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Old 11-10-2012, 08:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My oil pan is stripped on my 08 LR3 HSE. Found out when I went to the dealer for oil change. I already had that I impending problem last time I went for service. It wasn't leaking then, it's not leaking now BUT they cannot remove the bolt- so oil change is on hold until I decide if I let em change my oil pan. They quoted me $305 for oil pan, & $3,026 for labor. Land Rover of Hindsdale, IL said they have to lift the engine out to get to the oil pan. My independent mechanic said the same thing. Sumthing to 19 hrs labor time and he won't touch it cause he's not familiar w LR3's.
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Buy a $90 Mityvac oil extractor from Amazon or wherever and do your oil changes through the dipstick tube. With the amount of oil in the V8, you're going to get almost all of it out anyway and it becomes a piece of cake for a DIY job...a number of other makes like Audi do their oil changes officially this way now. $3000 labour to replace the oil pan sounds insane.
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Thanks for your help. My trusted mechanic in Car X here in Naperville said when he looked in his system- total labor hours for LR3 oil pan change is 19. So at $160x19 dealer rates =$3,040.
I trust Brian in Car X. They changed my LR3's tied rods and wheel bearings. Breaks and alignment too. Did some work on my X5 - drive shaft, oil separator, etc. First time he told me this is one work he cannot do. To get to the oil pan,the engine has to be raised, removed the transmission, lots of work.
I'll check Mityvac. Thanks again.

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Here are a couple of links off disco3 where the guys discuss various oil extraction concerns re one of the diesel engines on both the 3 and 4. Overall, the technique seems to work and the procedure is nothing new re boat engines - something about a drain becomes a fill instead.

DISCO3.CO.UK - View topic - Special Tools requred? Engine oil changed

DISCO3.CO.UK - View topic - TDV6 Oil extraction
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