Some nice cars in this thread. I'm surprised by the high mileage tales though. I work as an engine re-builder and I have the luxury of being the only one in my workplace that can build up the porker engines (and the other wonderful awkward ones like range rover v8's and old odd things). Common issues with the flat 6's and they are ALL afflicted is nikasil failure on at least one bore and always always broken exhaust studs and the cam sensor bolts snap off as well. In very, very rare circumstances the ring locating pin on the 2nd compression ring can work its way out, rub through the nikasil then it fails. Maybe this is a UK everything rusts here and no one actually maintains their vehicles issue.