Engine Land Rover 46D

The company produced the 4.6-liter Land Rover 46D gasoline engine from 1994 to 2004 and installed it on top versions of its popular Range Rover II and Discovery SUVs. This power unit exists in several versions and is also known under the index 60D.

The Rover V8 series includes: 42D.


Production years 1994-2004
Displacement, cc 4552
Fuel system distributed injection
Power output, hp 218 – 228
Torque output, Nm 377 – 407
Cylinder block aluminum V8
Block head aluminum 16v
Cylinder bore, mm 94
Piston stroke, mm 82
Compression ratio 9.35
Features OHV
Hydraulic lifters yes
Timing drive chain
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 5W-40
Engine oil capacity, liter 5.8
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 2
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Range Rover II 1998)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~180 000

The engine was installed on:

  • Land Rover Discovery 2 (L318) in 2002 – 2004;
  • Land Rover Range Rover 2 (P38A) in 1994 – 2002.

Disadvantages of the Land Rover 46D engine

  • In engines until 1999, sleeves often sank and the crankshaft jammed;
  • Then the block was modernized and a small shoulder appeared to support the sleeves;
  • In the same year, the unreliable GEMS injection system gave way to Bosch Motronic;
  • Updated engines after 1999 often suffer from microcracks in the block walls;
  • A lot of problems here are caused by capricious electrical sensors and a gasoline pump.

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