Land Rover Engines.
The V8 motor used in Range Rovers and some Land Rovers
has a long and interesting history.
This one is out of a
Block out of a Range Rover HSE 4.6,
heads from an ex-Walkinshaw racing Rover SD1.
This motor is now in a Land Rover
hence the cast-iron exhaust manifolds where you might have expected
elaborate "headers"; there just isn't room for anything else.
It is a four-bolt block;
you can see the side-bolts that hold the main-bearing caps to the side
of the block for extra rigidity along the lower edge of the block.
Roller rockers (non-standard) reduce friction.
Rollers are fed with oil from the hole drilled
in the rocker arm through to the shaft and its oil-way;
oil runs down the groove onto roller.
Left: The Iceberg, a turbo- charged diesel based
on the 3.5L V8 and developed in conjunction with Perkins.
It did not go into production.
There is a heavy steel truss across the bottom of the block
to add rigidity.|
Left: the 2.5L 6-cylinder BMW turbo-diesel,
the fuel efficient alternative for a 1998
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