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    Default Rover V8 question

    How would a "major oil leak" be a cause of head damage to a 3.9 engine?
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    Being sold as a non-runner. Although the car can be started and driven, a major oil leak has resulted in cylinder head damage. Being the 3.9-litre Rover engine found in a large number of Land Rover products, parts for this repair are readily available.
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    Default Re: Rover V8 question

    I guess if the oil supply to the rocker shafts is affected, therefore starving them of oil, that would qualify as head damage?
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    Default Re: Rover V8 question

    Lack of oil will degrade the pump capability starving the head components such as the rockers of lubrication. But I think the following could have happened, engine overheated due to coolant loss resulting in a warp in the head gasket pushing oil out between the head and block which might have appeared to be a major ''oil leak''. (Happened to me twice)

    However, with a lack of oil due to a leak or a pump problem, it wont just be the heads I would be worried about
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    Default Re: Rover V8 question

    The 3.9ís are known for cooking & cracking, but thatís the block not the heads..... you looking for another project or do you have a empty space in your driveway

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    Default Re: Rover V8 question

    Quote Originally Posted by GaryFrank View Post
    The 3.9ís are known for cooking & cracking, but thatís the block not the heads..... you looking for another project or do you have a empty space in your driveway
    Hell no! My P6 is next in line.
    A friend was browsing the site and he fancies the car. Asked me what it could be and it has me stumped.
    I told him if he wants to buy it to go for it and then buy a 4.6 to fit in as it makes more sense to me.
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