Land Rover Discovery: your experiences?

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Re: Land Rover Discovery: your experiences?

Post by bullzeye » 04 Dec 2018, 12:29 pm

The V8s absolutely guzzle the fuel. Is that an issue for you?
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Re: Land Rover Discovery: your experiences?

Post by Gaznazdiak » 04 Dec 2018, 12:55 pm

bullzeye wrote:The V8s absolutely guzzle the fuel. Is that an issue for you?


True, they can, but it depends how you tune them and how enthusiastic you get with the load pedal.

My Rangie has a 300hp 4.6 stroker and if "Boy Racer" raises his head, sucks it down like crazy. The Motec engine management is set to give grunt rather than economy.

However, I installed a duel fuel system with LPG.
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Re: Land Rover Discovery: your experiences?

Post by Bruiser64 » 05 Dec 2018, 7:18 am

bullzeye wrote:The V8s absolutely guzzle the fuel. Is that an issue for you?


No, as the car wouldn’t be a daily driver. Which is why I would also consider a 4.0 litre straight 6 Jeep.
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Re: Land Rover Discovery: your experiences?

Post by magnum56 » 06 Dec 2018, 8:25 pm

Gaznazdiak wrote:I'm a Land Rover fan, wouldn't have anything else, but you are right, the early Disco did have some issues.
If I'm not mistaken like the Range Rover of the same era, they only have two steel panels, the bonnet and the bottom tailgate. because of the way the sit, the bonnets rarely have dramas but the tailgates of both are prone to rusting badly.

There can be some other issues, some reading below.

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http://www.coventrywest.com/d2-buyers-guide

https://www.landroversonly.com/forums/f ... rns-64034/

https://www.honestjohn.co.uk/forum/post ... -discovery


A land rover fan, so am I, I had a TD5, Disco, it was one of the best vehicles I have owned, it pissed all over the 6 cyl Patrol I had, I used to tow a dual axle boat trailer and 4.6 heavy aluminium boat when I was in the Territory, it out pulled the Nissan and did not over heat everywhere it went, the temp gauge never got over half way, no matter how hot it got and how much weight I was towing, bloody good on fuel and comfortable, even on the roughest of dirt roads. :thumbsup:
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Re: Land Rover Discovery: your experiences?

Post by Gaznazdiak » 06 Dec 2018, 9:20 pm

magnum56 wrote:
Gaznazdiak wrote:I'm a Land Rover fan, wouldn't have anything else, but you are right, the early Disco did have some issues.
If I'm not mistaken like the Range Rover of the same era, they only have two steel panels, the bonnet and the bottom tailgate. because of the way the sit, the bonnets rarely have dramas but the tailgates of both are prone to rusting badly.

There can be some other issues, some reading below.

:drinks:

http://www.coventrywest.com/d2-buyers-guide

https://www.landroversonly.com/forums/f ... rns-64034/

https://www.honestjohn.co.uk/forum/post ... -discovery


A land rover fan, so am I, I had a TD5, Disco, it was one of the best vehicles I have owned, it pissed all over the 6 cyl Patrol I had, I used to tow a dual axle boat trailer and 4.6 heavy aluminium boat when I was in the Territory, it out pulled the Nissan and did not over heat everywhere it went, the temp gauge never got over half way, no matter how hot it got and how much weight I was towing, bloody good on fuel and comfortable, even on the roughest of dirt roads. :thumbsup:


I had wondered why the Army changed to the G Wagon. Perhaps they knew this was the next Drfender generation.

https://www.motoring.com.au/new-land-ro ... ay-115967/

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