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Hello everyone,

I am an owner of a 2016 td6 in Canada which has 30,000 km's on engine and there is knocking noise engine at startup but goes away after few seconds.

I am told by an independent that it’s weak timing belt tensioner which will eventually lead to engine failure but the dealer says its normal because another vehicle on his lot is making the same noise.

These are ford lion engines and land rover knows they are a lot of trouble and most likely will try and wash their hands off the responsibility.

Does your engine make a abnormal sound at start up but then settle down in a few seconds. If yes, Please post videos.

Much appreciated if you post videos of your vehicle even if it is NOT making sounds also.

I want to bring this to the attention of Land Rover Corporate so they can issue a Recall and fix this for all of us.
 

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I would strongly suggest that you IGNORE what the stealer is telling you and to find a good independent workshop to fix whatever is going on with the engine - that is defiinitely NOT normal!
 

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@bangbang I showed this clip to my mechanic, and this is what he had to say:

"...that knocking noise that you can hear on startup, that's normally the oil pump that's starting up there... even on Disco4's after you've done a service, sometimes very early in the morning you get that chatter there for a couple of seconds while it builds up pressure, so definitely oil pump-related..."

IF the oil pump is failing, it can lead to oil starvation and then your crank can snap, so have the oil pump inspected/changed ASAP!
 
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@bangbang I showed this clip to my mechanic, and this is what he had to say:

"...that knocking noise that you can hear on startup, that's normally the oil pump that's starting up there... even on Disco4's after you've done a service, sometimes very early in the morning you get that chatter there for a couple of seconds while it builds up pressure, so definitely oil pump-related..."

IF the oil pump is failing, it can lead to oil starvation and then your crank can snap, so have the oil pump inspected/changed ASAP!
The vehicle is at the dealer as it is still under warranty. Dealer is working with Land Rover techs in UK to figure this out.

they are trying to say it’s normal because some others are making the same sound.

The sound only started about 4 weeks ago in mine so I am thinking this a manufacturing flaw affecting a lot of vehicles.

hence, requesting videos from everyone and anyone with similar vehicle.
 

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The vehicle is at the dealer as it is still under warranty. Dealer is working with Land Rover techs in UK to figure this out.

they are trying to say it’s normal because some others are making the same sound.

The sound only started about 4 weeks ago in mine so I am thinking this a manufacturing flaw affecting a lot of vehicles.

hence, requesting videos from everyone and anyone with similar vehicle.
I have the exactly problem on my 2016.
 

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bringing the thread back up.

in november 2020 the lifters along with various other parts were replaced.

now the sound is back on and the vehicle is back at the dealer.

dear friends, get this checked out while under warranty
 

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Hello everyone,

I am an owner of a 2016 td6 in Canada which has 30,000 km's on engine and there is knocking noise engine at startup but goes away after few seconds.

I am told by an independent that it’s weak timing belt tensioner which will eventually lead to engine failure but the dealer says its normal because another vehicle on his lot is making the same noise.

These are ford lion engines and land rover knows they are a lot of trouble and most likely will try and wash their hands off the responsibility.

Does your engine make a abnormal sound at start up but then settle down in a few seconds. If yes, Please post videos.

Much appreciated if you post videos of your vehicle even if it is NOT making sounds also.

I want to bring this to the attention of Land Rover Corporate so they can issue a Recall and fix this for all of us.
I have the exactly problem on my 2016.
I have the same problem on mine.
 

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I have a 2016 RRS TDV6 that has just hit 100,000 kms in Melbourne, Australia.

Car has started doing the exact same thing just prior to Christmas and we have tried to keep the kms low since, until we could get the next service appointment on 20/1/22 at a local specialist independent.

Car has a good regular service history although it has been 12 months (or 10,000 kms) since its last oil change due to all the lockdowns we have had here. Car has always been serviced at the dealer and most recently a specialist independent.

Has any further progress been made on identifying the issue? I will report back the feedback after the car goes in next week.
 
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