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SADISCOBOB
 


Member Since: 08 Oct 2010
Location: Alberton
Posts: 242

South Africa 2006 Discovery 3 4.4 V8 HSE Auto Stornoway GreyDiscovery 3
All V8 D3 Owners

I have 2006 V8 with 124 000 Klm. Just getting to end of MAJOR service with the replacement of Coolant. As I lifted Top Bleed Vave to release and check, the valve came off in my hand leaving the two stub pipes in their respective rubber hoses. On inspection, the plastic body of the valve was all crumbling but the pipes within the rubber seemed OK ( material wise). I cannot believe I have the only valve of a mass production part that is so very badly sub-standard and urge all you guys to check this valve. Don't know if the oily rag guys D3s have similar valve but would suspect so, in which case, this could be a real cause of early engine failure if it went during high speed motorway run.
I am still suffering tummy wobbles as I am due to go into Bots and Caprivi in two months time.........if I hadn't found this !!! Embarassed
The local stealer?" No stock and havn't heard of any problems". Due to the severaty of the plastic condition I just do not believe this.
To all guys - just remove top engine cover (four screws), look at front,centre, next to thermostat, two 10mm bore rubber hoses clamped together with this valve - chrome hex top to it. Inspect the condition of the valve body, it should be quite strong so give it a good check. I am trying to get alternative part made of steel, if successful will let you know.
Regards,
Bob
 Life always good with a Landy

2006 LR DISCO 3 4.4 V8 HSE
DISCO 1 2.8 TDi
DISCO11 TD5
RR CLASSIC 1980 3.5 V8 
 
Post #94455820th Jun 2012 7:26 am
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SADISCOBOB
 


Member Since: 08 Oct 2010
Location: Alberton
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South Africa 2006 Discovery 3 4.4 V8 HSE Auto Stornoway GreyDiscovery 3

Solved by using some brass parts from Hydraulics Co. - Last forever now together with my peace of mind and money still in bank! Laughing
 Life always good with a Landy

2006 LR DISCO 3 4.4 V8 HSE
DISCO 1 2.8 TDi
DISCO11 TD5
RR CLASSIC 1980 3.5 V8 
 
Post #94491221st Jun 2012 6:32 am
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Craigsa
 


Member Since: 28 Mar 2014
Location: Swakopmund
Posts: 7

Namibia 2006 Discovery 3 4.4 V8 SE Auto Siberian SilverDiscovery 3

Thanke Bob. Will check mine.

Have you heard of any others with the same issue since then?
  
Post #127196719th Apr 2014 5:25 am
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SADISCOBOB
 


Member Since: 08 Oct 2010
Location: Alberton
Posts: 242

South Africa 2006 Discovery 3 4.4 V8 HSE Auto Stornoway GreyDiscovery 3

Not heard of anyone with this problem but did see same on V8 engine in a write-off vehicle I saw. When I touched the valve it broke, but was OK until I did - it may be me Rolling with laughter
 Life always good with a Landy

2006 LR DISCO 3 4.4 V8 HSE
DISCO 1 2.8 TDi
DISCO11 TD5
RR CLASSIC 1980 3.5 V8 
 
Post #127265520th Apr 2014 8:03 pm
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brulser
 


Member Since: 25 Nov 2013
Location: cape town
Posts: 10

South Africa 2005 Discovery 3 4.4 V8 HSE Auto Baltic BlueDiscovery 3

Hey I had the same issue I just saw cooland runing out bt also made pipe that last ten times longer.
  
Post #127267420th Apr 2014 8:47 pm
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SADISCOBOB
 


Member Since: 08 Oct 2010
Location: Alberton
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South Africa 2006 Discovery 3 4.4 V8 HSE Auto Stornoway GreyDiscovery 3

VERY LATE UPDATE :- My neighbor directly across road bought used D3 V8. I told him to check this connector.............following Saturday, as he drove out of his driveway, the connector broke ! He has now corrected the situation without cost. ( he was about to go onto Highway when he saw water in his drive). This really is a disaster waiting to happen.
 Life always good with a Landy

2006 LR DISCO 3 4.4 V8 HSE
DISCO 1 2.8 TDi
DISCO11 TD5
RR CLASSIC 1980 3.5 V8 
 
Post #18445416th Aug 2017 10:43 am
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AL_P
 


Member Since: 17 Feb 2017
Location: M25/A12 Junction
Posts: 55

United Kingdom 2005 Discovery 3 4.4 V8 HSE Auto Bonatti GreyDiscovery 3
Valve

Hi

Just been doing some maintenance on my V8 and thought I would replace this part as it appears pretty flimsy.

I suspect it has worked loose recently but that’s another story!

Do you have any links or pictures of the brass part you used please?

Can’t seem to find any.......

Thanks in anticipation
  
Post #188130919th Nov 2017 7:11 pm
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SADISCOBOB
 


Member Since: 08 Oct 2010
Location: Alberton
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South Africa 2006 Discovery 3 4.4 V8 HSE Auto Stornoway GreyDiscovery 3

Hi AL_P , Unfortunately not. I bought from a Hydraulics supply company - the general dealer who supplies all the fittings, pipes, pumps etc for oil hydraulic systems, main business being replacement hoses made to samples. He checked sizes and came up with a fitting that would do the job. It has no "bleeder" within it as the plastic failure had but when needing that you can always loosen one pipe - works for me.
 Life always good with a Landy

2006 LR DISCO 3 4.4 V8 HSE
DISCO 1 2.8 TDi
DISCO11 TD5
RR CLASSIC 1980 3.5 V8 
 
Post #188148320th Nov 2017 9:09 am
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Dr Jones
 


Member Since: 20 Feb 2012
Location: Pretoria
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South Africa 2005 Discovery 3 4.4 V8 HSE Auto Chawton WhiteDiscovery 3

This may help, it's the same one I used

http://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/showth...ost3082596
  
Post #188152720th Nov 2017 10:30 am
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AL_P
 


Member Since: 17 Feb 2017
Location: M25/A12 Junction
Posts: 55

United Kingdom 2005 Discovery 3 4.4 V8 HSE Auto Bonatti GreyDiscovery 3

Gents, Thanks very much for the replies, will get searching!!!!
  
Post #188153220th Nov 2017 10:47 am
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