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By Crumpler
#183522
I enjoy “working” on the 928.
The other cars are just extra “work” which I resent :)

Todays example: late model Land Rover Discovery.
Small coolant leak that making me crazy. Tear down is a myriad of plastic tabs, this bitty was not made to be worked on.
Grrrr.
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Here’s the last repair.
Who the duck makes a start button that can’t be a wear item?
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By worf
#183529
Crumpler wrote: Fri Nov 18, 2022 4:17 pm The other cars are just extra “work” which I resent :)
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By Crumpler
#183778
I might have lost my cool and cut through some harness and breather hose to get the throttle body out of a mouse hole……
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By Crumpler
#183907
MmmmmmHmmmmm.

Fabricated a plug to pressure test.
Isolated to the T-stat housing.
Upon further review, the gasket has flat spot from over torque. Assume factory, no one has touched this bitty prior.
Look at the crap on these injectors!
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By Crumpler
#184814
Hey guess why I couldn’t find any engine diagrams for my Land Rover?
It’s a Ford Edge on the inside. Why did I not know this? Because I’m an idiot.
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By Crumpler
#184822
2016 discovery sport
Apparently, transitional year for Land Rover. Subjective research indicates the 2015’s had a weaker four banger that took too long to spool turbo and they bailed and used the Ford turbo four.
Used a 2L ecoboost engine that Ford used for Edge and Explorer models.
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By worf
#184829
I’d like to respond with something encouraging. Or funny. Or maybe sarcastic.

But, you’ll have to rely on your own wit; it’s been one of those days for me where I’m glad I don’t have a propensity to throw tools (at things) when I’m pissed off. 928 that’s supposed to be done on Sunday … doing some last “quick checks” of stuff I haven’t touched … just found a square-toothed timing belt on round-tooth gears…
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By Crumpler
#184847
Have you seen this meme yet?
It made me chuckle.
It might help;)
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By Crumpler
#187091
Resolved. But Why am still irritated that the engine was stamped 2012 and sat in a crate for four years before installation.
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By Fox_
#189293
It's not a land rover if you're not doing a head gasket....
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By N_Jay
#189296
Fox_ wrote: Sat Dec 17, 2022 10:07 am It's not a land rover if you're not doing a head gasket....
I had 2; 1989 and 1991, both with the Rover (ex GM) aluminum V8.
No head gaskets.
Maybe I'm just lucky, or maybe Land Rover should stop buying Ford engines?
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By Crumpler
#189309
The other, other car was a 2015 volvo v60.
The electric steering rack drove like a box of oranges.
I’m using past tense because I was t-boned last night by a 90 year old woman — who kept her foot on gas before during and after the t-bone.

:banghead:

Anyway, good news is it’s totaled and I get to shop!
Thinking sleeper sedan, what was that Mercedes that was called “the hammer”? Or maybe a R class jag.
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By XR4Tim
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N_Jay wrote: Sat Dec 17, 2022 10:20 am
Fox_ wrote: Sat Dec 17, 2022 10:07 am It's not a land rover if you're not doing a head gasket....
I had 2; 1989 and 1991, both with the Rover (ex GM) aluminum V8.
No head gaskets.
Maybe I'm just lucky, or maybe Land Rover should stop buying Ford engines?
They may have been better back then, but I did head gaskets twice on my parents' 2002 Discovery Series II, with the aluminum 4.0 from GM.
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