Last post on Aug 30, 2011 at 6:27 AM
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Land Rover Discovery, Land Rover Discovery Series II, Land Rover, SUV
#22 of 29 Re: Land Rover 2003 Discovery Oil Pump Failure [discooilpump]
Feb 27, 2009 (4:35 pm)
If you all go to www.landrovertechinfo.com, you can pay $14 for a one day access to the site and download all of the TSBs and Recalls for any one Land Rover model.
You have to sign-up for the site and wait until you receive approval, but it's worth it IMO. You can also pay a bit more and get monthly or yearly access as well as acccess for more than one vehicle.
I found this very helpful in determining the effort involved before I buy an '03 Disco II. Trying to work things out with my current service rep to see what would / would not be covered by LRNA prior to my forking over some hard earned cash on an '03. I've read quite a few horror stories about the oil pump issue and really don't want to get stung by the same issue. I'd rather pay to have the pump replaced/fixed prior to it seizing the engine.
#23 of 29 04 disco same issue 4.6
May 11, 2010 (6:59 pm)
My 04 4.6 had this same issue. Currently into the motor about 4k in repairs. Still have a bad top end knock. One shop says replace motor, thoughts are moving to replace heads on my own or trade in. I really don't want to do the latter. Is it the valves, lifters, pushrods or cam. Replacement of all the above is another 2.8k in parts. Advice needed
#25 of 29 Re: Land Rover 2003 Discovery Oil Pump Failure [aariz1]
Jun 15, 2011 (4:31 am)
Hi, I just read your message from 2007 regarding the oil pump in your 2003 Land Rover Discovery. I know this is a little late but I was wondering if you could help me. I too have the same knocking noise coming from my engine. I had 8 lifters replaced last October and after my car being in the shop for over a month it was returned to me with the same pesky noise.
I have been reading about this oil pump problem and it seems to be pretty common.
Do you know how much money it takes to fix this issue? What did you end up doing? What is this alert you are referring to?
Any advice is greatly appreciated!
#26 of 29 Re: Land Rover 2003 Discovery Oil Pump Failure [kimberlybrynn]
Jul 05, 2011 (1:22 am)
I am having the same issue and it is only getting worse by the day. Love my disco and wouldn't think of selling it, but I also need to find a way to fix the problem w/out having to purchase a new engine. I must say that the information that I have gathered online has been very helpful. Please let me know if there is a solution that will help with cost.......
#27 of 29 Re: 04 disco same issue 4.6 [muddydisco]
Aug 30, 2011 (5:36 am)
Hi I am having the same knocking noise with 4.0 discovery. What solutions were given in your answers. Please advice.
#28 of 29 Re: 04 disco same issue 4.6 [prod34]
Aug 30, 2011 (6:27 am)
Well, I haven't had any resolution from anyone really. I did however call the dealership and they told me to trade it in. It is a common problem and the only real solution is an engine replacement, which costs around $8,000 for our model.
I love my car but have been reluctantly looking for a new one.