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dave291
 


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Spending on an old Disco

Coming up to 140k miles and still going strong, but reaching the time where I'm starting to get the big jobs for the second time around.

This time it's lower arms, and new discs/pads, so little change from £1500 at my trusted Indy

I know that I couldn't get a better car without spending a fortune, but spending a third of what the car is worth always smarts a bit, even though I know the car will feel great once it's done

I assume lots of you will convince me it's the right thing to do....

(Also, what else should I be planning to do given the car has had all the usual stuff done in the last 70k miles e.g. when should cambelt be done again?)
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if the rest of the vehicle is maintained and tidy, go for it...

just think, £1500 is a few weeks depreciation if you bought a brand new one!
  
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yes, you can never say what's around the corner, but it all feels good at the moment.....gearbox flush worked a treat and it's still a pleasure to drive
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was pretty much in the same situation. Just done £4K in on mine with at least another £500 to go and at best with the all the extra’s she’s probably worth around £10K on a good day. Problem was I would have had to do at least half of what I did just to be able to sell it really.
Will have to keep her even longer now as Im 9 yrs in already Thumbs Up
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It gets to a point were you just have to tackle jobs yourself if at all possible. Avoiding a large fraction of a cars total value outlaying on stuff that is consumable. Much better to spend the money on decent tools and get some spanner time in. Just havent got the money for an Indy to do the mundane tasks let alone a dealer.
  
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If I was not a bit handy with spanners I'd probably be doing bangernomics as it really smarts how much it costs to get jobs done 'professionally'.
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Ceekay
 


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See what your saying but alot of it is about time for me.
Ive worked on vehicles on and off over the last 35 yrs or so and im an electrical engineer by trade and think my tool collection could handle the majority of the works required for the disco certainly the more run of the mill stuff but time is always my enemy.
In any case a large part of my latest expense was for a new turbo and I think i did well paying for just 7 hrs labour and you really do need a ramp if your gonna do it with the body on and I definately do not have one of them in my tool box. Thumbs Up
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Exactly my point highlands. Ceekay i just work s balance between time and money. Im an aircraft fitter but the processes at work are so noddy and belittleing i just dont enjoy it the same as attacking home & car stuff. If the bills looking big making a saving by doing it myself adds an extra kick.
  
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I worry about the spare parts. How many years after 'end-of-production' will JLR continue to sell D3 parts Question

What if they decide to stop delevering parts because owners now hanging on to 200.000 D3 let them think they can sell 200.000 new if they stop supply.. Shocked
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highlands
 


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There's generally been a very good level of 3rd party part manufacturer engagement for LR cars.
I think the D3 owner profile will support that; certainly for body/chassis parts.
The gearbox is used across enough cars that it should be well supported.

I'd only really have concerns over the engine - the block in particular.
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Dan_NL wrote:
I worry about the spare parts. How many years after 'end-of-production' will JLR continue to sell D3 parts Question

What if they decide to stop delevering parts because owners now hanging on to 200.000 D3 let them think they can sell 200.000 new if they stop supply.. Shocked


Spares for the D2 are still easily available I think. Why would the D3 be any worse?
  
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Well the way I’m looking at it, at some point our D3 will need a new gearbox and a new engine. Hopefully not in the same year, but it might be. That’s a lot of money to spend on an old car, but once those and a few other bits are replaced it’ll drive as well as ever.

I could spend the same on a nice D4, but a new engine for that would be a lot dearer and the interior isn’t as practical. The same money would cover a couple of year’s payments on a new D5, but it looks like a Kia.

So sleep well old girl and don’t worry you’ll be well looked after!

Must remember to ring Steve Norman about that suspension fault...
  
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Also worth bearing on mind as a few of the the car makers are saying they wont make combustion engines beyond 2019/20 what is going to happen to all them nice shiny D4s/RRs that are still running, road tax and value wise?

So if you have had the life out of the D3 you wont be to concerned if they try to take it off the road as it wont be worth much but a 40 odd k D4 you might have different feelings!

To anyone I would say hang on for a couple of years and see what develops.
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There might be some EU level laws on the subject but also perhaps national laws as the document referenced below mentions Germany as an example.

http://ec.europa.eu/DocsRoom/documents/107...ons/native

REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals) has to do with chemicals.

TLDR they imply that at least 15 years from end of production, so that would be 2009 (2010?) + 15 years but while we every now and then bitch JLR I doubt they would leave 200000 owners in the lurch. Thumbs Up
  
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kajtzu
 


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lynalldiscovery wrote:
Also worth bearing on mind as a few of the the car makers are saying they wont make combustion engines beyond 2019/20 what is going to happen to all them nice shiny D4s/RRs that are still running, road tax and value wise?


On taxation - most jurisdictions have tried to not invent policies that apply retroactively since it causes consumers surprises and they should be able to rely on past governmental decisions.

What cities are doing (banning of euro 4, etc.) or implementing road tolls which are made to discourage driving and aren’t really taxes in the real sense of the word.

Also, I think the comment at least someone at Volvo made regarding cessation of combustion engines was a bit premature... they implied that hybrids could have larger battery packs and smaller engines still.

Pure EVs are too expensive for the average consumer no matter how you package them, I think cheapest start at around 30K EUR here while you get a Polo 1.0L eco for 15K EUR maybe... average car age here is around 11 years so it’s not like this will change overnight even if populist or Green Party politicians think it does.
  
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