Engine Replacement or Rebuild?

xalty

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The G is more capable out of the box off-pavement and faster, but it's not as useful in utility (the way it's actually sold here) and doesn't handle as well.
I have no idea why it took MB 40 years to make the G as comfortable as a coiler LR. Got to drive a 2018 G550 and it still rode as hard as ever. 2019 models finally had to take the nuclear IFS option lol.

Regardless there’s plenty of vehicles that handle great by truck standards and hold their own on the trail. First gen Cayenne Turbo comes to mind.
 
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kennith

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I have no idea why it took MB 40 years to make the G as comfortable as a coiler LR. Got to drive a 2018 G550 and it still rode as hard as ever. 2019 models finally had to take the nuclear IFS option lol.

Regardless there’s plenty of vehicles that handle great by truck standards and hold their own on the trail. First gen Cayenne Turbo comes to mind.
It's close. Very close. Porsche knows AWD very well; but I'd sooner take a 911 out there with a mild lift for proper trips. Those can be quite beastly.

The Cayenne is a great vehicle from a performance standpoint in general, but cannot compete in utility or overall durability, and does eventually reach a trail limit. I haven't seen one used beyond trails, but it wouldn't be my first choice.

It's actually one of my favorite vehicles on the market, and I've bounced around the idea of buying one a few times. It's just that Porsche reserves so much for their over-priced options and that damned Turbo model. It's hard for me to decide to do business with them. Unless you drop half again as much, you end up with enough blank plastic to build a Kia dashboard.

I appreciate their mastery of capitalism, but I'm certainly not falling for it. :cool:

I'd have okayed the new G if Mercedes (or Steyer, or whoever the fuck changed it) had used independent suspension on all four corners. I despise it when the front is independent and the rear is solid. Nobody has ever made a car that way that doesn't become severely unsettled when cornering and encountering a steep rise at the same time.

At the very least, from an everyday perspective, it's annoying as fuck getting into and out of parking lots.

Cheers,

Kennith
 

kennith

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I've never made it all the way thru one of your posts. Sorry
This is why you are occasionally ignorant, and why most people are usually ignorant. It's also why you think the Freelander and the CRV are the same car.

Context is the king of truth. I provide it, and others ignore it in this Twitter-infested world.

I don't type long posts.

You simply have a short attention span, and it grows shorter every day.

Cheers,

Kennith
 

markwemple

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On questions like these, I usually go.... how much do you love it. A used engine is an unknown, a rebuild is a maybe known. I say that as, unless you are friends with the machine shop, the repair shop and the parts supplier, it is still a bit of a shot in the dark. Combine that with what Rover shops seem to think they can squeeze out of us and......
 
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p m

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A used engine is an unknown, a rebuild is a maybe known.
That's part of why I keep my beaters around. I know that out of three trucks with some long history in our family, none has ever been overheated - so, besides normal wear, I am not likely to hit a cracked block (BTDT with my first 89 Classic).
You can also hedge your bets somewhat with a rebuild candidate. Like, don't pick a used 4.6 out of 03 D2.
 

markwemple

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That's part of why I keep my beaters around. I know that out of three trucks with some long history in our family, none has ever been overheated - so, besides normal wear, I am not likely to hit a cracked block (BTDT with my first 89 Classic).
You can also hedge your bets somewhat with a rebuild candidate. Like, don't pick a used 4.6 out of 03 D2.
Ouch. I own a '03 D2. LOL
 
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kennith

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kenneth. You got any naked pictures of your girlfriend your willing to share with the boys? Pretty sure they seen mine already
No, I'm far too picky.

I've only met a single one-legged Chinese midget willing to dress up as Hitler and yodel while rubbing cheese on his balls.

His name was Fred, though... I just can't deal with that.

Cheers,

Kennith
 

SGaynor

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Like, don't pick a used 4.6 out of 03 D2.
LOL.

That was due to the exploding oil pumps. I think after 16 years, they would have gone by now.

As for the cracks in the liners...that's what top hats are for.

Full disclosure: My D2s motor is in that VIN range. Never had a problem with the oil pump. Has a leaky head gasket, but its an external leak, not internal.
 

Swedjen2

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The Red Dot Blocks. They had the most material between liners. I think they went into P38's, which is why Block/Liner issues aren't a famously bad issue with P38's like they are with Disco's. Blue Dot blocks which had less material between liners or the liners were not evenly spaced, went into Discos, of course.
The factory had Yellow Blocks as well...they used those when they ran out of the Blue blocks. Probably ALL went to the NA market.
 
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