Disco drama

avrio
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Disco drama

Unread post by avrio » October 17th, 2009, 9:58 am

I bought my first ever disco 12 months ago.I aim to get a boat one day and move to the country .
So in the last 12 months I've had a overheating problem on my V8 Disco. I love it to bits but am just about ready to give it up.

I've had a new radiator,new overflow , new thermostat, 3 mechanics and a couple of thoudsand dollars later...boom she goes again, green liquid forcing itself out of the screw cap on the overflow.She's been fine for 3 months in between each "fix" and my mechanic can't believe it.
Gentlemen..please ....any ideas ???

much appreciated

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Unread post by BMKal » October 17th, 2009, 10:19 pm

Might get more help at Australian Land Rover Owners than on here.

Sorry I can't help - mine's a diesel.

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Unread post by 4x4playNT » October 18th, 2009, 2:09 am

Could the block be pressurizing itself...good indication of a head gasket or warped head.
Being a V8 it is harder to find which side its coming from, but a decent mechanic would be able to tell you.

If it was me, I would remove both heads, get new copper gaskets.
Heads checked and block decked if its not dead on flush.
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Unread post by waterrat » March 2nd, 2010, 8:59 am

check head gasket,my mechanic says their designed for english climate, and when they ship them out here the gaskets can,t expand enough.It will boil once and then behave for a while.Mines being fixed as l write this,took my mechanic a while to find, as it wont always do it. worth a look, hope this helps.

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Re: Disco drama

Unread post by redbuba » July 15th, 2011, 9:12 pm

sounds like a slipped sleve as mine had same problem.

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Re: Disco drama

Unread post by ERASER » July 15th, 2011, 9:17 pm

redbuba wrote:sounds like a slipped sleve as mine had same problem.
Yep and it was pretty common on the 3.9s
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