Leaking Head Gaskets May Cause Low Coolant Levels on Land Rover Discovery

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

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Average mileage: 101,033 (1,000–185,000)
11 model years affected: 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, more1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
38 people reported this problem
19 people shared problem details
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.
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.
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.
replaced head gasket and water pump.... leaking again, not sure what now
have a failed cilinder starting to get white smoke . low Colant level
2008 Land Rover LR2. My coolant levels are low off and on as long as I keep freon in it I'm fine for about 3 to 4 weeks then it start to feel warm again. I live in Texas so this is not fun for me. I'm also having problems with STEERING COLUMN locked after my Anti Theft system kicked in.
Block tester. Sold the vehicle
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 & $$$$.
I'm blowing water out and is low on oil I assume head gaskets
smoke from exhaust system on excelleration
replaced head gasket
Exhaust. Leak pass side between head and block.head gasket blown. Its a shame factory defect.needs new long block
Not good now all dash lights on 04 discovery.
just noticed this problem leaking into cylinder antifreeze in oil researching remedies at this point
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.
gasket fails causing engine compresion to leak out gasket seal. $2200 repair so far including valve job.
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