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#1\2015-09-29 15:06

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Drove my brothers series II for a couple days and loved it, so we found one on CL and I picked it up last night.


These are actually awesome off roaders and great handling suvs for the street. Plus, its a little different and not a typical jeep.

Underneath is extremely beefy, heavy duty grade stuff. I'm really happy that we found a good deal on this one. I was able to get it for much less than half of what the seller was asking :D He was asking $1500 as is.


So it needs head gaskets, super comon issues with these engines due to crappy single piece metal shim type gasket. I picked up new gaskets today for it that are updated composite types. They shouldn't go again.

I have REALLY bad pictures for now, but as soon as I get a chance I'll grab the canon and get some better ones. Most of these are from last night when it was dark.

Everything else seems to work great though and the truck drives good.




It also turns out that a major supplier of land rover parts is right around the corner from me. They make a lot of videos online of DIY stuff and they sell a ton of parts and lucky for me.. everything is in stock right here near me. I was able to go there today and pickup a complete set of gaskets.

http://Roverparts.com
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#2\2015-09-29 16:51

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If you´re gonna do things on this one, I would suggest rear lights that doesn´t only look like they´re functional with indicators but also has the light clusters at one place (chassis lights similar to how volvo 850/750 rear lights look).
In need of fixing small things on mods? You´re welcome!


#3\2015-09-30 09:39

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i'm not sure what you mean by that
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#4\2015-10-01 10:42

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Woah, woah, stepped in SUV scene I see! After foremost and general isues are solved, make sure you "facelift" the front from newer models (scrapyaaards), as parts are interchangable with little no none fabrication work. Will step up the looks for cheap money. I've done this with my friends Landie couple months ago, took the idea from wheeler dealers, and it really is that easy.
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These things exist? lol

wonder why you don't see em too often in the states


cough *jeeps better* cough


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#6\2015-10-08 23:37

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2015-10-01 10:42#257083 desgor : Woah, woah, stepped in SUV scene I see! After foremost and general isues are solved, make sure you "facelift" the front from newer models (scrapyaaards), as parts are interchangable with little no none fabrication work. Will step up the looks for cheap money. I've done this with my friends Landie couple months ago, took the idea from wheeler dealers, and it really is that easy.

Yea, already planned it, priced out some used lights and trims needed so when the time comes, if it ever does , I'll do the swap. I'm also okay with how it looks right now too.


2015-10-01 21:36#257093 Defiant : These things exist? lol

wonder why you don't see em too often in the states


cough *jeeps better* cough


:D

Yea they exist, they aren't everywhere. I have never really noticed them until now and as of recently I'm seeing at least 1-2 daily. Shit, even a guy on my street has one and I never realized it !


Jeeps are cool, but I'll take some pics of the underside of this thing when I get it on the lift and I want to see OEM jeep axles even half the size of the ones in this thing. Infact everything underneath is super beefed up. These trucks are actually beast off road. I didn't want to buy a rock crawler or anything but its nice to know it can handle off roading just fine.


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I've seen maybe 1 ever. Around here everyone rides around on big tire jeep XJ's and lifted diesel pickups with truck nuts on em. I-)
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#8\2015-10-11 00:02

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I hate truck nuts. so dumb.


yesterday we got a few more things done on my cousins E30 M50 swap (ill post a thread sometime for it) and then I decided to pull in the land rover, at 10pm :P


First thing, took the hood off.


Bunch of damn hoses / shrouds / clamps / wires later got the upper intake manifold off


Valve covers , coil packs and wires (probably the hardest wires / coil packs to swap out in any car ever), lower intake removed



intake /valley pan gasket removed now we can start to see the motor better, looks good.



removed rockers / push rods on the passenger side, removed all the exhaust bolts as well and made sure everything was freed up from the head.


Next up I had to break loose the head bolts, which was insanely hard. I really thought I was going to break the breaker bar lol.






repeated the same stuff on the other side and eventually by midnight got the other head off too.



Added 40 seconds later:

Oh , also, I cleared some dust / dirt from behind my phone cameras lens so I hope these pics look a LITTLE better.
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#9\2015-10-14 23:26

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got the heads back from the machine shop and put the new gaskets on


torqued the heads on, terrible process due to the stretch bolts it was extremely stressful


valley pan gasket, o rings and all kinds of stuff later inc the lower intake manifold



brackets, valve covers etc etc just more and more



obviously some serious time inbetween these pictures but at the end here is where i ended up







it runs great, going to drive it for a couple days and see what issues might or might not pop up !
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Nice job
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