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Old 10-04-2012, 11:15 AM   #1276
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Had to take the Disco back to get the steering box leak fixed. It didn't even make it back to the dealer On the way there I was waiting in traffic on a downhill section, so I pushed it into Park. Just at the time I moved the lever, there was a clunk which I couldn't tell at the time if it was a Missfire or a gearbox clunk. We got moving again and made it another 200 yards or so and it just died on me. No engine at all. It was turning over nice and quick but just not firing. No warning lights on the dash. I called the dealer and they came and rescued me as I was only about 1/2 mile from them at that point. When we got to their workshop they opened the bonnet and poked around. They pushed the fuel cutoff switch and tried it again. Amazingly it started? Although they didn't think the switch had tripped out. Anyway they plugged it in for diagnostics and couldn't see any errors so they took it for a spin with it plugged in. They were gone quite a while.... Turns out it died on them as well. So at least they have seen it fail. They have sent me home in a loan ford fiesta while they try and find the fault although they said they suspected the Crank shaft sensor and/or fuel pump has failed. I hope they find the problem and fix it properly as it's not been a good start.
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Old 10-04-2012, 12:27 PM   #1277
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Had to take the Disco back to get the steering box leak fixed. It didn't even make it back to the dealer On the way there I was waiting in traffic on a downhill section, so I pushed it into Park. Just at the time I moved the lever, there was a clunk which I couldn't tell at the time if it was a Missfire or a gearbox clunk. We got moving again and made it another 200 yards or so and it just died on me. No engine at all. It was turning over nice and quick but just not firing. No warning lights on the dash. I called the dealer and they came and rescued me as I was only about 1/2 mile from them at that point. When we got to their workshop they opened the bonnet and poked around. They pushed the fuel cutoff switch and tried it again. Amazingly it started? Although they didn't think the switch had tripped out. Anyway they plugged it in for diagnostics and couldn't see any errors so they took it for a spin with it plugged in. They were gone quite a while.... Turns out it died on them as well. So at least they have seen it fail. They have sent me home in a loan ford fiesta while they try and find the fault although they said they suspected the Crank shaft sensor and/or fuel pump has failed. I hope they find the problem and fix it properly as it's not been a good start.
Damn, that has to be some sort of record
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Old 10-04-2012, 12:30 PM   #1278
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Aaaaaarrr why did I read this thread

Just picked up a 98 Discovery SE . low miles and every thing works, touch wood. Paul

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Old 10-04-2012, 09:43 PM   #1279
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Came across this 1967 series IIa 109 w/straight 6 US spec.
Said to run well but I havent heard it yet.
45k original miles 2 owners desert truck. 100% complete original unrestored. Crawled around under no major rust or rot.
what do you think its worth?

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Old 10-04-2012, 10:43 PM   #1280
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I'm not in the market, but there's a very clean Disco for sale about a half mile from my house...
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Old 10-04-2012, 10:50 PM   #1281
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Aaaaaarrr why did I read this thread

Just picked up a 98 Discovery SE . low miles and every thing works, touch wood. Paul

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Run away now ! I'm sure you'll be fine.
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Old 10-05-2012, 07:44 AM   #1282
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Came across this 1967 series IIa 109 w/straight 6 US spec.
Said to run well but I havent heard it yet.
45k original miles 2 owners desert truck. 100% complete original unrestored. Crawled around under no major rust or rot.
what do you think its worth?

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Fair market for that is probably in the 7-10k range depending on how good it is mechanically. Buy it, it will never depreciate.
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Old 10-05-2012, 01:10 PM   #1283
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Came across this 1967 series IIa 109 w/straight 6 US spec.
Said to run well but I havent heard it yet.
45k original miles 2 owners desert truck. 100% complete original unrestored. Crawled around under no major rust or rot.
what do you think its worth?

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Looks nice in the pictures, whats it like underneath?
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Old 10-05-2012, 02:03 PM   #1284
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Looks nice in the pictures, whats it like underneath?
Dried mud on the frame, slight surface rust still sound solid when banging on the frame. Good cross members and hangers. Some surface rust on bottom from doors. Didn't look at the bulkhead and the steering balls (?) seemed a bit pitted but intact. Would need a repower and a re everything to make it a decent driver
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Old 10-05-2012, 02:57 PM   #1285
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If that was here in the UK, it would be a pile of orange dust in the shape of a Land Rover The enthusiast over her would be queuing up to get their hands on that one in that condition.
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Old 10-05-2012, 03:05 PM   #1286
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If that was here in the UK, it would be a pile of orange dust in the shape of a Land Rover The enthusiast over her would be queuing up to get their hands on that one in that condition.
There's been a few low ball offers, but the sellers are proper pikeys and are firm at 8k. . . .I hate pikeys!

It's either that hunk of aluminum or a new Husaberg
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Old 10-06-2012, 08:04 AM   #1287
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There's been a few low ball offers, but the sellers are proper pikeys and are firm at 8k. . . .I hate pikeys!

It's either that hunk of aluminum or a new Husaberg
Tough decision but I know which one I'd go for. Just be careful because these frames are known to rust from the inside out. If it was me I wouldn't pay that kind of money unless I was damn sure the frame is good. Have a mechanic put it on a lift and go to town with a pick hammer. You don't want this to happen.

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Old 10-06-2012, 11:43 AM   #1288
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I brought mine home for the second time this week today. The dealer fitted a new steering box, a new door latch/solenoid and a new crankshaft sensor and loom. Seems ok to me.








I took my 4yo lad with me and he got a bit fed up on the return trip so I let him take some pictures with the camera whilst we were driving. He spotted a few more landrovers and tried to get some pics of them for me






And I found these on the card when I copied it to the computer Looks like he's on a Landrover phase now.

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Old 10-08-2012, 09:40 PM   #1289
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Please someone talk me out of Rover, I'm getting the bug.
In need of a very capable 4x4 for winter storm commutes and camping duties.
Trying to avoid the passé jeep liberty or the pedestrian Tacoma.

Looking at a 02 Disco or that aforementioned hunk of '60s aluminum that will take all me monies.

Funny I almost bought an 02 Disco new for 34k, yet today I can pick up the same rig for around 7k
Wow they must be very reliable and economical trucks to run.
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Old 10-09-2012, 06:08 AM   #1290
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Funny I almost bought an 02 Disco new for 34k, yet today I can pick up the same rig for around 7k
Not that I'm much help on talking you out of it... I've got an 04 Disco I found at auction that I'd sell for $5.5k, 120k miles, looks good overall. Don't do an 02 for $7!

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