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I have a 2003 Discovery 4.6, which I bought from a member on this board... I love the truck, however it looks like the oil pump went out and I spun a bunch of rod bearings. I have a good friend who is a mechanic and we are looking at several options....

Please give me your recommendations...

1)Engine swap? my fear is that I look at the same flaws down the road with another used engine
2)Complete rebuild? if we do it, is there a particular place to recommend for parts?
3)Have a local rover specialist rebuild. I am near Fort Worth, TX and have used Cowtown Rover for some minor things for my 95 RR Classic.

I would appreciate your opinions and advice.

Best,
Jason
 

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Depends on the amount of damage to the crank and rings also.
 

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Is this a normal problem for Discoverys? Oil pump failure. Could this have somthing to do with the grade of oil we use ? Should the oil pump be changed as the truck gets older?
 

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The was a certain vin range of 03's that had molding issues and they had a fairly high % of oil pump/engine failures.
In general our engine can loose an oil pump, not real common but it does happen,
 

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Same issue

Spam, what did you decided?
I am in the same position. I purchased a 2003 108.xxx miles running great for the first 4 weeks and then... Oil warning light and engine knock.

I do not have the skill (confidence) to rebuild myself so;
1. Looking at Atlantic British remanufactured option (ouch! 5 grand)
2. Rover Land "tested" cleaned "used" engine $3,850
3. Used engine Roulette, best price so far $2,800
Labor cost I have been quoted $65 - $97 per hour 15-19 hours $2,000.
I called the Land Rover dealership today and the offered to take a used engine test and seal (new gaskets) and drop it in.
They also offered a $7,565 remanufactured option but it is currently on back order with no ETA (ouch!!!)
 
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