Question about Land Rover Discovery

3 Answers

When at idle this car has a valve that tap s..in addition it consumes a guart of oil 1 a month or following a 3-4 hour road trip..2 years..gf s car..

Posted by on

Ad

3 Answers

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 1,515 Answers

Hi, what you have described to me is a engine that may have quite a few miles on it, and if you have no oil leaks under the auto such as a rear main seal, I would have to say you have worn engine parts causing the loss of engine oil. For it to use a quart on a road trip of 3 to 4 hours, I would say your piston oil rings have some where on them. If you are not having any problems with your spark plugs fouling, your valve guides are good in the heads. Being that your lifters are not solid lifters but hydralic, they tend to loosen up after some time and can be adjusted. To find out how much life you have left on this motor, do a compression test on each cylinder and write down what each reading, each cylinder has. Remember to remove all spark plugs when doing this test or it will be inaccurate. This will tell you in a manual how bad the rings are in each cylinder and if the motor needs to be over hauled. If this is a V-8, V-6, or what ever, draw a diagram and right down each reading at the corresponding cylinder. If you don't have a manual, you can call a auto shop, look this up on the Internet, or buy a manual on this vehicle, and it will show you what it should be for each cylinder, and what you can get by with.Please don't forget to rate me on this as I know you will be kind. I do not choose to charge you for this answer, and I wish you the best.
Sincerely,
Shastalaker7

Posted on Oct 02, 2010

Ad
  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Land Rover Master
  • 2,122 Answers

I think from what you've said you have an oil leakage or worn rings. Is the vehicle smoking when you hold the gas pedal at about 2000 RPM. If so the rings are probably worn. The valve may be tapping because of low oil pressure. Have it checked soonest and you may be able to save yourself on a more expensive repair down the line. Servicing at regular intervals can be the difference between keeping a car on the road and being reliable, or walking home! How often do you replace the air filter?

Posted on Oct 02, 2010

Testimonial: "Many thanks..gf s car..bought used..0 maintenace till I came along..."

Ad
  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Master:

    An expert who has achieved Level 3.

  • Master
  • 343 Answers

Sounds like your valve guides/seals are worn allowing oil to be lost thru the combustion chamber. Remove heads and have a valve job done. Also have shop check the condition of the hydraulic valve lifters. you are consuming alot of oil and this will create further damage as time goes by. A clogged catalytic converter may be in the near future along with excessive internal engine wear...

Posted on Oct 02, 2010

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

What services does Kia Sportage 2008 with 90000 need?


Here is recommended maintenance up to 10 1/2 yrs. If you follow through list, you should be able to tell by elimination what you may need. Here is the link - also list pasted below, here:

http://www.kia-forums.com/2g-2006-2010-rio-rio5/35574-maintenance-schedule.html


SUGGESTED Maintenance Schedule:

Months Kilometres Maintenance Type

4 months 6 000 km Maintenance #1
8 months 16 000 km Maintenance #2
12 months 24 000 km Maintenance #1
16 months 32 000 km Maintenance #3
20 months 40 000 km Maintenance #1
24 months 48 000 km Maintenance #2
28 months 56 000 km Maintenance #1
32 months 64 000 km Maintenance #3
36 months 72 000 km Maintenance #1
40 months 80 000 km Maintenance #2
44 months 88 000 km Maintenance #1
48 months 96 000 km Maintenance #3
52 months 104 000 km Maintenance #1
56 months 112 000 km Maintenance #2
60 months 120 000 km Maintenance #1
64 months 128 000 km Maintenance #3
68 months 136 000 km Maintenance #1
72 months 144 000 km Maintenance #2
76 months 152 000 km Maintenance #1
80 months 160 000 km Maintenance #3
84 months 168 000 km Maintenance #1
88 months 176 000 km Maintenance #2
92 months 184 000 km Maintenance #1
96 months 192 000 km Maintenance #3
100 months 200 000 km Maintenance #1
104 months 208 000 km Maintenance #2
108 months 216 000 km Maintenance #1
112 months 224 000 km Maintenance #3
116 months 232 000 km Maintenance #1
120 months 240 000 km Maintenance #2
124 months 248 000 km Maintenance #1
128 months 256 000 km Maintenance #3


