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Old 14 January 2012, 01:08   #21
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Insurance ain't that bad, mine was about 300 on a classic policy with modifications. Best thing you could do is stick it through an MOT and see what crops up.
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Old 14 January 2012, 09:14   #22
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I think the disco's get bad press for no good reason.

Very capable, and affordable 4x4's, which cross over into car teriotary too. Nice comfy motors on the motorway, still pull whatever whereever.

Granted its 25mpg no matter which way you look at it, but it IS a 2ton car with a little luxury.

My TD5 is less than 400 a year to insure. Against what everyone says, the air suspension is excellent, and the vehicle as a whole is reliable and in my eyes not expensive to run when you look at what you get.
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Old 14 January 2012, 13:24   #23
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Here she is!

Today I blew up 3 flat tyres and used a charger to start her up as the battery was flat. Had a drive off road as it's currently sorn and everything seemed ok.

After taking the pictures I got the jet wash out and gave her a blast and now she's looking good.

Apparently there's some bits in the garage, a brand new set of side steps, enough parts to do a full service and a dog guard.

Unfortunately my dad has cancer and he's too ill to help out but apparently it made him smile when she fired up first time this morning.

Looking at the mileage it's done 198K so it's probably just about run in and as this was my dad's pride and joy I think I have just found my next project
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Old 14 January 2012, 15:04   #24
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Good luck to your dad........we here will keep our fingers crossed for him.
And your Disco.......got to be a good project for so many reasons.
Now get stuck in!
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Old 14 January 2012, 15:11   #25
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check sills front top trumpet mounts rear x member boot floor rear wheel arches,steering box will leak and probably tappet rattle after that all the best
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Old 14 January 2012, 18:33   #26
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Thanks guys

Insurance quotes were 297 Fully comp and 210 Third party fire and theft.
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Old 14 January 2012, 20:24   #27
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Thanks guys

Insurance quotes were 297 Fully comp and 210 Third party fire and theft.
That's HALF what I pay on the Surf!
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Old 15 January 2012, 05:35   #28
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Get a gallon or 2 of Waxoyl under it, and make sure you swill all that salty stuff of it when you've been in't sea. I've had 2 Disco's over the last 15 years. Love em.
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Best of luck to your dad.

Check when the timing belt was last done? On most TDi engines they're good for 60-80k or 4-5 years. Should be changed along with the tensioner, thermostat, water-pump, etc.

Other long-term maintenance can include draining and refilling transmission and rear diff, especially if you want to maintain it for the next few years.
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Apparently there's some bits in the garage, a brand new set of side steps, enough parts to do a full service and a dog guard.
Right, get those on e bay and sold. Buy a new battery because its just not worth the risk and then as suggested waxoyl the lot including under the battery which can corrode.

Had two discos, superb bits of kit for ribbing. Manual did 29mg driven carefully towing, auto did 26 mpg carefully towing. When Viv drove it the fuel figures dropped by 1/3rd

Can't see what the tyres are like, but BF Goodrich All Terrains transformed the vehicle on the slipway and we never had a problem again even with a 2.5 tonne Pacific on rough ground.

The price has dropped and they are quite cheap now, so don't spend mega bucks on it, just thick paint to tart it up.

Oh and don't sell it to Rogue Wave, he tortures them by taking them swimming, salt stains up to the window level.

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