Diesel Engine Problems by anjago



anjago
Hi all
Just heard from my local mechanic, BMW specialist, who said that the earlier (BMW) cars with the 2.0 engine suffered failures, which at the time were recalled and engines were being replaced. After a while this became too expensive and they resorted to changing the cam chains. Is this a problem for the Rover derivative? My car is a January 2005 (54 plate) model.
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Posted 12 Mar 2016, 13:56 #1 


PaulT
Never heard of the problem with the Rover engine.
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Posted 12 Mar 2016, 15:30 #2 


stevenicks
Never heard of this before.

Posted 27 Mar 2016, 07:10 #3 

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MrDoodles
I know that BMW had a massive problem with the later N57 engines and cam chains, but have never heard of one on any of the M57 derivatives! :confused:
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Posted 27 Mar 2016, 16:08 #4 


theridler
I thought "our" version is M47R? A bit surprised a BMW specialist wouldn't know this?

Posted 03 Apr 2016, 20:33 #5 

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Colvert
The M47R engine is unique to the R75. NEVER any timing chain failures.

Posted 08 Apr 2016, 20:25 #6 


theridler
Definitely agree with that statement! :)

Posted 11 Apr 2016, 09:54 #7 


PaulT
Colvert wrote:The M47R engine is unique to the R75. NEVER any timing chain failures.


But they are related with the M47R developed from the M47, i.e. turned round 90 degrees:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BMW_M47
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Posted 11 Apr 2016, 11:05 #8 

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Bermudan 75
The wiki stuff says that the R in M47R stood for Rail, I had assumed it stood for Rover?

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Posted 11 Apr 2016, 18:00 #9 


PaulT
Rover418275 wrote:The wiki stuff says that the R in M47R stood for Rail, I had assumed it stood for Rover?

Mike


Not everything on Wiki is 100% correct - is this?
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Posted 12 Apr 2016, 09:23 #10 

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JohnDotCom
One of the main problems with why the BMWs needed a new engine was because their turbos blew and you couldn't turn off the ignition so the engine shall we say wasn't in very good condition after that.
Our engines the M47 is far superior, even if down on power to the BMW equivalent, but our Turbos are much more reliable I'm pleased to say.
The BHP on the Rover 75 can easily be increased (from the 131 bhp)by either a remap or a box of tricks to easily get 150bhp, if you have the lower power variant you can get that upgraded to 131BHP quiet easily and cheaply. :thumbsup:
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Posted 18 Apr 2016, 20:46 #11 


Roger Eric
Car, 75 Tourer, 2litre diesel, Y reg, intermittent starting problems, had RAC twice and it started when they arrived!
My mechanic says can't find any fault so wait 'til it fails. Starts after being left for 40 min,
Roger, Birmingham.

Posted 12 Jun 2016, 21:12 #12 

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Duncan
Hi Roger. Probably not the best place for this question, but my guess would be your cam sensor. When they fail the car won't start when its hot. Leave it to cool down (i.e. wait for the RAC) and it will be OK again. That is until it gets worse and won't start at all.
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Posted 13 Jun 2016, 17:11 #13 


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