MAINTENANCE #1

MAINTENANCE #1 INCLUDES:

Replace engine oil and filter
Check fluid levels (pwr. strg., brake/clutch, coolant, washer)
Check tire condition and pressure (including spare)
Check exterior & interior lights for proper operation
Check windshield washer/wiper function
Check horn function
Check handbrake function/freeplay
Lubricate all latches, hinges and locks

* = if equipped
See "Model-Specific Maintenance"


MAINTENANCE #2

MAINTENANCE #2 INCLUDES:

Replace engine oil and filter
Check fluid levels (pwr. strg., brake/clutch, coolant, washer)
Check tire condition and pressure (including spare)
Check exterior & interior lights for proper operation
Check windshield washer/wiper function
Check horn function
Check handbrake function/freeplay
Lubricate all latches, hinges and locks
Check engine coolant specific gravity
Check engine air filter; knock out dirt/bugs, replace as req'd
Remove wheels and brake drums, check pad/shoe thickness; inspect calipers, cylinders and shoes for proper function, leaks or damage; adjust rear brakes as required.
Rotate tires
Visually check underbody fasteners for condition & integrity
Check brake/clutch pedal freeplay
Check steering wheel components for proper operation
Check CV boots/tie rods/ball joint boots (visual inspection)
Check all seat belts and anchor integrity
Check exhaust sys. for leaks, mountings, brackets; heat shield
Check transfer case oil level & condition, fill as required
Check front & rear differential fluid, fill as required*
Check man. transaxle oil level & condition, fill as required*
Check auto transaxle fluid level & condition, fill as required*
Lubricate driveshaft u-joints (early Sportage only)
Road test vehicle

* = if equipped
See "Model-Specific Maintenance"


MAINTENANCE #3

MAINTENANCE #3 INCLUDES:

Replace engine oil and filter
Check fluid levels (pwr. strg., brake/clutch, coolant, washer)
Check tire condition and pressure (including spare)
Check exterior & interior lights for proper operation
Check windshield washer/wiper function
Check horn function
Check handbrake function/freeplay
Lubricate all latches, hinges and locks
Check coolant specific gravity
Check engine air filter; knock out dirt/bugs, replace as req'd
Inspect, deglaze, clean, adjust & lubricate brake components
Rotate tires
Visually check underbody fasteners for condition & integrity
Check brake/clutch pedal freeplay
Check steering wheel components for proper operation
Check CV boots/tie rods/ball joint boots (visual inspection)
Check all seat belts and anchor integrity
Check exhaust sys. for leaks, mountings, brackets; heat shield
Check transfer case oil level & condition, fill as required*
Check front & rear differential fluid, fill as required*
Check man. transaxle oil level & condition, fill as required*
Check auto transaxle fluid level & condition, fill as required*
Check idle speed
Inspect power steering lines & hoses (visual)
Check A/C compressor operation and performance*
Check brake line fittings, bleeder screws, booster for damage, looseness, leaks
Road test vehicle

* = if equipped
See "Model-Specific Maintenance"


KIA MODEL-SPECIFIC MAINTENANCE

In addition to the KIA Basic Scheduled Maintenance, certain KIA Models will require the following maintenance services:

ALL MODELS

(Every 36,000 km or 18 months)

Manual transaxle service (except Sportage)
Automatic transaxle service (except Magentis)
Check drive belt condition & tension
Inspect front ball joints

ALL MODELS
(Every 48,000 km or 24 months)
Replace engine coolant
Replace engine air filter
Inspect fuel lines & connections
Inspect ignition wires
Replace spark plugs (except Platinum)

ALL MODELS
(Every 60,000 km or 30 months)
Replace brake/clutch fluid
Inspect EVAP canister & vapour lines

ALL MODELS
(Every 72,000 km or 36 months)
Replace fuel filter
Inspect PVC system/hoses for integrity

