Rover V8 Crank Driven Oil Pump - Post 1994 Engines
Serpentine Drive Belt
From late 1994, a redesigned timing cover, incorporating an integral crank-driven oil pump, is fitted to Land Rover V8 engines. This supersedes the earlier, distributor-driven oil pump. However, the later arrangement, while more efficient, is not a straight swop for the earlier timing cover, as a longer crankshaft nose is required to drive the oil pump. In addition, ancillaries, such as water pump, alternator and power steering pump would have to be changed, due to the serpentine drive belt.