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Old 23 April 2013, 14:38   #1
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Getting really bored of this landrover game now !

So having not had any time or money to spend on the boat as I've been trying to sort out a suitable towing vehicle, I've attempted various things & mostly learnt that

a) everything anywhere near a 300 tdi engine is even filthier than an outboard

b) I have some really helpful neighbours who have been brilliant at undoing stuck bits for me

c) i'm going to slap everyone who says 'I told you so'

The bastard thing decided to overheat in Swansea and has now been diagnosed with a blown head gasket. According to the internet its really easy to replace, according to the garage its several hours work and probably not worth doing.

Aaaarrrrrrgggghhhhhhhhh I want a foreign car !!!!

That is all. Thanks for listening.
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Old 23 April 2013, 14:40   #2
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c) i'm going to slap everyone who says 'I told you so'

Aaaarrrrrrgggghhhhhhhhh I want a foreign car !!!!

That is all. Thanks for listening.
Haven't told you yet.

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Old 23 April 2013, 14:41   #3
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Oh and its not even a proper one its a Discovery (just so you can really take the mick).
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Is there a "proper" one?
What you're experiencing is "proper". No "ifs" nor "buts". Genuine Proper LandRover experience. Be part of it.........let it flow over you.
Actually?......Naahhh, get angry, like any normal creature would. Kick the bugger, carefully aimed the thing may actually collapse with just the one kick.
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Be pleased the body lasted longer than the engine..... :whistling early discos were a nightmare.

Have has 300tdi which had a permanent fan belt squeak, leaked like a sieve.

Now have a td5 disco2, which is much better. Given any choice it would be a 90 td5.
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What age is it ? If it's any consolation I bought a Merc ML 270 because it had 7 seats & could tow the boat. In a year 2 new injectors, 3 ball joints, one rear spring, 5 tyres, laser tracking that sets off the EPC light occasionally, change of auto gear oil (100) now slips in 3rd to 4th... lovely car to drive when it works !!
I have a Defender for work, reliable but probably the most uncomfortable car to drive. Mates Disco & his Dads Range Rover always in the garage..
Did somebody mention Japanese ??
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Theres actually a website called Landrover Hell:

NIGHTMARE TD5, Land Rover Discovery Revies and Report, Land Rover Discovery Recall

Thank you guys, you are cheering me up (as always!)
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What age is it ? If it's any consolation I bought a Merc ML 270 because it had 7 seats & could tow the boat. In a year 2 new injectors, 3 ball joints, one rear spring, 5 tyres, laser tracking that sets off the EPC light occasionally, change of auto gear oil (100) now slips in 3rd to 4th... lovely car to drive when it works !!
I have a Defender for work, reliable but probably the most uncomfortable car to drive. Mates Disco & his Dads Range Rover always in the garage..
Did somebody mention Japanese ??
Unlucky with the ML, had mine over a year now and touch wood it's been great, tows well drives well hope it sorts out for you

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