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DSL
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Ukraine 

The good news for peeps coming Oop Norf, it’s been a booooooooooootiful sunny day today. Bad news? That was it for summer! Laughing Laughing
   
Post #23440101st Aug 2023 3:38 pm
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DN
D3 Decade 


Member Since: 24 Jun 2006
Location: W.London.
Posts: 2298

Ukraine 2006 Discovery 3 TDV6 Base 7 Seat Auto Zambezi SilverDiscovery 3

Laughing …..Last 2 weeks in August last summer, weather was lovely, apart from a couple of grey / wet days, and no midges / cattle flies where we were. I guess, we were just lucky Thumbs Up






 D3 owned from new, P017 brake recall, BAS FBHIC, new FBH, LR013487 oil pump, new water pump. RRS front lower suspension arms. New suspension compressor/ relay. New Denso alternator. CuNifer rear brake pipes. New GKN rear propshaft. New HPFP belt & tensioner. New A/C Condenser.NO WARRANTY for many many years.  
Post #23440141st Aug 2023 4:23 pm
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KPTV8
 


Member Since: 05 Feb 2012
Location: Itinerant !! (Scotland/Donegal)
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Foreign Lands !

I worked at Ford's research centre nr. Basildon for some years, lived amongst E.Londoners. Anyone from east of Aldgate Pump or north of Watford Gap was considered (with sparking good humour) a foreigner !!
So, in later years I've done Woking to Grantown-on-Spey in a day with tiny children - one of the GREAT strengths of these cars (D3&4) is NOT feeling knackered covering long distances in a smooth quiet roomy interior, at decent speeds with lovely music and great visibility.
One day they'll become the most respected of all the classic cars. Thumbs Up
  
Post #23441732nd Aug 2023 8:50 pm
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Moo
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Member Since: 13 Aug 2010
Location: Wiltshire
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Ukraine 2005 Discovery 3 TDV6 S Manual Zambezi SilverDiscovery 3

Just like the original Range Rover. Thumbs Up
 New Defender L663 110 SE (known as Noddy!)

Sold Volvo XC90 R-Design (known as Basil)

Sold - D4 HSE (Known as Gerty)

No longer the Old Buses original owner Sad
231,000 miles and counting
05 S manual owned from March 2005
D4 Face lifted
Still original injectors and turbo
V8 Front brakes
BAS Remap, Allisport Intercooler and deCat
EGRs blanked
T-Max split charge
Hanibal Expeedition rack
Prospeed ladder
Duratrac tyres
IID BT
BAS FBH control 
 
Post #23441772nd Aug 2023 9:50 pm
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DSL
Keeper of the wheelie bin 


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Ukraine 

Re distance, my “best” has been Usk to Grantoon on Spey, then back again in the same day. Thumbs Up
   
Post #23441822nd Aug 2023 10:46 pm
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M3DPO
 


Member Since: 22 Sep 2010
Location: Notts.
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England 2014 Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 HSE Lux Auto Corris GreyDiscovery 4

My best is Loret de Mar(Spain)to Nottingham in 13,5 hours in a Rover Vittess 3.5 v8 before the 70mph speed limit came into force, the M1 was empty and SWMBO was asleep Whistle
 It can when others can't,
It will when others won't,
It goes where others don't. 
 
Post #23442123rd Aug 2023 10:26 am
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waterbuoy
 


Member Since: 26 Oct 2013
Location: Argyll
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United Kingdom 2009 Discovery 3 TDV6 SE Auto Stornoway GreyDiscovery 3

I have a number of potential contenders, but one of the most memorable was Christmas Day 1988 when I did Liverpool to Lockerbie and back in a shade under three and a half hrs. My brother had written off a hire car whilst driving south (distracted by the aftermath of the bombing) and I had to go and collect him from the police station. My mother decided to come along for the ride, not realising how far it was. Just as we pulled in to the police station in Lockerbie she commented that I should speed up on the way back as she had to get the turkey out of the oven!

Another was Stirling to Southampton via Manchester airport, swapping my VW Beetle for my fathers Merc 280E whilst collecting my family enroute (who had flown back from Spain), then straight down to Southampton for my uncles funeral and then back north to Liverpool - all in the same day/night.

Heading north through Cheshire well after midnight we passed a pile-up involving at least one caravan, and surrounded by numerous police cars. Thinking the road was clear of plod I gave it some beans for the next few miles, unaware that I was being followed by a police Range Rover who had no lights on. After a few miles a close impression of the Blackpool illuminations appeared in my rearview mirror as he pulled me over (remember when the Range Rovers had dust-bin like arrays on their roof?) and advised that I had averaged well over 3-figures for the previous 4 miles Whistle Whistle We agreed a compromise at 93mph as that simplified the paperwork somewhat, and he acknowledged that I had slowed down to 90 when we passed another car!

