This remarkably powerful and smooth engine is fitted into a wide range of European passenger cars, SUV’s and American 4 wheel drive trucks. There are some reports of early rear main bearing failure which damages not only the crankshaft but also the cylinder block when the bearings become fused to the crank and rotate in their housings.
Genuine VM parts are very difficult to obtain if engine failure occurs. Currently we are working on a repair to recover both the crankshaft and the cylinder block. In addition there are reports of the camshaft sprocket slipping on the camshaft causing problems arising from incorrect valve timing. Ensure meticulous servicing at all times.