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KrisB



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Land Rover LR2 HSE Timing chain or Timing belt?

Hello.

My son purchased a 2014 LR2 HSE with 81k miles on it a year ago. The car broke down last week and they think it's a timing chain. Does the LR2 have a timing chain or timing belt? The car is now in the Virgin Islands and there is no Land Rover dealership or service shop on the island. It has about 83k miles on it now.

The mechanic they towed the car to is saying he needs a new engine. Is this the only possible solution to a timing chain or timing belt breakage? I called the Land Rover dealership near me in Seattle and they can not make any suggestions without inspecting the car in person.

Any guidance you could provide would be much appreciated. Thanks!

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MotionInc



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Get the VIN, phone any LR parts department, give them the VIN and tell them you need a belt or chain, they should be able to at least provide those details. Do you know what engine type is in it?

These vehicles have very complicated electronics, so I would be shocked if a mechanic in the Islands with no dealership could pull off an engine swap without major ecu and major component issues. However, I would be plesantly surprised!

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If it’s a 2.2 diesel , it’s a PSA derived diesel and it’s a belt . Service life 7 - 10 years depending on model year . If it’s a six cylinder petrol engine , it’s a Volvo , with a timing chain . No service interval as such but all chains can stretch with high mileage . As the Freelander two was designed and built in Ford’s ownership , they used common parts from worldwide Ford companies in Ford , Volvo , LR etc . 2009 GS Auto Zermatt Silver - Sold June 21 after 10 years of ownership

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Re: Land Rover LR2 HSE Timing chain or Timing belt?

KrisB wrote:
Is this the only possible solution to a timing chain or timing belt breakage?!


No - depends entirely on the cause and extent of the damage. Jules

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KrisB



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Thank you all for your responses.

I checked by the VIN number and the engine is a 4-cyl Turbo 2.0 liter auto 6-spd cmdshft engine. When I googled that, it seems like this type of engine is part of the 4 cyl EcoTec engine family.

The direct quote from a website is "Beneath the 2014 LR2 hood is a fuel-efficient 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with high-pressure direct fuel injection and variable valve timing, lifted directly from the Range Rover Evoque. The four-cylinder turbo replaced the prior six-cylinder engine for 2013. Output is rated at 240 horsepower and 250 pound-feet of torque (derived at low engine speed), driving a 6-speed automatic transmission."

Does this mean it is likely a GM engine and therefore can be replaced by a non-Land Rover service department? I apologize for my ignorance, I am just learning about these engines to try to help out my son.

I appreciate your time and guidance.

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3disco



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No it’s a Ford engine.

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It doesn't need to go to a LR franchise. Any competent garage can fix it. Landrover - turning owners into mechanics since 1948

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I have the 2.0L Ford ecoboost petrol engine (not actually economical in the city). It always goes to my own mechanic. Not that he has had to do much as its been very reliable. Procrastination, mankind's greatest labour saving device!

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KrisB



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Thank you everyone for your responses.

Through this process I have learned that there is indeed a Ford Eco Engine in the 2014 LR2. There is a Ford dealership and service department on the island, so my son will take it there to see what next steps are needed (repair, hopefully; new engine, hopefully not)

Thanks again for your assistance and insights.

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