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Land Rover Discovery Leaking Head Gaskets May Cause Low Coolant Levels

Land Rover Discovery Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004

Average Mileage: 107,409 mi (75,000 mi - 162,000 mi)


Low coolant levels can be caused by leaking head gaskets and/or failed cylinder liners. Misfires or engine performance issues usually accompany these problems.

  • Visitor, , 154,000 mi

    Problem may not be leaking head gasket if related to missfire and bucking. Have coolant system pressure tested for leaks. If no leaks problem is your ignition coil not the head gasket.

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  • Visitor, , 120,000 mi

    Misfire on #5 and #7. Head gasket was blown. Dealer wanted $6k. Did it myself for $300 in parts and about 7 hours of labor. LR dealers are rip-off artist. If you can't work on your car yourself, I don't recommend one of these trucks. I love mine still though.

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  • Visitor, , 96,000 mi

    replaced head gasket and water pump.... leaking again, not sure what now

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  • Visitor, , 75,000 mi

    continuous slow loss of coolant, but now a huge puddle under the car coming from the passenger side toward the middle of the engine. back to shop tomorrow.

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  •  Rookie

    just noticed this problem leaking into cylinder antifreeze in oil researching remedies at this point

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  • Visitor, , 85,000 mi

    Block tester. Sold the vehicle

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  • Visitor, , 102,000 mi

    leaking out of rear of head - passenger side (right bank). Most likely due to poor repair on a head gasket replacement. New head gaskets & instead of using stretch bolts - I am using ARP head studs & straightened & trued the heads.

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  • Visitor, , 144,000 mi

    gasket fails causing engine compresion to leak out gasket seal. $2200 repair so far including valve job.

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  • Visitor, , 87,500 mi

    after LR dealership $750 tune-up, 3 amigo lights came on 5 miles down the road. Mechanic hooked up obd tester, it had a few misfires. Speed sensors also keep locking. Can't afford any more time off work & $$$$.

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