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I went through this exact process and have detailed notes and pictures if you need them

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Hi Ben, we were unable to determine the precise size of the engine oil temperature sensor threads, is it M19 x 1.5 or do you know? Thanks in advance, Eric...
 

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Ohh I didn’t take the measurements.

Sorry on that one. I believe the head is a 21mm.

Check rockauto and see if sensors are compatible with same part number as lr3

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Ben... thanks and hi back...
Rockauto seem to have M19x1.5, guess we'll have to order a sensor and see what size the threads in the girdle are, we only tapped for 3/4 NPT Fine and used a die like that to resize the original, but would like the correct size for the proposed LR3 block rebuild (supercharger version)...
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Wednesday August 7 we buttoned everything else up and as we were adding coolant, noted a pinhole leak in the radiator, so all on hold until we get a new radiator, Land Rover part LR021777...

Thursday pulled rad and sending to local repair shop, hopefully can be fixed fairly inexpensively...
 

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Radiator is fixed, straightening out a huge pile of bent rad fins and going out to the shop in the morning, taking my GAP IIDTool BT because I didn't realize you had to plug it in to the vehicle to get an access code before you can register the tool. Then come back home and register/update firmware, then back out to the shop Tuesday to delete the zillion error codes before trying to start the machine, then likely many glasses of refreshing beverages to celebrate. We are nearly home, I would not recommend you neglect oil changes with this engine, I am using a Moroso accumulator to pre-oil the engine always before starts, and likely going ahead with the original plan on rebuilding the LR3 engine with a supercharger, but we'll wait and see how this experiment turns out...
 

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We got it running today! It cranked but would not start and then I remembered that we pulled the power fuse and the relay for the suspension, put them in and started first crack, idles at about 1200 rpm for about 2 minutes and then drops to about 800 rpm, thermostat opens after about 10 minutes, then suspension shoots up to the top of its range, did not know how to stop it, so shut engine off and will read the owners manual tonight. Attached photo with suspension extended...
 

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We got it running today! It cranked but would not start and then I remembered that we pulled the power fuse and the relay for the suspension, put them in and started first crack, idles at about 1200 rpm for about 2 minutes and then drops to about 800 rpm, thermostat opens after about 10 minutes, then suspension shoots up to the top of its range, did not know how to stop it, so shut engine off and will read the owners manual tonight. Attached photo with suspension extended...
Awesome!
 

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Awesome!
Thanks Dave, my wife is down there right now (New York) visiting her brother and family in Queens (Floral Park), I'm heading out to the shop to do more buttoning up after spending most of yesterday picking up supplies and getting the insurance and registration straightened out. Still have to do the road test and get the Provincial (State) inspection done when the machine gets here but it is looking better every day...
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Test drove Mr. Ranger Rover today for 200 KM and need a new low beam H7 bulb, but all the rest of this vehicle seems to be in excellent condition, can understand why the previous owner was upset but didn't want it hanging around by parting it out. I'll be picking up wifey at the Calgary airport as a surprise later today as long as long as I don't screw up the headlight bulb replacement. Otherwise, the Nissan X-Trail will be her ride... :)
 

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Test drove Mr. Ranger Rover today for 200 KM and need a new low beam H7 bulb, but all the rest of this vehicle seems to be in excellent condition, can understand why the previous owner was upset but didn't want it hanging around by parting it out. I'll be picking up wifey at the Calgary airport as a surprise later today as long as long as I don't screw up the headlight bulb replacement. Otherwise, the Nissan X-Trail will be her ride... :)
good to hear!
 

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Another surprise! Pulled the headlight assembly and discovered HID aftermarket, so my fix was to remove both and replace with Sylvania mid range H7 bulbs, much easier and no more worries. Picked up wife at airport, have put about 800 Km on this and only 1 minor engine check came on (O2 sensor) at 300 Km but I reset it and all OK now. Likely changing the oil and filter on Monday, figuring out easiest way to change tranny fluid...
 

