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Discovery
04-02-2020, 09:11 AM
Post: #1
Discovery
Hello,
I'm half tempted to change my defender 90 td5 which has done 70k on bio.
I was looking at a low mileage 110 td5 but I think £18k is a bit much for something 15 years old.
Has anyone had any experience with the discovery 3 (2.7) or 4 (3.0)?
Or can anyone suggest an alternative?

Thanks
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04-02-2020, 09:15 AM
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RE: Discovery
Strikes me as massively over priced.

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04-02-2020, 01:31 PM
Post: #3
RE: Discovery
Also got air suspension which is troublesome. The chains jump teeth on the engine and where the older disco and defenders were a lot simpler to maintain these newer ones have a large amount of electronics which makes it a pain to home spanner.

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04-02-2020, 01:34 PM
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RE: Discovery
I would just keep the defender, tart it up and upgrade to a 110. Seems old school 4x4's are the only vehicles that now appreciate rather than depreciate as my hunt for a cheapo landcruiser has shown!
They want £5k plus for no mot rust buckets with 200k+ on the clock.

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04-02-2020, 03:11 PM
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RE: Discovery
think a lot of UK registered land cruisers ended up in North Africa and the middle east with guns on the back.
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04-02-2020, 04:03 PM
Post: #6
RE: Discovery
Not to go off topic but they usually use 76 and 79 series ones that we can't get here. I have seen a few but they want 20k for ex mining trucks.

The trouble with most modernish touted off roaders, they have traded a lot of the attributes of proven off roaders for on road performance, namely centre and rear locking diffs, simple and robust mechanics, specially in the suspension components...

Even the new landruisers don't come with 3 locking diffs like they used to.

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04-02-2020, 05:32 PM
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RE: Discovery
Found a nice defender 110 td5 on ebay 86k miles £15995, spotless but its bright yellow ha.

I think you are right Kamaangir, I'll just tart it up, and I'll keep my eyes open for a disco.

Surely someone will have tried bio in a discovery 3 or 4 though..
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05-02-2020, 11:09 AM
Post: #8
RE: Discovery
As well as the electro gizmos on these I think the 2.7 and 3.0 diesel discos have lots of problems with egr valves and turbos.
I also would'nt want to work on a car where the official method to replace the timing belt means you have to lift the body off the chassis. I understand it can be done body on but is a real pain.
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05-02-2020, 08:49 PM
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RE: Discovery
I always liked the boxy looks of a 110, do the TD5 ones have centre and rear locking diffs?

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06-02-2020, 09:58 AM
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RE: Discovery
(05-02-2020 08:49 PM)Kamaangir Wrote:  I always liked the boxy looks of a 110, do the TD5 ones have centre and rear locking diffs?
None of the 90/110/130 Defenders have locking axles as standard, all have locking center diffs.
Locking aftermarket diffs are readily available though.

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