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good evening guys, i just recently bought an 03 discovery with 120k on the clock. it needs a little work and it seems like every time i search a problem online this forum pops up with someone thats had a similar problem in the past, so i figured best to go ahead and join haha.

anyways ive always been a Ford guy. ive owned three f-150s, a 250 and a 350, my current company truck is an f150 and i also have a Ford tractor. i was a member of several ford forums before college took the front seat in the ole laptop. but ive recently decided a change of pace would be nice and after a little searching on the craigslist i came across a few Discos in my price range and ended up buying one out of atlanta. So far no complaints and its actually growing on me the more i drive it. because i have a company truck i drive weekdays, the land rover is my weekender.

ive got a small laundry list of repairs that need to be addressed before i start dropping money in mods. (plugs, coils, wires, axle seals, possibly front hubs) and a few im going to let the shop do (oil pan gasket, main seal, T-case leak and a few sensors). eventually my plan is a 2" lift, upgraded axle shafts and driveshafts, front and rear steel bumpers, winch, and a few offroad lights. later on down the road that list will more than likely get longer but thats my goal for now.

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Welcome to the forum I have a Expedition and a Landy so I understand both.

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thanks! and awesome, what year expedition?

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There are two things that you should do immediately. If your front driveshaft does not have grease zerks, replace it with a new one that is greaseable. Buy a third party gauge to keep track of engine temperature. Your temp gauge will only tell you when it has overheated and you will then probably need new head gaskets. The stock temp gauge does not move in increments; when it moves in one fell swoop from normal to hot, it is too late.

Good luck. And buy some tools and download Rave for help.
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thanks for the info. yea the horror stories of the front driveshaft failing has really scared my into doing it pretty soon. ill look into rave at some point, ive heard good things about it.

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1st Gen 99 EB 5.4 4x4 and my 110. Disco in the far back. That was loaded to the gills for the move from Chicago to Augusta last summer.


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oh goodness i believe it. my first truck was a 97 150 4x4 with the 5.4. had it for 7 or 8 years, bought it with 87k, totaled it with almost 230k. with the help from youtube and a couple forums i could take that truck apart with my eyes closed. luckily i never had any major issues with it but it would go through coils like underwear.

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There are two things that you should do immediately. If your front driveshaft does not have grease zerks, replace it with a new one that is greaseable. Buy a third party gauge to keep track of engine temperature. Your temp gauge will only tell you when it has overheated and you will then probably need new head gaskets. The stock temp gauge does not move in increments; when it moves in one fell swoop from normal to hot, it is too late.

Good luck. And buy some tools and download Rave for help.
back on subject here, any particular brand of temp gauge you guys seem to have good luck with? and any input on mounting location?

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https://www.scangauge.com/

I had one mounted on the center console where the transfer case sticker was.

Monitors everything you can think of including coolant temp. You can set alerts etc. Very handy and works on more vehicles than Land Rover.

My expedition is rolling up to 186k on it now. Been through a few coil packs thats for sure and I think I have another on the way out.

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https://www.scangauge.com/

I had one mounted on the center console where the transfer case sticker was.

Monitors everything you can think of including coolant temp. You can set alerts etc. Very handy and works on more vehicles than Land Rover.

My expedition is rolling up to 186k on it now. Been through a few coil packs thats for sure and I think I have another on the way out.
excellent thanks, ill look into those as soon as i finish the gift of a job that the land rover gods have bestowed upon us of changing coil packs

ford should have put a blinking red light on top of the coils that lit up whenever they went out to eliminate a stop at auto zone lol

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I just have a bluetooth scanner plugged in permanently in the obd port. I can feel the coil pack going just glad I have recently done plugs and coil on both back ones on the passenger bank. All the rest are wicked easy to get to.

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have you ever done the packs in your disco? from all the videos ive found, evidently its best to remove the plenum? doesnt seem like to difficult of a task, but the more things i take off, the more things i have a chance of messing up when putting back on haha

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Never thankfully. I probably would have burned it for the insurance money

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Never thankfully. I probably would have burned it for the insurance money
i see lol. well hopefully it goes fairly smoothly

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I bought a head up display which monitors just about everything. Have been happy with it. Plugs into OBDII.

Google Head Up Display ZJ15500 to find it.
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