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Another surprise! Pulled the headlight assembly and discovered HID aftermarket, so my fix was to remove both and replace with Sylvania mid range H7 bulbs, much easier and no more worries. Picked up wife at airport, have put about 800 Km on this and only 1 minor engine check came on (O2 sensor) at 300 Km but I reset it and all OK now. Likely changing the oil and filter on Monday, figuring out easiest way to change tranny fluid...
Trans fluid change is a pain in the butt.

Put up some Picks of what the engine looks like in the LR3 now.
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Well another big surprise here in Alberta! My key FOB/blank arrived, my IIDTool is here to program it, but I can't get the key cut by anyone locally (city of 100K people). I will have to drive to Calgary or Edmonton to get this "sidewinder" or "laser" key cut properly, what a pain! Oh well, guess wifey is going to be happily shopping at West Edmonton Mall!.. :)
 

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Greetings from Maple Ridge BC!. What an awesome project you have going!. I wish I had 1/10 of the skills and equipment. We have the same model LR3. I bought mine used back in 2015 from a retired couple who used the truck to shuttle grand kids to and from their cottage in Vernon 1-2 times a month. I had 67K on it, was immaculate "but" hunter green with beige leather interior. I paid full asking as the deal was almost too good to be true. Last year I invested $2K and had it vinyl wrapped in a Matte Gun Metal Grey, which made it look like a new vehicle. The downside of my ownership are the growing list of repairs and replacement of parts I deal with constantly. It is a rather spendy affair paying for parts living in Canada. I am not proud to admit that my total investment so far, including new tires and colour change is about $10.2K Cad. No point turning back now by selling and facing car payments, despite my wife now talking about having me mentally accessed :)

Fun eh?.
 

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I am also in need of an assessment for sanity, but the challenge was to see IF the engine transplant could be done successfully. Of course, as you are discovering, that is only the beginning of the Land Rover ownership game, we will finalize our ownership decision later this month. We are going to take a trip to Kelowna next week to test it all out in the mountains, and only if we are satisfied will we carry on, otherwise a new Ford Explorer or Nissan Pathfinder may be in our future, luckily for now I have friends with shop facilities who owe me favours. Lotsa fun...!
 

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Successfully drove to Kelowna and back, no problems even at 80mph, but looks like the infamous leaking sunroof drain is happening on the passenger side after a high pressure car wash so will be investigating that after doing an oil change on the "Lone Ranger"...
 

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Hi All, Newbie here.

So here's the scoop.

We bought a 2006 4.0 LR3 about a month ago. Spent money on new tires (Copper discoverer H/T Plus. Very good) and bought a whole set of controls arms front and back (sitting in the garden, waiting to go on)

Then the engine blew! In the middle of absolutely nowhere in BC Canada... at midnight... in the bear infested bit... on a long weekend.

After a $2000 towing bill to get it 14 hours home, it turns out the engine is toast. Limping it 160km to the nearest one horse town means the engine is full of the camchain cassette filings and done for.

Landrover Canada wants $11,500 for a new engine... plus tax... plus shipping FROM THE UK! :)
Ford wants $4400 for a new Ranger 4.0 engine

I can't find a second hand engine in Canada.

I can however, find a very lightly used 2007 Ford ranger 4.0 that is technically the same engine (except lower compression and different timing, the differences I've found so far) for $650. meaning the computer is going to give a big "Nope" if I put it in.
... saving a gazzillion dollars!

So, to the help part. :) I need a Guru. someone that can tell me what the differenced are between a Ford ranger 2007 4.0 V6 and an 2006 LR3 so we can canibalise the different buys into the new engine.

Has anyone ever attempted this? Did anyone find software issues and fixes? If its not possible, where do I find an engine in Canada nd any other useful information anyone has.

Someone, *somewhere must have the information of the differences between engine part code 300AABB (or 300AABC) with a ford part number of 6006 or 6007 and a Ranger engine part number 6006AARW

So, over to you guys :)...
Hi, there is a difference in the Ford motor mount mount on the drivers side( USA cars), the top bolt hole at the rear of the motor hasn’t been taped out.
 
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