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bimblephish
 


Member Since: 21 Jul 2016
Location: Wiltshire
Posts: 255

United Kingdom 2006 Discovery 3 4.4 V8 HSE Auto Java BlackDiscovery 3

Well I can confirm that far from being just a money pit a V8 discovery is huge fun, very practical and when I finally got home Thursday evening in the snow I pledged to always own one! You get all that as well as a money pit...

Do your homework on the site, get to know the expensive bits that go wrong and buy on history not mileage. A huge pile of receipts is worth far more than just stamps in the service book. If you are buying one with an LPG conversion make sure it had a valve lube system fitted at the same time. Mine has done over 100k miles since its lpg conversion and it’s fine, however without the valve lube they will usually be showing signs of valve regression after 60k-80k Miles. If it didn’t get one then walk away
  
Post #19217333rd Mar 2018 3:50 pm
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d3sue
 


Member Since: 03 Mar 2018
Location: minster lovell
Posts: 2

England 2008 Discovery 3 TDV6 SE Auto Java BlackDiscovery 3

Hi there just been told about this d3 site
got into d3s about 12 months ago
ive always been a land rover fan,
I do break d1s
after owning many variations
I have 5 d1s that im currently breaking
ive got a very nice d1 in silver that im keeping v8 auto,
ive also gota d2 which ive put a 4.6 into and thats a keeper, but now the latest toy is my 2008 se d3, I boughtit with a blown engine but after stripping the engine down I found it had been run low on oil, so I removed the engine through the bonnet whole and puchased a low milage 2006 lump, and fitted it on mydrive way under my car port,
it was fiddly but there is always a way around problems ive found,
engine was a good result, then egr valves failed so did them both, then maff went us so a good used one fitted,
then intercooler split, so a good used one fitted, then air compressor was slow so did a refurb kit,
all in all ive learnt alot about the d3 in a short time,
so if ican help others then just ask, if I can help I will,
cheers andy
  
Post #19217453rd Mar 2018 4:16 pm
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Drhildr
 


Member Since: 03 Mar 2018
Location: Devon
Posts: 3


bimblephish wrote:
Well I can confirm that far from being just a money pit a V8 discovery is huge fun, very practical and when I finally got home Thursday evening in the snow I pledged to always own one! You get all that as well as a money pit...

Do your homework on the site, get to know the expensive bits that go wrong and buy on history not mileage. A huge pile of receipts is worth far more than just stamps in the service book. If you are buying one with an LPG conversion make sure it had a valve lube system fitted at the same time. Mine has done over 100k miles since its lpg conversion and it’s fine, however without the valve lube they will usually be showing signs of valve regression after 60k-80k Miles. If it didn’t get one then walk away


Thanks for this insight - will get to work!!
  
Post #19217873rd Mar 2018 6:03 pm
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CornishMan
 


Member Since: 03 Mar 2018
Location: Norfolk
Posts: 20

United Kingdom 2005 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Auto Cairns BlueDiscovery 3
New member

Hi all, just found this forum and signed up.
Picking up my D3 next week.
Going to have a good read on here now to see what I’ve let myself in for! Very Happy
  
Post #19218413rd Mar 2018 7:37 pm
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The_Wombat
 


Member Since: 03 Mar 2018
Location: Deepest darkest Cambridgeshire
Posts: 11

United Kingdom 2005 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Auto Tonga GreenDiscovery 3

Quick intro!!

I am looking to embark on D3 ownership in the next month or so and currently looking.

I currently run two D2s, a TD5 and a V8, as well as a summer fleet of Alfa Romeos. The V8 is going to struggle to get through its next MOT due to rear chassis rot and a few other bits and pieces, so replacing it with a D3.
  
Post #19218703rd Mar 2018 8:30 pm
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ontheair79
 


Member Since: 03 Mar 2018
Location: Dublin
Posts: 22

Ireland 2005 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Auto Buckingham BlueDiscovery 3
welcome

hello just new happy face user of discovery 3 hse automatic. I have lots of question and problems with my discovery 3. I need some time to get all issues got fixed. Hope I will find here some help. Best regards
Pawel
  
Post #19219743rd Mar 2018 11:39 pm
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Bigpilch
 


Member Since: 04 Mar 2018
Location: Loughton Essex
Posts: 1

United Kingdom 2009 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Auto Bonatti GreyDiscovery 3
EGR Fault disco 3 2009

Hi I also am experiencing egr issues, engine light comes up and goes, it’s scheduled to go into garage Tue 6th to possibly have both egr valves replaced expensive business, i here alternatively I can have them blanked and remapped solving egr issues, with no engine warning light, and increased performance, and fuel economy, is this poss? And million dollar question how does this impact on future MOTs, if all this is poss, recommendations please
Cheers Ian
  
Post #19223724th Mar 2018 9:01 pm
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Jonathan.Burge
 


Member Since: 02 Jan 2018
Location: Chelmsford
Posts: 15

England 2005 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Auto Alveston RedDiscovery 3
First D3

About to buy a D3.

