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Hello John,
I have a 99 Discovery I Land Rover. I got it from my brother-in-law. He told me that he let someone drive it, and the oil light came on.The person thought that the oil was low so they put oil in it. After that the truck started ticking. The check engine light is also on. I drained some of the oil and got it to normal level, but it still ticks. It does not smoke but it ticks a lot.He also told me that he took it to the shop when he had it and they told him that he needed an oil pump. I would like to know if replacing the oil pump would fix the ticking? Need help bad. Thank you.


If you continued to drive the truck while the light was on and it was ticking there is a good chance the engine is damaged, and it will need much more than an oil pump.  When an oil light comes on and you hear noise the only safe action is to shut down and call a tow truck

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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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