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Furnitureman



Member Since: 26 Jan 2021
Location: Leicestershire
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United Kingdom 2012 Range Rover Westminster 4.4 V8 Cairns Blue
Absolutely Gutted

Got to say I’m totaly gutted and fed up, engine was making a light ticking noise which I thought was the belt tensioner but then when I opened the oil cap the noise was awfull with lots of smoke, took it to my indi and they have say the left side of the engine had had a catastrophic failure of the piston rings on at least one of the pistons, long and short is I’ve been quoted £5000 for a replacement engine from a donar car, not sure what to do now, no idea what it’s worth as it stands it’s mint inside and out only had it 18 months 2012 Range Rover Westminster 4.4 TDV8
2006 Discovery 3 HSE 260k miles and still going strong with a new owner

Post #639202 10th Aug 2022 5:05pm
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bigdave
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Thats chuffing awful - sorry mate.

Its exactly this story that puts me right off having one. All things transport - big or small, UK or planetwide.
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Post #639208 10th Aug 2022 5:40pm
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philip1972



Member Since: 16 Jun 2017
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France 2006 Range Rover Autobiography 4.2 SC V8 Barolo Black

Bad news Crying or Very sad

But its a 2012, absolutely worth fixing Thumbs Up

Post #639211 10th Aug 2022 5:56pm
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JayGee



Member Since: 27 Jul 2021
Location: London
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United Kingdom 2012 Range Rover Vogue 4.4 V8 Orkney Grey

How many miles and what was the service history? Very rare to have these engines fail internally unless they have been neglected. 2012 TDV8 Vogue (L322)

Post #639220 10th Aug 2022 6:50pm
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Furnitureman



Member Since: 26 Jan 2021
Location: Leicestershire
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United Kingdom 2012 Range Rover Westminster 4.4 V8 Cairns Blue

150k one previous owner with full service history then I’ve been servicing every 6k or six months 2012 Range Rover Westminster 4.4 TDV8
2006 Discovery 3 HSE 260k miles and still going strong with a new owner

Post #639221 10th Aug 2022 6:56pm
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JayGee



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United Kingdom 2012 Range Rover Vogue 4.4 V8 Orkney Grey

You are very unlucky then. Mine’s nearing that mileage but the trade in value is less than the quote for the engine so think carefully before you commit. 2012 TDV8 Vogue (L322)

Post #639224 10th Aug 2022 7:39pm
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oggy



Member Since: 09 Sep 2020
Location: padstow cornwall
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United Kingdom 2007 Range Rover Vogue SE 4.2 SC V8 Java Black

what were the oil period changes from the history of the last owner? and was it a main dealer or indy or Halfords . it sounds like very long oil changes and very cheap oil has been used . which has made the oil ring or rings sized around the piston. new vehicle purchase
2007 supercharged 4.2 java black .sand leather vogue se trim
previous cars .
range rover classic 200 tdi
discovery 1 200 tdi
freelander 2 2008 hse
discovery 1 300 tdi
p38 4.0 ltr man r380 ex royal support vehicle on v5c
discovery td5 man off roader

Post #639232 10th Aug 2022 9:52pm
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Phoenix



Member Since: 16 May 2022
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United Kingdom 2008 Range Rover Vogue SE TDV8 Stornoway Grey

Regardless of the cause, that's gone now - Cost to repair, well, what is the value to you? trade-in value is only what someone else determines it is worth. How big is your 'to do' list? are there underlying issues? if you were looking at an ongoing spend, then cut your losses - if it's pretty sound, then get the engine sorted.

Post #639238 10th Aug 2022 11:00pm
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dhallworth



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United Kingdom 2012 Range Rover Autobiography TDV8 Baltic Blue

That’s a really bad bit of luck Sad

If you know the car and it’s a good one then it’s probably still worth repairing. You could buy another one have no end of problems with it.

David. 2002 4.6 Vogue SE - Alveston Red with Lightstone Leather
2007 Range Rover Supercharged in Java Black with Ivory Leather
2012 Range Rover 4.4 TDV8 Autobiography in Baltic Blue with Sand Interior

Post #639243 10th Aug 2022 11:47pm
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Tinman



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Try getting a quote from these guys.

https://www.google.com/search?client=safar...p;oe=UTF-8

Post #639262 11th Aug 2022 8:49am
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154JON



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United Kingdom 2015 Range Rover Vogue SDV8 Santorini Black

Search this topic on hear the noise is said to be expected. 4.4 TDV8 oil filler cap removal

https://www.fullfatrr.com/forum/topic38410...ap+removal


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Post #639273 11th Aug 2022 10:04am
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SamThomas



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United Kingdom 2003 Range Rover Vogue Td6 Baltic Blue

Feel for you - I was in a similar position when the GM gearbox on my L322 failed.

£2.5k for a decent rebuild, then I thought about it (a bit like Phoenix's "to-do list")

£500 to respray 4 x panels (bleached by sun).

£350 for air con condenser & re-gas

£250 for a bit more welding.

A few other minor things making it just short of £4k, not really worth it for a clean but not mint one. Sadly scrapped (still have the wheels with an almost new set of matching tyres).

Went to the darkside & bought a Sport.

Post #639275 11th Aug 2022 10:15am
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dhallworth



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United Kingdom 2012 Range Rover Autobiography TDV8 Baltic Blue

If you're on Facebook, look up JPSK Motors.

They're in Norwich IIRC but are regularly posting build videos of 3.0 V6's and they've posted a couple of rebuilt 4.4 V8's that they've done too.

Might be worth having yours rebuilt rather then a used engine as you've no idea what you're buying. They'd also be able to tell you what failed in yours and hopefully why.

David. 2002 4.6 Vogue SE - Alveston Red with Lightstone Leather
2007 Range Rover Supercharged in Java Black with Ivory Leather
2012 Range Rover 4.4 TDV8 Autobiography in Baltic Blue with Sand Interior

Post #639280 11th Aug 2022 11:20am
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154JON



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United Kingdom 2015 Range Rover Vogue SDV8 Santorini Black

Is the engine still running fine except for the ticking and noise when you take the filler cap off.

Post #639283 11th Aug 2022 11:26am
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oggy



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United Kingdom 2007 Range Rover Vogue SE 4.2 SC V8 Java Black

i would defo do my own investigation on that bank to see if the cyl bores are marked etc get a scope in the bores if the bores are clean could be a new set of rings or try and free them rings up new vehicle purchase
2007 supercharged 4.2 java black .sand leather vogue se trim
previous cars .
range rover classic 200 tdi
discovery 1 200 tdi
freelander 2 2008 hse
discovery 1 300 tdi
p38 4.0 ltr man r380 ex royal support vehicle on v5c
discovery td5 man off roader

Post #639288 11th Aug 2022 12:28pm
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