ALL MODELS
(Every 96,000 km or 48 months)
Replace spark plugs (Platinum)

ALL MODELS
(Every 102,000 km)
Replace timing belt

SPECTRA
(Every 12,000 km or 6 months)
Replace HVAC air quality filter (if equipped)

MAGENTIS
(Every 12,000 km or 6 months)
Replace HVAC air quality filter (if equipped)

(Every 60,000 km or 30 months)
Automatic transaxle service

SPORTAGE
(Every 36,000 km or 18 months)
Transfer case, differential & manual transaxle service
Transfer case & differential service (auto. trans. model)

SORENTO
(Every 36,000 km or 18 months)
Transfer case & differential service

Jul 16, 2014 | Kia Sportage Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Engine was idling then just stopped appears to have siezed what would cause this


Lack of antifreeze and water (coolant) flowing into the engine. Water pump failure or not enough coolant in the system. Lack of motor oil flowing in the engine. Very low amount of motor oil in your car or oil pump failure.

Jul 03, 2014 | 2005 Lincoln Navigator

2 Answers

Metal tapping noise at idol. it goes away as soon as you give it gas,the car runs great. i need help finding the noise.


The tapping is most likely your lifters, These makes the noise when oil is broke down or low, Maybe even a weak oil oump, Usually it is still making the niose on accl. and covers up by engine noise. Good luck to ya.

Mar 29, 2011 | 2002 Mazda Millenia

2 Answers

What is the current correct procedure for setting valve lash on a GM 2.8L / 3.1L V6 ? I understand the procedure in the service manual and the Haynes manual has been updated to a new procedure. An engine...


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

Mar 02, 2010 | 1988 Pontiac Fiero

1 Answer

Won't start while hot, wait an hour fires right up and runs / idles /drives smooth


FORD: 1995-96 CONTOUR, CROWN VICTORIA, ESCORT, TAURUS, THUNDERBIRD
1996 MUSTANG LINCOLN-MERCURY: 1995-96 CONTINENTAL, COUGAR, GRAND MARQUIS, MARK VIII, MYSTIQUE, SABLE, TOWN CAR, TRACER LIGHT TRUCK: 1995-96 AEROSTAR, BRONCO, ECONOLINE, F-150-350 SERIES, RANGER, WINDSTAR
1996 EXPLORER This TSB article is being republished in its entirety to include the 1995 4.6L Thunderbird/Cougar. ISSUE: After a 1-4 hour engine soak time, long crank times and/or long crank to start followed by a stall may occur on some vehicles. No further stalling or rough idle will occur after the engine is running. The long crank and/or stall may be due to the Idle Air Control (IAC) Valve sticking.
ACTION: Replace the IAC Valve with a revised IAC Valve if no Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs) are present. Refer to the following Service Procedure for details.
SERVICE PROCEDURE
  1. Perform normal diagnostics and correct any DTCs as required by referring to the appropriate year Powertrain Control/Emissions Diagnosis (PC/ED) Service Manual.
  2. If no codes are present, replace the IAC Valve by referring to the appropriate model/year Service Manual, Section 03-14. Refer to the following Idle Air Control Valve Application Chart for proper IAC usage.

