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#4290 of 5002 Land Rover Scheduled Maintenance and Warning Light
Jul 20, 2005 (5:05 am)
I recently bought a 2002 Discover II. The mileage is close to 30,000, which calls for the scheduled maintenance to be performed in order to maintain the warranty. Because it is so expensive to have the work done at the dealership I am having the mechanic that I have used for years to do the work at a fraction of the price. However, one thing that the owner's manual calls for is to use Land Rover Fuel System Conditioner at each oil change. I bought the treatment, used it this morning when I filled up and one mile down the road my Service Engine Light came on. Is this just a coincidence, or may it really have something to do with the fuel treatment or the fact that the engine is close to 30,000 miles? Also, once the mechanic that I am using performs the tune up, is he able to reset the computer, or will that have to be done at the dealership?
Jul 21, 2005 (10:38 am)
All I have to say is that "I am glad I was in my Disco (01 SE7)" when I was rear-ended yesterday. It was a hard hit, the driver behind didn't even bother slamming on his brake when I came to a hard stop on the highway due to traffic congestion. Both my kids were in the Disco ( a 6 mnth old and a 3 yr old) My 3 yr old didn't even wake up from his nap when I got rear ended. I never carry adults in the 3rd row, but this day I had no choice and my mother-in-law was in the third row seat (with the head rest in place). The good news is that nobody was hurt and the Disco sustained no damage at all. The other car (honda accord) on the other hand, was damaged beyond repair. The front hood buckled up and was crunched in almost all the way to the cabin, the radiator was destroyed, and the engine was steaming. The damage was unreal, I could not believe my Disco came out of the wreckage unscathed. I felt really bad for the guy who rear-ended me, but at the same time I had this awesome feeling of owning such a well built vehicle. After taking a closer look at my Disco I noticed a white paint mark (about an inch in length) on my bumber and a lot of white paint under the hitch/tow A-frame. I've been rear ended a few times before, but this one definately proves that I have purchased the right vehicle. What kind of damage do you think a GM would have sustained?
On another note-
I too have recently experienced the same thing with my back door. I have to climb in and unlock it from the inside. I have a service scheduled with my dealer next week to reslove the problem - I will post if I find out why this happens??
Jul 22, 2005 (1:19 pm)
Hey Rover folks
I think I have electrical problems. I get the clicking sound and all the lights around the speedometer light up (check engine, SRS, tow hitch) all of them. It just clicks on and off but you can still drive. Anyone experience this?
#4293 of 5002 Landrover to Buy or Not 2001 SD-70000Mi
Jul 23, 2005 (11:20 am)
My laese is terminating and I can buy my car for 11700, do you think it is too risky on a Discovery w/70000 Miles?
Jul 23, 2005 (6:34 pm)
Have you ever heard of this one? Yesterday the tachometer just decided it wasn't going to stay put. I mean if you are going 70 the tach will fluctuate wildly between about 1000-3000 RPM. The engine runs as smooth as ever, and there are no other problems except for the needle jumping all over the place. I crawled undrneath and looked to see if there was a loose wire, but couldn't find anything wrong. Not sure if I have the right wires though. Where is the RPM sender unit?
#4295 of 5002 NEW OWNER OF A 2000 LAND ROVER DISCO LOST?
Jul 26, 2005 (5:55 pm)
I JUST BOUGHT A DISCO OFF THE INTERNET AND AM WONDERING A FEW THINGS 1.SELLER SAID IT HAD ACE BUT I SAW IN THE MANUAL THAT THE ACE FILLER CAP IS ON THE SAME RESEVOIR AS THE POWER STEERING FILLER CAP BUT ITS NOT THERE AND IVE ALSO READ THAT THE PERFORMANCE PACKAGE INCLUDED 18" RIMS DONT HAVE THOSE EITHER SO IM WONDERING IF THERE IS AN EASY WAY TO TELL WETHER OR NOT IVE GOT ACE OR IF IVE BEEN HAD 2.I ALSO NEED TO DO A FRONT BRAKE JOB NEED NEW ROTORS AND PADS IS THAT AN EASY JOB ON DISCOVERYS AND ARE THERE ANY INEXPENSIVE ALTERNATIVES TO DEALER COSTS 3. I ALSO NEED TO REPLACE SERPENTINE BELT IS THAT FAIRLY EASY THE DISCO WAS SUPPOSED TO BE READY TO GO THATS WHAT THE DEALER SAID HA NOW I CANT EVEN GET IT TO PASS INSPECTION AND AFTER SPENDING ALOT TIME AND MONEY GOING TO GET IT BUT THE DEALER SAID IT HAD ACE SO IF IT DOESNT IM GOING TO TRY AND GET MY MONEY BACK FROM HIM AND BUY A DISCO FROM A PROUD OWNER I APPRECIATE ANY ADVICE OR HELP ANYBODY MIGHT BE WILLING TO OFFER THANKS
#4296 of 5002 Re: NEW OWNER OF A 2000 LAND ROVER DISCO LOST? [brulee0337]
Jul 26, 2005 (6:02 pm)
First of all, please do not type in all caps; difficult to read and generally thought of as "yelling" on message boards.
Not sure about ACE package but changing the brake pads on a Discovery is easy. Buy soft pads; much less expensive than rotors. See the link below.
Never changed my Disco's serpentine belt but have changed the belt on other vehicles and most are fairly easy to do.
#4297 of 5002 Re: NEW OWNER OF A 2000 LAND ROVER DISCO LOST? [brulee0337]
Jul 26, 2005 (8:10 pm)
I recommend turning off your CAPS LOCK. People tend to ignore messages written in ALL CAPS. An occasional paragraph break also helps improve readability.
#4298 of 5002 Re: NEW OWNER OF A 2000 LAND ROVER DISCO LOST? [ksccts]
Jul 26, 2005 (8:38 pm)
Thanks for your advice it is appreciated and very informative . Sorry about the caps don't use computer a whole lot .
#4299 of 5002 Keeping her clean
Jul 27, 2005 (8:56 am)
I just bought a 2000 Disco II and the guy I bought it from didn't have an owner's manual, and I'm wondering what things I should be doing to keep this truck clean. My wife just drove it up from Chicago to Anchorage and used the lowest grade gas available, do I need to take it in to a shop and have them adjust the timing, and then switch to premium? What other things can I do to make sure it runs well? Also, I'm new to Anchorage, AK, if anyone knows of any good hills to climb I'd appreciate it.