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Old 1st March 2015, 10:41
cobra1 cobra1 is offline
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Default Rover SD1 V8 engine Wanted

Wanted a complete Rover SD1 V8 engine, must be running, part rebuild or project considered.
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Old 1st March 2015, 12:00
8 Valve Ed 8 Valve Ed is offline
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With such an old engine I would not trust a 'running' engine without a complete strip and rebuild by somebody who really knows what they are doing and that can be expensive, roughly twice the cost of a 4 cylinder engine.

The cams are very prone to wear, even on low milage cosseted engines, my current engine is the first engine I have ever seen where the cam was good. I have had at least 8 Rover V8 cars inc. an MGB V8 which started popping back through the carbs because the cam lobes were worn away completely @ about 40,000 miles.

Great engine but you need to know what you are doing. The head and block faces are very easily damaged. I paid 150 for an SD1 engine and LT77 box recently at my local breakers, so they are out there.

Good luck.
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