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Old 09-19-2010, 01:08 AM
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How to remove engine on a 2010 Range Rover Sport

We have tried to "repair" this engine three times by adding Devcon F (aluminum putty) to the back of the block. There is a high pressure oil line that pushes oil through the porous aluminum block. They have a new block design that had better castings on the rear of the block to fix this concern, but they are trying to bandaid fix as many as possible.

Land Rover says you have to pull the body off the frame to perform the engine swap. I was on a quest to find a way to squeeze it out the front.

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First step is removing transmission to verify the leak. 3 hours work. Drop the exhaust, both driveshafts, couple heat shields, harnesses clips and then there are the torque convertor bolts that go through the front of the flex plate into the torque convertor.
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Then we email a bunch of people, get approval for the engine, and then the real work starts.

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Another 8-9 hours and the engine is ready to come out. This is the first engine ive done on the new 2010 5.0L so im taking my time with it.

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New engine will require swapping over accessories and then its going back together with it......
 
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Old 09-19-2010, 01:22 AM
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That is just crazy!
 
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I wish I had your job.
 
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damn thats intense pat
 
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Old 09-19-2010, 01:49 AM
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If I had to have that done to one of my vehicles, I suspect I would have it fixed and then dump the thing as soon as I could. That looks like a recipe for having "things not quite right" for the balance of vehicle ownership......
 
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Old 09-19-2010, 02:19 AM
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If I had to have that done to one of my vehicles, I suspect I would have it fixed and then dump the thing as soon as I could. That looks like a recipe for having "things not quite right" for the balance of vehicle ownership......
I know you arent questioning my ability to turn wrenches, but thats exactly why I didnt want to pull the entire body off of the frame
 
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nice work
 
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If I had to have that done to one of my vehicles, I suspect I would have it fixed and then dump the thing as soon as I could. That looks like a recipe for having "things not quite right" for the balance of vehicle ownership......
Why wouldn't it be quite right after the swap? It's all plug and play anyway.

Nice, Patrick. Fun way to pass the time at work.
 
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Well being a body man I've also taken apart a few like this and removed body to frame and switching of cabs, they just don't go back together like they were. It's also fun when you forget to plug in one wire and nothing works
 
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Rear bumper too??
 
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What a nightmare.

Looks like Rover are still casting blocks out of peanut butter.

Even though this is no doubt under warranty, I'm sure the buyer is regretting their decision to buy a Range Rover.

While that putty fix may have worked, I'd be PO'd if I was a luxury SUV buyer and the solution to my oil leak was to finger paint putty on the back of my engine block. I'd be looking in to my state's 'lemon laws'.

FWIW, my sister in law just dumped her RR a few months ago. Lots of little problems, including leaks of several fluids. Those things you could fix, were expensive.
 

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The Pres of our company drives a 2010 RR. Wonder how long it will last??
 
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I have a relative who bought a RR he said it was crap, got rid of it real quick & bought an Isuzu!! A vehicle that expensive should not cause any trouble & whether its under warranty is not the point, the owner is still without the vehicle! I am glad yr being paid for doing it otherwise I would not touch one!
 
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Looks like a pretty big job. What exactly do you do for a living?
 
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Looks like a pretty big job. What exactly do you do for a living?
judging by the pics Id say he's a mechanic at a Range Rover dealership
 
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