But a discovery has the same engine and mostly the same mechanicals.Yup, it's confirmef. Need a new engine. Think I am switching over to a Discovery.
Overheating on rover V8's is no more of an issue as with many other vehicles. If you do not maintain the cooling system the thing may start to overheat. Maintain the car and you do not have an issue.I spoke with a LR shop and they said they won't even replace LR engines due to the overheating issues and the fact that the head gaskets will blow eventually.
I would not buy a second hand Rover V8 someone has sitting on the shelf unless I planned to fully rebuild it and it was very cheap. If you are going to buy a secondhand motor, I would make sure that it came out of a vehicle that was written off in a accident. That way you know that the motor is for sale due to the car being destroyed and not due to issues with the motor.My other option would be to have a used engine with 90,000 put in. Cost is $4000 installed. Before I decide on what to do I'm having the following looked at. Anything else major that I am missing?
1. Cooling system
3. Surface rust repair on lower tailgate