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Got a question for you guys. I am giving up. I love my Rover but it's time to part. I don't need all the feedback on "could have told ya" etc. I already knew the risks. What I am wanting to do is to sell it. The oil light comes on above 1,000 rpms. Crank shaft has some give. It will most likely need a new engine/used engine. Still runs but I don't drive it. It is a sharp Silver SE7. Vehicle is in great shape. Only 108,000 miles. Question is this. To the right enthusiast. What is this vehicle worth sitting, as is? What can I realistically ask? And where can I look to get it sold? Just looking for some sound advice. I found an engine for it in Kentucky for $2300 with only 84,000 miles on it. So to the right person this is still going to be a great vehicle. Just not for me and my busy life right now. I don't have time nor the money to invest.

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What do you mean by crankshaft has some give? It's supposed to have between 0.1mm and 0.2mm endfloat. That's 4 to 8 thou. Should be noticeable.

I'm a little suspicious that you have either a faulty oil pressure sender, or oil pump. Have you tried attaching a gauge?

Would be a terrible shame to sell the vehicle for peanuts when there's something easy to fix.

NB, the rover V8 in my Triumph TR8 had an oil pressure warning light that came on all the time at idle. Changed the sender, no more light.

Let me guess. A mechanic looked at it, told you the engine is toast. Was he a land rover specialist?
 

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No, it was my mechanic....and yes I know how much give it is supposed to have but we are talking about 1/4 inch give. The plate is toast. And there is no telling how much more damage there is, or how long it has been running this way. We were going to change out the sensor until we saw how much that crankshaft was moving. I have dealt with this thing for too long. I rebuilt it last year when the Oil Pump exploded. Have a feeling I got some shoddy work done by Import Shop in Lexington. But live and learn. Should have just replaced over a year go instead of a rebuild.
 

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Depending on the shape that the rest of it is in, a non-running D2 is usually worth only $1000-$1500, sometimes a little more or less depending on your location.

If you have the time, part it out - selling some of the pricier components piecemeal and then sending the frame/body to the scrapyard can net around $2000 or more, depending on how much you want to sell.
 
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