LR4 Head Gasket

kalani0115

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Hello I bought an LR4 that needs a head gasket. The car starts up without any problems, but there are gases in the coolant and coolant in the oil. It failed to gas test twice by turning yellow. I was reading on the forums about Nathan Crabtree and Platinum Auto group land rover in KY. I live in Colorado and looking for a good place to replace my head gasket. Can any tell me who is good or any reviews on Platinum Auto Group Land Rover KY? Thank you.
 

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Unfortunately, these things aren't as simple as just replacing the head gaskets. A few of us have gone through rebuilding overheated engines and at minimum you'd need to get the heads re-surfaced. However, you most likely also have the headbolt threads re-tapped on the block as the threads tend to let go when the motor overheats - probably why LR recommends replacing the motors. Skipping this crucial step may basically bring you back to square 1. This job is very possible but quite a bit more involved than just a head gasket replacement. Most individuals also opt for updating the timing components to the newer/redesigned ones since the heads are off anyway as that's another typical issue with these engines. Also a good idea to go through the valve train to get everything cleaned and tightened up (carbon buildup removed, valve stem seals, valve clearances checked etc), also not a bad idea to do some additional preventative work that may chat you big bucks later down the line.

I'd be happy to provide some more insight, I'm also located in Colorado.
 

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Do you know of any good places to go in Colorado? I would like to stay in Colorado instead of taking it KY. I have been reading mixed reviews but do not mind giving them business if they are good. Its scary sending your car to another state. we normally do our own work but this is a big job.
 

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Mine was rebuilt but ultimately failed again within 3k miles. In my case the guy doing the rebuild just decked the heads & didn’t touch the block.

I’m doing an engine swap to a 55k mile engine.
 

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I have seen JC's British mentioned online often. You can give them a call.
 

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Mine was rebuilt but ultimately failed again within 3k miles. In my case the guy doing the rebuild just decked the heads & didn’t touch the block.

I’m doing an engine swap to a 55k mile engine.
That's a major bummer man - My rebuild is so far at 4300 miles and counting, a good portion of which was used to climb mountains but I did re-tap the headbolt holes on the block and also opted for the larger headbolts as they have a greater clamping force.
 

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