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My Land Rover
« on: February 08, 2015, 11:49:52 PM »
Hello, I'm new here
This is my rig that I'm working on
2001 Land Rover Discovery 2
4.0 liter V8
R380 5 speed manual transmission
LT230 Transfer case
JKS Sway bar disconnects
235/85/16 Super Swamper IROK ND

When I got this truck the engine was blown out, leaking from every seal. I had a head bolt take the threads out of the block. So I drilled, taped and heli coiled.
Also found one of the liners slipped, but I put it back together anyway.  I can hear the liner on cold mornings, but I've gone 500 miles so far and no problems.  I think I'll be just fine, for a while anyway.

Here are some photos of when I got it and what it is now.

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Re: My Land Rover
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2015, 11:52:36 PM »


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Re: My Land Rover
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2015, 11:54:13 PM »
Here it is now and going strong, only gone on one trip so far.

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Re: My Land Rover
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2015, 11:18:55 AM »
Welcome!  Nice rover!

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Re: My Land Rover
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2015, 01:42:55 PM »
Those liners create a lot of problems! 

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My Land Rover
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2015, 10:14:15 AM »
Those liners create a lot of problems!
The Discos are great rigs other than this.   If you plan to keep it, I'd be hunting for a spare engine to have waiting in the wings.   When it goes, it will "cookie cut" the head gasket.   Ask me how I know.    To rebuild the engine correctly requires removing the liners, sealing the block, replacing the liners with top hats, and pinning them at the bottom of the cylinder to the block.   About a $5500 job.    I've read some good things about the Cannibal motors, but they are In the same price range.   If someone could figure out a good way to integrate the ECU and BCU's with a 4.2 Chevy v-6 swap, these could pretty much be my ultimate rig.  I loved mine.   Good job finding one of the unicorn 5speeds!  Not many around.
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Re: My Land Rover
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2015, 09:31:53 PM »
I've thrown around the idea of getting a disco 1 and swapping in a vortec v6. The easiest way is to get a 5spd and leave the factory wiring in place. Run a stand alone TBI system for the vortec with the fuel pump system plugged into it.

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Re: My Land Rover
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2015, 09:30:07 PM »
My buddy Britt has one in his driveway with a blown motor. Ran up until it overheated a month ago. He has mentioned selling it once.


You better watch where you're going and remember where you been.

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Re: My Land Rover
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2015, 08:43:30 AM »
My buddy Britt has one in his driveway with a blown motor. Ran up until it overheated a month ago. He has mentioned selling it once.


You better watch where you're going and remember where you been.

Yup. It's low on the project list right now. If/When, it's prob going to be remotored with a chevy/computer etc or put a megasquirt on it.

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Re: My Land Rover
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2015, 08:45:10 AM »

My buddy Britt has one in his driveway with a blown motor. Ran up until it overheated a month ago. He has mentioned selling it once.


You better watch where you're going and remember where you been.

Yup. It's low on the project list right now. If/When, it's prob going to be remotored with a chevy/computer etc or put a megasquirt on it.
I wasn't sure you were on here or not. Just a stalker Huh? Lol


You better watch where you're going and remember where you been.

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Re: My Land Rover
« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2015, 09:14:49 AM »
yup, lol

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Re: My Land Rover
« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2015, 09:49:49 AM »
Those stand alone TBI systems are super easy. Pretty much just have to take everything with the motor and wire in the hot and ignition.

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Re: My Land Rover
« Reply #12 on: March 02, 2015, 10:44:38 AM »
Im a land rover specialist at a land rover shop in arkansas. We had one come through with a Chevy 350 in it, too much power though, kept blowing transmissions. It was in a Range rover classic.

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Re: My Land Rover
« Reply #13 on: March 02, 2015, 10:45:31 AM »
This 5 speed was sitting on a uses car lot in Oklahoma, they had no idea what they had, but I did, scooped it up quick.

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Re: My Land Rover
« Reply #14 on: March 02, 2015, 10:45:44 AM »
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