DIY is the way to go, labor is NOT cheap...rrtoadhall said:
I wish our rangie's were as cheap here as over there!!!! An 02 hse in good condition with low km's is still into the low $30,000'sLR4Life said:Hello everyone-
Thank you for all of the replies. I had figured around $2k from the poking around I had done. I found the repair kit on Atlantic British for $159 (gaskets) $79 (bolts). I have thought about a DYI repair due to the fact that I have had it with my local indi-shops and being raked over the coals after years of being a loyal customer.
I agree with Mike, my RR is in near flawless condition and has been babied through its 78K miles, the $2K it tough to swallow with what the car is worth on the open-market. It seems I have been to this cross roads with most of my past Rovers, they are always in near flwaless state however, mech. issues start creeping up making it tough to keep pouring money into them. I have held fast to the fact that I won't ever sell this car.....problem is, whats next??
Does the RAVE outline a DYI or is there any step-by-step info?
What else should be done while the engine is open?
Never re-use or buy new stock 4.6 head bolts they are the most common cause for head gaskets to fail :think:shupack said:
The stock bolts are "torque to yield" or "stretch" bolts, it's easy to get it wrong and have un-even clamping pressure on the head = guaranteed fail. A little bit of gunk in the head-bolt hole will change the torque you see and cause low clamping pressure on that bolt. oil/greas will do the oposite, and if over-stretched it will yield too far and the tension go away. They're also called "guaranteed failure" bolts....LR4Life said:What is it about the "stock" bolts that allow the gaskets to go bad?