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lemon
 


Member Since: 15 Jun 2012
Location: Johannesburg
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South Africa 
New D3 & now some strange noise

Hi,

I have not even had the opportunity to introduce myself and my newly acquired D3, bought two weeks ago - a 2009 tdv6 HSE and here is my first mechanical question.

Since picking it up from the stealer i have noticed that when starting the vehicle, I hear this mechanical sound before the engine actually fires - almost like a metal against metal sound (difficult to explain). I have spoken to the stealer about it who reckons it is the suspension sorting itself out????

Any ideas before i take it back? I am currently sitting in Uganda and it will be about a week still before i can take it backt othe stealer.

I'll upload some pics if i can figure out how to Smile

thnx

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Post #11412227th Aug 2013 8:28 pm
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United Kingdom 2007 LR3 3.0 TDV6 SE Auto Bonatti GreyLR3

Welcome Lemon Thumbs Up lets hope you haven't bought a lemon Shocked Sounds like its your EGR valves doing a self check/clean which is normal is it more of a tick one side to the other if so enjoy your new D3 Thumbs Up
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Post #11412377th Aug 2013 9:01 pm
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JayKay696
 


Member Since: 27 Jul 2013
Location: George
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South Africa 2007 Discovery 3 TDV6 SE Auto Alaska WhiteDiscovery 3

Hi, mine does the same, apparently quite normal to make the tappet noise on startup for about 3 seconds, valves aligning themeselves.
  
Post #11415328th Aug 2013 7:41 pm
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lemon
 


Member Since: 15 Jun 2012
Location: Johannesburg
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South Africa 

Thanks guys
  
Post #114234310th Aug 2013 8:10 pm
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lemon
 


Member Since: 15 Jun 2012
Location: Johannesburg
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Finally got a chance to take the Disco back to the stealer this morning.

They claim it is the diff motor and seeing as they are not a LR dealer, have booked it in at LR for next week to get sorted.
  
Post #114452616th Aug 2013 10:58 am
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JayKay696
 


Member Since: 27 Jul 2013
Location: George
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South Africa 2007 Discovery 3 TDV6 SE Auto Alaska WhiteDiscovery 3

Diff Motor? Do they mean the electric Diff Lock? The diff itself does not move until you drive.
At least they are willing to have LR have a look, the LR mechanics normally know what everything is supposed to sound like, ask LR to take the disco for a spin around the block with you present and they will tell you if sounds are not normal disco sounds.
They put the disco onto vehicle lift and drive nice and fast while wheels are hanging free and then listen for diff gearbox problems while standing under.
  
Post #114460816th Aug 2013 3:40 pm
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lemon
 


Member Since: 15 Jun 2012
Location: Johannesburg
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South Africa 

Came across this from another forum:

http://4x4community.co.za/forum/showthread...diff+motor
  
Post #114545719th Aug 2013 10:00 am
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Fanie
 


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South Africa 2006 Discovery 4 3.0 TDV6 SE Auto Arctic FrostDiscovery 4

When you switch the ignition on you will not only hear the difflock motor running, but also the turbo actuator going through its paces, its normal.
  
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