Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Eavb

Discovery 300tdi, 8 days MOT left £300?

Recommended Posts

As title says, 300tdi Disco. Just been used for house moving duties towing stuff (other shite mostly). Now in new house with too many cars so has to go. 

 

I was planning on selling it to the local Land Rover breaker but, if anyone on here wants it for £300ish then I'd rather do that. 

 

I'm at work at the moment so will add pics tomorrow. 

 

It's on around 240k, I've owned it for six months or so and it has been totally reliable. I did the head gasket at 223k when I first bought it as it was just starting to burn through on cylinder 4. 

 

Reg is S46 NGC but from memory MOT history tells you nothing!

 

It needs the usual welding to the rear of chassis and the boot floor is just starting to go although not badly. The steering box weeps, it needs rear calipers but there is a new pair included if it sells on here. It has had various bits of welding before I got it, none of which are particularly impressive - just mot bare minimum stuff really. 

 

It's a nice old bus and I was planning to weld it up and keep it. Unfortunately I have been told that there are already too many vehicular projects on the go (Transit, Phoenix, two minis, Berlingo etc) so this one gets the chop. .

 

It would need to be collected by next Thursday as it has to live on the public highway, I have it insured until then and I'll be cancelling the tax sometime after that. 

 

I appreciate that this is a crap ad for a vehicle with next to no MOT but here goes. 

 

Oh, by the way, I would possibly swap it for interesting mini related stuff (proper A series minis). 

 

Cheers

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

the usual welding to the rear of chassis and the boot floor is just starting to go although not badly.

Can your pictures include this please. I need another discovery like I need a hole in the head, but this is very tempting.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Took a couple of rubbish pictures today, it was pissing down as usual.

 

Chassis isn't as bad as I remembered, worst bits are the nearside as pictured.

 

Boot floor could be patched up in the short term.

 

Offside rear arch is the weakest.

 

Cheers

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

tis a bit of a bargain this; the weeping steering box can be fixed with 'neuretane' (or something) seals (white in colour) from a local engineering company- cheap; I did this with mine, and the box I bought off a scrapper which was also a leaker...

 

I think the boot floor repair panels 'complete' are cheap enough also.

 

...I sold mine with no test for €650 and Lazy rear brakes, but I did weld up its rear chassis n X-member; bloke that bought mine was a groundworker, n was intending on using it to move a 1.5tonne trailer with an excavator on it; his old 96 Tdi 'met its maker' when its rusty chassis split in two while towing!!...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

For 300 quid I’d buy it tomorrow. But it would cost me that in fuel to get it home again.

300tdi will do high-30s mpg, possibly even just about maybe touch 40 if you accelerate gently and limit your top speed to about 55-60mph. Driven like the big, heavy, blunt Land-Rover that it is (and not like a normal car) they are nowhere near as thirsty as some people seem to be able to make them be. I *averaged* 36mpg when I had mine, and that had the A/C running most of the time.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

...mine did 43MPG when I first bought it, I calculated, but it was hugely lethargic, n somewhat dangerous; it was mega lazy eg; pulling out of T junctions; my suspicions were the previous owner turned down the fuel screw on the pump for 'mingebaggery' reasons....

 

... I did some pump mods (as recommended/link to 'how to' threads on here); never averaged below 36mpg; even when towing heavy trailers   - the buyer on the test drive remarked on how 'liveley' it was, but I didn't go mad with the pump mods; a few turns of the star wheel n fuel screw ...

 

...the disco1's are a rare sight here over (bar the ones that are on 'vintage plates' -n allegedly on old rangerover chassis for 'cheap road tax)...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

...the disco1's are a rare sight here over (bar the ones that are on 'vintage plates' -n allegedly on old rangerover chassis for 'cheap road tax)...

