Land Rover Lust!

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Mav, Jul 30, 2009.

  1. Snarky

    Snarky Vodka Infused.

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    We have a Mazda CX-7. It develops a lot of weird electrical problems especially with the door locks, the navigation, and the CD player. Maybe when Land Rover takes the same basic car and applies their grand knowledge of building reliable electrical systems it cancels out and you end up with a vehicle with an indestructible electrical system that has no flaws.

    When I saw Jame May pilot one off-road, the Evoque seemed pretty bad ass.
  2. George Papadopolis

    George Papadopolis between

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    Great write up...though my intended use is about 180 from what you do, think cheerios in the seats and the need to change around childrens car seats on the fly :lol3

    Im a bit conflicted as whether to pull the trigger on an LR3 now or holding out for another year or two for a price drop on the LR4 with the 5.0l (375 hp:eek1)
  3. maloryII

    maloryII more north, more wet

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    The LR4 is definitely nicer/more luxurious but I like the utilitarian interior of the LR3 more. I can't imagine needing more than the 300hp of the 4.4 and I hear you take a pretty serious hit to the mpg, if that matters to you.

    If you drive them side-by-side, you'll probably want the LR4. It's basically a Range Rover on the inside. I just wouldn't want to track mud/spill coffee in it, which is the kind of stuff I do all the time and something the LR3's interior is much more capable of handling.
  4. squonker

    squonker Eat my shorts

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    My friend has an '02 (series 2) Disco with a rad leak. He was going to to use Bar's Leak or an egg to try to fix it (he doesn't have a lot of money), but he says it is a sealed unit. Anyone have any tips I can pass on to him? It's his wife's car and she can't turn the heater on because the smell from the leak makes her sick so he is getting a hard time from her about it! They would have to get a loan to get it fixed at the dealer so he is looking for other alternatives. Any tips I can pass on to him?

    Cheers
  5. AerialCameras

    AerialCameras Awkward Boner

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    After five months in impound, Friend Got the letter from the port yesterday that his 86 90 isn't going to be allowed in. A beautiful body on a galvanized 1986 frame with proper documentation makes them believe that the vehicle is newer than it is. They claim vin tampering, but have no proof. So back to the uk it goes.
  6. Mav

    Mav Something witty...

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    That's crazy! And there's no basis to appeal?
  7. Hay Ewe

    Hay Ewe Just a Wannabe

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    The TD5 engine uses the other type of coolant fluid (not sure which) and so the additives may not work or as well. In addition, he needs to be very careful about driving it, loosing not too much cooling can kill the engine, and that will be much more expensive than a coolant.

    I am a member of AULRO (australia Land rover Owners) forum and they are very help full and can give guidance.

    this wont actually solve teh overall problem may give some good info as to help deal with the current situation.
    Of course, a replacement radiator or a repair the current one is possible with out goign to the stealer ship

    hope that helps

    Hay Ewe
  8. TengaiJohn

    TengaiJohn Long timer

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    KLR stalled on me last week, had to go home and get the Rover:

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  9. Achtung

    Achtung Wicked Pisssah Adventurer

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    NOOOOOO! That Sucks, where is it lets go break it out!
  10. TengaiJohn

    TengaiJohn Long timer

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    Replacing the rad isn't that hard to do. He can get it recored or get a used one in good condition. If he is on the east coast I would recommend getting in touch with Paul Grant or Marty (Drillbit) on Discoweb.org

    Last radiator I purchase for my DI was $269 and it was an original Nissen.

    If he needs any help have him get in touch with me: cinqueg at hotmail dot com
  11. TengaiJohn

    TengaiJohn Long timer

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    Can't he show them the invoice for the galvanizing??? How about other invoices to show he did a ground up restore?

    That really sucks!!!! Which port did he bring it in thru?
  12. AerialCameras

    AerialCameras Awkward Boner

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    He has all that and photos of the process that were given to the man at the port when the issue first came up. They claim its a 2002. There was a 02 that he used to own when he lived over there and that frame has been parted out and remains in the UK. Technically and legally the UK MOT calls it and titled it an 86. Man with badge here suspects different.

    This is the result of the appeal. No entry based on suspicion. $1,200 fine and he can send it back out of country. Check was cut today and shipping arranged. He's choosing not to push back and recover what he can back in Yurp. Either that or park it at a mates house and there's a vehicle we can use for our holidays and general fooking about. .

    The bottom line is this one was too shiny and would have been the fourth one in that had his name on it. The both of us brought in three the year before, but this one was all his. Whew!
  13. squonker

    squonker Eat my shorts

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    ^^ ^^

    That truly sucks
  14. squonker

    squonker Eat my shorts

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    Thanks gents, I will pass this info along to Simon. Much appreciated.
  15. Andylaser

    Andylaser Heavy Metal

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    Check out this unusual beasty on UK ebay.

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  16. squonker

    squonker Eat my shorts

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    Not the best pictures, I know, but I'm thinking about taking the plunge on this next week....

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  17. syntec4

    syntec4 Long timer

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    ^^^ nice. looks clean enough. I hope the heater works :lol3
  18. squonker

    squonker Eat my shorts

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    Funny you should say that - when I first looked at this truck in August it wasn't! I guess I'll find out soon enough...:D
  19. Ricardo Kuhn

    Ricardo Kuhn a.k.a. Mr Rico Suave

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    Found them on the web..
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  20. Hay Ewe

    Hay Ewe Just a Wannabe

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    Looks like some one got them selves in to a corner they couldnt get out of! imagine doing your round the world trip and all your 'house' pecariously balanced on that boat on a glacial river....