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Discovery owner, Land Rover enthusiast. Off-road is my home.
21st March 2016
Just a little query about what sort of prices people pay?
The car is getting on a bit now and I need my own music in the car and itd be a bonus to do phone calls, anyone recommend a good radio? also are there any difficulties when fitting?
What does everyone do service wise? I quite like to service mine myself every sixth months, but still have a yearly service at my local indie, just to keep the history up.
At the moment some of the images flying around look a lot like a range rover, what do we think guys
Anyone got a good specialist in the UK that really know whay theyre doing when it comes to discoverys?
Which pads and discs does everyone recommend? Are there any that are better then standard but dont break the bank?
I was researching these cars and considering buying one, but now I’m reading that they have a tendency to eat their own oil? Is this true for all of the engines? I’m just looking at a 2008. Also, are there any other common mechanical issues I should be aware of?
Seems there are a few parts shared between Ford and Volvo, why is this?
This is caused by ingress of oil into the Fuel Injector Wiring loom and it can go as far as the ECU. This is fixed by replacing the wiring loom as well as cleaning the connectors.
Air Suspension Failure
Rear air springs tend to wear out and leak air, this will put pressure on the compressor which will eventually fail. If this is spotted before the compressor fails you will only need the springs, but if both go, you will need to replace both.
Fuel Pump Failure
Poor running and a noisy pump are usual symptoms. This will need to be checked by diagnosing the fuel pressure. If the pump has failed you will need a new pump.
Fuel Pressure Regulator
This failing will cause fuel to leak, you will notice this underneath the car, it may look like engine oil due to the dirt it picks up on the way down. The failure is caused by poor design of the way the regulator fits to the cylinder head and the unit will need replacing with a new metal gasket.
Head Gasket Failure
Land Rover used plastic dowels to locate the head onto the block with early Discovery models, these dowels can break and cause the head to move around, therein leading to head gasket failure. The cylinder head will need to be removed and pressure tested, with new metals dowels and bolts fitted upon refit.