rag on fire

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He wants me to WhatsApp a video of it running but the most he's likely to do is give me my money back so the dilemma is put it on eBay as is , running but fucked and take as many bits off the old engine as I can to recoup some money

 

Return engine and get my £200 back but that'll mean I'm fitting another engine as its not worth taking it out for £200

 

I've just found a running 330D on gum tree for £900 which is only 15 miles from Blackburn but it's done over 200k and I don't want another car , I should have listened to advice and bought a running car but it was all the hassle involved of getting it to Blackburn that put me off that idea

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