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Billyingram1992
 


Member Since: 17 Nov 2016
Location: Ayrshire
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Scotland 2008 Discovery 3 TDV6 XS Manual Stornoway GreyDiscovery 3

Good to see someone else from Ayrshire on here now Thumbs Up
 Discovery 3 xs
Led side lights
Led fog lights
Front light guards
Led spot lights
Led fogs
Led main beam
Egrs blanked and remapped 
 
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LRV DAV
 


Member Since: 21 Mar 2017
Location: Ayrshire
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Dave T wrote:
And don't forget the SCAM curry night, not sure when next one is, probably mid october


Hi Dave, where did you have your last curry night?
  
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LRV DAV
 


Member Since: 21 Mar 2017
Location: Ayrshire
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Billyingram1992 wrote:
Good to see someone else from Ayrshire on here now Thumbs Up


Hi Billy,
Thanks for the welcome. I see your into landrover mechanics. I might be calling you.

Cheers
d
  
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Billyingram1992
 


Member Since: 17 Nov 2016
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I try to give the mechanics side a miss these days but do know a lot of really good mechanics in ayr that I get to do work for me bud but always happy to help anyways Thumbs Up
 Discovery 3 xs
Led side lights
Led fog lights
Front light guards
Led spot lights
Led fogs
Led main beam
Egrs blanked and remapped 
 
Post #185873318th Sep 2017 6:31 am
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Dave T
 


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we go to Himalaya on Paisley Road West at Cardonald.
 2016 D4 Graphite Santorini Black
1994 Defender 90
2012 D4 XS Orkney Grey missing it already
2005 D3 S Maya Gold - Gone but never forgotten

Convoy for Heroes 2011

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Post #185880218th Sep 2017 11:19 am
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LRV DAV
 


Member Since: 21 Mar 2017
Location: Ayrshire
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Hi Guys,

not got my disco 3. Just had it health checked by Gibson Autos in Cumnock. Got ah hefty job list totalling £4500 so will have to put the green laneing off for now until i get everything fixed. Any advice, help or cost savings would be much appreciated. Id love to give Gibsons the go ahead to fix everything in one go but lack of finances prevents this. Big Cry Welcome to the world of Landrover.

My Job List to keep me busy for the next few months.

Gearbox Shudder, Oil and Filter kit Required
Front Fogs. Cable worn. needs replaced
front wishbone and rear bushes play and geometry is out
Front arm bushes worn
belt tensioner worn
Rear wiper blade split
FrontBrake pads need replaced
Engine Oil Low. needs topped up.
OSR TYRE LESS THAN 1.6 MM
Spare wheel tyre shredded. needs replaced
NSF tyre cut to cords. needs replaced
Prop centre bearing support bush starting to split
Rear arb bushes worn
NSR Are link loose / slight play
OSF track rod has play. Would advise replacement
OSF WHEEL bearing REQUIRED
NSF WHEEL bearing REQUIRED
NSF TRACK ROD END REQUIRED
NSR TRACK ROD END REQUIRED
NSR TOP SUSPENSION ARM FRONT BUSH HAS SLIGHT PLAY BUT DOES NEED REPLACED
OSR TRACK ROD PLAY, SHOULD BE REPLACED
NSR TYRE IS DOWN BELOW WEAR BARS. SHOULD BE REPLACED.
AIRBAG LIGHT. caBLING WORN UNDER DRIVERS SEAT. FIRE HAZARD AND SHOULD BE REPLACED IMMEDIATELY.
Cruise Control function has erratic operation. switches off for no reason while in driving mode.
  
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JMack
 


Member Since: 02 Aug 2014
Location: Edinburgh
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Some big stuff in there and some run of the mill stuff.


"Front Fogs. Cable worn. needs replaced
Rear wiper blade split
Engine Oil Low. needs topped up
."

