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Old 20 February 2012, 14:53   #91
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Cambelt and rear belt at 107 k or seven years, £650 by LR (although some dealers doing offer price of £350, which is about what the Indy's charge,) No the body doesn't need to come off, mine's being done, err.... tomorrow
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Old 20 February 2012, 15:01   #92
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It was the body off bit that put me off, still £350 doesn't sound that bad
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Hi, I haven't read all this thread but I am really taken with the Disco 3, but there is a couple of things I have heard though. Firstly is that it weighs 2.7 tonnes and secondly there is a very expensive belt change at around 100k miles.
the 2.7 tonnes is what makes them great for towing, solid as a rock as long as you get the trailer set up right, but it's what makes them winch fodder when off road, don't matter how good the suspension and traction control is, still only on bits of rubber
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The 105K mile belt change/Service isn't an issue.

Firstly. All the internet scaremongering is WRONG. The rear (fuel pump) belt can be done without lifting the body, and is a 1hr job for anyone with a bit of common sense who's prepared to put up with a little discomfort.
I've done mine - Genuine LR parts were @£50.

The Timing belt is also part of the 105K service, but again it's very achievable by the DIY mechanic.
I'm about to do mine in the next few weeks, genuine LR parts are @£70.

LR charge @£650 to do them with fluid changes etc, so if you can't tackle it yourself and are buying a higher milage D3 make sure it's been done.

There are loads of other things that can go wrong, but are fixable.
So my advise is not to buy an older/higher milage example if you can't fix it yourself, and can't afford to pay LR £100/hr to fix it.

The HSE does weigh in at 2.7tns, the slightly less 'toyed up' examples are less, but you wouldn't know it when driving one, and I think it makes it a great tow car.

My HSE does @29mpg on a motorway run while not hanging around, or @32mpg at 70mph. Around town 23mpg is usual, I won't even mention what that drops to when towing.

As mentioned DISCO3.CO.UK - Index is where it all happens.

If I had the money I'd upgrade to a D4 in an instant, but the difference in price between a used D3 and D4 is huge.

Mine will probably have to go when the RIB gets sold, and I'll almost be as gutted to see it go as the RIB.

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Old 21 May 2012, 16:30   #95
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started looking in ernest

can anyone tell me... do the MY2008 and newer have the ability to play an ipod through the stereo and navigate tracks etc?

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can anyone tell me... do the MY2008 and newer have the ability to play an ipod through the stereo and navigate tracks etc?

think it depends on the spec of radio fitted, not all the same
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You can play an iPod through the aux but will have to use iPod to navigate or you can buy a adapter from LR at some cost to navigate tracks
I had a Brodit pro clip holder for mine
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Old 22 May 2012, 05:33   #98
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thanks guys - the search continues
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thanks guys - the search continues

I'm thinking about selling my D3 ☹

HSE 09 with 36k miles, FSH and manufacturers warranty until August (an additional year/s can be added to the warranty).
Auto, factory fitted tow pack, leather, 7 Seater, AC, sat nav, terrain response etc – every conceivable extra and a few more!
Just had her first MOT with no faults or advises.
Unmarked, drives and tows lovely (only occasionally towed my 6.6 Predator ).
Your welcome to call if you require any more info.
I‘m open to offers……. (sounding around recently a local dealer said the vehicle traded at just over 28k )


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Hi Lee,

The car looks cracking though recent building projects have left me with a £20k budget tops.

Good luck in selling yours :-)
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