Range Rover 5.0 litre supercharged

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Range Rover 5.0 litre supercharged

#1 Post by Rubens » Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:31 pm

I'm afraid I've been driving on the dark side (diesel :oops: ) for the last couple of years. But being forever a Petrol Head I'm looking at coming back to the good side :D

4.2 supercharged Range Rovers with LPG seem to be rare enough, but the 5.0 litre versions (from 2009) seem to be non existent. A bit of research seems to suggest that due to Direct Injection it would be problematic to convert one of these. As the early ones are now approaching their 8th birthdays and we all know how Land Rover V8's loved to be converted, can anybody shed any light on the latest state of play regarding any 5.0 litre versions. Due to their love for liquid gold early ones are starting to soften in price and if a good conversion is available I would give one of these serious consideration. Thanks for any info.

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Re: Range Rover 5.0 litre supercharged

#2 Post by Gilbertd » Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:26 pm

L322 up to 2005 had the 4.4 BMW engine which converts well, the later 4.2 is a Jaguar engine which needs Flashlube or similar due to softer valve seats. If the 5.0 litre is direct injection that's probably why very few get converted (as well as the fact that if you can afford the prices of the later ones, you don't need to worry about the cost of fuel).
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Re: Range Rover 5.0 litre supercharged

#3 Post by Rubens » Thu Jan 26, 2017 6:49 pm

I take your point, but as the 5.0 supercharged are now getting on in years and well past the warranty period they are softening in price in the used car market, especially when you factor in the horrendous MPG and Land Rovers famed reputation for reliability :lol:

Which means that if you take the long term view in ownership, these are becoming more of an attractive proposition, as long as they are favourable for a conversion.

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Re: Range Rover 5.0 litre supercharged

#4 Post by Tinleytech » Fri Jan 27, 2017 8:39 pm

Prins have a kit for the 5.0 supercharged, try Mike at GAS in Huddersfield

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Re: Range Rover 5.0 litre supercharged

#5 Post by Rubens » Mon Jan 30, 2017 3:43 pm

Thanks very much for the info.

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