Land Rover timing chain

Land Rover Timing Chain Replacement

 

The Land Rover timing chain is a crucial internal engine part that can cause big headaches for you when things go South with it. The timing chain has the important job of keeping the crankshaft and the camshaft rotating in sync. Under the timing cover of the engine there are several guides and tensioners working to keep the timing chain under the proper tension thus allowing for our smooth and quiet engine that we enjoy.  When an engine is running in time the intake and exhaust valves on each one of its cylinders are opening and closing in perfect time and your engine is idling smoothly, purring like a kitten. All is well and life is good.

Time and miles take a toll on engine parts. Too few oil changes or prolonged periods between oil changes that exceed the manufacturer’s guidelines can lead to premature failure. Oil becomes gummy and starts to buildup on internal engine parts. This can cause the nylon Land Rover timing chain guides to wear down. The timing chain tensioners try to take up the slack but eventually the wear becomes to excessive. The chain becomes loose and starts to slap on start-up and idle. At first the noise will go away in a few seconds as the oil pressure builds. Eventually, however, our fine-tuned purring machine starts to sound like the car in Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang. If left to its own devise the noise will become more pronounced, valve timing will lose sync, idle will become rough, pitching/bucking/jerking are next. If the metal timing chain breaks serious damage to the engine is inevitable. Let’s not go there!

Cost of a Land Rover timing chain replacement

Timing chain replacement on the Land Rover can be very pricey depending on the extent of the damage. This is especially true for the 5.0 litre engine. It is so it is very important to take it to a professional early on to avoid further damage to subsequent engine parts. It is necessary to remove the front timing cover for inspection and an accurate estimate. Dealerships quote $7k to $12k for repairs of this nature depending on the extent of the damage. Labor rates are high and parts are matrixed priced. Some special tools are required to do the repair.

Land Rover timing chain replacement

The best solution for your Land Rover timing chain replacement

British 4×4 Centre has the factory trained technicians, the special tools, and the OEM parts that are required for this repair.  Our labor rates are considerably less than those found at the dealerships and we employ factory trained technicians. Although the Land Rover timing chain repair is a hard pill to swallow we can do it for less than the dealer and get you in and out in a timely manner. Our Service Manager Sam Mencio will take the time to explain the repair to you. You are welcome to visit with the technician working on your vehicle. We invite you to come in and take a look at your vehicle’s internal workings with the timing cover off allowing you to see needed repairs first hand. If you find yourself in need of a Land Rover timing chain replacement British 4×4 Centre will help you in the most cost effective and timely way possible.