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Greeting All,

Seeking your assistance. Recently I have heard "ocean wave-like" sounds when I drive my 1997 Disco Series One.

It initially occurs when I start-up my vehicle, in which I hear a "gurgling" sound, similar to a fluid attempting to being swallowed - ALMOST SIMULTANEOUSLY - the "wave-like" sounds begins ("sloshing sound") which is also clearly heard when driving at slower speeds and many times when I accelerate and place my foot on the break, (as if gravity is taking over, swishing the fluid around.)

I have attempted to pin-point the location of the sounds, but I am only able to say that the general area ranges from the radio to the front passenger side.

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I AM NOT sure if this is related, BUT I feel the need to mention that the front passenger floor seems wet (not soaked) but damp and moist.

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Prior to this, Land Rover has drained hoses numerous times supposedly clogged by condensation from the air condition - CLAIMING THAT THEY SOLVED THE PROBLEM.

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Could occasional problems with the radio, such as lights flickering, inoperative buttons and static be related to any of this?

Any suggestions? Thanks in advance for your assistance, and your wealth of knowledge.

Please post online for all, but also feel free to email me directly with any questions, comments, additional information.

LRXD
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low coolant, heater core o rings or heater core ... those are my guesses
 

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Same thing Here I figured it was coolant. topped it off got quieter left it alone
 

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Same thing was happening to my '95 D1.

I can't say that it's related, but after some overheating problems (a gap in one of the hoses that would only open once the engine heated up) that led me to change just about all the engine cooling system components, the sound went away.

The water on the carpet is eaither a leak (has it been raining?) or the stealer isn't fixing your A/C system...

Cheers,
 

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gurggling = low coolant , like everybody else has stated, as for your water leak there are a few culprits, 1] hole or disconnection of the sunrrof drain tube 2] tear in the door seal 3] rot holes in the footwell, look at the toe-box seam, classic rot area .....and my favorite... 4] look under the plastic trim end piece for the cowling [ the plastic that sits just under the windsheild] pull up the rubber windsheild trim and you will see where the body panels meet and there is the hardened body putty..... it may look good but over time small cracks develope and water comes in, it took me awhile to find this ingress.
have a good pick set and start ripping out the filler and you will see about a 1/4 inch gap when exposed, refill with Permatex Right Stuff gasket maker [this stuff rocks] the next day it will all be cured and viola no more water,
I just did this so I will see about taking some pics so you can see where I mean -Andy
 

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Update Update Update Update

UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE

At Land Rover's recommendation yesterday I filled up and topped off the anti-freeze reservoir, (under the impression that that would solve the problem) - however, I still heard the sloshing and gurgling. Not to mention that there was an overflow of antifreeze while I drove the vehicle.

I was then instructed to bring in my Discovery to the dealer. While on the ride over the temperature gauge began fluctuating from Midpoint to Hot throughout the drive (this is the 1st time this has occurred.)

During the shop inspection, Land Rover claimed that the Anti-Freeze Screw Cap was NOT under the correct pressure. Usually it should be under 13-14 (thirteen to fourteen) lbs - my cap tested at about 3 (three) lbs. Therefore, allowing the anti-freeze to heat up and spill out. Needless to say, they replaced the screw cap, but they didn't have a brand new one in stock, but wanted to get me back on the road, so for the time being they "loaned" me a "used" one assuring me it met the standard and has been tested working correctly (as they order a new one.)

In addition, while the Discover was in the shop's care today, the "check engine" light lit up and did not automatically shut off. They claim it was in relation to them draining and re-filling the anti-freeze. So they manually reset the check engine light. However, with further investigation by conducting a diagnosis for codes today, they found 3 codes related to piston misfires - which was an already known diagnosis dating back some 5 months ago in May 2005, when the check engine light also illuminated. Is this related to the current situation?

SIDE NOTE - While Land Rover recommended a valve job 5 months ago (May, 2005), many others had disagreed with their evaluation and recommended using Chevron Techron. Needless to say, I have been using Techron which seems to be working with no valve job?

Please note that since the May 2005 diagnosis, today (October, 2005) is the first time that the check engine light has illuminated, nearly five (5) months later.

Lastly, Land Rover advised that it would take some time for the anti-freeze to completely circulates through the system; possibly allowing the "air-bubble" (sloshing and gurgling) to "pop" (and having the excessive anti-freeze from the previous overflow burn off.)

BUT while driving the Land Rover back home today the check engine light has re-illuminated and does not shut off. I still hear the sounds loud and clear, the heat is still intermittently blowing hot air and the driver side floor is still fairly wet (which I know takes some time), but Land Rover seems the believe that the wet floor has nothing to do with the anti-freeze. Please advise?

Any suggestions/recommendations on what I should do? What my next step should be? It seems as if they did not properly service the vehicle and clearly did not complete the job, sending me home with a "non-working" vehicle. Please advise?

If you have any questions or seek additional information please contact me directly.

Thanks again for your assistance!

LRXD
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I think your wet floor is probably a plugged a/c drain line again. Now quit going to the dealer, crawl under your Rover, and locate the rubber drain valves. They will be in the transmission tunnel. Pull them off and clean them. Put a little drop of dishwashing soap in them as this will help keep them from plugging so quickly. Do this when your Rover is cold, as a shower of cold, stinky condesate water is better than a scalding hot one. Keep a close eye on your coolant level, and NEVER overfill, as this will eventually cost you a coolant resivour. When you do have to replace the resivour, get the cheaper (3rd world) resivour, as it is light colored plastic, easier to see the coolant level in (half way full), $10 cheaper, and I believe stronger that the original (never seen one rupture) as do the black ones. Good Luck, LRWheelman
 

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last July I had an over heating issue and a hose busted on my way back from vacation, needless to say I was almost home. I had a mostly new coolant system put in from new radiator to hoses by a reputable mechanic. I have had this Ocean wave-like sound since. I have tried everything and no one can fix it. It didnt' do it before the overheat. Could it ba a hose with a leak? It is driving me crazy, nice to drive a luxury SUV and hear this crap! I have burped it, added coolant, parked on a hill etc.

Help me fix this {PLEASE!!!!!
 

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I have the exact some problem!.... man.. this is a old thread!...lol..... but i have topped off the coolant, parked on a hill, and removed the fill plug from the rad and let it run till warmed up and replaced the plug...... Still hear a damn ocean!..... The guy i got this 1995 Disco from said that he had the water pump replaced about a year ago and it has not been driven much ever since.... but yea.... this sound is really annoying!.... If it is air trapped in the Heater core..... do you guys think that reversing the Heater hose for a little while would help at all?.... I have not even looked at it underhood yet to see if that is possiable..... Anyone have a answer to this?.... I was starting to thing that there is water under the carpet running back and forth..... it sounds so close to me!... Thanks guys, Kelly
 

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the only way to be sure the air is out of the cooling system is to drive quite a bit without the cap on the coolant reservoir.
Remove cap, fill with water/coolant, drive about 30 miles, top off again and reinstall cap.
 

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If you will check the threads, there is a procedure to solve the sloshing sounds problem; this is pretty well known. Do this with a cold engine: Fill the reservoir to the top with antifreeze, turn your heater to high and the fan speed to high, rev the engine to around 2000 rpm and hold it there for a minute or two. The engine will suck up the antifreeze and push out the air. The sloshing problem will go away.
 
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