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#121 OFFLINE   Lord Sward

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Posted 31 May 2017 - 10:01 PM

@barmatt; don't rule out the TD5.  They sound great and are surprisingly smooth.  The scare stories about the electrics are just that provided you avoid ACE as did (but do go for airsprings).


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Posted 31 May 2017 - 10:06 PM

@barmatt; don't rule out the TD5.  They sound great and are surprisingly smooth.  The scare stories about the electrics are just that provided you avoid ACE as did (but do go for airsprings).

 

I think a td5 is a serious contender, a mate has a really low mileage one on an '03 plate, I'll see if I can borrow it for a bit to try it out.



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Posted 31 May 2017 - 10:25 PM

The ACE is great while it's working though. Something quite amazing about throwing a 2t+ vehicle around a twisting road and the body staying level. Mind you, mine was noisy in operation. 



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Posted 01 June 2017 - 11:41 AM

Only thing with the Td5 is the oil pump on early ones & check the injector loom (runs inside the head) for oil as it works it's way down to the ECU n kills it.


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Posted 11 June 2017 - 05:31 PM

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I estimate this car needs £3000 maybe £4000 spending on it to get it rite and when this is done it will be wotrth about £1500!!


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Posted 11 June 2017 - 05:37 PM

Up for sale on eBay at the mo....
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Posted 11 June 2017 - 05:41 PM

M3 powered! Thats pretty mega.

 

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I estimate this car needs £3000 maybe £4000 spending on it to get it rite and when this is done it will be wotrth about £1500!!


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Posted 11 June 2017 - 06:07 PM

I towed a 1700++ kg caravan from Bristol to Newcastle the other week with my TD5, loaded to the gunnels, air-con running at full tilt.  Just over 29mpg.  Stunning.


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Posted 11 June 2017 - 06:11 PM

M3 powered! Thats pretty mega.

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Posted 11 June 2017 - 07:15 PM

Always avoided LR products over the years, fancied one every so often, but never came about - still would for myself, but recently bought daughter a Lexus RX300, 2001 reg - so well built it's untrue - read a couple of reviews saying they are as good as, if not better than a Rangie - never even driven one, so can't comment, but would like to hear others' experiences :)


Have a Lexus RX300 on lpg seems well built but is hanging with rust under the underseal.
Pattern part availability is limited
Mechanically robust
Drives better than standard RRC, not as nice as a 3l Ford Maverick
Fuel consumption broadly similar

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Posted 11 June 2017 - 08:01 PM

I towed a 1700++ kg caravan from Bristol to Newcastle the other week with my TD5, loaded to the gunnels, air-con running at full tilt. Just over 29mpg. Stunning.

I drove my daughter to her swimming lesson in my p38. Just over 15mpg. Awesome.
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#132 OFFLINE   Lord Sward

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Posted 11 June 2017 - 08:13 PM

I used to think I was doing for my bit for the NHS deficit when I drove my Disco V8.  I felt immensely proud.  Now I just slowly gas people with NOx.


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Posted 11 June 2017 - 08:19 PM

 

Even with a nasty jerry engine that contains very much want!



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Posted 12 June 2017 - 12:26 AM

Have a Lexus RX300 on lpg seems well built but is hanging with rust under the underseal.
Pattern part availability is limited
Mechanically robust
Drives better than standard RRC, not as nice as a 3l Ford Maverick
Fuel consumption broadly similar

 

I've got a 2005 RX300 that we have owned for about 4 years now, it's been pretty bullet proof apart from the brakes as it seems to eat discs withe the same appetite that I used to have for Caffreys in the 90s.

 

Servicing is expensive if you need belts changing, as is replacing the sparkplugs on the V6 as access is a fucker on the back bank plus the plugs are some kind of mega expensive long life jobs and it's probably a good idea the service the gearbox if it's getting close to 100k, mine looks OK underneath but the suspension parts look like they have left in the north sea, which I think is pretty common on most jap cars.



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Posted 12 June 2017 - 03:09 AM

This thread has me Swarding ™ Disco 3s. I must be sick in the head or something.
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Posted 12 June 2017 - 07:19 AM

I've got a 2005 RX300 that we have owned for about 4 years now, it's been pretty bullet proof apart from the brakes as it seems to eat discs withe the same appetite that I used to have for Caffreys in the 90s.

