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Thanks Garry



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Hi
New to the forum so hello.im looking at a v8 just now and been told it was from a Range Rover but not sure it was. The engine code is 10A20785 which I thought was from an SD1 - am I wrong?
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Re: Rover V8 Engine Numbers Updated:

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10A is from a manual SD1.

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I have been offered a V8 (via pics only so far), numbered 38DnnnnnC. It is a 3.9, 8.13:1 CR. It has a serpentine front cover, with a dizzy visible. 14CUX loom. I think from a Disco. Looks like 10 bolt heads.
Any ideas what the C suffix means please? Is it likely to have a big journal crank - cant see if it has cross bolts. Is it likely to have a forward pointing oil filter, or sideways? Plan is to put it in a P6B, so need fwd filter.
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Re: Rover V8 Engine Numbers Updated:

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Suffix B definitely has a crank driven oil pump and Suffix A has a dissy driven oil pump but I dont know about a suffix c - logic would indicate it is a latter 3.9 with a crank driven oil pump but I dont know.

As far as the larger diameter crank shaft - these were not fitted to the 3.9 and in LR engines were only fitted to the 4.0 and 4.6. The oil filter is likely to be angles forward but with these older engines, anything is possible.

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thanks! Some progress. will ask for more pics around the oil filter area.
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I believe the angled oil filter was achieved by an elbow screwed to the flat face of the downward pointing front cover.
Only the front covers that were destined to have the elbow had the necessary threaded holes, so you can't fit an elbow to a non-elbow cover, but you can remove the elbow if it's present.

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