land rover discovery 3 engine failure

Submitted: Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 03:34
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I was wondering, my uncle and 3 other persons have had engine failure at about 2000kms of travel in their 2005-6 discovery turbo diesel, has anybody else had that problem?
at least my patrol died at 65000

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Reply By: cokeaddict - Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 05:52

Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 05:52
Ok..I'll dip my finger in the water......

You say you know of 4 people with engine failures in latest model disco's ? Seeming that statement is past tense, can you give us details on what was the cause. Prsonally I have not hear of any myself, and i do have contacts in the workshops at one of the dealers.
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Follow Up By: drivesafe - Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 08:18

Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 08:18
I’m with you cokeaddict, being a Landy fan and having a D3 ( not a diesel ), I visit web sites all over the world and although I have seen lots of minor problems posted, I have NEVER seen anything about any of the motors failing, petrol or diesel.

So 4 suddenly failing, anything is possible but seems very sus to me.

The one thing the D3, RRS and latest RR are proving is that Land Rover has finally got back to making sure their vehicles are reliable again.

A engine failures, I like to hear more on that one.
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Follow Up By: kesh - Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 09:09

Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 09:09
Owning a s1 disco 300tdi, I also look at international L/R forums.
Have noticed that certain types of control system failure/problems reported for the d3, but no catastrophic failures a la ZD30 Nissan.
All in all, the d3 seems to be a particularly well designed and constructed vehicle. The price tag would be too much for me though, and still very happy with my '97 tdi.
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Follow Up By: Outbacktourer - Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 09:26

Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 09:26
I'm having a close look at the D3 now to add to the family. I've not seen anything in the forums on engine problems either. On the value issue though if you look at everything included in the D3 package, particularly the SE it is actually very good value. There is no doubt it has raised the technology/safety and suspension bar very high and it's a good package.
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Follow Up By: Scubaroo - Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 09:44

Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 09:44
Don't feed the trolls! :-)
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Follow Up By: Turbo Diesel - Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 10:19

Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 10:19
C'mon guys don't be to cruel, I think this forum is becoming renowned for the engine blow up thread discussion. However that is not to say that possibly some motors have blown up, it might be about time people posted what the problem was and show some evidence. Hmm can u imagine the system melt down with all the zd30 owners posting their problems, scary maybee there should be a counseling link on this site.
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Follow Up By: jorgejhandal - Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 10:37

Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 10:37
I will find out with my uncle, when I see him, he didnt give us many explanations about the engine failure but his got the engine replaced .
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Follow Up By: Turbo Diesel - Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 10:47

Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 10:47
Most owners don't, but it would be good to see why the engine failed, it is a shame for anyone who has had a motor fail, you then get the doubting loosers but you can ignore them.
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 11:12

Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 11:12
I'd rather be a doubting looser than a blind moron that wont admit when an engine is a hunk of bleep .

will be interesting to find out what happened to the doctor taxi in this thread.
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Follow Up By: Turbo Diesel - Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 11:18

Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 11:18
Truckster only you could respond like that and thats cool, because i agree with you, it is good to admit that there is a fault. I was refering to all the "my zd30 motor is the best motor ever built and bullet proof" comments made on this forum, the pople who doubt other peoples opinions because they are too proud to admit that there motors .....!!!!
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Follow Up By: drivesafe - Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 11:41

Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 11:41
There in lays the doubt.

Read any Land Rover forum and you will see that Landy owners are far more honest about their make of vehicle than those ownong any other make and as such, are the first to post about any problems they may have and not just here in Australia.

This is why the original post looks more like a dig at LR than anything to do with the truth.
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Follow Up By: garrycol - Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 13:04

Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 13:04
I am also into Jags and also follow the jag forums - no failures there either with either the V8s or the TDV6 - in the jag it is a twin turbo and far more powerful.
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Sunday, Mar 12, 2006 at 16:08

Sunday, Mar 12, 2006 at 16:08
Any more info on this jorgejhandal.
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Reply By: Geoff M (Newcastle, NSW) - Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 11:46

Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 11:46
Hello jorgejhandal,
You live in South America don't you? Costa Rica or am I incorrect?

Are there any enviromental, fuel or even a different engine in the Discovery sent to your country?

Would be handy to know exactly what happened before jumping on Land Rover.