3 Things easy DIY, or ignore, i.e front fogs can easily be ignored for now and investigated at your leisure.

"front wishbone and rear bushes play and geometry is out
Front arm bushes worn
NSR TOP SUSPENSION ARM FRONT BUSH HAS SLIGHT PLAY BUT DOES NEED REPLACED
"

New arms complete with bushes and a full 4 wheel alignment.
Parts available from, https://www.advancedfactors.co.uk/steering--suspension-12-c.asp

ARB bushes, track rod ends again DIY stuff if inclined as are things like brake pads. You know you need tyres anyway. Priority would probably be the wires under the drivers seat.

Presumably you knew it was needing work before you went to the other end of the country to buy it. Wink
So hopefully the gamble has been worth it.
Thumbs Up
  
Post #186884015th Oct 2017 8:57 pm
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Coo
 


Member Since: 01 Jun 2015
Location: Fife
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Scotland 2005 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Auto Bonatti GreyDiscovery 3

Don't know your mechanical ability but....


Front Wheel Bearings are fairly strightforward and could be done easy DIY at same time you do front brakes.
Bodsy's brake bible will help you with how-to

Set of tyres - try get geometry sorted before new tyres..
To keep you going, noticed these for sale in Fife: https://www.disco3.co.uk/forum/topic164915.html

Money to be saved,..
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Dave T
 


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I hope it was cheap!!!
 2016 D4 Graphite Santorini Black
1994 Defender 90
2012 D4 XS Orkney Grey missing it already
2005 D3 S Maya Gold - Gone but never forgotten

Convoy for Heroes 2011

You Tube vids
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photos
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Post #186937117th Oct 2017 11:41 am
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LRV DAV
 


Member Since: 21 Mar 2017
Location: Ayrshire
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Hi Coo,

Thanks for that but my alloys are 17"
  
Post #186959617th Oct 2017 7:53 pm
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LRV DAV
 


Member Since: 21 Mar 2017
Location: Ayrshire
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United Kingdom 2005 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Auto Zambezi SilverDiscovery 3

Hi Dave T,
I think i got a good deal. 7000. gibsons say its a pretty sound car its just at the age where it needs all the wear and tear stuff done. Last owner didn't know what he had. just kept putting it in to his local country garage for oil and filter changes. Kind of new what to expect when he said that it has needed nothing done since he had it. He was oblivious about how to keep a disco in good condition.

I just tell myself i have saved it and i will make it as good as new. I contacted him to let him know what state it was in but he lives in a different world. I could tell on the test drive a few things that were wrong. What really surprised me was that he yet his wife who is due there 2nd baby soon and there 2 year old drive about in oblivious to their safety.

I am kind of stunned at the irresponsibility some people have.

If you can't afford to keep a disco in good condition then you shouldn't buy one.

God i am going on and on here. going to shut up.

I know i have got a goos sound disco so i am happy. I own it and it will be better than new when i am finished. My mechanic friend is willing to help me and let me use his garage and ramp.

Hope to see you all in the hills or green lining soon.
  
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A.J.M
 


Member Since: 31 Oct 2009
Location: Airdrie
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As an owner of an 05 HSE.
I have to question some of the stuff quoted.

How do you wear out fog light cables? I think mine have been used less than 10 times in 5 years. Forgot about them, never needed unless you are one of those knobs that drive around in the day with the fogs on.
Airbag light, from experience, reset light and it stopped. Loose connector was to blame. Again, how do you wear out wiring that lives under a seat?

You need a torque converter, judders are the first sign of it dying. Been there, got the bill.

Wiper? Do yourself. It’s easy. Oil? 5w30 can. Top up. Check dipstick.

Tyres? Did you not check that before buying it? Quite an oversight and an easy 6 points if police catch you.

Propshaft? Replacement time.

Suspension should be done in 1 hit. Then get it aligned properly.

I’ve heard of Gibson’s, I met the owner at a breakfast car meet a couple of years ago. He tried to suggest I didn’t go ahead with changing my tires air suspension compressor, but to bin the system and fit coils with a 2” lift. I don’t think he liked my response of laughing loudly then telling him to f**k off with that idea. Laughing
  
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