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2001 4.6 Vogue Range Rover
NEWEST - Accidently bought this at a knockdown price due to an overheating engine. Dropped in a brand new 4.6 engine and now my daily runner

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 as advertised on ebay - cheap as overheating engine

as advertised on ebay - cheap as overheating engine

 ebay pic again - interior looked ok

ebay pic again - interior looked ok

 ebay pic

ebay pic

 ebay pic showing some damage

ebay pic showing some damage

 ebay pic showing some very damaged/stained alloys

ebay pic showing some very damaged/stained alloys

 bought.... unseen (other than those pics) but cheap (factored in having to replace the engine as expect a dropped liner), and now being shipped from london'ish to aberdeenshire...

bought.... unseen (other than those pics) but cheap (factored in having to replace the engine as expect a dropped liner), and now being shipped from london'ish to aberdeenshire...

 arrived - and tucked away in the garage awaiting attention

arrived - and tucked away in the garage awaiting attention

 checking the overheating - starting with the easy stuff - new rad put in, water pump whipped out

checking the overheating - starting with the easy stuff - new rad put in, water pump whipped out

 and it was rather damaged - notice two missing fins

and it was rather damaged - notice two missing fins

 new and old

new and old

 got distracted by the worn leather on the steering wheel

got distracted by the worn leather on the steering wheel

 so swapped it for a brand new genuine special edition version off good old ebay (prefer leather to the wood as well)

so swapped it for a brand new genuine special edition version off good old ebay (prefer leather to the wood as well)

 running now to check the overheating issue (still there)

running now to check the overheating issue (still there)

 those roof bars and sidesteps are going

those roof bars and sidesteps are going

 plugs out - some different colour and deposits on number six electrode (second from bottom on the right of pic). also two types of plugs fitted...

plugs out - some different colour and deposits on number six electrode (second from bottom on the right of pic). also two types of plugs fitted...

 engine before ripping in...

engine before ripping in...

 about half a day later...

about half a day later...

 end the next day - first head off - all looks ok...

end the next day - first head off - all looks ok...

 but then second head off and yes, cylinder six (second from left in pic) looks different colour (piston and head) and signs of steam cleaning begining (indicating coolant in cylinder so must be a slipped liner in this case as no water channels close enough by)

but then second head off and yes, cylinder six (second from left in pic) looks different colour (piston and head) and signs of steam cleaning begining (indicating coolant in cylinder so must be a slipped liner in this case as no water channels close enough by)

 second from left is the problem

second from left is the problem

 on the bench

on the bench

 head gasket has a slight ridge in the fire-ring unlike the other cylinders - suspect this was caused by the liner moving (which also generated the ticking noise when running)

head gasket has a slight ridge in the fire-ring unlike the other cylinders - suspect this was caused by the liner moving (which also generated the ticking noise when running)

 no clear sign of dropped liner in the bore, but rustier deposits around rim

no clear sign of dropped liner in the bore, but rustier deposits around rim

 Six stands out when viewed all together - second down from top right

Six stands out when viewed all together - second down from top right

 looking a lot smaller now - needs a bit more work to release the block

looking a lot smaller now - needs a bit more work to release the block

 awaiting some major new bits...

awaiting some major new bits...

 block out

block out

 just see a crack where the liner has moved in the block

just see a crack where the liner has moved in the block

 big hole

big hole

 flexi plate (goldish coloured circular plate) looks ok here

flexi plate (goldish coloured circular plate) looks ok here

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