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

Problem Description and Possible Solution

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

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 103,811 (1,000–185,000)
11 model years affected: 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, more1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
43 people reported this problem
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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
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.
The issue began several years ago with over-heating about once per year. I would simply add coolant and move on, not thinking much about the issue because it was summer. The issue seemed to worsen in the last 2 years with issues occurring intermittently year round, monthly. I had head gaskets repaired, hoses replaced, system flushed, sealant added and I am dealing with an over-heating and under achieving SUV in terms of reliability. I have spent 7 grand trying to repair the issue. Not a good situation to be. My mechanic admitted last night that he is out of options. #roverretirement
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.
just noticed this problem leaking into cylinder antifreeze in oil researching remedies at this point
Not good now all dash lights on 04 discovery.
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 & $$$$.
Need an inex
Block tester. Sold the vehicle
gasket fails causing engine compresion to leak out gasket seal. $2200 repair so far including valve job.
smoke from exhaust system on excelleration
leak in head gasket, drivers side
My car just had the valve cover gaskets fixed but I know I have another full sized oil leak somewhere not sure where but I think it's internal because my car is not dripping think it may be the head but not sure. is causing super use in coolant and a click which could be a sticking valve or something worse.
I'm blowing water out and is low on oil I assume head gaskets
replaced head gasket
Exhaust. Leak pass side between head and block.head gasket blown. Its a shame factory defect.needs new long block
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.