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I need a new engine for a Land Rover discovery 3.

advive and recommendations please

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No recommendations, but my advice would be to buy an engine that you can see running in the donor vehicle rather than an oily lump in a scrappy's yard that you are assured comes from a low mileage vehicle owned by one careful lady owner.

 

Even if the most honest scrappy gives you a full refund if you buy a dog, you will still have to pay to have it fitted and removed.

 

Four things to look for when checking a used engine.

 

1. Does it start easily from cold?

 

2. Does it leak any oil when up to operating temperature.

 

3. Does it make any funny noises when running.

 

4. Does it smoke?

 

(I assume by 'new' engine, you mean a second hand one rather than a new item from a dealers)

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No chance of a rebuild on the current engine? or does anyone do a re-con/exchange for them?

 

Gets around (most) of the dud-engine problems when buying second hand.

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A mate of mine in Leeds is a 'Disco nut' but they all tend to favour the Mark 1s.

 

I'll ask him if he has any recommendations for local (Yorkshire) Land Rover engine rebuilds.

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Depending on what's wrong a rebuild may be preferable. What's up with it do you know?

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No recommendations, but my advice would be to buy an engine that you can see running in the donor vehicle rather than an oily lump in a scrappy's yard that you are assured comes from a low mileage vehicle owned by one careful lady owner.

 

Even if the most honest scrappy gives you a full refund if you buy a dog, you will still have to pay to have it fitted and removed.

 

Four things to look for when checking a used engine.

 

1. Does it start easily from cold?

 

2. Does it leak any oil when up to operating temperature.

 

3. Does it make any funny noises when running.

 

4. Does it smoke?

 

(I assume by 'new' engine, you mean a second hand one rather than a new item from a dealers)

You can crank an engine up without it being in the donor vehicles we did it with three diesels then chose the sweetest non smoking one.

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You can crank an engine up without it being in the donor vehicles we did it with three diesels then chose the sweetest non smoking one.

 

With an ECU controlled modern engine off a Disco 3?

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it broke down on the motorway. no warning. no lights on. garage say the engine is seized

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it broke down on the motorway. no warning. no lights on. garage say the engine is seized

 

How many miles has the Discovery done?

 

It's unlikely that it would have seized unless it was completely out of oil. Even with a faulty oil pressure sender or light, an engine getting hot enough to seize would be chucking out all sorts of warnings via the ECU.

 

What does the garage say is the cause?

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How many miles has the Discovery done?

 

It's unlikely that it would have seized unless it was completely out of oil. Even with a faulty oil pressure sender or light, an engine getting hot enough to seize would be chucking out all sorts of warnings via the ECU.

 

What does the garage say is the cause?

 

Assuming it's the diesel TDV6, they have something of a reputation for breaking crankshafts.

Lots of info on specialist forums, so here's an example.

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diesel.

and I drive 100s of miles and week and know my car well. nothing. though a tyre had blown.

my garage. M and T say engine seized . its now with Cavendish garage in Chesterfield. am awaiting their verdict.

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