    IDLE AIR CONTROL VALVE APPLICATION CHART Model Year Vehicle Engine Revised Part Number PASSENGER CARS 1995 Escort/Tracer 1.9L F5DZ-9F715-BA 1996 Escort/Tracer 1.9L F6CZ-9F715-BB 1995 Contour/Mystique 2.5L F5RZ-9F715-AB 1996 Contour/Mystique 2.5L F6RZ-9F715-AA 1996 Taurus/Sable 3.0L 4-Valve F5DZ-9F715-DA 1995 Taurus/Sable 3.0L 2-Valve F5DZ-9F715-EA 1996 Taurus/Sable 3.0L 2-Valve F6DZ-9F715-DA 1995 Taurus SHO 3.2L F6DZ-9F715-CA 1996 Taurus SHO 3.4L F6LZ-9F715-AC 1995 Taurus/Sable 3.8L F68Z-9F715-EA 1995 Crown Victoria/Grand Marquis/Town Car 4.6L 2-Valve F5PZ-9F715-AA 1996 Crown Victoria/Grand Marquis/Town Car/Mustang 4.6L 2-Valve F6AZ-9F715-EB 1996 Mustang 4.6L 4-Valve F65Z-9F715-BC 1995-96 Continental 4.6L 4-Valve F5OZ-9F715-AB 1995 Mark VIII 4.6L 4-Valve F3LZ-9F715-AA 1996 Mark VIII 4.6L 4-Valve F6LZ-9F715-AC 1995 Thunderbird/Cougar 4.6L 2-Valve F5PZ-9F715-AA 1996 Thunderbird/Cougar 4.6L 2-Valve F6AZ-9F715-EB LIGHT TRUCKS 1995-96 Ranger 2.3L F5OZ-9F715-AB 1995-96 Ranger 3.0L F67Z-9F715-AA 1995 Aerostar 3.0L F68Z-9F715-DA 1996 Aerostar 3.0L F69Z-9F715-AA 1995-96 Windstar 3.0L F68Z-9F715-DA 1995 Windstar 3.8L F68Z-9F715-EA 1996 Windstar 3.8L F68Z-9F715-CB 1995-96 Econoline/F-150-350 Series/Bronco 4.9L F68Z-9F715-EA 1996 Explorer 5.0L F67Z-9F715-BA

Nov 03, 2009 | 1996 Ford Explorer

1 Answer

My 2004 audi A4 consumes oil at a rate of 1 1/2 quarts every 3 months. There are no apparent leaks and it is not burning it. It idles and runs smooth. Any suggestions?


How many miles/km's you drive in those 3 month's ? oil consumption is normal ! Check when you first start the engine in the morning wetter or not you see a puff of blue smoke, if you see smoke , your valve seals are leaking.
1 liter oil each 2000km is normal.

Aug 08, 2009 | 2004 Audi A4

2 Answers

2005 Chrysler 300 consumes a quart or two of oil every 3,000 mile


It is not normal for a car with 29,000 miles on it to consume this amount of oil in 10,000 miles. We usually change our oil between 3 and 5 thousand miles and thus may not notice small amounts consumed but certainly not 1-2 quarts. It is more likely that you are leaking oil, but if it is burning it, that is a real problem. If the car was pre-owned do a CARFAX. If it was wrecked, find out was was done. If the odometer is correct, this car needs to be inspected by a professional. I can tell you to look for unburned oil in the tailpipe, smoking exhuast, leaks from the oil pan and drain. Change the oil and filter and closely monitor the level.

Jul 27, 2009 | 2005 Chrysler 300

1 Answer

Clacking/Flapping sound coming from engine compartment


Best thing to do is take it in to see if the oil pump is working properly. A oil pump not pumping properly will lead to what people call a "dry valve tap". The moving parts in the engine will make noise when there is no lubrication happening. Especially the parts that are moving the valves. That why they call it " dry valve tap".
Has the engine light stayed on at all?

Apr 02, 2009 | 1997 Ford Taurus

1 Answer

Burns oil on start up only


the dealer is right its a valve stem seal, when it sets valve not moving oil when hot will seap down thru valve seal into combustion chamber hense oil smoke when you start it up. its burning oil when your going down the road you just cannot see it because its such a mynute amount, because oil is moving and dosent get a chance to run into cyl. like it does when its setting, but its burning it. if its fouling a plug its bad and may be more than just a valve like maybe oil ring on piston. i got 40+ years of experance working on autos and trucks and if its using that much oil in just 100 mi. you got to be seeing something.

Jan 26, 2009 | 2003 Infiniti FX35

2 Answers

Chevy Malibu idle problem


Throttle position sensor. It's under recall for most Malibu models.

Oct 20, 2008 | 2001 Chevrolet Malibu

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cars & Trucks Logo

Related Topics:

201 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Land Rover Experts

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22246 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

76846 Answers

Jeffrey Turcotte
Jeffrey Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

8557 Answers

Are you a Land Rover Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...