Morning Mikey, yep I think you mentioned that to me earlier from my previous post. However I am going by the VIN numbers in my post and assumed this was the weak part which I know you will know
Part number LR007131, ( superceeded to LR013487) 8a457086 to 9a508509.... I have checked & both failures I have seen fell in this chassis range.... 50-60,000 miles, never had a belt change. Both 57 plates Owning a Discovery 3 is like dating a model.. a firm body and shape, wow.. the ride is fantastic > for this your wallet can take a pounding and you worry about being deflated at any time...
SA - SWAMBO- Discovery 3 08 - SE Tonga Green
SA - Mine - Discovery 3 08 SE - Cairns Blue
UK - SWAMBO - Evoque
UK - My trusty steed - TD5 Commercial 2001 - wolf in sheep's clothing
UK -oh and the STAAAG -1977 - Russet Brown only 47,000 miles from new
does any one know if Land rover will cover any of the costs of replacing the engine.
had the belts and tensioner replaced at main dealers 14 months and 6600 miles ago.
2007 HSE done 77,000 miles if I was advised to the time I would have had oil pump changed.
Now the mounting has failed
9th Feb 2016 7:13 pm
Member Since: 13 Jan 2016
It has to be worth a call some people have secured large contributions towards the cost, need to have mine done as I'm on borrowed time it seems
Have now got car back with new engine 50% contribution from Land Rover .Taken so long to get repaired(8 weeks) because dealership could not fit the job in.
29th Mar 2016 1:33 pm
DN D3 Decade
Member Since: 24 Jun 2006
Location: Clanketyclanksville, West London.
They only contributed 50% ? You had the belts changed at a LR DEALER a short while ago, and they failed to inform you of this (by now) extremely well known, and disastrous design flaw ....LR should be responsible for the entire cost surely. You are letting them off lightly.
D3 owned from new, and retrofitted by me....Front Fogs, Xenons, h/lamp wash, tow electrics, Cruise Control, smooth leather steering wheel, 19" alloys, BAS FBHIC, LR013487 oil pump.
not happy with what I was offered but after six phone calls was told that due to the age of my vehicle
they would not pay any more.
When I ask why was I not advised to have oil pump changed with cam belt I was told that it is not something that they advise to have done.
In other words if they advise customers to have oil pump changed they are admitting a problem.
30th Mar 2016 1:26 pm
Member Since: 28 Mar 2016
Would my 59 plate vin ending 9a5115** have the uprated pump fitted already? Mines at 101900 so due belts now.
Mine's an early 09 with VIN 9A5073**. Flack did my belts a couple of months back and I didn't need a new casing, the uprated one had been fitted at build.Arthur.
Comedy was a horse, Harvey a dog, both sadly gone. Thought I was choosing a password!
Discovery 3 HSE 2009
101" Fwd. Control 1976
Nuffield 10/90 Tractor (10/60 with 6 cylinder conversion) 1964
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