The cambelt snapped on my 02 freelander last week and I now need to source a new engine.
Could anyone tell me if the kv6 engines fitted to MG's and rovers will fit directly into my freelander?
I presume I will have to change the engine mounts but what about the ECU? Will the freelanders auto box cause any issues?
Any advice would be appreciated.
My understanding is that the freelander unit is identical to the ZS180 unit - someone else willbe along shortly to confirm.
I don't know what gearbox similarities / differences there are that may affect connection point locations.
What mileage was on the Freelander when she went bang? (sorry to be blunt)
i used 2 zs180 engines in my freelander
the oil filter mounts slighty different and may foul the underbelly shield i dont know as mine is missing so its not an issue, the sump and oil pick need swaping, as do the cam belt cover (you cant fit the freelander alternator and support the transferbox otherwise), alternator, the only real problem is swapping the location dowels for the gearbox and the fuel rail inlet and outlet which are a bit fiddly. The engine oil cooler needs swapping as well just make sure its bolted to the sump before you fit the sump other wise you cant do up one of the mounting bolts
if your planning on doing the job yourself i can give you any advice you need
mounts arent a problem and the freelanders ecu is uniqe to the car so you wont be able to swap it with a zs180
budget for a cam belt kit, water pump, thermostat, water elbow, oil cooler o rings, pick up pipe o ring, rear main oil seal (might as well change it while the gearbox is off), loctite 574 flange sealant for sump (not silcone or hylomar) water pipe o rings, at least 4 litres of very expensive L/R auto trans fluid (do not use dextron etc if you want the gearbox to last more than a month), transfer box gear oil, engine oil and filter and OAT antifreeze (red stuff)