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  1. Defender Technical Discussions
    I am replacing the head gaskets on my 3.5 V8 this week. Before I reassemble - which is better, metal or composite head gaskets? I have both (a little Pedro disease). Also - is a scotch brite pad too rough to clean the top surface of the block?
  2. Defender Technical Discussions
    Hi, new here but need help. I own a 1985 2.5 turbo diesel 110. The head gasket popped so it was taken apart to redo the head. It turned out the gasket had corroded though between no 2 & 3 pistons. The gasket I removed has no 432830 stamped on and measures 2mm with a vernier. I live in South...
  3. Defender Technical Discussions
    It looks like the head gaskets on the 4.2 are leaking again. It's been less than a year and under 4000 miles. When the engine is cold it's pushing a little bit of coolant thru the exhaust. After warm up it seems OK. I don't know what to do next. I used the very expensive stretch bolts and...
  4. For Sale - Parts
    3.9 motor out of a 1995 Discovery I with 113,546 miles. Only a couple thousand miles on it since the head gaskets were replaced (I did not do this service). Bolt up for 94/95 Defender, 95 Range Rover & 94/95 DI. Fits all RRC with minor adjustments. $700 Complete long block with pan, front...
  5. Defender Technical Discussions
    How much of a pain is it to pull the heads on a disco II (Bosch injection system). I did the heads on my Disco I years ago, but I'm getting into this Monday. Anyone know what book time is on it? Thank you much!
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