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Old March 22nd, 2016, 01:26 PM
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Thinking about buying a cannibal v8? I'd check this out

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guy here bought one, into a 4.6 engine swap for about 11k or something stupid like that… after 9 miles, oil light came on and had zero oil pressure…on a supposed "rebuilt" 4.6

talked to the shop guy's where the work was being done, moron from cannibal told them that rebuilt engines run with lower oil pressure and the sensor is the issue…it's running now after replacing the oil pump …
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reading this makes me love my LS motor that much more.. why on earth people are still spending this type of coin on rover V8s is beyond me.
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reading this makes me love my LS motor that much more.. why on earth people are still spending this type of coin on rover V8s is beyond me.
yep…with ya on that
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I don't blame Cannibal for the issues, I blame the engine design. Every "reputable" Rover V8 rebuilder(that has done enough) has had engine failures afterwards.
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I don't blame Cannibal for the issues, I blame the engine design. Every "reputable" Rover V8 rebuilder(that has done enough) has had engine failures afterwards.

True enough, but one of the LR techs here saw a Cannibal motor up close and there were some seriously suspicious things involved---I cant remember what they were now.


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reading this makes me love my LS motor that much more.. why on earth people are still spending this type of coin on rover V8s is beyond me.
Uh, they're both GM engines....
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Uh, they're both GM engines....
One modern and one designed over 50 years ago....
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True enough, but one of the LR techs here saw a Cannibal motor up close and there were some seriously suspicious things involved---I cant remember what they were now.


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I've driven a CV8 and have recommended them to a few satisfied people. While I'm sure there's slip ups with every Rover V8 rebuilder, I haven't experienced anything in person.
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I've driven a CV8 and have recommended them to a few satisfied people. While I'm sure there's slip ups with every Rover V8 rebuilder, I haven't experienced anything in person.


You are more than welcome to come check out this abortion in person.


Anyone who charges $12k for a motor job and then tells the buyer to put tape over the oil light should be tar and feathered at the National Rally.
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I'm sure he was joking about the tape, but I haven't seen that specific engine. I can't see anyone suggesting to do that seriously.
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One modern and one designed over 50 years ago....
x2 + 24 month 50,000 mile warranty... say nothing of performance, reliability, fuel economy, cost and availability of replacement parts etc etc etc.

http://www.summitracing.com/parts/na...0831/overview/
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Zack, there is a lot of history with them…looking at this thread alone, there are 4 documented issues, each with shitty customer service..let's say they've sold 10 engines starting with the original ones subject of the other threads…4 bad out of 10 speaks volume of thier quality
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I've definitely heard bad things, but same with the others. Great plains even shut down. I'm sure they've sold over 50 or 100 engines. Does suck about the reports of bad customer service, but as we all know that's *typically* a one sided argument.

The fact is, these are junk engines. You can't polish a turd. I'll never happily own a Rover V8, and certainly wouldn't pay money to have one rebuilt.
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reading this makes me love my LS motor that much more.. why on earth people are still spending this type of coin on rover V8s is beyond me.
Love to see the cost of a LS motor conversion laid out for all to see.
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Love to see the cost of a LS motor conversion laid out for all to see.
in my case about 50% of what this guy spent but i did the install myself.
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in my case about 50% of what this guy spent but i did the install myself.
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Thankfully rare - and not well done
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And had an awesome BBQ
Thankfully rare - and not well done
true ....i didnt add the cost of my eyebrows or medical bills.
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I would have gone with Turner if I had to do 4.6L conversion again. I did my Disco2 4.6L conversion with Roverland Parts engine and it has been going strong for past 5 months and put on about 5K miles on it. No issues "Yet"! Knock on wood!!!x100000


I spoke to the Carnival owner and he told me 3 months wait and I had to send him my truck for the conversion. LOL.
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I bought a Cannibal 4.6 for my install. The people I paid to install it totally dropped the ball so I don't have it running right yet.

If I had it to do over I would have done the LS. But if my new guy can get this 4.6 working properly I will be happy with it.
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