There is a slight wobble on the front end. I'm thinking TRE is there anything (expensive) I should be aware of that could be at fault??

Cheers Thumbs Up
  
Post #19224454th Mar 2018 10:58 pm
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Jonathan.Burge
 


Member Since: 02 Jan 2018
Location: Chelmsford
Posts: 15

England 2005 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Auto Alveston RedDiscovery 3
Hi all

As above, not got one yet (have a D2).

Just keeping an eye on tips etc. Thumbs Up
  
Post #19224474th Mar 2018 11:03 pm
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bimblephish
 


Member Since: 21 Jul 2016
Location: Wiltshire
Posts: 255

United Kingdom 2006 Discovery 3 4.4 V8 HSE Auto Java BlackDiscovery 3

Welcome! Front end wobble could be lower suspension arms - moderately costly, do a bit of reading on the forum as it’s pretty common, also rear upper suspension arms are pretty common
  
Post #19224644th Mar 2018 11:43 pm
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Stucain
 


Member Since: 05 Mar 2018
Location: Kent
Posts: 5

United Kingdom 2006 Discovery 3 TDV6 SE Manual Bonatti GreyDiscovery 3
Hi

Hi all. Got a 2006 disco 3 SE and thought I’d join for future help. And give and assistance as and where I can.
  
Post #19224895th Mar 2018 1:03 am
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SOUTHJEWEL
 


Member Since: 05 Mar 2018
Location: Plymouth
Posts: 1

England 2009 Discovery 3 TDV6 GS Auto Barolo BlackDiscovery 3
Hi

Hi All,

Just found this site looking for answers about rust on chassis and signed up. I am a complete novice, although have been a big fan for years. Picked up my D3 (2009) two weeks ago. Have had a few niggling problems, the major one is currently with the hand break. A week ago it ceased and had to be "released " by an AA guy. I knew it was a common problem , just didn't expect it to fail after my first week!
Glad to be a part of your site, hope to find lots of answers from all of you - experienced owners! Bow down

Cheers
Julia
  
Post #19224945th Mar 2018 1:56 am
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Wolferines
 


Member Since: 05 Mar 2018
Location: Gronau
Posts: 1

Germany 2008 Discovery 3 TDV6 SE Auto Indus SilverDiscovery 3

Hello I am Bert living in Germany and now owner off a D3 with a problem!
Is it normal that on the gearbox side off the engine it looks like on my pictures ?
Looks like there is a part missing .

And the other side looks like this

  
Post #19227975th Mar 2018 9:24 pm
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Brianandjulie
 


Member Since: 05 Mar 2018
Location: Brighouse
Posts: 1

United Kingdom 2008 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Auto Barolo BlackDiscovery 3
New member

Hi all. Just collected my upgrade to a disco 3 HSE and was recommended to join this D3 forum by a good friend Adam whilst at the services on the way home. Previously owned two Freelanders and now need to sort the few issues with the D3 asap so that my present D2 can be sold.
What a difference the D3 is, simply purrs on the motorway; I have been after one ever since I borrowed one for the weekend earlier last autumn.
I believe I have grabbed a bargain, although the main issue is converting the dash from KPH to MPH and I feel there is much research to do here!
Looking forward to learning from the forum as I go, thank you for the helpful site!
  
Post #19228335th Mar 2018 10:15 pm
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dpfdoctor
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Member Since: 28 Feb 2018
Location: Scunthorpe
Posts: 6

United Kingdom 2006 Discovery 3 TDV6 Metropolis LE Auto Barolo BlackDiscovery 3
Hi

Just bought my first Disco 3 TDV6 so joined the forum to find info and to look at hints and tips etc. Plenty of reading ahead of me but really enjoying the forum so far.
  
Post #19229026th Mar 2018 12:07 am
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