Land Rover Discovery II – Ignition Lock Problems, And The Correct Solution

The Problem This Land Rover client presented us with a beautiful 2004 Discovery with an intermittent starting problem. We love Rovers, both old and new, and we also enjoy a good challenge! On inspection, our Land Rover technician verified that the issue, and carried out a visual assessment. Then using the diagnostic computer we checked and scanned for codes, none were found, but did verify that the lock cylinder for the ignition had an excessive amount of wear. The Proper Repair The only true and permanent repair is to replace the ignition lock cylinder assembly with the housing, matching it to the client's key sets, so the [...]

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Mini Cooper Clutch – When Good Flywheels And Pressure Plates Go Bad

Background Let's talk Minis! As there is no Mini Cooper new car dealer in Maine, we've become the largest Mini service center in the state, aside from the routine day-to-day service, we also get to see some interesting Mini Cooper service challenges, like this one. 'Da Clutch Mini Coopers are wonderful cars, but like all cars, clutches do wear out with use and milage. What we’ve also seen is problems with excessive clutch pedal effort. The problem comes on rather slowly, is often not noticed by the driver, who becomes acclimated to it as he/she is using the clutch every day. [...]

By | August 3rd, 2021|Case Studies|Comments Off on Mini Cooper Clutch – When Good Flywheels And Pressure Plates Go Bad