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Old 14-07-12   #31 (permalink)
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Re: Disco 3/4 owners did you know about this madness???

Hi rich we had 2 one was a se 06 and one a Hse with tv so I no what there like keep them 2/3years then on there way mate Jon
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Re: Disco 3/4 owners did you know about this madness???

There nice cars for sure but they were voted the most unreliable car on the road i think a while back. my brother has a D3 and loves it but landrover has it more than he does! a company we contract to has had discos for years got his D3 18 months ago new and is on its second engine and has had loads of electrical faults!!!!

I had a 300 TDI new on a P plate, did 80k in it with out a single fault, LR have lost there way in the reliability stakes IMO.
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Hi mate your right there mate thanks jon
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Really makes me laugh when those without Disco's say how rubbish they are, if they are so poor why are they the biggest selling 4x4 on the market????? and why do so many owners replace them with another??????
Ahem I have a disco 1 1990 200tdi goes like stink, had a new head before I got it, I've had to put a new water pump on it but that's all I've had to do to it.

I've driven the veriouse disco models and I have to say i like mine.

The recent disco have got too much electronic in them and everything is run by the car not the driver.

After working on the disco 3 I don't like it as there is always a new fault that you end up chasing them down.

By the way if anyone has got one and it's getting near 3 yrs old you will need to change the parking brakes soon as they can when they wear out come on by themselves and lock on. Not good when going up the motorway.
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Yeah, the whole parking brake thing on the Disco 3 is really stupid.... it has a plastic part that wears out really quickly leading to the brake coming on. Frickin' electromechanical mechanism too - what's wrong with a cable?
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Oh they have a cable. It's under the centre consol and it's there to release the park brake in emergency. Like when it goes wrong and sticks on. Lol.

A real pig to sort out.
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I knew this, and yep its pretty mad!

Also, im led to belive those smart cars dont have a sump plug, you have to use one of those oil pumps to pump the oil out through the dip stick...

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I thought hose smart cars goe with hamsters in the wheels. Jeeze you mean there's an engine in it somewhere.
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Ahem I have a disco 1 1990 200tdi goes like stink, had a new head before I got it, I've had to put a new water pump on it but that's all I've had to do to it.

I've driven the veriouse disco models and I have to say i like mine.

The recent disco have got too much electronic in them and everything is run by the car not the driver.

After working on the disco 3 I don't like it as there is always a new fault that you end up chasing them down.

By the way if anyone has got one and it's getting near 3 yrs old you will need to change the parking brakes soon as they can when they wear out come on by themselves and lock on. Not good when going up the motorway.

Well mines a 56 plate, had it from new and the hand brake works just fine
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