Rover V8 Short Water Pump

A lot of people know the P6 water pump is much shorter than the SD1 but what is the super short water pump on the right?

  • On the left is the standard Rover SD1 Water Pump.
  • On the right is the Rover V8 Serpentine Water Pump.

As you can see, the later 3.9 Land Rover Serpentine water pump, is much shorter at 105.5mm: saving 47mm or nearly 2 inches on the SD1 pump.

Rover V8 Short Water Pump

To fit this water pump you’ll also need the matching timing chain cover. See:

Rover V8 Water Pump CAD

If the length of the Rover V8 is an issue, this is your best option. Once I have the sump drawn up I have a complete set of Rover V8 dimensions. So watch this space!

Rover V8 Dimensions

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Rover V8 Sierra Clutch

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Rover V8 to MT75 Adaptor - part 4

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Rover V8 to MT75 Adaptor Plate - part 3

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Rover V8 to MT75 Adaptor Plate - part2

Will the Borg Warner 35 Auto bellhousing mate to the MT75 manual? Can I cut it up to make a Rover V8 to MT75 adaptor plate? I was having one of those mental blind-spots. For some reason, because I was trying to mate the Sierra Cosworth MT75 manual gearbox to the ...

Rover V8 to MT75 Adaptor Plate

The goal is to mate the Rover V8 up to a Ford MT75 gearbox. Therefore I had 2 choices: Use an Rover V8 to MT75 adaptor plate Use a complete LT77 bell-housing and remove the integral MT75 bell-housing and weld on a mounting plate. Seeing as I could not find anyone ...

Megasquirt MS1/Extra Rover V8 - Troubles Starting

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Rover V8 Timing Chain Cover - Part2

Is this a Timing Cover Issue? or Is it a Front Diff Issue? It's definitely a space issue. After drawing up the standard Rover SD1 style timing cover housing, I found that the oil pump was trying to occupy the same space as the front prop shaft and Sierra Front ...

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