Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: cambridge ontario canada
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I would not be surprised if they were trying to use up inventory knowing that that engine line was likely near the end of its run. Also not likely wanting to put money into retooling that wouldn’t be in use long enough for a good return on investment.
That being said I’m sure they tried to use up the best of what they had ( blocks being graded)
As for which engines are most prone to a block failure... I’m pretty confident that very few properly / well maintained engines had block failures.
When the do they likely overheated. Same result as a head gasket failure or other cooling system failure.
My 02 (current truck) had a water pump fail (previous owner). Local LR dealer warned him of the possibility of engine damage. He ended up walking away from it. Soon after I bought the truck for a song ( I knew the history but super clean California truck in Canada 🇨🇦 is not something to pass up).
Put a water pump on her and all was good for about 8 months. THEN.......
Misfire, air in coolant etc😐 running hot, all the usual signs.
I tore it down hoping for a head gasket failure, but no definitive answer was found, heads checked out too. All that leaves is a block issue ( slipped liner)
So what caused it????
Poor quality control?
My money 💰 is on poor maintenance and little to no warning systems or fail safe when the overheat ( water pump failure) happened.
I guess you never really know unless you have had since new, could be a gamble.
I’m not going to blame the year of the engine.
Cost me an engine rebuild, about $5000 plus a bunch of my time.
I have no regrets. Love the truck, drive it every day and every where with confidence.
Could likely sell her and still not loose much ( but never will).
Excuse my rambling
Happy Happy Happy
2002 D2 se7 6 seater . complete engine rebuild with flanged liners , 2 inch lift, terrafirma shocks, LT 275/65r18 Cooper stt tires, d1 modified front bumper, safety devices rack, 30" l.e.d. Light bar
2004 D2 se5 (sold)
2001 D2 se5 (parts truck)
2000 D2 se7 (retired)
1997 D1 (sold)
1957 Series 1 88" future projet
2006 Suburu legacy outback (gets me around when the disco is not)
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