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Landrover LR4 Head Gasket Replacement

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I am writing this for a good friend.

His wife took the car out without coolant (let the jokes come), it seams that the Head Gasket needs to be replaced. 

Could you advise a workshop/ garage for us?

It's a Landrover LR4 2012 V8 5.0 HSE

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33 minutes ago, Xaf said:

I am writing this for a good friend.

His wife took the car out without coolant (let the jokes come), it seams that the Head Gasket needs to be replaced. 

Could you advise a workshop/ garage for us?

It's a Landrover LR4 2012 V8 5.0 HSE

Your friends name wouldn't happen to be Matthew now would it.

Edit Oh no can't be just saw that it's a V8 his is a V6 Must be LR4 gasket popping season. Tell him to get in touch with me if he wants to get it done by a good LR mech on a very reasonable budget. Only draw back is he's in Sharjah.

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More than good or bad vs cheap or pricey, ask your friend to deal with the workshop/mechanic/freelancer who can give written guarantee on the head gasket job. At least for a couple of months or 5k kms, this way he can be sure to working with professionals (only) and just compare the quotes.

Found 1 here in business listing showing 5 star rating in Dubai

 

Second one in Sharjah showing 5 star rating in Sharjah

 

Third he can get a quote from Gulf star auto maintenance workshop in Sharjah - very renowned for being LR experts.

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I’ve done quite a few rebuilds on these engines. You will more than likely need some head work done. Last one I done that was overheated, one of the heads was out of flatness by 7 thou. All the head studs should also be changed or you could find the gaskets leaking again after a couple of thousand kms. When you have the engine stripped down that far, it’s also a good idea to fit new hydraulic tensioners and chain guides. It costs a bit extra to do these things but it’s better for peace of mind and not having to pay for a second rebuild down the line. 

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Thanks all for the recommendations. 

@desertdude How can he get in touch with you?

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1 hour ago, Xaf said:

Thanks all for the recommendations. 

@desertdude How can he get in touch with you?

Done

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11 hours ago, Xaf said:

Thanks all for the recommendations. 

@desertdude How can he get in touch with you?

WhatsApp me on xxxxxxxx I'll be deleting this post in a while so note it down

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