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V8Simon



Member Since: 17 May 2016
Location: Prestatyn, wales
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United Kingdom 1985 Defender 90 V8 Petrol SW Auto Arles Blue
Suggestions for a 3.9 Overhaul/major service

Looking for some advice as ever.
My 3.9 ex RR engine has been in my 90 now for 16 years I think and had a few services in that time. Its standard apart from a mild cam (Lund??) and K&N filter. It probably does less than 3000 miles a year and was off the road for a few years.
Anyway its feeling a little tired and its not have a lot of love from me. I use it for rally marshaling so gets some abuse when in the forest.

I'm wondering about getting it overhauled by someone who knows what they are doing. I don't really want to take it out so planning on driving it to someone and getting them to do the work.
I'm not sure how far to go, I wasn't thinking total disassembly but what is the other option and what should be looked at, replaced or done if there is the opportunity??? 1984 2.2 90, now with a 3.9 V8, 94 chassis and 2007 puma bulkhead and dash.


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GREENI



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Well not a million miles away from you is ACR, Roland in Broughton, who supplied me a turn-key built 4.6.

They know their stuff and do take in whole vehicles to do the work.

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V8Simon



Member Since: 17 May 2016
Location: Prestatyn, wales
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United Kingdom 1985 Defender 90 V8 Petrol SW Auto Arles Blue

Thanks Greeni, yeah I know of ACR, they have been around for years and think are down Queensferry way. Could be one option but a very quick look at their prices means they might be at the top of the options list.
I'll give them a call though. 1984 2.2 90, now with a 3.9 V8, 94 chassis and 2007 puma bulkhead and dash.

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