new discovery engine failure info

Submitted: Sunday, May 07, 2006 at 02:44
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for those who asked , my uncles new discovery 3 engine failed and 2 0r 3 more that I know failed too in another city. (turbo diesel)

last time I posted and people said that it couldn be true, well I went to the dealer and they told me that the problem was with the coolant, the coolant leaked and the cars overheated (at 2000kms aprox) the engine was overheated and damaged. the engines where replaced
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Reply By: Exploder - Sunday, May 07, 2006 at 10:40

Sunday, May 07, 2006 at 10:40
So what was the temperature gauge doing when all this was happening, Surly the Disco has a Low coolant warning light as well.
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Follow Up By: Patrol22 - Sunday, May 07, 2006 at 11:23

Sunday, May 07, 2006 at 11:23
Temp gauge needs coolant passing over the sensor to register....no coolant no reading. This sort of problem needs a coolant flow meter or the like.
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Follow Up By: MartyB - Sunday, May 07, 2006 at 12:09

Sunday, May 07, 2006 at 12:09
Even my old Disco has a low coolant warning light.
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Follow Up By: Exploder - Sunday, May 07, 2006 at 12:21

Sunday, May 07, 2006 at 12:21
Yes, but unless it dropped its coolant in a big heap the gauge would still be reading.

What about the low coolant warning light? Surly the new disco has one if the old one did, Ford have had them in the Falcon’s since like 1995 And that comes on if the system looses as little as a litre of coolant.
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Follow Up By: Member - Jeff M (WA) - Sunday, May 07, 2006 at 13:54

Sunday, May 07, 2006 at 13:54
Perhaps "user error" is to partly to blame.

In saying that though, I can kind of understand why you may not be paying particular attention to the temp guage on a vehicle that has only done 2000kms.

I would like to think that I WOULD be paying attention, but hey, you can kinda understand why they may not be...
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Reply By: garrycol - Sunday, May 07, 2006 at 14:09

Sunday, May 07, 2006 at 14:09
And where did this failure occur - Australia/Overseas - Qld, WA where? Likewise, what city did these other failures occur? What are the specifics of the incidents?
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Follow Up By: drivesafe - Sunday, May 07, 2006 at 14:16

Sunday, May 07, 2006 at 14:16
Hi garrycol, you got it in one.

This post is a total crock of you know what.

It has already appeared both here and overseas and there is never any real response when others try to get the full details.

It’s just a wanker trying to get a rise.

Folks save your time and if this clown runs true to form, the next thing you will see is a post on specific problems with new Toyotas, again ignore it.
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Follow Up By: Member - Pezza (QLD) - Sunday, May 07, 2006 at 18:23

Sunday, May 07, 2006 at 18:23
I'm not so sure drivesafe, don't be so quick in bagging him, Jorgejhandal has been here for a while now, pops up every so often with some interesting facts from overseas, think he writes from Sth Africa or thereabouts, and has some good replies at times aswell. He takes time sometimes to answer queries, either due to his work or his situation, but I don't think I recall him ever running and not answering at all.
Hope he doesn't prove me wrong this time :-)))

Avagoodn
Pezza
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Follow Up By: drivesafe - Sunday, May 07, 2006 at 19:20

Sunday, May 07, 2006 at 19:20
Hi Pezza, I was unaware Jorgejhandel was from S. Africa.

Funny that because the original story was also from SA.

I’m trying to find one of the posts on another site, if I find it I’ll post a link and you can decide for yourself as to whether this fair dinkum or BS.

Cheers.
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Follow Up By: Member - Pedro the One (QLD) - Monday, May 08, 2006 at 00:25

Monday, May 08, 2006 at 00:25
Hi, all ............
just lookin' around tonight and I'm sure jorgejhandel's username cropped up in ????. I think something for sale? supposedly emanating from HONDURAS ......
and offering to despatch anywhere in the world ........
will post details iffen I come across it again .
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Follow Up By: jorgejhandal - Monday, May 08, 2006 at 05:36

Monday, May 08, 2006 at 05:36
Im from HOnduras central america, and Im not making anything up
my uncle got his engine changed on december and 2 other persons that I know had the engines replaced, I dont know their failure but I did ask the dealer about my uncles car and gave me the reason I posted. I took a while to post it because I didnt get a chance to go to the dealer until I had to take a car to the bmw service last week which is the same as land rover and I know one of the managers, I asked him and he gave me the reason, cant know if its true 100 % but I know for a fact that the engines where replaced,

so sorry drivesafe If this bothered you... and there are problems with some new toyotas especially new hilux.... and if you need me to detail you some I can surely do if you dont take it personally beacuse Im not triying to anoy or bother anyone, just posting some deatils because my brother wanted to buy a discovery 3 and wanted to see the feedback of other countries

thanks pezza!!!


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Reply By: Member - Mike DID - Sunday, May 07, 2006 at 14:52

Sunday, May 07, 2006 at 14:52
But most cars still have the water temperature sensor where it will not sense the head overheating, once the fluid level has dropped.

It wouldn't cost manufacturers anything to relocate it closer to the head rather than near the Thermostat.

Mike
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