When your Discovery or Range Rover needs engine work, you will need to get it done correctly, or risk further trouble soon thereafter. As the author of this article found out to his cost and considerable inconvenience, taking the vehicle to your “friendly local mechanic” might just NOT be the right solution. (See the full article on the GCA website)
The main reason for going to a specialist is the need for specific knowledge of Land Rovers. True, they are merely variations of similar vehicles, but a Land Rover specialist will very likely have come across the problem before and will know what is required. He will also have the equipment and parts needed to do the job. Not knowing the specifics and/or ordering the wrong part will inevitably cause delays at best and potential future failures at worst when the replacement part does not quite fit or is damaged under load.
Certainly when it comes to appropriate equipment, the average mechanic is most unlikely to know that a full body lift is needed to perform any serious work on the engine of a late-model Disco or Range Rover
The best solution is to engage in a serious dialogue with a workshop with proven practical experience in modification and upgrade work – certainly available from the specialists at Graeme Cooper Automotive