Disco 2 TD5 in Traralgon today!

Submitted: Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 19:07
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It was parked on the highway service road in Traralgon east, I would be very keen to get in touch to 'compare notes'.

I have recently bought the same vehicle, TD5 manual, & am not really happy with the performance & would like to discuss this with you, particuarly if you are local.

For the 'sticker spotters', yes it did have an Exploroz windscreen sticker!

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Reply By: furph - Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 19:55

Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 19:55
Google AULRO to get to the definitive L/R forum group.
Good bunch of blokes with top advice for your needs.
You will soon find the TD5 to be about the best vehicle you have ever owned for performance, economy and off road ability.
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Follow Up By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 19:58

Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 19:58
Furph,

What about reliability hahaha


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Follow Up By: garrycol - Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 20:18

Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 20:18
So Kevie - you have first hand experience - or have you just heard from a mate's brother who heard about issues from his wife who heard it from the neighbour who heard it from a kid down the road.

A bit like my brother who had to replace the front end on his Landcruiser V8 a couple of times because it kept on sagging after some cracks appeared.
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 23:01

Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 23:01
I guess you would expect a smart comment form someone with an IFS cruiser.

I have had quite a lot of advice from AULRO, but I am keen to either drive another vehicle or let them drive mine for an opinion, just so I know that I'm not 'chasing my tail'.

I have just ordered set of silicone intercooler hoses, which may help.

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Follow Up By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Thursday, Feb 05, 2009 at 07:33

Thursday, Feb 05, 2009 at 07:33
"I guess you would expect a smart comment form someone with an IFS cruiser"

Lucky I drive a Live Axle Cruiser then hey ;)

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Follow Up By: Nomadic Navara - Thursday, Feb 05, 2009 at 16:11

Thursday, Feb 05, 2009 at 16:11
A better forum may be http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/d2au/messages - it served me well when I had a Disco.

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Reply By: Bullet2Deadly - Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 20:35

Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 20:35
Gday Shaker,it wasnt my car but I have a 2001 Td5 manual would be happy to talk via e-mail as im in Darwin.I am getting a chip upgrade next week so will be happy to relay what I find.My Dad got he's done but its auto and the power difference is quite amazing..Cheers Bullet
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 23:02

Wednesday, Feb 04, 2009 at 23:02
Thanks, send me an email to ..... patrol6atnetspacedotnetdotau
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Reply By: x - Thursday, Feb 05, 2009 at 09:28

Thursday, Feb 05, 2009 at 09:28
Shaker,

My bush car is an 03 auto. Performance has always impressed me. I added gas injection last year which made it even better.

Using cruise control, the difference in throttle opening required to maintain speed with 'gas on' and 'gas off' can be compared. It is quite dramatic. I use a ScanGauge to monitor engine parameters like throttle opening.

You might replace your air cleaner element if it hasn't already been done.

This my second TD5. Bought both new. No reliability issues so far after 200,000 km.

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Follow Up By: Shaker - Thursday, Feb 05, 2009 at 09:49

Thursday, Feb 05, 2009 at 09:49
Seems reliable enough, just a slug to drive.
I have just ordered silicone intercooler hoses, as I believ that the oriinals get soft & "collapse".
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Follow Up By: furph - Thursday, Feb 05, 2009 at 13:55

Thursday, Feb 05, 2009 at 13:55
I have read/heard about problems with "hose collapse".
Mine is a '97 300tdi, now done 200k.km. without any issues.
I check the air filter quite frequently (like every time I go on an extended dusty road trip) and blow it out.
The main inlet to the turbo (about 75mm id.) always has some oil residue from the engine breather, a light film which is easily wiped clean. Shows no sign of collapse.
The outlet of the turbo is a silicon hose from new (has to withstand the high temp. air coming out) which externally always has an oily feel to it, must be slightly porous.
Once again like that from new.
The outlet pipe from the turbo cannot collapse due to any collapse or delamination, it has about 14psi (1bar) internal pressure under full boost.
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Reply By: Member - JohnR (Vic) - Thursday, Feb 05, 2009 at 12:18

Thursday, Feb 05, 2009 at 12:18
Shaker, Redback (Baz) in Sydney has a TD5 or had for some time. Had it chipped. I have contact numbers if you want them. Not sure if he still has it of course, but I test drove it for him before he bought it.
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Follow Up By: Redback - Thursday, Feb 05, 2009 at 13:53

Thursday, Feb 05, 2009 at 13:53
Hi John, yes still have it, still going strong 190,000ks now, how ya been mate?

Shaker, get it chipped mate, you'll be amazed at the difference.

Also has it got bigger tyres, have you had the MAF or oil in the injector harness checked.

Baz.
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Thursday, Feb 05, 2009 at 20:49

Thursday, Feb 05, 2009 at 20:49
Doesn't have bigger tyres, I believe oil in the harness causes rough running, mine is smooth as, just seems gutless with towing, hills or headwinds.
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Reply By: Bullet2Deadly - Thursday, Feb 05, 2009 at 19:34

Thursday, Feb 05, 2009 at 19:34
Gday shaker,I will e-mail you after I get it chipped no probs.I have 200k on mine and all bar the normal land rover oil and water leaks its been good.I did have the inlet hose to the turbo collapse but landrover replaced it and alls been good..Cheers Bullet
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