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Old August 13th, 2013, 12:51 PM
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2.6 Engine servicing

Hey Guys,

What can you tell me about properly maintaining the Rover 2.6 engine? My Shorland MKIII shows up this weekend and I have heard the engines like to be services regularly. How so?

Please school me!
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Old August 13th, 2013, 01:03 PM
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Complelty spaced in the leaded/ unleaded asking former owner now. I heard the valve adjustments. How often should that be done? I imagine she will drive 2k milled a year. Figure oil change ever spring and then again in the fall.
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Old August 13th, 2013, 03:16 PM
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Here are some Tips...

As stated valve adjustment every 3000 miles.
Sounds easy, but remember this is an I-O-E engine.
With intake over exhaust, you'll remove the valve cover for the inlet valves and the exhaust manifold for the exhaust valves.
Since you don't have manuals, the exhaust valves have to be opened with larger clearance than stated in the workshop manual, per factory service bulletin.
I'll need to verify, but think it's 0.008 in instead ob 0.003 in.
With that little use and the electric SU fuel pump and side draft carbs, you'll want to install a fuel shutoff valve to keep gasoline from gumming up the jet, mixture needle, float bowl, and fuel overflow valve.
Then you can completely run it dry after use.
Get in touch with Joe: http://joecurto.com/
He'll supply you with what you need.
You probably have a Euro-6 which is different from an NADA-6 that most likely has a Zenith Stromberg side draft carb.
I have some of these as spares as well as the better SU, if you need any.
I also have a distributor with a pointless setup that should help if you think you need it.
Oh you'll want some exhaust manifold gaskets and side cover gaskets.
It may be worth while to install a 3 way exhaust flange connection about 3 or 4 inches out on the exhaust down pipe which actually is a side pipe. Once welded in, it will give you and easy butted connection to remove instead of fighting the tapered end of the down pipe where it tapers into the exhaust manifold.
I sold our last new exhaust manifold last month, but have one good used manifold lying in the shop.
Better get a spare because if anything happens to yours, they are nearly as rare as rocking horse manure.

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Complelty spaced in the leaded/ unleaded asking former owner now. I heard the valve adjustments. How often should that be done? I imagine she will drive 2k milled a year. Figure oil change ever spring and then again in the fall.
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Old August 13th, 2013, 04:19 PM
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I had always been under the impression that the 2.6 was best serviced with an engine hoist and a trip to the scrapper...
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Old August 13th, 2013, 04:23 PM
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Congrats on the Shorland! I had a chance to sit in one during LR's 50th celebration and it is a very cool truck. I would love to see a photo. I've got a friend who can make a 2.6 in a Rover car purr. PM me if you want an additional resource and I'll get his email address to you.
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Old August 13th, 2013, 04:24 PM
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I had always been under the impression that the 2.6 was best serviced with an engine hoist and a trip to the scrapper...
Agreed in most cases, but perhaps this one will hold up under the limited use.
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Not a 2.6 but a 2.0 IOE...I have had a heck of a time getting the rocker cover and side cover gaskets in the right place on re-assembly.

Finally just stuck them to their respective covers with old timely gasket adhesive ... by golly they stay in place now.
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Derek- Don't tease them like a high school cheerleader, post pictures or do you want me to ?
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------ Follow up post added August 13th, 2013 08:33 PM ------





Ill post some more and a video when it arrives Thursday
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Derek had to get prior ATF approval and they specified how they wanted the truck de-militarized. Aside from taking forever customs didn't give me any hassle with the entry. The truck has a neat history including use in Bosnia by CNN. I can't imagine what folks on the country roads of Vermont are going to think when they meet that thing in a curve.....

Seems odd you can own a fully armored land rover like this to include a machine gun turret less the gun but god forbid you try to bring in a stock defender with a direct injection diesel.
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It isn't the first shorland in the States, there is one floating around MD somewhere. They are unique for sure.

Of course it will suddenly be okay to bring in that direct injection diesel in a few years. That's the part that just doesn't make sense.

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how hot does it get inside sitting in the sun ? Guessing ventilation is minimal
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