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Old 09 May 2008, 17:40   #31
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It's a 2.8-but one of the last and a Jap import with EGR. Wouldn't touch a 3.1 with someone elses!
I'd hog it then the way things are going .. plus you wont have any of the injector/ glow issues that are abounding these days with the 3.0/3.1
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Old 09 May 2008, 19:24   #32
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I'd hog it then the way things are going .. plus you wont have any of the injector/ glow issues that are abounding these days with the 3.0/3.1
I'm going to-it's not even been welded yet.
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Old 10 May 2008, 15:57   #33
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I had a series 2 disco V8, lovely car to drive however, if I remember right it was a 90 ltr tank and it did about 200 miles on that...

the point made re towing I thought was accurate, the engine always seemed to be needing a lot of revs to do the job. and I only ever towed wee things with it.
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Ive owned 2 v8 disco's a 3.5 and a 4.0 and never managed more than 12 mpg, I also owned a 4.0 range rover and that did the same. I had the 3.5 disco gas converted and it went from 70 miles on 20 of petrol to 170 miles on 20 of gas but that was about 10 years ago.
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Ok, so it's gas if it's a V8 or just go for a diesel then. The petrol models are selling for very good prices......I wonder why
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I had a series 2 disco V8, lovely car to drive however, if I remember right it was a 90 ltr tank and it did about 200 miles on that...

the point made re towing I thought was accurate, the engine always seemed to be needing a lot of revs to do the job. and I only ever towed wee things with it.
My Defender 110(manual) and my Range Rover classic(auto) are both V8s - they will both tow anything you want to - fuel consumption on both is about 18 to 20mpg on a run. Even the carb Defender!!!
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Yeh, but you also seem to think a Disco has a wow factor.
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Yeh, but you also seem to think a Disco has a wow factor.
Not quite - but my 110 definitely has!!!
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He, he....

I rest my case.
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He, he....

I rest my case.
Well my girlfirend loves it - other drivers are terrified of it - and my mates kids are up on the roof rack before you can blink - not only that but it's serious FUN to drive.

A very good mate of mine has a new Porsche Cayenne - once the novelty wore off he went back to his old 90 pickup which he's had fully restored - he loves it but when he goes to Austria on holiday his wife makes him take the Porsche - can't think why!!!
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