Now this is a donk,hard to believe its 3.6ltrs

Submitted: Friday, Jun 02, 2006 at 16:02
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LAND ROVER has whipped the covers off a cracking new 200kW/640Nm turbo-diesel V8 that will make its UK debut in this year's upgraded 2007 Range Rover, before coming online in Australia next year.

Jointly developed specifically for Range Rover by Land Rover and parent company Ford, the new 3.6-litre common-rail TDV8 offers a truck-like 640Nm of torque between 2000 and 2500rpm, with 400Nm (more than the previous Rangie diesel’s 390Nm peak) available from just 1250rpm.
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Reply By: GaryInOz (Vic) - Friday, Jun 02, 2006 at 16:47

Friday, Jun 02, 2006 at 16:47
So sad that it goes into a vehicle that will only ever be used to drop the kids off to school...................
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Follow Up By: Member - George (WA) - Friday, Jun 02, 2006 at 17:06

Friday, Jun 02, 2006 at 17:06
You are right. The Range/Land Rover motors have always been good albeit a bit underpowered, it's the crap arround it that's the problem. Used to own one but never again
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Follow Up By: arthurking83 - Friday, Jun 02, 2006 at 22:30

Friday, Jun 02, 2006 at 22:30
George (WA) said:
".......it's the crap arround it that's the problem......."

Yeah..... I also find those plastic crappo, Jappo, overpowered, pretend 4WD's can be a real problem, sometimes!!

:)))

Used to own one.....still own one.....always own one!! (the same one!)

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Reply By: V8Diesel - Friday, Jun 02, 2006 at 17:33

Friday, Jun 02, 2006 at 17:33
Why manufacturers don't make them just a bit bigger and slightly less stressed is beyond me. Fuel is simply not that huge a deal in the big scheme of things - it's operating costs you have to look at. Mind you, if they hold together for the long run they'll be sensational. That much grunt out of that size donk would suggest a very dissapointing (and expensive) B10 and B50 rating to me.
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Follow Up By: GaryInOz (Vic) - Friday, Jun 02, 2006 at 18:12

Friday, Jun 02, 2006 at 18:12
A Fitc.....nahhh I won't go there.......................
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Follow Up By: V8Diesel - Friday, Jun 02, 2006 at 19:19

Friday, Jun 02, 2006 at 19:19
I was thinking more along the lines of a Hiclo........(violent strangling noises)
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Follow Up By: Garbutt - Friday, Jun 02, 2006 at 19:26

Friday, Jun 02, 2006 at 19:26
Why manufacturers don't make them just a bit bigger and slightly less stressed is beyond me

Reading in the local Motor sport club newsletter about a 762 cubic inch V8 available from the states that produces about 1100 BHP on 89 octane fuel. That's power from understressed motor. No substitute for cubic inches.

GB
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Follow Up By: A.J - Friday, Jun 02, 2006 at 19:44

Friday, Jun 02, 2006 at 19:44
Whats that saying. . . . . the only thing that comes in two litres is milk and orange juice...
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Follow Up By: V8Diesel - Friday, Jun 02, 2006 at 19:46

Friday, Jun 02, 2006 at 19:46
"No substitute for cubic inches" - amen to that one brother.

A 762 cube bent 8 - now ya talkin.

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Reply By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Friday, Jun 02, 2006 at 17:42

Friday, Jun 02, 2006 at 17:42
Maybe it would have been better to fix the quality and reliability problems in all the other areas first!!!
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Follow Up By: StephenF10 - Friday, Jun 02, 2006 at 20:13

Friday, Jun 02, 2006 at 20:13
It would be interesting to count the number of cases of "quality and reliabilty problems" mentioned on this forum. The Japs would beat Land Rover hands down.

Stephen.
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Follow Up By: Member - Nick (Kununurra) - Friday, Jun 02, 2006 at 20:48

Friday, Jun 02, 2006 at 20:48
Yeah but the Japs sell three times the amount of vehicles!!
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Follow Up By: camship - Saturday, Jun 03, 2006 at 09:21

Saturday, Jun 03, 2006 at 09:21
3 times???

Closer to 10 times as many.
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Follow Up By: Member - Axle - Saturday, Jun 03, 2006 at 11:44

Saturday, Jun 03, 2006 at 11:44
The japs ,always do a better job with the overall finish no matter what there building! Mechanically they all have dramas & surprisingly what ever make it is they seem to have similar issues!. For what we pay. !! Theres room for improvement on the whole bloody lot of them.

Axle
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Follow Up By: cokeaddict - Saturday, Jun 03, 2006 at 15:39

Saturday, Jun 03, 2006 at 15:39
Axle....
Thank god the japs didnt have the ability to make such reliable and well enginered war ships and planes back in WW2, or things would have been so different today.

Ange.
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Reply By: Member - Duncs - Saturday, Jun 03, 2006 at 21:35

Saturday, Jun 03, 2006 at 21:35
Back in 1998 I t hink it was, the 50th anniversary of Landrover. I bought a magazine that had been published about Landrover by one of the local publishing companies,4x4 Australia, Overlander or someone like that.

It talked about a lot of things Landrover but the interesting statistic was that, at the time, 60% of all Landrovers ever built were still registered for use on public raods. That statistic did not include all the others that are still running around on farms and the like unregistered.

Now I love my Nissan but I wonder if the percentage of all Nissan 4wd ever built that are still running is anywhere near 60%. I doubt it.

It would be even less Toyotas or Mitsubishis. lol............ :-)

Duncs
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Follow Up By: ev700 - Sunday, Jun 04, 2006 at 00:14

Sunday, Jun 04, 2006 at 00:14
Many older LRs are in poorer countries such as Africa where they have no option but to use more bandaids and keep them running.

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