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monkiefone
 


Member Since: 27 Sep 2011
Location: kent
Posts: 17

United Kingdom 2010 Discovery 4 3.0 TDV6 HSE Auto Stornoway GreyDiscovery 4
Back in a Discovery

Hi everyone, some may recognise my username from other forums that previously owned D2's and have moved up to 3 or 4's.

Here is the extensively modified D2 shortly before a house purchase forced its sale.





It was soon replaced with an FL2 for my wife to drive and I missed some form of green oval on the drive.





We keep the FL2 for a while until it became apparent that the boot was not big enough for all our new son's clobber and we departed from LR's for a while back into an Audi estate.

Fast forward a couple of years and now with a caravan to tow we were using a VW Touareg. Now with another baby and all it's 'accessories' to carry we were running out of boot space again. My wife has always loved the look of D4's so we started the search.

The budget was upped multiple times to find the right car. We eventually found a lovely Coris Grey, 2012 HSE 8 speed car with full history and 95k miles. Perfect, or so we thought. I collected it a week later from an independent dealer in Poole and drove it home. Halfway home 'Restricted Performance'....bother!

After a lot of communication with the dealer, it was diagnosed as a cracked inlet manifold and collected by them for inspection (the dealer is over 150 miles away). The dealer called the next day and offered a full refund. I requested the car to be repaired as I had travelled nearly 1000 miles over the last month trying to find the right car. They refused. After days of arguing I backed down and accepted the refund.

The hunt is now on for a replacement.

Having upped the budget to find the above car we reset the budget back down to a more sensible amount (it is a second car for my wife to drive and tow the caravan).


I found a nice 2010 HSE more local to home and made the purchase.

Here starts it's ownership story!




  
Post #21715514th Sep 2020 8:58 am
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monkiefone
 


Member Since: 27 Sep 2011
Location: kent
Posts: 17

United Kingdom 2010 Discovery 4 3.0 TDV6 HSE Auto Stornoway GreyDiscovery 4

Now it's home it's time to start sorting all the little things that need doing.





First off I noticed that the wiper arm spindle covers were missing.





Time to go get some parts...





Looks better now but it makes to wiper arms and scuttle look very grey....that will have to be the next thing to look at!


  
Post #21715524th Sep 2020 9:06 am
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Dannyson
 


Member Since: 14 Oct 2014
Location: Newquay, Cornwall
Posts: 797

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Grey scuttle Rolling Eyes Ive tried all the detailing tech stuff - and it only 'lasts' until I use the screen wash! - then back to grey washed out scuttle..... very poor plastics from LR yet again - my wifes Auris Hybrid scuttle (10 years old) - still black!
 2016MY Discovery HSE - Black
2009MY Toyota Land Cruiser (Lc4) - Black 
 
Post #21717094th Sep 2020 10:43 pm
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lynalldiscovery
 


Member Since: 22 Dec 2009
Location: Maidstone
Posts: 6531

United Kingdom 2006 Discovery 3 TDV6 Metropolis LE Auto Bonatti GreyDiscovery 3

Owatrol lasts well
 Give them just enough.  
Post #21717125th Sep 2020 12:52 am
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Gary_P
 


Member Since: 03 May 2016
Location: Kent
Posts: 827

United Kingdom 2016 Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 HSE Auto Corris GreyDiscovery 4

Which specific Owatrol product for the plastic scuttle?
Thanks
 Gary
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Discovery 4 HSE 2016MY 
 
Post #21717335th Sep 2020 8:58 am
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monkiefone
 


Member Since: 27 Sep 2011
Location: kent
Posts: 17

United Kingdom 2010 Discovery 4 3.0 TDV6 HSE Auto Stornoway GreyDiscovery 4

Towbar fitting today.

Stupid chassis spacer tubes! Laughing


  
Post #217366914th Sep 2020 10:38 am
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monkiefone
 


Member Since: 27 Sep 2011
Location: kent
Posts: 17

United Kingdom 2010 Discovery 4 3.0 TDV6 HSE Auto Stornoway GreyDiscovery 4

Side Steps fitted to help the kids in and out.

Before





and then after.


  
Post #217367014th Sep 2020 10:40 am
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grzesiul
 


Member Since: 11 May 2008
Location: UK
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United Kingdom 2016 Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 SE Auto Loire BlueDiscovery 4

nice looking D especially on them 10 spoke 20s Thumbs Up
  
Post #217367414th Sep 2020 10:48 am
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James W
 


Member Since: 27 Mar 2008
Location: Wirral, UK
Posts: 2478

United Kingdom 2010 Discovery 4 3.0 TDV6 XS Auto Stornoway GreyDiscovery 4

Blast from the past! I had the same colour green Adventurer spec D2 and then a silver SE. I remember you from the D2 forum. Welcome aboard! Nice D4 Thumbs Up
 D4 XS, Prospeed Rack & Ladder, Drawer System, Split Charge, GG AT3s, Now with added black bits  
Post #217367614th Sep 2020 10:56 am
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monkiefone
 


Member Since: 27 Sep 2011
Location: kent
Posts: 17

United Kingdom 2010 Discovery 4 3.0 TDV6 HSE Auto Stornoway GreyDiscovery 4

First Tow with the D4.

"Built for it".

Think I need to come down a set of holes on the hitch to level out the caravan.


  
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monkiefone
 


Member Since: 27 Sep 2011
Location: kent
Posts: 17

United Kingdom 2010 Discovery 4 3.0 TDV6 HSE Auto Stornoway GreyDiscovery 4

Rear passenger side door lock actuator this weekend in the rain.

lovely job!



Rolling Eyes
  
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monkiefone
 


Member Since: 27 Sep 2011
Location: kent
Posts: 17

United Kingdom 2010 Discovery 4 3.0 TDV6 HSE Auto Stornoway GreyDiscovery 4

Replaced the rear arch stone guard trim thingys!







  
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Jumper9895
 


Member Since: 10 Jun 2015
Location: Swanmore, Southampton
Posts: 226

England 2008 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Auto Java BlackDiscovery 3

Hi John, congratulations on the family increase!! It seems years ago when we all met up with the D2s! I just ‘lurk’ on here occasionally after selling my D3 and going down the Swedish route.......not as ‘exciting’ to drive as the D2 or 3, but on the plus side, I have just returned from an 800 mile round trip to Cumbria without a warning bong Laughing Laughing
Take care.

Dave
 Best Regards,
Dave.
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Post #218084918th Oct 2020 2:58 pm
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LRD4GAB
 


Member Since: 05 Nov 2020
Location: Tamworth
Posts: 84

United Kingdom 2015 Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 HSE Lux Auto Corris GreyDiscovery 4

Hi monkiephone, I too have gone from my D2 you may remember me Coppiceno1,my D2 is still in the family my son as got it on loan
  
Post #21847765th Nov 2020 8:35 pm
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monkiefone
 


Member Since: 27 Sep 2011
Location: kent
Posts: 17

United Kingdom 2010 Discovery 4 3.0 TDV6 HSE Auto Stornoway GreyDiscovery 4

Hello back to the D2 guys that have said Hi Very Happy
  
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