|The Supercharged Range Rover (c) J E Robison Service|
The ex-Buick V8 that Land Rover sold in America from 1987-2004 was never known for its reliability. However, things took a sharp turn for the worse in 2002, and the last Discovery engines appear to have been doomed from the start. Here are three articles about internal problems in the V8s:
V8 engine failures - slipped liners and more - from 2009
Should you rebuild a failed Land Rover motor? I have an article about that situation here that covers the decision process
What's the latest on top hat or flanged liners? This article tells all you want to know about the flanged liner overhaul
Discovery II models also have a problem with frame rust. We first began to see this in the spring of 2014, when we saw several trucks whose rear frames rusted right through over the winter. These vehicles seemed more vulnerable to rust than the earlier models. Read this article to find out why, and what you can do about it.
Are you thinking of restoring a Land Rover? This article shows some of what's involved. This article explains the difference between repair and restoration, two very different processes.
If you drive a Range Rover Sport or LR3, read this story on differential failures
And if your supercharged Rover is losing power - read this
Programming keys for your Land Rover is here
(c) J E Robison Service
John Elder Robison is the founder of J E Robison Service, independent Land Rover specialists in Springfield, MA. John's shop has supported Land Rover owners since 1987. They are experienced at all aspects of service, repair, overhaul and restoration. Find Robison Service online at www.robisonservice.com or on the phone at 413-785-1665.