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2000 land rover discovery with a V8. has obviously head

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2000 land rover discovery with a V8. has obviously blown head gaskets caused by an overheat condition. I am a competent mechanic. what surprises should I watch for in this head remove and replace
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I know its not a ford.... I cant find any info on this car
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Robert Blackwell
Robert Blackwell, Auto Mechanic
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It's not that bad of a job. A few pointers for you though
1. Be easy on the exhaust studs. Cover in penetrating oil long before removing.
2. Always use new head bolts on the land rover.
3. Use new exhaust studs and bolts if you can.
4. Change the oil after you do the head gaskets.
5. Make sure to lay everything out like right side left side
You should be fine. It's one of the easier head jobs to do compared to some I've dealt with.
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