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2001 LAND ROVER, RUNNING IDLE THEN IT POPpED AND DIED. DOES NUTHN

When it popped there was a puff of smoke and the smell of maybe electrical burn.

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Sounds like the timing chain or timing belt stretched, throwing off the valve timing, and then broke.

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