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Old 11-18-2011, 07:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Well, the time has come to put a new engine in my '03 Disco II. I am going to go the rebuilt route. I am considering Turner, Rover Cannibal and Oklahoma European. If anyone can offer advice on who to choose that would be great.
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Old 11-18-2011, 07:55 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Why are you needing to replace your engine and be specific?
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The block has been tested and has leaks in it. I either need a complete rebuild of the block or a new engine. I am leaning towards new block to get a warranty and a little peace of mind.

It overheated this fall and blew the head gasket a few weeks ago. Hadn't changed the thermostat which will now be a yearly exercise.
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Old 11-18-2011, 09:27 AM   #4 (permalink)
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How was it tested and was it confirmed that you have dropped a sleeve or that you just have internal leaks as in head gaskets?
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Old 11-18-2011, 09:31 AM   #5 (permalink)
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The heads were already tested, and one was bad. Got a new one. New lifters were put on, and the head was put back together. it was still overheating. The block was sent to a machine shop for testing and was found to have leaks. Exactly where and how I do not know, but I trust it was done right. Don't see the point in have it the engine I have rebuilt if I can get one that is already done by someone who does them often.
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Old 11-18-2011, 09:40 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I would go with one of the Turner engines over the group in Oklahoma, heard way too many bad things about them over the years. Not sure about Rover Cannible.
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What have you heard? Are there issues with the engines?
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Over the last few years I have seen and talked to people that have engine related, customer service and warranty issues, some getting to the point of legal action.
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Rover Radio issues or IPOD Adapters http://home.valornet.com/splacket/index.htm


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I will go with Turner then. Will let you know how it turns out! Need my truck back and running well!
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Richard Turner has every single certification that you can have of the highest level in the UK for engine reconditioners. His equipment is top-notch and he knows the product - and even offers a 2 yr warranty ok, you are unlikely to use it here in the USA, but that is more than anyone else offers)

With the exchange rate the way it is now, I'd go with one of his re-worked engines without hessitation.
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I've decided on the Turner Rebuilt. I will get some pics and let everyone know how it goes.
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Bought an engine from Turner Engineering - great experience and they are available to answer your questions. Surprisingly, shipping was not that bad based the the FedEx Air Freight rates they have.
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Look forward to follow up or pictures to post. If you don't mind me asking how bad was the cost? I know shipping varies from state to state but exchange rate vs. finding a place stateside can give us reader's some info. to absorb.

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How's the install going?
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Got the Rover back today, and it sounds and runs very smooth. Have a whole 3 miles on it, but I will keep reporting on my experience. The shop took FOREVER to do the work, but he cut me a very nice deal on cost due to them being short handed. Here is a pic or two of the block prior to install.
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