Happy days - sadly long past as I can now afford to buy and run a car capable of such mischief rather than in the oldman's company cars!
 Currently 2009 Disco 3 SE, 2013 MY D4 HSE and 2016 D4 SE
Previously:
TD5 Defender 110 CSW (230k miles)
300TDi Disco 1 (289k)
4 RR Classics (300-350k each, 2 manual, 2 auto)
110 V8 CSW (220k)
S3 109 hi cap pickup (ex RN)
S2A 88 Safari SW with lpg conversion (bloody lethal) 
 
Post #23442183rd Aug 2023 11:14 am
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bdc6570
 


Member Since: 02 Oct 2014
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England 2016 Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 Graphite LE Auto Zambezi SilverDiscovery 4

Packed up ready to set off 😎👍
  
Post #23443014th Aug 2023 10:17 am
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nigethecat
 


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Location: Marnoch
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Ukraine 2016 Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 Commercial XS Auto Corris GreyDiscovery 4

Make sure you've packed jumpers and blankets as the temps up here are very low for this time of year, barely into double digits over the weekend Crying or Very sad
 I want to see the sweets before I get into your windowless van... I'm not stupid!

Corris Grey D4 Commercial SE 2016
Zermatt Sliver 2007 D3 SE manual (gone)
Indus Silver D4 HSE 2015 (gone)
Bonatti Grey D3 HSE 2006 (gone)
White D3 S (LHD) 2007 (gone)
Firenze Red D4 HSE 2014 (gone)
Black RRS 3.6TDV8 2008 (gone)
Rusty Green Defender 110 1997 (gone)
Black FL2 HSE 2013 (gone) 
 
Post #23443094th Aug 2023 11:21 am
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DSL
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Got the log burner going on every day at about mid afternoon, it’s that parkie. Looks like down sauff is heading for a heat wave next week! Shocked Shocked
   
Post #23443174th Aug 2023 12:36 pm
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Moo
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Ukraine 2005 Discovery 3 TDV6 S Manual Zambezi SilverDiscovery 3

Don't for get wellies and snorkels. Laughing
 New Defender L663 110 SE (known as Noddy!)

Sold Volvo XC90 R-Design (known as Basil)

Sold - D4 HSE (Known as Gerty)

No longer the Old Buses original owner Sad
231,000 miles and counting
05 S manual owned from March 2005
D4 Face lifted
Still original injectors and turbo
V8 Front brakes
BAS Remap, Allisport Intercooler and deCat
EGRs blanked
T-Max split charge
Hanibal Expeedition rack
Prospeed ladder
Duratrac tyres
IID BT
BAS FBH control 
 
Post #23443194th Aug 2023 12:47 pm
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nigethecat
 


Member Since: 11 Sep 2016
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Ukraine 2016 Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 Commercial XS Auto Corris GreyDiscovery 4

DSL wrote:
Got the log burner going on every day at about mid afternoon, it’s that parkie. Looks like down sauff is heading for a heat wave next week! Shocked Shocked


I hope that's not going to eat into the pile you had left for Tony and me ? Whistle
 I want to see the sweets before I get into your windowless van... I'm not stupid!

Corris Grey D4 Commercial SE 2016
Zermatt Sliver 2007 D3 SE manual (gone)
Indus Silver D4 HSE 2015 (gone)
Bonatti Grey D3 HSE 2006 (gone)
White D3 S (LHD) 2007 (gone)
Firenze Red D4 HSE 2014 (gone)
Black RRS 3.6TDV8 2008 (gone)
Rusty Green Defender 110 1997 (gone)
Black FL2 HSE 2013 (gone) 


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Post #23443344th Aug 2023 2:37 pm
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Rescue01
 


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Scotland 2008 Discovery 3 TDV6 XS Manual Buckingham BlueDiscovery 3

Just remember that “wellies and snorkels” have different uses in some parts of the highlands and around Niges area Whistle Whistle
 Its not the height of the fall but the sudden stop at the bottom that hurts!!  
Post #23443354th Aug 2023 2:38 pm
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nigethecat
 


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Ukraine 2016 Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 Commercial XS Auto Corris GreyDiscovery 4

And what's wrong with Aberdeenshire talent night ?

 I want to see the sweets before I get into your windowless van... I'm not stupid!

Corris Grey D4 Commercial SE 2016
Zermatt Sliver 2007 D3 SE manual (gone)
Indus Silver D4 HSE 2015 (gone)
Bonatti Grey D3 HSE 2006 (gone)
White D3 S (LHD) 2007 (gone)
Firenze Red D4 HSE 2014 (gone)
Black RRS 3.6TDV8 2008 (gone)
Rusty Green Defender 110 1997 (gone)
Black FL2 HSE 2013 (gone) 
 
Post #23443364th Aug 2023 2:41 pm
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bdc6570
 


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England 2016 Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 Graphite LE Auto Zambezi SilverDiscovery 4

8 hours to Chorley🤬 delays on M27, M3, M25 M6 was a joke!!
  
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