A VM-engine as it is found in a number of vehicles (Scorpio, RR, Jeeps, Peugeot etc). I might be looking at replacing them in the future as my Cherokee (2.5 TD) is approaching the mileage (200K km) at which they all seem to fail.
5th Jul 2012, 16:58
you might find this useful:
Turns out there's a lot of them...
List of VM Motori engines - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_VM_Motori_engines)
5th Jul 2012, 19:26
here you go... Removing a 200TDI cylinder head - Land Rover Technical Archive - LR4x4 - The Land Rover Forum (http://forums.lr4x4.com/index.php?showtopic=30111)
i have the la.nd ro.ver RAVE manual if you want to drop me a PM
Tx a lot guys. I spent quite some time looking around the net for info but never came across the posted references. You get a PM SG.
6th Jul 2012, 10:09
OMG! I remember the VM diesel in my very early Range Rover.
There were four individual heads held on by four studs on each head.
After approx 150,000 miles one of the retaining studs pulled out of the block and the head lifted slightly. I had a mechanic fit a helicoil to the block and replaced the stud ... then two other studs gave way on another head! I filled the holes in the block with a proprietary 'stud weld' solution and sold the beast to a local car dealer. He sold it on to an L Rover enthusiast who replaced the engine following a con rod failure! Hope VM make better engines nowadays :(
stuckgear, the LR TDi engine is a completely different beast vs the old RR's VM.
6th Jul 2012, 11:00
is it mini..
to be honest i am not up on diesel RR as mine is a petrol. but the link to lr4x4 forum and landyzone may be of help as should be the rave manual, which i understand garp now has available.
Yes indeed and many thanks again for that. The basic set-up is the same as found in the RR Classic. The Scorpio's engine is virtually identical to the Cherokee's VM engine, from what I read at least. The Scorpio's workshop manual is also on-line fortunately.