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V8 Engine | Range Rover Sport Reconditioned Engines

V8 ENGINE www.v8engine.co.za is a company that offers fully reconditioned Jaguar Land Rover Range Rover Sport V8 petrol and diesel engines on exchange.  

Jaguar Land Rover's Range Rover Sport 5.0 litre motor is a 305 cubic inch V8 petrol engine which is manufactured in two versions at the FoMoCo plant in England. The naturally aspirated engine produces 380 PS (279 kW or 375 horsepower and 510 N•m torque). The supercharged engine 510 PS (375 kW or 503 horsepower and 625 N•m torque). Both engines are coupled to an eight-speed transmission and gears can be selected from the Drive Select rotary shifter on the centre console. The driver can also manually select gears via the paddle shift controls on the steering wheel.

The Sport’s naturally aspirated engine can propel the SUV from 0-100 km/h in 6.2 seconds and reaches a top speed of 209 km/h. The Supercharged powertrain enables the SUV to achieve 0-100 km/h in 5.0 seconds and reaches a top speed of 250 km/h.

The Range Rover Sport SUV has a permanent intelligent four-wheel drive system with 50/50 torque split and a two-speed transfer case for high and low range options, helping to maintain traction and stability in challenging conditions on-road, off-road, or for towing purposes as and when needed. They are fitted with an electronically activated cross-linked air suspension which incorporates variable ride height together with multiple suspension adjustment modes which are standard equipment on the Sport models as well as normal on-road, off-road and extended height. The car has an automated load leveling suspension mechanism.

The Range Rover Sports adaptive dynamics continuously monitor vehicle movements up to 530 times per second, reacting instantaneously to any road conditions and driver actions or reactions. Infinitely variable dampers adjust to maintain a composed and balanced ride. The dynamic response system independently adjusts and monitors front and rear suspension units, reducing the amount of body roll during cornering, as well as enhancing control and stability at higher speeds.

Range Rover Sports also came fitted with all-terrain capability features a new second generation Terrain Response system. The system monitors ground conditions to determine the most appropriate response to the terrain and automatically fine tunes vehicle settings for an enhanced and assured experience for almost all driving conditions. The system provides settings for grass, gravel, snow, mud, sand, and rock crawl, Terrain Response technology instantly reconfigures transmission, suspension, and traction settings for maximum drivability in almost any condition.

Sport models include safety driver aids such as cornering brake control which helps to maintain stability when cornering by adjusting the driver’s generated brake pressure, along with dynamic stability control to maintain control by reducing engine torque and applying braking to the appropriate wheel and correcting under-steer and over-steer.

V8 ENGINE www.v8engine.co.za specializes in the reconditioning of most Jaguar Land Rover Range Rover Sport V8 engines, including both 5.0 litre petrol engines. We also offer reconditioned V8 engines for Range Rover Sport 4.2 litre supercharged, Sport 3.6 litre TDV8 engine, Jaguar S-Type and Jaguar F-Type sports cars.

CLICK HERE  Contact Us  at  www.v8engine.co.za  for a quotation on your Jaguar Land Rover V8 engine or transmission today. Contact Nick on 082 44 00 664 for expert and friendly advice.



If your motor car has been involved in a road accident and been towed in to your local panelbeater and spraypainter for repairs then you are more than likely going to need used car parts which have been stripped off accident damaged cars exactly like yours.

Recycled used car parts are excellent value for money and often have many thousands of kilometers of good mileage left. On the other hand you will be contributing to the environment by using recycled used car parts.

Good used car spares can be found at any motor scrap yard that deals with your type of vehicle brand and most often these used car parts are dismantled and sold because they are in such good condition. Always inspect the parts for any visible flaws or irregularities that the scrapyard staff might of missed when stripping your used car parts off the scrap car.

When buying used car parts make sure that you know what you are purchasing and if you are not sure take a friend along that does have a fair mechanical background. Sometimes the person selling the used car parts is not quite sure or may be dishonest or confused and his word may be of little consequence. Before handing over any cash or before you transfer any money do your homework to make sure that the parts you saw advertised as good used car spares in deed are what they are claiming to be selling.

