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My mount failed on a:
2005 MY - belts replaced
16%
 16%  [11]
2005 MY - not replaced
10%
 10%  [7]
2006 MY - belts replaced
8%
 8%  [6]
2006 MY - not replaced
8%
 8%  [6]
2007 MY - belts replaced
26%
 26%  [18]
2007 MY - not replaced
8%
 8%  [6]
2008 MY - belts replaced
5%
 5%  [4]
2008 MY - not replaced
10%
 10%  [7]
2009 MY - belts replaced
0%
 0%  [0]
2009 MY - not replaced
2%
 2%  [2]
Total Votes: 67

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Scotland 2005 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Auto Cairns BlueDiscovery 3

Half way through 2008, they upgraded to the first revision of the stronger pump Thumbs Up
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South Africa 2008 Discovery 3 TDV6 SE Auto Tonga GreenDiscovery 3

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 Thumbs Up

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
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England 2007 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Auto Java BlackDiscovery 3
cambelt mounting failure

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
  
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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
  
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England 2007 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Auto Java BlackDiscovery 3

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.
  
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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 Whistle ....LR should be responsible for the entire cost surely. Shocked You are letting them off lightly.
   
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England 2007 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Auto Java BlackDiscovery 3

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.
  
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Hi, guys

Would my 59 plate vin ending 9a5115** have the uprated pump fitted already? Mines at 101900 so due belts now.

Thanks Jamie
  
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United Kingdom 2009 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Auto Zermatt SilverDiscovery 3

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.
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