On or around Fri, 10 Jun 2005 18:19:10 -0700, "TT" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
enlightened us thusly:
>96 discovery. Was close to home the other day and the temp gauge started
>creeping up, continued and by the time I hit my driveway temp was getting up
>there but not critical according to the gauge. Stop the engine, fan stays
>running, coolant running out slowly onto driveway. Coming out somewhere
>behind the pass. side valve cover and spilling onto exhaust
>manif. and dripping off trans. casing. Can't see anything back in there. Any
>thoughts? Do LR engines have soft plugs? Did I crack something? I've heard
>there's a heater core and bulkhead back there?
there are always head gaskets... not the most cheerful news. If there are
no water pipes etc. in the relevant location, though...
on the bright side, V8s are nice easy engines to work on and the heads don't
weigh half a ton like the bugger on the 2.5 petrol that I lifted. If you
do lift a head, don't forget to check that it and the block are flat before
refitting a new gasket, or you end up doing the job again.
 felt like it. about 40 Kg, probably
Austin Shackles. www.ddol-las.fsnet.co.uk
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