Not only are the spares questionable but the seller must be screened particularly if he is unknown in the used car parts industry in your area. Buying used car parts over the internet can be tricky especially if you are buying spares at a distance and the seller has promised you that all is good and the parts are good used car spares as per photographs that can be taken of the used car parts and easily shared via SMS, Whatsap or email.

Should you feel uneasy about paying anyone over the internet who is an unknown supplier or private individual then you should be careful how you handle payment for these car spares that you cannot see?

There is however LOOKING 4 SPARES a parts locator service that has a Safe Trade Account which we hereby urge you to make use of when buying spares from any scrap yard or parts supplier on our system.

CLICK HERE for our Safe Trade Account (terms and conditions).

CLICK HERE for our Parts Request Form which is sent out with your parts request to all our participating registered scrapyards and used car, bike and truck parts suppliers in South Africa.

Looking4spares.Co.Za Safe Trade Tips | Buying Used Motor Spares


Looking4Spares.Co.Za is South Africa’s leading "Part Find Locator Service" to the motor scrapyards and parts suppliers industry with over 200 new and used parts suppliers registered on our system nationwide.

We link 'the buyers' to 'the suppliers'. Our Parts Leads System generates an estimated fifty million rands in new and used motor parts sales each month for the benefit of our participating scrap yards and motor spares suppliers who subscribe to our daily parts leads. Parts leads are sent out in real time throughout the day from Monday to Friday, which are accessed strictly by our online subscribers who log-in to our system.

We offer our 'Parts Locator Service' to anybody who is looking for new and used motor spares and motor scrap yard suppliers that stock good quality motor parts and accessories for all types of motor vehicles including cars, motorcycles and trucks.

We Buy Scrap Cars... We Sell Scrap Cars... We Strip Scrap Cars... We Supply Scrap Car Parts and Good Used Motor Spares... We generate the parts leads which customers are looking for and link them directly to all our suppliers who stock quality engines, gearboxes, auto body parts, steering and suspension parts, motorcycle forks, tanks, clocks and auto electrical parts and more.

The stock held by our scrapyards dominate the market place with a wealth of good reusable motor spares available to the end user. It is these recycled parts which are so important to ua all, an extremely vital process which contributes positively to our planets eco-system. Motor scrap yards strip and recycle good used motor parts for the consumer, the scrap iron is recycled into new steel which positively reduces greenhouse gasses thereby reducing Global Warming effects.

LOOKING 4 SPARES endeavours to provide a trustworthy and loyal used spares suppliers and motor scrapyard dealers who subscribe to our daily parts leads, that help form part of an integral system who are key to maintaining and upholding honest and fair business practices when dealing with customers through sales and purchases over the internet, telephone or in person.

Our registered motor scrap yards and parts suppliers are distributed throughout South Africa and offer various spare parts which are stripped off accident damaged motor vehicles. These parts are usually for sale at half the price of a new OEM part (original equipment manufacturers)part from the dealership. 

Unfortunately the internet is an unsafe place where internet crime is rife and criminals of all types operate their business. These fraudsters have found ways to easily acquire your details and get to understand what your requirements are and make you a target of internet crime.

LOOKING 4 SPARES are dedicated to exposing any bogus parts suppliers or any of our registered scrapyard dealers on our daily leads system who do not conform to our terms and conditions of fair and honest trade principals. We demand and maintain a high level of business ethics and honesty is paramount between 'the buyer' and 'the supplier' which forms part of a transparent parts networking system.

The greatest problem we are all faced with is internet crime, also referred to as the ‘dark web’ which is a 24/7 non-stop underworld where crimes of all natures takes place behind closed doors and later revealed through the World Wide Web at the click of a button for anybody to see.

The motor spares industry and ease of the internet is no exception to criminal elements and fraudsters in particular are constantly setting traps to lure in victims in order to deprive them of their hard earned cash, a place that offers few safe havens, where everything has a price.

