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Old May 17th, 2015, 01:51 PM
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I just picked up this 1995 RRC yesterday. Still in nice shape except it needs a motor, fortunately I have one of those. Cant wait to get it running again!

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Old May 17th, 2015, 02:46 PM
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Looks great. What happened to the motor?
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Old May 17th, 2015, 02:52 PM
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Apparently it overheated and was diagnosed as needing head gaskets. The head gaskets were replaced but it is still getting coolant in a couple of cylinders and is getting combustion gasses into the cooling system. It may have a crack in the block behind a liner.
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Old May 17th, 2015, 03:11 PM
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But why get oil stains on the hardwood floor..???
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Old May 17th, 2015, 03:25 PM
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Apparently it overheated and was diagnosed as needing head gaskets. The head gaskets were replaced but it is still getting coolant in a couple of cylinders and is getting combustion gasses into the cooling system. It may have a crack in the block behind a liner.
That blows if rebuilt a few years ago. How many miles before letting go?
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Old May 17th, 2015, 03:33 PM
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... interesting...


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Just a few miles from 4x4 access!
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Old May 17th, 2015, 03:45 PM
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Nice coffee table. It has 179,000 on it currently. Was apparently running quite well until a month ago.
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Old May 17th, 2015, 05:08 PM
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Apparently it overheated and was diagnosed as needing head gaskets. The head gaskets were replaced but it is still getting coolant in a couple of cylinders and is getting combustion gasses into the cooling system. It may have a crack in the block behind a liner.
Reminds me of my 3.9...#5 cylinder dropped. I've since replaced the motor with another 3.9, but I'm haunted by the LR Prince of Darkness...seems like I can't shake the POD.


Other than the motor, do you have any other mods planned?
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Old May 17th, 2015, 05:21 PM
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I sure hope you paid a lot less than that ad price of $10,500 for a Classic whose motor took a dump after it was *rebuilt*...


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Old May 17th, 2015, 05:49 PM
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No mods planned at the moment. It looks to have a bit of lift on it. Purchase price was a fraction of the advertised price from a year ago. A very straight and intact truck.
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Old May 17th, 2015, 07:00 PM
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No mods planned at the moment. It looks to have a bit of lift on it. Purchase price was a fraction of the advertised price from a year ago. A very straight and intact truck.
Well, that's good to hear. Good lookin' truck and on the bright side, at least now you'll know your engine.
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Old May 26th, 2015, 09:15 PM
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Nice FR roof rack in the deal as well!
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Old May 27th, 2015, 07:44 AM
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I really do like the roof rack, that was a bonus!!
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Old May 27th, 2015, 09:12 AM
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That blows if rebuilt a few years ago. How many miles before letting go?
Exactly why I hate the Rover V8... even rebuilt ones are a crapshoot.
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Old May 27th, 2015, 12:38 PM
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Exactly why I hate the Rover V8... even rebuilt ones are a crapshoot.
ha! Crapshoot is Rover, period. we all just gamble a different way than others.
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