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Old 21 May 2006, 15:41   #41
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tell me has it passed the mots with the mods done

are the emissions still ok ?

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Well guys, this is my second Disco, the first being 200 Tdi which I sold with 100,000 on the clock, all trouble free with nothing more than regular servicing, ok it clonked the trim squeaked, but it always stopped and started reliably. The Disco 2 is a vast improvment and with the mods mentioned earlier (van aaken chip,k&N panel filter,,egr valve closed and centre box removal and replaced with straight thro section) it is stunning. The sound is like nothing else ( pleasantly louder) and performance excellent. Fuel is about 25-32 mpg, cornering with A.C.E is done with no body roll. I have had nothing but 100% reliability so what can I say. my father had a Daihatsu...awful,my friend had the awfull non starting Honda and a work colleague had a fall apart shogun. I'm happy and do not want to change to any thing else. They all purchased Disco's now and are also happy !!!
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Old 21 May 2006, 15:50   #42
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Old 21 May 2006, 15:53   #43
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the reason we switched to landies was a cheap car for the mrs to crash around, so got a 200tdi, the sunroofs leaked and condensated and dripped on your head, steering box went, welded in bits of new floor, new carpets, new seats, so on and so on, most bits were from the landrover jumbles, did not have aircon and was a killer in the summer so as she had not crashed it we got a 300 tdi with aircon. steering box leaked, bearing in the front timing case cover went, and a couple of other bits and bobs, oh yes and the stupid auto box would overheat on long runs with big loads on hills so sold it on. then we went to a td5 es, two years old, needed heater matrix for drivers seat, two new microswitches in the gearbox, new steering box again!, and now the oil loomy problem, which fingers crossed i seem to have fixed

the 200 and 300 cost next to nothing to repair and get spares for and i sold them for what i purchased them for
td5 will lose a bit of money but have had it years and generally it is very good and has every extra fitted

landys are generally cheap to run and cheap for spares, and dont lose their money too much

the td5 is great but needs another 60 bhp, if i had fitted a larger intercooler and chipped it i would get 200 bhp and it would be great then but not done that
on taking the head rocker cover off the engine is pristine inside

so all in all we are pleased with it

had a mitsu shogun 3.5 before the landies and that was always in the incompetant dealers

if ever you have a lady problem call safari engineering and they are superb, nothing they dont know so i go there, glean advice and knowledge and then come home and fix the damn things

joy o joy!!!!!
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Old 21 May 2006, 16:14   #44
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Hi Hugh, Yes, it went straight thro' the MOT, only 1 month ago, emissions were a little higher, but still under one, performance is miles better, according to van Aaken it should be putting out about 175-180bhp. Well worth every penny.
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I blanked the EGR on my L200 and it worked wonders, a pal did his 300tdi Disco and reckoned if anything it lost performance.
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Hi Alice, I did mine step by step and you are right, performance just got better.
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Yes I run some foriegn muck just went over 50k on sat since I had her, replaced glow plugs, a battery and a small rubber mount that stops the transfeer case rattling 02 l200, Jap and only Jap for me
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Yes I run some foriegn muck just went over 50k on sat since I had her, replaced glow plugs, a battery and a small rubber mount that stops the transfeer case rattling 02 l200, Jap and only Jap for me
Hows the ride quality? Thought for a moment I was going to have to say cart springs
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When you have a rib behind you or a heavy load, you will appreciate leaf springs, ride quality is fine, passengers sit a little high and not so much rear leg room for em
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When you have a rib behind you or a heavy load, you will appreciate leaf springs, ride quality is fine, passengers sit a little high and not so much rear leg room for em



You like leafsprings?! Mine are horrible on my frontera. They are really nice on the road but if you're towing across rough ground they give the trailer a load more abuse than coilovers do.
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