My 99 4.0 with Bosch electrics now has 247,000 km. on it, about 230,000 miles. All I've done on the motor is new head gaskets, which I did myself about 30,000 miles ago. Otherwise the drivetrain is original. I just drove down to southern California from Canada, about 1300 miles. No issues, except that lovely HVAC system. Whatever happened to simple levers to open and close flaps instead of those stupid blend motors? It's all those electronics that turn me off new vehicles. By the way we don't get much snow, but I've driven in 18 in. of fresh snow with good all season tires, no sweat.
Wow. I thought there were well known to go over 250k miles mark. But I'm gonna stay positive. I hadn't done anything to the car yet, other than coil overs. nothing engine wise or transmission, knock on wood.
With the exception of Martin, who isn't on the original motor anyway, none of you are even trying. 288,000 miles, or 460,000 kms, on my white one. I bought it at 205,000 and it had recently had the heads off and the bores honed but whoever did it had damaged both head face so the gaskets burnt through within a couple of hundred miles. Now it's getting a bit tired, compression is down to around 115-120 psi and below 2,000 rpm it's flat and gutless but it is the original motor. I suspect most of the problem is in the top end as it doesn't use any appreciable amount of oil or blow fumes out of the oil filler but as I now have the blue one running nicely, the engine in the white one is about to come out and be done fully, including a set of top hat liners to make it bulletproof. As for the rest of the car, the transmission and axles are original, but I have fitted a set of new air springs and it has an EAS compressor dated 2008 so that was changed before I got it.
Mind you, as an ex-police car, mine was virtually hand built by Land Rover Special Vehicles so I don't have the Friday/Monday car problem, all of them were properly screwed together.
Just reread my post.....Freshened the original motor up at @230,000 miles with new bearings, pistons and rings, bored .020 over, crank ground, camshaft kit, etc, not 130,000 like I posted. I bought it with 150,000 miles already on it, so that woulda been kind of impossible. Drove it literally across country here, as well as some heavy daily driving duties. That motor came out @10,000 miles later to make room for the LSx engine that is currently between the frame rails.
185K miles on my 1995 4.0 manual owned from new. LPG conversion at 96K miles. Right hand head gasket went at 180K miles so now has a nice new Turner enginered engine in it. Purrs along and then roars when coaxed.