Rover SD1 V8 Cylinder Block Components
All parts listed are suitable for Saloon, Sports and 4x4 applications unless otherwise stated.
Bare Cylinder Block
Suitable for all applications. Bare cylinder blocks are supplied with main bearing caps, cam bearings, core plugs and cylinder liners but less crankshaft, pistons etc.
Cylinder Liner Set - 3.9 litre
Set of 8 liners for converting 3.5 engines to 3.9 litre bore.
Also suitable for replacing the liners in an existing 3.9 litre (or larger capacity) engine.
Liner & Piston Set - 3.9 litre
As above, but kit includes standard size 9.35:1 compression pistons and rings for 3.9 conversions.
Composite head gaskets are thicker than standard tin gaskets and will therefore lower the engine's compression ratio. Ideal for correcting compression ratio when heads/block faces have been skimmed. (Not applicable 1995 on).
Approximate gasket thicknesses are as follows:
Typical effect on compression ratio:
- Standard (tin) gaskets - 0.5mm
- Composite gaskets - 1.2mm
- Standard (tin) gaskets - 3cc
- Composite gaskets - 10cc