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Plus 8 capacity. #607572
11/12/19 10:08 PM
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Confused.

When did the 4.6 come out?

I read that in 96 “it became an option”

Was it always an option over the 4.0?

What benefit if any did the 4.6 give?


Life is a bowl full of cherries....there you go wink

Re: Plus 8 capacity. [Re: Viper] #607573
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Not much extra power but shedloads more torque.

I don't have the figures to hand just now!


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Re: Plus 8 capacity. [Re: Viper] #607587
12/12/19 12:19 AM
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This is an exert from the Gomog site. The site also shows the 4.6 litre version but does not indicate performance specifications or details but the Morgan dealers list the 4.6's power at 194.4bhp with 260ft/lb of torque. This too is probably inaccurate and an appeal to Land Rover directly gives more plausible figures of 218bhp and 300 ft/lb.s of torque.

This compares to 190bhp and 235ft/lbs of my 3.9 Ltr,

I think about 1999 they were an option alongside the 4.0 I think till they stopped making the Classic Plus 8 2003 ish.

The main advantage being the extra torque.

There are a few MSCC members on here that maybe have access to more information.


Regards Richard

1999 Indigo Blue +8
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Re: Plus 8 capacity. [Re: Viper] #607591
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Richard: 5 years ago I tested my 94 +8 3.9ltr on a rolling road after a number of upgrades including fitting a Tornado chip and recorded 205bhp with 268ft/lbs of torque. Certainly enjoy the drive.


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Re: Plus 8 capacity. [Re: Viper] #607599
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Originally Posted by Viper
Confused.

When did the 4.6 come out?

I read that in 96 “it became an option”

Was it always an option over the 4.0?

What benefit if any did the 4.6 give?


Check out Rover V8 engine specs here

The 4.6 litre version was introduced in 1996 by stroking the 3.9/4.0 engine to 82mm. This gave 225 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque, up from 188 and 250 of the 4.0.


Richard

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Re: Plus 8 capacity. [Re: +8Rich] #607600
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Originally Posted by +8Rich


I think about 1999 they were an option alongside the 4.0 I think till they stopped making the Classic Plus 8 2003 ish.

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The 4.6 was no longer available when I ordered my +8 in April 2002.


Brian
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Re: Plus 8 capacity. [Re: britmog] #607608
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Originally Posted by britmog
Richard: 5 years ago I tested my 94 +8 3.9ltr on a rolling road after a number of upgrades including fitting a Tornado chip and recorded 205bhp with 268ft/lbs of torque. Certainly enjoy the drive.

That was a useful mod Bruce.


Regards Richard

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Re: Plus 8 capacity. [Re: Viper] #607619
12/12/19 10:38 AM
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Thanks guys

So it was an upgrade option. Got it, now I know why I was confused.


Life is a bowl full of cherries....there you go wink

Re: Plus 8 capacity. [Re: Viper] #607663
12/12/19 03:52 PM
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The Rover Plus8 finished in 2004 with a limited edition. The 4.6 wasn’t in many cars and I think it was an option but limited to availability/stocks of the 4.6 engine. There is a timeline document that I can dig out. It gives the evolution of various models and engines used. Will search on my stored data later.
Just looked in gomog and found some data.
Offered as an option 1997 to 2000.

Last edited by sospan; 12/12/19 03:54 PM.

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Re: Plus 8 capacity. [Re: Viper] #607713
12/12/19 07:22 PM
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Timeline

I have it as a pdf if anyone wants a copy just pm.


Regards Richard

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