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Old January 4th, 2015, 02:51 AM
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Rob Apps
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Chev 4 cyl ecotec engine

I'm new here so if the subject has come up before and been discussed apologies all around. The always reliable forum search didn't get any hits so I figure its worth an Ask.

Has anyone put thought into the chevy 4 cyl 'ecotec' engines for a series rover? The generation 2 (2007-2012) engines seem like they give good horsepower & torque, though at a bit higher RPMs (Max HP over 5000RPM but max torque at only 2000 RPM. A brief internet search (which could never lead a guy astray Right?) shows them as a reliable fuel efficient engines.

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Old January 4th, 2015, 05:18 AM
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There are so many already established and proven alternatives, that it wouldn't be worth the time or trouble. There was brief time when a few people tried the old 2.5 Iron Duke Chevy engine. Those boat anchors get tossed in favor of Tdi engines.
A friend of mine runs a land rover / range rover specialty repair shop. Based on his experience, they are capable of stopping anywhere, anytime, at any cost.

I don't know about the brakes, only their unreliability.
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Old January 4th, 2015, 07:02 AM
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The Chevy engine is in my wife's Equinox. That engine has electrically controlled variable cylinder valve timing along with buckets of other wizardry. I would never wish that sort of evil into a series bonnet.

... And ours is not the fuel efficient. 19mpg
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