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GT8MX
Bill Wessale
Houston
(43 posts)

Registered:
01/10/2014 11:28AM

Main British Car:
1968 Spitfire GT6 BOP 215 / Rover of some lineage

Wanted: Rover 4.6L engine assembly
Posted by: GT8MX
Date: December 04, 2014 10:04PM

Prefer engine that was running when removed from its donor car, and includes the induction (thru air flow/mass sensor) and wiring harness. ECU not needed. Mileage is unimportant as long as it had no known faults when removed from donor.


GT8MX
Bill Wessale
Houston
(43 posts)

Registered:
01/10/2014 11:28AM

Main British Car:
1968 Spitfire GT6 BOP 215 / Rover of some lineage

Re: Wanted: Rover 4.6L engine assembly
Posted by: GT8MX
Date: December 13, 2014 08:14AM

I found one on eBay for $1,100. It was complete with induction and accessories and wiring. It even has the AC compressor. The seller disclosed that it does have a "tick" in the head area once warmed up, but oil pressure is good and it doesn't exhibit the overheating typical of a head leak into the coolant. I'm hoping it's a valve adjustment, a lifter, or a rocker arm. Worst case, I may have to replace a cam. I hope. There are many 4.6L's available from wrecking yards and rebuilders, but the wrecking yard engines are at least $1500 and are just a long block (no accessories, no induction, and no wiring), and the rebuilt engines are $3500-$7000 depending on what was done during the rebuild.


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(5968 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

Main British Car:
1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: Wanted: Rover 4.6L engine assembly
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: December 13, 2014 10:23AM

I think "worst case" could be a slipped liner. But others know a lot more about that than I do.

Jim


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