Servicing is expensive if you need belts changing, as is replacing the sparkplugs on the V6 as access is a fucker on the back bank plus the plugs are some kind of mega expensive long life jobs and it's probably a good idea the service the gearbox if it's getting close to 100k, mine looks OK underneath but the suspension parts look like they have left in the north sea, which I think is pretty common on most jap cars.


Ours is an '02 so might be different but belts are easy, you just need to fetch a mill off a heat shield to be able to change the water pump in situ at the same time.
Plugs are iridium ones cost about £4.50 each, like you say access to the rear bank requires multiple wobble bar extentions.

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 03:23 PM

Ours is an '02 so might be different but belts are easy, you just need to fetch a mill off a heat shield to be able to change the water pump in situ at the same time.
Plugs are iridium ones cost about £4.50 each, like you say access to the rear bank requires multiple wobble bar extentions.

 

The later RX has fuck all space over the rear bank as its buried right under the dash and the Denso plugs are about a tenner each. I haven't even looked at how easy the timing belt replacement is but it's very tight for space on that side of the engine, the cost for the belts and the water pump for a decent local garage was £450 and it's going to cost about £180 for the plugs to be changed at the next service, which is less than half the price Lexus main dealers quoted. My usual mechanic wouldn't touch it as it's a bastard to work on due to lack of space in the engine bay.

 

Still I'm impressed by how good it is at soaking miles up on a run and the stress free nature of driving in towns, I think the RX is a bit underated.



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Posted 12 June 2017 - 03:38 PM

Just out if interest what mpg do you get from yours on a run? Going by the computer the best we've seen is about 28 average on a long run.

But we are on LPG so going full tank to full tank we get about 18/19 round the doors and 24mpg on a run, 19/20 on a run towing, having never run for any time on petrol I didn't know how it compared.

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Posted 12 June 2017 - 03:45 PM

I've had it upto 30 on a motorway run but it's closer to 19 - 20 mpg round town and going to work. The RX350 with the updated engine is supposed to be better on fuel but I expect it's still horrendous, it's no worse than my old V6 Accord coupe.

 

I did talk to someone recommended by Gordon Bennett about an LPG conversion, but as I only drive about 4000 miles a year it didn't seem worth it.



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Posted 12 June 2017 - 09:50 PM

@barmatt; don't rule out the TD5. They sound great and are surprisingly smooth. The scare stories about the electrics are just that provided you avoid ACE as did (but do go for airsprings).


My diagnostic tool does the Td5. Currently it doesn't do the rest of the Disco 2 but one day I intend that it will. They can't be that unreliable because so far I have sold hardly any to LR owners.
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Posted 12 June 2017 - 10:18 PM

Most of the home diagnostic types with TD5s tend to have Nanocoms. They're not cheap but as a simple and self contained unit they're quite good!



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Posted 13 June 2017 - 11:47 AM

I have read this about 6 times now and an still no further forward.
What does it all mean?

a 'twin squirrel' is a type of helicopter , i'm guessing the parking was of the very bad  type ... 



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Posted 13 June 2017 - 11:52 AM

It did look like it should have black UN letters on it. Talking of infidels the MOD has a fleet of black Toyota pick ups which are regularly seen in our part of the world; often placing signposts at the side of the road (black arrows on white, or white arrows on black) - a dead cert that an exercise is due. These pick ups can either have army or civilian plates and I suspect that a few years ago it would have been a short wheel based Land Rover carrying out this duty. 

probably white fleet   ( as  white fleet all have military format  registration  on  the system and  an associated  ghost  civilian VRN   ) - have an ex  white fleet car and  the VRN that now carries is not the one  it wore when on white  fleet ... and  i suspect it wore it;s ghost civ vrn 99.9% of the time   when in the hands of the MoD)  ( the usual suspects for swapping  are  the  black in colour  larger cars which are allocated  for the use of  a unitssenior officers  which are supposed to be swapped  to mil VRN  if carrying  personnel in uniform  and  on civ plates if  travelling in mufti )


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