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Old 01-30-2008, 02:09 PM
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Thanks John, I was hpoing you'd chime in. Off to Hays tomorrow with some tools and a tow strap!!
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Old 01-30-2008, 02:52 PM
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Thanks John, I was hpoing you'd chime in. Off to Hays tomorrow with some tools and a tow strap!!

YOU CANNOT FLAT TOW A ROVER. PERIOD

unless you pull the driveshafts. you must pull both, not just the front or the rear.

Remember, that a rover 3.9/4.0/4.6 is a freshenned version of the buick wildcat 215. Some buick v8 parts still interchange with a little work. Forget anything fancy, it's just a good ole v8.

now to the bad. These machines were known to loose intake manifold gaskets, resulting in oil/water mix. I would lean towards the fact that it is dead on it's own merits, and not related to the oil. 2 quarts over will cause some foaming, but I can't see what else.

Also, they had some block cavatation issues as well from castings. Also some block cracking, but that was more in 99's.

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You lost me on the Buick Wildcat 215. The 215 was an aluminum V6, wasn't it? Anyway, thanks for the headsup on flattowing - I had thought I would have to pull the driveshafts but now I know!
Ah, kids and Ah, Rovers. Time to get him back to a Toyota of some sort. The plan is to have the truck towed back to Kansas City, from whence it came and auction it off through friends of the family, so it won't be a total loss. Some things, when you are 19 and pretty much left to your own devices, you have to learn the hard way. He is.
Thanks again, to everyone who has lent a hand.
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