Landrover Discovery's..Info please.

Submitted: Sunday, Jun 15, 2003 at 14:35
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Asking this question on behalf of a friend who is looking at the Disco Td's around 98 - 99 models.

I'm not too familiar with these vehicle so can some of you give me a run down on the good, bad and the ugly.

Thanks
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Reply By: Member - Willem- Sunday, Jun 15, 2003 at 20:49

Sunday, Jun 15, 2003 at 20:49
Andrew, Go to the Archives on this website. There has been lots of discussion on Discovery'sCheers, Willem
Never a dull moment
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Reply By: Steve - Sunday, Jun 15, 2003 at 22:49

Sunday, Jun 15, 2003 at 22:49
Andrew : its all bad !!
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Reply By: Member - DOZER- Monday, Jun 16, 2003 at 07:27

Monday, Jun 16, 2003 at 07:27
Andrew
We know your too embaressed to say it is you looking.
lol
Andrew
wheredayathinkwer mike?
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Follow Up By: Andrew - Tuesday, Jun 17, 2003 at 00:01

Tuesday, Jun 17, 2003 at 00:01
I knew someone would say it Dozer....

Not true Not true....I'm the proud owner of a GUIII 3.0TD, and its stay'n that way.

cheers
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Reply By: Member - Adam - Monday, Jun 16, 2003 at 14:19

Monday, Jun 16, 2003 at 14:19
Andrew with that Disco you can eather go with a 300TDi or the TD5 but I think the TD5 came out in about 01-02 but not sure.

The biggest problem with the 300TDi engine is the timming belt and the bearings that play there part in the same area.
I have heard about alot of them throwing bearings and then destoring the belt but you can get around this by a simple method called maintanence and as long as the belt and pulleys and bearings are changed at the recomended times you should have no problems.

The Disco will have basicly the same problems as the other bleep y 4WD's around but it will out last them.

Look for one with full service history and mech good but the engine's can handle 300,000 plus km's so don't worry too much.

In WA there selling at the moment for around the $20-$30,000 mark depending on km's etc

adamone life live it
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Reply By: schacksta - Tuesday, Jun 17, 2003 at 20:51

Tuesday, Jun 17, 2003 at 20:51
G'Day guys,

Granted Andrew may be too embarrased to reveal his desire to take delivery of a Disco, but heck, I'm not. The princess and I are seriously looking at getting into a series 2 TD5 and would consequently appreciate any sensible feedback. We'd really like to know about their 'real' fuel consumption - city and country... as opposed to regurgitated statistics from the manufacturers blurb. Service intervals and rough costs.... all day travel comfort.... anything at all guys. We are not fans of cruisers/patrols/pajeros/prados/pathfinders etc and do not plan on taking on the simpson desert or any other similar routes... weekend getaways are more our thing. Has anybody got some reliable comparos between series one and two, and pre/post ford takeover - do the problems that have plagued the vehicle in the past still present themselves in the series two? Is there any particular year of manufacture to avoid and is there any point where the vehicle got decidely better?

Cheers guys,

Ken + Lisa.
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