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yes I own a 2003 land rover has 118000 miles on it has a knocking sound coming from the eng after it sits over night and when starting it up it runs smooth for about ten or fifteen min then it starts a wiered knocking sound please tell me what you think it could be or should I just trash this beautiful truck ?

The knock could come from the exhaust (catalyst), something outside the motor (failing water pump) of it could signal an internal failure in the engine.  I'd have to see it in our shop to know whats going on.  As for "trashing the truck," all those things are repairable; your first step is to find a capable Land Rover specialist.  Find out what's wrong, and what it may cost to fix.  Then make an informed decision.

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John Elder Robison


I own J E Robison Service in Springfield, MA. We are Bosch Car Service for Land Rover, BMW, Mercedes, and other European lines. I can answer most questions about Land Rover service or repair. I'm known as a car enthusiast, machine aficianado, photographer, writer, and speaker. I've been around Land Rovers and British cars most of my life. Visit me at my car business, or my author website, Check out my autism and writing blog at or my photos on John Elder Robison


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