Originally Posted by Coldwater
Wow, Im sorry to hear that. Rovers are English cars though... hehehe. I see you live in Colorado. I know there is a guy in Golden with a company called LenDen Engineering. He is a Rover guy. I believe they could help you. They are located on Golden RD. near Colfax.
Good advice - A solid Land Rover mechanic will probably be your best investment in that rig. IMHO - you were sold a typical Disco. fairly high miles from somebody that did no maintinence other than maybe oil changes (and those were probably from JiffyLube anyway). You're now experiencing a whole decade of necessary work blowing up all at once. It's a rig that is only as reliable as you make it, and it sounds like the previous owner didn't really do much to keep up it's reliability. If you have the service records from the previous owner, that is very helpful. If they didn't have any records, that would not be suprising - and it also means you're in for some pretty expensive repairs since it sounds like you're more of a driver and less of a mechanic/hands-on repair person. Take it to a mechanic, pay the scratch to do a full diagnostic and then decide if it's worth keeping the rig.