LOOKING 4 SPARES was established in 2006 to serve internet users that are looking for spares together with a Safe Trade System that we developed to try and improve security when we link 'the buyers' to 'the suppliers'. Unfortunately internet fraud experts and website hackers have always been and always will be a problem to the trade and the whole industry. In a world where motor vehicles and their relative parts are always going to be wanted which all boils down to the deal between 'the buyer' and 'the supplier'.

However, there are safe ways to trade over the net without getting caught. LOOKING 4 SPARES provides that service, but even here, internet criminals will still try and exploit every loop hole and from time to time manage to intercept the daily parts leads sent out to the registered parts suppliers and salvage yards on our system.

This type of fraudster usually targets someone looking for an expensive item such as an engine or gearbox valued at anything from ten to fifty thousand rand. He is a sadistic and cowardly induvidual who usually comes across quite normal who speaks well and is polite and professional, someone who patiently yet very tactfully convinces his victim who is oblivious to his evil snares to transfer funds over into his bank account, never to be seen again.

The saying, “the devil comes in the best disguise” has never been more true a statement and it is this type of fraudsters who hones his skills. BEWARE and DO NOT pay anyone over the internet before making absolutely sure that firstly, you know who you are dealing with and secondly, what condition exactly are the parts in which is not always apparent until further scrutiny can be done. If you can’t see or touch the goods and you are buying at a distance always do background checks on the seller. If it sounds to good to be true it usually is!

Your best bet is to make use of the LOOKING 4 SPARES ‘Safe Trade Account’. Our system offers anybody buying new or used motor spares from a parts supplier, improved security. Our Safe Trade Payment is a system that will ensure that you get your parts before payment is released from our Safe Trade Account.

N.B Once you have taken delivery of the part/s you must inspect the goods before signing off anything. Only once you have thoroughly checked and inspected that the goods are in accordance with your sale/purchase agreement or invoice description and you are completely satisfied with the goods should you sign off the delivery note. Your signature will make or break the conditions of sale. Once you have signed off the delivery note with the courier, we are compelled to release the money from our Safe Trade Account into the suppliers account.

There are many other preventative measures you can take if you choose not to use our Safe Trade Account that will serve you well when buying spares over the internet, especially from an unknown parts supplier. Don’t skimp here! If possible make use of Google by Googling the name of the supplier, Google the street address and Google his cell phone number and anything pertinent to you and him. 

N.B Ask the seller to SMS or Whatsap a picture of the part/s. If the seller is unknown and heils from a free classifieds website advert then ask the seller for a trade reference, a copy of his ID and proof of residence is always a good way to wear him down to see how he responds if he has nothing to hide.

If you are compelled to transfer large sums of money, again, do your background checks and prepare for the worst! Last but not least, DO NOT meet anybody in a secluded place or on the side of the road. Always take someone with, get them to assist you by taking pictures of the seller or purchaser including their vehicle and registration plate etc. Always choose a busy car park to meet at or even better, meet at the nearest Police Station, but most of all always do your background checks on people when buying or selling via an internet related deal.

LOOKING 4 SPARES will expose any fraudsters and/or dishonest parts suppliers affiliated to us who are found to be deceiving anybody, circulating our daily parts leads, making false promises, entrapment of any nature, theft or by failing to conform to honest and fair busines ethics and principals and our terms and conditions of safe trade.

Ignorance of the law is no excuse. Criminal behaviour wont be tolerated and perpertrators will be prosecuted if caught and must face the courts.

LOOKING 4 SPARES is a free service and always will be!

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Accident Repair Centre Panelbeaters | Johannesburg Panel Beaters

Accident Repair Centre (ARC) is a company-owned premises panel beating and spray painting auto body repairer situated at 66 Albert Str, City and Suburban, Johannesburg, Gauteng.

We are a professional auto body and structural repair workshop that is approved by the AA and SAMBRA auto structural repairers affiliated to all major accredited motor manufacturers and holds membership of major Motor Institutions for all makes of motor vehicles. ARC is also approved by all leading insurance companies in South Africa and recognized as a well known brand.