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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 14:30

Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 14:30
That's him, isn't he the guy who posted that all the 4x4's were rolling in his country while driving down the road in a straightline..yeah that's him. Never did get to the bottom of it.
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Reply By: snailbait (Blue mntns) - Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 14:27

Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 14:27
hi jorgejhandal
how about some facts i could state on here that i heard of how many toy engines blew up or how many more that you dont know of nisson or how many nisson people are happy with there nissin engines
i bet you dont know who makes and where this engine it is manufactured well i tell you my freind it isssssss wait for it a FORD engine and where is it manufactured wait for it in SOUTH AUSTRALIA This 2.7 litre v6 Deisel
it is used by thosands of Ford commercial vehicles
Addmitidly there is some more mods mostley to the bottom end
now what brands of vehicles ford own
and for the engine failers i wonder if the engine oil was not replaced by some dim wit who tried to do it them selves
so far in my LROC we have had no engine failers
so far in the English mags i get on LR there is no article on DISCO 3 ENGINE and they have been out for 2 years
come on let us know that you put your foot in it and tol a little white one fib
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Follow Up By: Mad Dog (Australia) - Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 14:35

Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 14:35
yeah, South Australia, is that correct?
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Follow Up By: Wombat - Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 17:05

Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 17:05
It must be correct - I read it on the internet!
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Follow Up By: Outbacktourer - Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 17:52

Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 17:52
I'll stand to be corrected but a mate of mine who is into French cars told me this engine was jointly developed by Peugeot and Jag (Ford) and built in a purpose built factory in France? The engine as already stated is already in Jags and is either just out or coming in Peugeots and Citroens.
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Follow Up By: Wombat - Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 17:56

Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 17:56
Give the Outbacktourer the winner's badge!!!!!!!!!!!!!

. . . and the 4.4 litre petrol V8 is the same donk as the 4.0litre used in the Jaguar XK range.
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Follow Up By: drivesafe - Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 18:16

Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 18:16
The V6 petrol is the Ford engine, the diesel is from Peugeot and the V8 is a Jag engine.
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Reply By: Member - Landie - Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 16:49

Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 16:49
Unless I missed it somewhere in the thread the only refernece has been to some sort of engine failure. Now that seems pretty broad to me and could be anything from the thing stopped and then started again to it blew up........

What do you mean when you say "failure".

I see Truckster has offered comment (yet again) wethout even being vested with the full picture or facts - that speaks for itself.........
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Follow Up By: Rosco - Qld - Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 22:04

Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 22:04
Truckster's comments are soooooooo predictable.
..... 'cause it didn't come from Japan seee.
P'raps related to Kath & Kim ??

Cheers
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Reply By: rolande- Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 22:34

Wednesday, Mar 08, 2006 at 22:34
Check inconsistencies in his previous posts, vehicle constantly changes model / build year / engines, etc. and if I owned it would be off the road more than on it!

TROLL!!!
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Follow Up By: scottcamp - Thursday, Mar 09, 2006 at 02:45

Thursday, Mar 09, 2006 at 02:45
Do not want to turn this into a Nissan 3.0 Patrol issue. But I have been running a survey for a while now and have put together tons of info on the 3.0l, failures etc and patterns. Before you ask I will put all the data together but there are tons of it and I need to find the time. Anyway, there are absolutely NO post GUII failures and some of these are high mileages. There is only one failure in existence, yepp you guessed it our old friend jorgejhandal, he owns the only post GUII failure in existence.

Now I come from the Land of landrovers, I am also on the landrover forums as I still have a defender(ancient 2.5Td county 110) and I have never heard of a single engine failure. They have their fair share of problems, but no engine failures. Now onto the 2000 Km point, that’s 1200 miles (in real money), you would hardly be out of the dealers, you’re practically on the way home and your engine fails. Now that is one serious fault, even landrover would be proud of that one. But hey never mind one, we have four now landrover would really be proud of that one. Think about it and make your own mind up, 1200 miles come on your having a laugh.
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Reply By: Turbo Diesel - Thursday, Mar 09, 2006 at 09:12

Thursday, Mar 09, 2006 at 09:12
Scottcamp

Talking to my uncle in law the other day about the 3.0lt Gu's and asked his opinion on the problem, for the record he owns a series of respected disel workshops and is a valued customer of Toyota, Nissan, Bosch and Denso to name a few, he does alot of diagnostic works for landrover and other companies. (Highway Diesel Coopers Plains Brisbane) Anyway he said to me that Nissan had the problem when they began marketing the 3.0lt Gu, in his opinion the problem lay with service intervals on a motor that laked sufficent oil, coolent and strength capacities. He mentioned the nissan motor was and is a good design but fell victim to the pressure from the industry for low servicing costs. This resulted in the morot being trimed so to speak. However this is only an opinion, it would support Nissan recall however on their oil sumps, maybee the reason for the new models lasting longer. Just thought this might help, it mut be frustrating owning a vehicle that is considered a dud, thats how i feel anyway aafter Ron Moon bagged the Hiulux in 4x4 Australia this week.
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