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BobDisco4
 


Member Since: 11 Oct 2017
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United Kingdom 2010 Discovery 4 3.0 TDV6 HSE Auto Nara BronzeDiscovery 4
Land Rover Discovery 4 3.0 TDV6 - Crankshaft kanckered....

Hi all

Down in France with my Disco 4 at the moment and very briefly I had a knock coming from the engine that very quickly turned it to it grinding and stopping. Have had a local mechanic look at it and tried to manually turn it over but he says that the crank has gone.

So it looks like I need a new engine for this car and have been looking on line for solutions. This forum seemed like a good place to start. I have been in contact with a few companies who can offer the service and have seen that there might be some to avoid... Anyone got a reasonable recommendation of who to use at a reaosnable cost as don't want to have to spend £10k or so as some have suggested...

Cheers!
  
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Sorry to hear that - hearing more and more of these going bang every week Big Cry
Disco Mikey might be a good start. There maybe some other chaps nearer to you that can help that forum members have used ...
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BobDisco4
 


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Thnaks for that. It appears that as I have less than 3 posts I cannot send a PM. Maybe disco mikey could contact me directly?
  
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what was the weather like in France when you broke down??
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waterbuoy
 


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I know that Mike has a whole collection of vehicles with dead engines at present, including my own - I think he about a dozen awaiting a transplant at present. He may take a while to get in touch given this.
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NJSS
 


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Do you have recovery insurance and/or extended warranty?

If so I would get the vehicle recovered to a good independent in the UK who can supply & fit a replacement engine.

Search the forum there are a number who would do this for you. Maybe start here:-

https://www.disco3.co.uk/forum/topic156258.html

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1973 MG B GT V8 - 3.9L John Eales engine, 5 speed R380 gearbox, owned from new
1959 MGA roadster - 1.9L Peter Burgess Engine - 5 speed gearbox
Past LRs - Multiple FFRs, Discos & a Series I - some petrol, some diesel 
 
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waterbuoy wrote:
I know that Mike has a whole collection of vehicles with dead engines at present, including my own - I think he about a dozen awaiting a transplant at present. He may take a while to get in touch given this.


No problem getting touch, just a problem in getting through them quick enough Embarassed

One on the ramp being done now
2 needing done imminently, just waiting for the customer to decide on the 3rd one Whistle

I would send a PM, but you won't be able to reply until you have another post Wink
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BobDisco4
 


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Thank you to all for getting back to me - very kind!

I have recovery insurance in place so hopefully will be getting the car back to the UK but just need to try and sort out where it is going before then...

Disco Mikey - hopefully this post will allow me to send a PM now and we can go from there.

Thanks again all of you and will keep informed of where this is up to.

Did anyone out there get any further with Land Rover on this issue which has been discussed on earlier forums? I have contacted Land Rover customer services quoting this reference to them and the chap I spoke to says this brings up nothing their end...



Reference SSM71816

Models

Discovery 4 / L319
Discovery 3 / L319
Range Rover / L405
Range Rover Sport / L494
Range Rover Sport / L320

Title Crankshaft/Crankshaft Bearing Concerns - TDv6 Diesel Engine
Category Engine
Last modified 06-May-2014 00:00:00
Symptom 499000 Basic Engine
  
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DSL
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Unfortunately getting anything out of LRCS is a complete and utter lottery. Full LR dealer service history will help, but is even then not a guarantee. What's the mileage? I see from profile a 2010 car. We had someone on here recently with engine going bang at 39k miles.
 

11 D4 HSE - just Dee, no more Double Disco. Sad 
 
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Robert SausageTrousers
 


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Do you have a warranty? and if so is it a main dealer warranty (i'll assume not due to the age of the car).

I was in this situation last December, had a 2010 on 82k miles that went bang, I took it to an independent LR specialist and tried my best with LRCS to get some sort of contribution but they were awful with me, contrary to taking weight off the situation for me they actually made it much more stressful, spoke to me and treated me like a second class citizen I can only assume because I had a 6 year old car that I hadn't bought from a main dealer.

Anyway, after weeks of wrangling with LRCS and the shoddy warranty company who both wriggled out of contributing anything other than more stress to an already stressful situation, I had the car taken to my local LR dealer who were instantly more helpful. From memory they instantly managed to get a 25% discount on the price of an engine from LR, but other than that their hands were tied.

I looked into various options from £4k ebay jobbies which included fitting, to buying a jag engine and having it fitted by a known specialist on here etc, but I was very uneasy about parting with thousands of pounds to end up with a unknown second hand engine in a car that had no warranty.

In the end I resorted to part-exing the duff D4 for a 2014 from my main dealer who were able to give me a very good price in part ex considering the fact that the car needed a new engine. That meant that I didn't have to fork out £13k+ to fix the broken one and I could just drive off with a newer model covered by the LR full warranty for two years, which after a couple of months with no car and the stress of having to stump up £13k to fix a car worth £20k to then have no warranty etc going forward, was the best way out of the situation for me, and meant I had peace of mind with the newer D4 as it was covered by LR's warranty.

Hope you manage to find a solution asap, it's not a nice situation to be in.
  
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Sorry to hear about your troubles Bob, that really sucks.

What mileage is your vehicle on, and was it serviced at LR? If so, you may want to look into approaching LR for a goodwill claim.
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@ Robert SausageTrousers: Which warranty co?
 

11 D4 HSE - just Dee, no more Double Disco. Sad 
 
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Robert SausageTrousers
 


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It was this lot - http://www.wmsgroup.co.uk/ - WMS Group Warranty, absolutely awful and needless to say I wouldn't recommend them!
  
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Robert SausageTrousers

OMG - look at the photograph on the WMS Group website; would you buy anything from either of these people Question



I can't even work out which is the salesman & which the satisfied customer Exclamation

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1973 MG B GT V8 - 3.9L John Eales engine, 5 speed R380 gearbox, owned from new
1959 MGA roadster - 1.9L Peter Burgess Engine - 5 speed gearbox
Past LRs - Multiple FFRs, Discos & a Series I - some petrol, some diesel 
 
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DSL
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And how did they wriggle out of the claim?
 

11 D4 HSE - just Dee, no more Double Disco. Sad 
 
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