The ones that originate with the guy in Co. Tipp are genuine (there's a disco 2 and a 110 crew cab around here complete with build photos, one paid 9k for the td5, the 110 paid 11k)

 

There is some shocking ones though and ringing kits are regularly on Donedeal for 1k ish. But a genuine one is good value and they are well built from him

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

300tdi will do high-30s mpg, possibly even just about maybe touch 40 if you accelerate gently and limit your top speed to about 55-60mph. Driven like the big, heavy, blunt Land-Rover that it is (and not like a normal car) they are nowhere near as thirsty as some people seem to be able to make them be. I *averaged* 36mpg when I had mine, and that had the A/C running most of the time.

Only, the disco 3 I have would do 28 getting down there, and around 18 on the way back with it on a trailer haha

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The ones that originate with the guy in Co. Tipp are genuine (there's a disco 2 and a 110 crew cab around here complete with build photos, one paid 9k for the td5, the 110 paid 11k)

 

There is some shocking ones though and ringing kits are regularly on Donedeal for 1k ish. But a genuine one is good value and they are well built from him

 

I live in South Co.Tipp, and there is a good few 'old reg' one knocking about here; Im not sure what some of these folk do for insurance but I spose they are on a classic policy...

 

theres a few doing it alright; a chap in Waterford has been doing it years, and was, I was told, locked up for a spell over the ringing/stolen gear in his yard/ n not paying his taxes (lol) - when he got out n he continued where he left off but now buys the chassis etc with V5's from UK, n they end up on ZV plates; he now accounts for n documents every nut, bolt n washer in his yard, all chassis's n body's have paperwork - as the customs inspectors now do bi-monthly 'spot check inspections' of his operation...

 

Theres another place doing it on the outskirts of limerick; a mate of mine who has a classic car resto business regularly runs into them at the 'blasters' - they allegedly do a 'good job' n the 'new/old disco's are essentially ground up rebuilds...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
Sign in to follow this  

  • Similar Content

    • By HMC
      My attempt at living a shite free life has failed. Trawling e bay/ gumtree again etc but I thought I'd put out a wanted ad here. I've been browsing the for sale threads, but is there anything your thinking of moving on and would like to keep in the fold and have a hassle free sale? I'd consider anything but something fundamentally ok with a bit of MOT would be great. There is a bit of a strange condition- unusually I'm free this Wednesday and rarely at all other times- so being able to collect during the day this Wednesday would be perfect.
    • By si1881
      Going to try this on here before the fun that is eBay or similar.
       
      My mum has recently replaced her trusty old SportKa with a newer 500 and currently it’s just sat in the garage.
       
      It’s only done 38k with I think mum being the third owner plus a very large file of bills. As you can see from the MOT history ‘a lot’ of miles have been done in the last few years....! Has the leather interior, an aftermarket Bluetooth kit, Air Con that works and four good tyres plus working remote key.
       
      It has had some attention by a welder in the past but the filler area is solid and other than a few obvious bits on the sills and corners of the rear bumpers is in nice condition.
       
      If anyone is interested please let me know. I’m back there later this week so can look at the paperwork or anything else on the car in more detail.
       
      She’s looking for about £750-800.
       
      Car is currently SORN and located in deepest Lincolnshire (near Spilsby).
       

    • By eddyramrod
      Copied over from Shite In Miniature...
      Note for future reference...  I've decided most of my Matchbox (-sized) cars can go.  It's a vast collection,   Most have been repainted at least once - by me, obviously.  My eyes and hand aren't good enough to do them again.  I've got way too many to list so ask if there's something you want and if I've got it, we can do a deal.  Most will be 50p each plus postage, so it'll make sense to build up a parcel.
       
      I thought it best to do this, then I'm not clogging up the main thread.  This could well go on for months.
    • By theshadow
      £350,only 36000 miles,it stops,starts goes,power 800cc so sod all,mot feb 2020,new brake pads,service,fanbelt,rustproofed with aldi finest anti-rust do dah,drivers window lowers by itself,maybe a ghost,giffered tape up,sony radio/cd,all advise done.tyres fine,wipers wipe,even the rear,location bl1 2lt.
×
×
  • Create New...