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Old October 24th, 2003, 08:31 PM
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145k on the v8

what to do now? i have the engine apart. would like to spend less than $4 or $5k on the engine and tranny. me and a freind can do alot of the work our selfs. i was woundering if i should by a new short block or rebuild what i have?tdi is out of the question, just too much$ and i already had the frame galv. and would not want to cut or mount new mount.just would like to hear any suggestions
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Old October 25th, 2003, 01:53 AM
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4-5k will buy you A LOT of rover V8.

2800 for 4.6 short block, 1200 if you want to stay 4.0 (both will fit in place of a 3.9)

400 to redo heads

60 for a 4.2 chip

300 for a cam

300 for gaskets and bolts.

As far as the trans, if the mainshaft is ok you will be fine with new synchro balk rings (50) and maybe a synchro hub (200) if second is really bad. Maybe $50 for input and output seals and a tube of right stuff.

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Old October 25th, 2003, 03:12 PM
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ron where do you get these prices from. the places i checked wanted about $4 or $5 just for the 4.6 short block. which is crazy by the way
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Those are prices that I used to sell them for as a dealer (main line). I would have to check on the 4.6 (which I am sure would be within a couple hundred bucks) but the 4.0 price is still good.

GEMS 4.6 short block is the cheaper one, and Bosch DII 4.0 is really cheap.

The bolts you can go aftermarket as well as the cam, everything else I would go genuine. head work any machine shop can do. Skim 10 thou (or not your choice), valve job, new seals.

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Old October 26th, 2003, 11:59 PM
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ron are those new or rebuilt? and do you still sell these is there a number i can call you at?
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New, genuine, in crate.

I am in school at the moment. Ring the dealer and ask for Scotty. Tell him I reffered you. For the 4.6 tell him to look it up for a 96-98 4.6 HSE range rover.

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You can send me an email directly, I have a couple other ideas too.

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i'll have to double check, but 4 months ago i could get you a rebuilt using new parts 4.6 short for $2k including high-performace cam and 4.2 chip.

i'll check on it tomorrow & let you know something.
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well, i checked .... they're all gone.
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Rebuilt rover engine= sketchy

Overheat=dropped liner=likely to drop another liner

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Old October 29th, 2003, 03:53 PM
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if i do the 4.6 im guessing i need new front cover and water pump, new oil pan? what else would i need or what could not switch over from the 3.9
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Oil pan, front cover, etc all fit from the 3.9 (you MAY need to clearance the pan 1/8in to allow for the one rod bolt but this is a maybe, and you don't have a choice as 4.6 oil pan will not work.)

A 3.9 cam will work, 4.2 is better, aftermarket is nice, well in reality a 3.9 cam will be fine for torque which is what you want so I might save my money if my cam was good.

The other thing you need is a crank pulley spacer (grind the teeth off of a timing gear (at 145 I would recomend replacing both gears and chain with edelbrock or genuine) so you can use your old one.

The final bit is the tricky part, and that is you need to do the cam update if it is not done on your truck. Also if the update was not done and you do not update to a cam plate type cam you need to plug those two holes or else you lose oil pressure.

It is not hard you just have to know what you are doing and what you are looking at (compare to old will work fine).

Chip the ECU (I hear a 4.2 RRC chip works but I have not seen it done in a D90 only in Disco/RRC).

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Old October 31st, 2003, 04:07 PM
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ron- i called the dealer today and got a price on a new 4.0, i dont know who you pissed off over there (just joking)but they told me $2600 for a short block. i called and asked for scotty,he was pretty busy, took my info and had a guy named al call me back about an hour later. i did tell scotty you reffered me.thats about one of the highest prices i have got on a 4.0.let me know what you think
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I will check in on monday for you. I am sure they quoted you the GEMS 4.0 price not the disco II price.

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may be a stupid question but whats the difference
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$1400 dollars and the crank senor mounting plate.

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Hi Ron.

Matt. Drop me an email or call. I can supply the 4.0 block, lifters, cam, all the gaskets and bolts you need plus shipping for under $2000.00. All are new pieces (not rebuilds) and Genuine. If you are interested, let me know. We can talk about 4.6 options when you call if you would like.
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Hey Matt
Give me a call... Got some info in the Hot Rod 4.6 you're looking into... Plus the Diamond plate stuff..

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