Understanding each customer's unique needs places Accident Repair Centre among the most respected service providers in the automotive body repair industry. No job is too big or too small. We offer modern high tech services together with state of the art equipment. ARC is geared to carry out the full spectrum of auto body repairs from minor bumps and scratches to repairing substantial damage requiring a major structural repairs and detailed finishing.

Our company has grown since inception over the past 35 years to be an example to the Motor Trade Sector. We utilize a TMS Job allocation system which ensures that all work is done and delivered on time. Not only do customers benefit from our expert knowledge, experience and reputation that our dedicated business team provides our customers with but also our personal and business aspirations which also prosper from our commitment to render ongoing innovations emerging from Global Technology and market trends.

All our services are performed by qualified artisans and master craftsmen which include minor and major repairs, chassis straightening, hail damage repairs, dent removal, spray painting, wheel alignment, mechanical repairs, engine removal and re fitment, 24/7 towing and roadside assistance.

All motor vehicle repairs carry the ARC Warranty of three years or 25,000 km from date of completion and our paint carries a lifetime baked enamel warranty and offer all potential customers detailed estimates and/or quotations which are done at no cost.

If your vehicle has been involved in a road accident then you require the services of a quality assured accident repairer and workshop backed by the most qualified and extensive partner network of accredited manufacturers with our own support-team members. In a nutshell, Accident Repair Centre is your best bet at getting professional advice and services vehicle finish and peace of mind.

Contact us today, we have a disposal of Towing and Recovery vehicles and Roll Back Trucks competent to recover any accident-related vehicle anywhere is South Africa to get your motor vehicle safely to our premises.

Contact ACCIDENT REPAIR CENTRE on 011 334 9366 or Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

CLICK HERE for more information at ARC and Google Maps.


Range Rover Sport Reconditioned Engines | V8 Engine Specialists

Land Rover Range Rover Sport reconditioned engines on exchange from V8 ENGINE SPECIALISTS your V8 engine reconditioners and rebuilding Pro Engine Shop situated in Sandton, Johannesburg.

We offer professional engine reconditioning services and mechanical repairs to V8 petrol and diesel V8 engines that are naturally aspirated, supercharged or turbocharged.

With over 30 years of professional engine building and engineering expertise, we are your best bet at getting your SUV, sports car or luxury sedan back on the road with a quality professionally remanufactured engine.

If you own a Range Rover Sport, Range Rover Vogue, Land Rover Discovery, Jaguar F-Type, Jaguar S-Type, Jaguar XJR, Jaguar XF, sports car, family sedan or SUV (sports utility vehicle) and you need a new engine, then V8 ENGINE is your best bet at getting a quality reconditioned engine at a reasonable price.

Mass produced engines leave much room for improvement we at V8 ENGINE have managed to perfect the many underlying problematic areas within these engine types which are a product of the Ford Motor Company (FoMoCo). The Range Rover Sports came equipped with a 4.2L and 5.0L supercharged V8 engine and the Jaguar F-Type came fitted with a naturally aspirated 5.0L and supercharged 5.0L powerplant.

All our engine strip downs and reconditioning processes are done with extreme care and precision. We offer fully reconditioned V8 engines whether supercharged or turbocharged on an engine exchange basis, old for new. With over 30 years of specialist V8 engine building and motor engineering experience 'V8 ENGINE Specialists' are your best bet at getting a quality engineered and professionally assembled motor using only the best quality OEM replacement parts and engine and transmission oils at an affordable price.

All our engines are engineered and re-built by qualified engine masters’. We endeavor to deliver quality workmanship to all our customers. We assure you safe and reliable services and will get your vehicle back on the road. 

We have a wealth of spares and to fit your make and model. Contact us today so we can assist you with all your parts requirements.

CLICK HERE for expert advice and/or a professional assessment and quotation regarding a reconditioned exchange engine for your Land Rover Discovery, Range Rover Sport or Jaguar Sport Car fitted with a V8 powerplant.