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munst
 


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United Kingdom 2007 Discovery 3 TDV6 SE Auto Java BlackDiscovery 3

Ah well, at least I guessed right at 32k.

Like you say, it's still an 11 year old car, no matter the spec. And this time next year with £2 per liter... Laughing
  
Post #227597930th Jan 2022 7:22 pm
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pjm-84
 


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pagoda wrote:
kajtzu wrote:
munst wrote:
Yeah don't think the 5L got the 8 speed at all in the D4 did it?


Quite. The V8 had 6 speed, the SCV6 had 8 speed.


Funny how LR can't build an engine that doesn't have major issues. Although saying that I never had a single problem (other than a cracked thermostat housing) with my LR3 V8, which was probably the best LR3 or 4 or Disco 3 or 4 I've owned.

I have a last 1000 model 2016 LR4 Landmark with the V6 that's great, but I know I have to address the $2-3K stripdown of the engine to replace the two Censored $40 front and rear coolant crossover pipes that rot out. For 6 months I've been toying with the idea of doing it myself vs paying an indy. Still haven't decided. Rolling with laughter


Potential chain tensioner issues on the supercharged. Looked at a few L322 adverts with work done @ ££££.
  
Post #227598030th Jan 2022 7:40 pm
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Oxford-boy
 


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Three years ago I hired a RRS 5.0 V8 Supercharged. Not the one in all the bling (SVR) but the wolf in disguise the model below.

It was an epic machine and I ran over 2.5k miles all around Scotland in two weeks working and shooting.

Would I buy one? No way.. whilst I loved it (a lot) I reckoned it was costing 50p a mile in fuel and that was then.

Ok for smaller trips and maybe smaller commutes. Good luck to V8 ownership, we've an old V8 RS4 convertible which we love but fuel costs are as said above going to be the killer in due course.

Drive them whilst we can...
 Jim

2014 Discovery 4 XXV SDV6 Causeway Grey
2016 Discovery 4 HSE Lux SDV6 Loire Blue - now gone 
 
Post #227598230th Jan 2022 7:43 pm
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KevinD3
 


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England 2008 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Auto Stornoway GreyDiscovery 3

I got Smile
 2008 D3 2.7TD HSE Stornoway grey

My Wife thinks the D3 is a hobby….My D3 thinks the wife is Wink 
 
Post #227598530th Jan 2022 7:51 pm
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pjm-84
 


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You bought it KevinD3?
  
Post #227599430th Jan 2022 8:27 pm
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chugga90
 


Member Since: 13 Aug 2014
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United Kingdom 2013 Discovery 4 3.0 TDV6 Commercial Auto Indus SilverDiscovery 4

KevinD3 wrote:
I got Smile


You have a trip to my home town to collect it then? Although now I live just outside now in a rural village.
Good luck with it.
 Discovery commercial tdv6 auto 2013
Volkswagen t6 lwb Kombi dsg 4motion 2018
Volkswagen t5.1 lwb single cab tipper 2013
Discovery commercial sdv6 auto 2014 gone and not really missed.
Range Rover Tdv8 gone
Freelander 2 I6 very sadly gone
VW t5 Dsg gone and missed 
 
Post #227600130th Jan 2022 8:56 pm
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Moo
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Ukraine 2005 Discovery 3 TDV6 S Manual Zambezi SilverDiscovery 3

KevinD3 wrote:
I got Smile


Enjoy. I'm sure we'll all look forward to seeing how you get on with it and what you do to it. Thumbs Up
 New 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 
 
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KevinD3
 


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Oops, damn apple spell check! Posted something in the wrong chat, typed forget this to get rid of the post and ended up as that Smile
 2008 D3 2.7TD HSE Stornoway grey

My Wife thinks the D3 is a hobby….My D3 thinks the wife is Wink 
 
Post #227606231st Jan 2022 12:18 am
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Moo
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 New 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 #227606431st Jan 2022 12:49 am
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gstuart
 


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United Kingdom 2005 Discovery 3 TDV6 Base 7 Seat Auto Java BlackDiscovery 3

pjm-84 wrote:
pagoda wrote:
kajtzu wrote:
munst wrote:
Yeah don't think the 5L got the 8 speed at all in the D4 did it?


Quite. The V8 had 6 speed, the SCV6 had 8 speed.


Funny how LR can't build an engine that doesn't have major issues. Although saying that I never had a single problem (other than a cracked thermostat housing) with my LR3 V8, which was probably the best LR3 or 4 or Disco 3 or 4 I've owned.

I have a last 1000 model 2016 LR4 Landmark with the V6 that's great, but I know I have to address the $2-3K stripdown of the engine to replace the two Censored $40 front and rear coolant crossover pipes that rot out. For 6 months I've been toying with the idea of doing it myself vs paying an indy. Still haven't decided. Rolling with laughter


Potential chain tensioner issues on the supercharged. Looked at a few L322 adverts with work done @ ££££.


Funny saw a thread regarding the issues , ref,

Failing temperature sensor(s)
Cracked plastic tubes in the cooling system - labour-intensive repair...
Cracked plastic thermostat housing
Failing water pump
Timing chain snapping

Must admit if I had the money would buy a V8 D4 , plus I wonder if anyone has converted one to an 8 x speed gearbox , alas don’t know what would be involved or programming

As a side note, saw a video regarding a BMW part that was less than a fiver that involved most of the engine coming apart

Wonder how the 4.4 V8 jag engine compares on the D3
   
Post #227607231st Jan 2022 1:21 am
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kajtzu
 


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Finland 2005 Discovery 3 4.4 V8 HSE Auto Cairns BlueDiscovery 3

Generally, the 4.4 liter petrol V8 is rated as a reliable engine. The US Land Rover forums (for example landroverforums.com) like the engine quite a lot.

The timing chains and things around them are good. No set interval in when to change, many seem to drive them until scrapping with originals on. Generally 400-500k km is thought to be good before even thinking of worrying about them. Water pump is good.

Spark plugs have a long service interval (144k km or so) as do the two auxiliary belts (officially 240k km, 3rd party recommendation is around 168k km).

Cooling system. Where to start…. A bigger issue is getting the air out when playing around with things that require changing/adding coolant. I think the best way would be to vacuum fill it. The bleed screw on the expansion tank is rather useless and the Censored plastic t-piece on top of the engine (another bleed screw) is very useless. Also it has a tendency to get brittle and break. Thermostat housing is plastic just as on diesels and tends to get brittle and leak. Rolling Eyes

Again, using quality parts and changing oil regularly (10-12k km interval..) probably has something to do with it.

See “suggested” (more than LR’s) maintenance schedule https://www.roverparts.com/account/mainten...IT1050.pdf. I’m mostly using that one with some modifications.

I think most issues come down to not maintaining or managing to overheat the engine and it’s a goner after that.

Maintenance wise most things are quite accessible.

I’m very happy with mine.
  
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gstuart
 


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Hi kajtzu

Many thks and indeed later on I’ll more than likely get a V8 , don’t do many miles plus have noticed many complaints regarding the engine when certain LPG systems are added, seriously messing the engine up

Personally I would like to get one that hasn’t been messed around with , Regarding cooling system it sounds like when I useto work on central heating systems that had air locks , lol

That’s some serious mileage in what there capable of, think another 2-3 years I’ll seriously have to consider a replacement as mine is now 16 x years old , will have to be an auto as can’t drive a manual any more because I can’t push the clutch down ) , would be happy if I got one that had around 100,000 on the clock

Bless u for the link , I’ll check that out

Thks again for the fantastic Information and very grateful Thumbs Up
  
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