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Are there any shops or individuals in the States that are an expert in working on and tuning the Solex carbed 3.5 V8?

Bonus if they are familiar with the LT95 as well. I live in the Washington DC area and have an '84 110 CSW with that drivetrain. Thank you in advance.
 

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Are there any shops or individuals in the States that are an expert in working on and tuning the Solex carbed 3.5 V8?

Bonus if they are familiar with the LT95 as well. I live in the Washington DC area and have an '84 110 CSW with that drivetrain. Thank you in advance.
Try Independent Land Rover in Bethesda, MD. They are the goto LR shop in the DC area.



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The carburettor are fairly simple to work on and should be in the range of a decent mechanic, more numerous within the Saab, Volvo and Triumph (Stag) car community which may help you with assistance.

LT 95 are usually pretty robust, do you have any particular problems needing work ? Notably they use a good quality motor oil and not EP rated gear oil that's sometimes put in by mistake.
 

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Thank you for the advice and references. The truck has been garaged and sitting since 2000. It was running rich and had drivetrain lash when it was parked.
 

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Thank you for the advice and references. The truck has been garaged and sitting since 2000. It was running rich and had drivetrain lash when it was parked.
Independent LR is accustomed to working on old Rovers that have been parked as well as daily drivers. They are very busy, but the staff are very accommodating. Lots of Rover porn in their parking lot :



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I’ll refresh the fluids and see if I can get it started. I will then see what is going on. On the LT95 I think it needs an output seal and shaft. There is oil all over the transmission and was leaking from the e-brake drum after I took the brake off 18 years later. So it might also have a rear main seal issue. I’m not an expert and have quite a list with this truck.
 

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If you can't get LT95 parts, try KLR Automotive in Australia Search results

The Australian Army Land Rover Perenties used the LT95 and KLR do a lot of work on them so have LT95 parts in stock. They ship parts (and complete Perenties) to the USA.

If it's not on their website, use their contact page to ask Brad.
 

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Thank you everyone. I'll report back when I get it running.

It seems, at least on the 90/110/127/Defender side of the LR world, that this drivetrain is an unloved combination. Everyone wants replace the intake and carbs. I attribute the corrosion on my truck to the fact that it was able to go further, faster, smother and do more things (at least life styley things) than any of the other, in period "Land Rover" vehicle offerings with 4 cylinders. If Andrew St. Pierre White can get his Range Rover running like a sewing machine and drive it across Australia, then I can too!
 

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I also had a 110 County with the 3.5 litre V8 and the LT95 and I quite liked it - actually, except for the fuel economy, I preferred it to the 3.9 litre Isuzu diesel version.

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