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Disco 3/4 owners did you know about this madness???

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skyhuck   

I have a Disco3 and a mate of mine who is a mechanic told me something the other day that I found hard to believe!!!!!!!!!!!:thumbdown:

 

Did you know that its not posable to remove the engine without taking the body off he chassis!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:001_huh:

 

He was telling me about a guy who had a 09 plate Disco4 that had an engine fault, the dealer fitted one new injector £1200!!, the problem was still there so they suggested fitting a new set of injectors which would cost £7K or a new engine for £15K!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:thumbdown:

 

The owner decided to trade it in for a new one.

 

A guy bought the trade in and spent a week removing the body, stripped the engine, turned out it was a broken valve spring, change the spring and refitted the body.

 

How crazy is it to build a car where the engine cannot be removed with relative ease??????????????????????????????:confused1:

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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...

 

Bonkers!

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Mozza   

Yeah I knew this, Treequips mate told him. It's madness and there will be ALOT of BIG mechanic bills knocking about when these cars reach a certain age :laugh1:

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Mozza   
Any one want to buy a Disco3???????????????

 

If you look on eBay and piston heads Dave, there are many for sale at a certain age, no doubt theyre really nice, really good cars, until something goes wrong, then it all goes pear shaped

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treequip   

Last one I had in bits was a blown turbo, that's a body off job as well.

 

They build em to no cheap to build not cheap to maintain.

 

The other bad thing is they are so effin heavy you can't (legaly) move them on a trailer

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skyhuck   
Last one I had in bits was a blown turbo, that's a body off job as well.

 

They build em to no cheap to build not cheap to maintain.

 

The other bad thing is they are so effin heavy you can't (legaly) move them on a trailer

 

Yes they are the heaviest motor landy have ever built!!!!

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Ian C   

i know a few people with disco 3's and all have had major problems with em, lovely cars but not a patch on the true disco image of the TDI's.

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