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2003 Discovery SE

Discussion in 'Discovery' started by Dan Hugo, Jan 13, 2021.

  1. Dan Hugo

    Dan Hugo New Member

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    I've owned my Discovery since 2003. 5 years ago the engine overheated and died. I had antifreeze in the engine. I was told I needed to replace the engine. It's been sitting since. Does it make sense to put in a rebuilt engine as compared to installing a brand new engine? My desire is to get it back up and running and then give it to my boys in a couple of years when they start driving. Any thoughts or recommendations?
     
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    joey Custom Rover Accessories Staff Member

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    Your call really on the rebuild versus replacement, Some Short blocks are not that expensive and can be had fairly cheaply. I know Nathan (in my signature) does this a lot with Rovers. Overheating is the worst thing that can be done on an aluminum engine.
     
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    Joey:

    Thanks for your reply. Based on your response, I'm interpreting that a rebuilt works about as good as a new engine. Thus, it's less money and still a good solution to getting my 03 Disco back on the road.

    Dan
     
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    That would be my recommendation.
     
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    I've noticed several companies that supply rebuilt engines for a 2003 Discovery. Does anyone have a recommendation for the best supplier providing the best quality rebuilds?
     

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