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Trollman
 


Member Since: 09 May 2017
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United Kingdom 2005 Discovery 3 4.4 V8 HSE Auto Zambezi SilverDiscovery 3
Collecting our 1st D3 tomorrow V8 HSE

I bought a D3 V8 HSE over a week ago, it needed a bit of work so I had it done by a local LR specialist near to where I bought the truck. Its had a new thermostat housing all pretty simple. However whilst it was in the garage the front suspension went down. This was due to someone replacing the air pipe and not securing it properly and so it went on the exhaust !!

Its all done now so fingers crossed it will be ok.

Hoping to take it to the Malvern Land Rover show on Saturday if the wife lets me use it as it is hers !!

Pics soon.

Let the mods begin !!

Mark
 *D3 V8 HSE silver 2004 on LPG (Wife's)
*D2 TD5 Epson Green 2002 Off roader (weekend toy)
*VW Golf R Wagon, Lapiz Blue 66 (to get from A - B quickly) 
 
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Stufea
 


Member Since: 18 Mar 2016
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United Kingdom 2006 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Auto Unknown ColourDiscovery 3

time for a new credit card with a large limit Laughing Laughing
 2006 D3 HSE
Java Black
Clock in Dash
3 Flash Indicators
V8 brake upgrade 
 
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Aerialmark
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England 2005 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Auto Zambezi SilverDiscovery 3

Let the spending begin Laughing
 Pendle Transfers
Travel for all occasions to and from any destination in the UK.
www.pendletransfers.com 
 
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DSL
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United Kingdom 2011 Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 HSE Auto Zermatt SilverDiscovery 4

And time for a little trailer. Snigger

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11 D4 HSE - just Dee, no more Double Disco. Sad 
 
Post #182094331st May 2017 10:06 am
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plocker
 


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United Kingdom 2005 Discovery 3 4.4 V8 HSE Auto Bonatti GreyDiscovery 3

Welcome to the V8 club. Thumbs Up
 05 V8 HSE Bonatti Grey  
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spt28
 


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United Kingdom 2005 Discovery 3 4.4 V8 HSE Auto Cairns BlueDiscovery 3

As already said - welcome to the V8 club, limited numbers of us but there's plenty of info available Thumbs Up
 Disco 3 V8 with added LPG
Plus a few other toys... 
 
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maccers
 


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England 2006 Discovery 3 4.4 V8 HSE Auto Zermatt SilverDiscovery 3

Good choice, welcome and enjoy! Thumbs Up
  
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SafariDave
 


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United States 2005 Discovery 3 4.4 V8 SE Auto Bonatti GreyDiscovery 3

Good Call on the V8.
Have them clean the throttle body, and do a BG induct cleaning. Check that the cowl is not warped by the Pollen air filter duct. Check for sunroof drains leaking. Replace coolant T plastic breather pipe.
Dave
 LR3 2005 V8 SE Bonatti Grey "The Rhino"
De-tangoed Headlights, LR4 14-16 Style Grille, LR4 19" Wheels/ Bridgestone Alenza 
 
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toolbox 28
 


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United Kingdom 2005 Discovery 3 4.4 V8 SE Auto Zambezi SilverDiscovery 3

Great choice, ive never regretted buying our v8, thirsty its true but smooth and creamy, on holiday in Scotland at the moment, we are only 15 mls from Swindon so we're quite local.
 54 disco 3 4.4 v8
06 freelander hse now gone
98 disco 2td5 now working on the farm 
 
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DSL wrote:
And time for a little trailer. Snigger

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I could have done with this on the journey to Scotland last sat Exclamation 54 disco 3 4.4 v8
06 freelander hse now gone
98 disco 2td5 now working on the farm 
 
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Trollman
 


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United Kingdom 2005 Discovery 3 4.4 V8 HSE Auto Zambezi SilverDiscovery 3

Well it didn't go quite to plan.

LR garage had replaced thermostat housing and repaired front airbag pipe but it still had a misfire. Drove off got to main road and tried to go up a big hill, engine management light came on and it went into limp mode .. great .. stopped turned it off and back on again, still misfiring but moving.

Got to a fuel station and put some much needed go go juice in the truck and some water in me. While I was sat there, I just thought I would flick it over to LPG, wow much better no more misfire..

Got to Bournemouth with no further issues and it drove great.

Decided to give the interior a good clean out in the afternoon, much better.

This morning we go to come home, get in truck, turn on ignition and I get the "Christmas tree" effect and it doesn't start. A quick search of this forum concludes battery voltage low. Grab a charger and leave it for 30 minutes, try again and bingo.. phew..

Go to reverse it off the drive and then there was a loud phewsh fron front near side.. susp drops.. looks like the pipe that the garage was supposed to of repaired had gone again.

Abandoned truck on in laws drive and drove home in the Golf R... mechanic is going to look at it and also the missing on number 8, and MOT it too.

Not the start of ownership I was looking for.
 *D3 V8 HSE silver 2004 on LPG (Wife's)
*D2 TD5 Epson Green 2002 Off roader (weekend toy)
*VW Golf R Wagon, Lapiz Blue 66 (to get from A - B quickly) 
 
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aechambira
 


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Kenya 2005 Discovery 3 4.4 V8 HSE Auto Tonga GreenDiscovery 3

Trollman, I bought a V8 with similar issues. Check battery light and EML and Suspension light were on at time of purchase. Loss of power, misfires, Christmas tree effect, limp mode etc...then I joined this forum, did lots of reading and got encouraged to start fixing it. Not done yet but will keep in going.

Step by step yours will get done too.
If you get some time, do post how items were resolved.
Welcome to the V8 club.
  
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pagoda
 


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SafariDave wrote:
Good Call on the V8.
Have them clean the throttle body, and do a BG induct cleaning. Check that the cowl is not warped by the Pollen air filter duct. Check for sunroof drains leaking. Replace coolant T plastic breather pipe.
Dave



Ack clean the throttle body. Can you explain what you mean by the cowl and air filter duct? I'm prob being dense but what's the BG induct? Lastly, why change the coolant breather T if the original isn't leaking?

And on all V8s I'd suggest adding a can of BG44k to the fuel tank (not sure if that would affect LPG though).
 PAGODA  
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plocker
 


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United Kingdom 2005 Discovery 3 4.4 V8 HSE Auto Bonatti GreyDiscovery 3

I did my coolant T pipe today, old one snapped as I was trying to remove it as it was so brittle. Should be good for another few years now Smile
 05 V8 HSE Bonatti Grey  
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Trollman
 


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United Kingdom 2005 Discovery 3 4.4 V8 HSE Auto Zambezi SilverDiscovery 3

Got any pics of the T piece in question? Not sure I want to open up the water system again as it was a nightmare to bleed !!

Will be doing the throttle body once I get it home.
 *D3 V8 HSE silver 2004 on LPG (Wife's)
*D2 TD5 Epson Green 2002 Off roader (weekend toy)
*VW Golf R Wagon, Lapiz Blue 66 (to get from A - B quickly) 
 
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