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Well, I've posted to a Discovery forum and asked for some insight on an 01 I might be purchasing to flip. They haven't been much help. Most just talk and ask stupid obvious questions, no offense to any of them or anyone who owns a discovery for that matter. I love these forums though, tons of experts on everything so I figured I would ask for help on this truck even though its not an RR. The question is more of a what would you do question? I've got a 2001 discovery with about 160k miles on it in my sights. The person is asking 2k for it, but I feel like only offering 1.5k. It has 2 codes, one is a random misfire, the other is a misfire in cylinder No. 5. I plan on taking it to my mechanic for a compression test and checking to see if there is any coolant in the exhaust gas or any oil in the coolant reservoir. The misfire is very subtle, if he didn't point it out, I probably wouldn't have even noticed it. You can feel it on the exhaust if you put your hand behind it. Everything else seems to work fine. The truck is in pretty rough shape, the usual stuff like headliner and various pieces of trip are falling off and it leaks a lot of oil mainly out of the valve cover gaskets. Its not at the point of no return though. He said the head gaskets were done a year ago which makes me kinda scratch my head when I see how disgusting the coolant is in the reservoir. I took it on a test drive with the a/c on. The vehicle stayed cool while it was going but got up to 240 F at idle, I'm surprised the gauge didn't move though... Anyhow I'm just wondering what you all think. Thanks in advance.
 

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if it was not for the miss fire i would say it could be down to the water pump or rad, however no5 is common for a crack or slip, that said over here the discos seem better than the RR. just treat it the same as you would a RR. have you taken the plug out? this could give you a clue. I think you may have answered your own question here.
 

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For an 01 with that many problems already.

Pass. Maybe for 1000. Be a nice hobby but with that many miles you will never be able to invest the money to fix it and make a profit off it.

Although as a parts car :think:

1000 bucks and start a chop shop. Or, nothing like a hobby :thumb:
 

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Thanks all for the help. The more I think about it, the more my instinct says not to do it. John, I didn't realize No. 5 was a common slip or crack area thank you very much for telling me this. I haven't pulled any of the plugs, mainly because I was going to have it pressure tested and the oil changed and inspected by a mechanic. However, the more I think about it, I'm just wasting my time. vmystikilv, lol thats just what I need in the back. A rover on cinder blocks in a country club. Sure would attract a lot of attention thats for sure :roll: . Thanks all for the help I really appreciate it.
 
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