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FISHBOY
 


Member Since: 06 Sep 2010
Location: Kent
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United Kingdom 2014 Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 HSE Auto Indus SilverDiscovery 4

For those in Kent also, where do you get your V8 serviced as will be looking to find a good specialist if I can. I've had good experience of All Terrain in Hastings having bought a 3.9 V8 off them for my MG but that's quite a trek from Tonbridge.


not had a V8 but RCV near the Hop farm is spot on Thumbs Up

Enjoy
 Last of the D4 HSE...  
Post #180540019th Apr 2017 2:33 pm
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Charliecloud
 


Member Since: 31 Jul 2014
Location: Tonbridge
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United Kingdom 2005 Discovery 3 4.4 V8 HSE Auto Bonatti GreyDiscovery 3

Servicing : AHL in Lenham are reported as very good, 8 week waiting list is only downside

I had mine done at Dakar in Dartford, however they are about same distance for me as Terrain.

MAF, RCV and Throttle body are all easy DIY as long as you know one end of a socket from the other Very Happy

Unless it's been done - you will, based on the age of your car need to do the sunroof drain tubes.
  
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spt28
 


Member Since: 10 Apr 2017
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United Kingdom 2005 Discovery 3 4.4 V8 HSE Auto Cairns BlueDiscovery 3

Thanks all Thumbs Up Sounds like Terrain may be the first port of call, will be same for me as it is you CharlieCloud (am in H'boro) the sway point is that parents have a house down that way. I did think about Gigglepin in the Weald but not sure they are specialists when it comes to D3's, probably deal more with defenders etc.

The seller mentioned he had done the sunroof after the passenger footwell got a little damp Wink although whether the drain tubes were sorted at the same time remains to be seen. Another thing to add to the list.

Pretty handy with a spanner thankfully, although have too many restoration projects on the go as it is - the idea was to get the disco so I could focus on them but see that may not be the case Laughing

Will do some reading ahead of some investigatory work this weekend.
 Disco 3 V8 with added LPG
Plus a few other toys... 
 
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bimblephish
 


Member Since: 21 Jul 2016
Location: Wiltshire
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United Kingdom 2006 Discovery 3 4.4 V8 HSE Auto Java BlackDiscovery 3

Ref your question about valve lube system (sorry for the delayed reply. I have a header bottle which needs to be kept topped up and looks like this:





then the outfeed of that goes to a control module that looks like this:





and the outfeed of the control module feeds the lube in to the LPG feed pipe that goes to the injectors:





There are probably other systems on the market but this is the one I have (was already fitted to the car when I got it)

hope this helps
  
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toolbox 28
 


Member Since: 27 Nov 2016
Location: lechlade, glos
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United Kingdom 2005 Discovery 3 4.4 V8 SE Auto Zambezi SilverDiscovery 3

Thumbs Up love the v8 but no lpg for me though.
 54 disco 3 4.4 v8
06 freelander hse now gone
98 disco 2td5 now working on the farm 
 
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spt28
 


Member Since: 10 Apr 2017
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United Kingdom 2005 Discovery 3 4.4 V8 HSE Auto Cairns BlueDiscovery 3

Thumbs Up Thats great thanks, think that's confirmed what I already knew as can't see anything obvious, that said I'll whip all the covers off this weekend just to be doubly sure.

New rear load space cover, PCV valve and a couple of missing bits from inside the cabin have already been ordered much to the wife's bemusement. The spending has started... Laughing
 Disco 3 V8 with added LPG
Plus a few other toys... 
 
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yaxman
 


Member Since: 02 Jan 2015
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England 2005 Discovery 3 4.4 V8 HSE Auto Zambezi SilverDiscovery 3

V8 is the way forward. The club is small for us but most of the problems are still the same 😂 minus the turbo problems lol. . Car needs to be driven. Dont let it just sit. Carry a spare brake switch and bulbs. Smile
  
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SafariDave
 


Member Since: 19 Nov 2011
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United States 2005 Discovery 3 4.4 V8 SE Auto Bonatti GreyDiscovery 3

V8 4.4 is a bullet proof proven engine. Here in the states you can see many D3's with over 200k miles still going strong as long as you don't let them over heat and change the oil. We own two. Clean the throttle body, do a BG intake cleaning once or twice in its life time. Make sure to change the coolant T plastic pipe they tend to crack as they age. The V8 can also sit for a bit if needed. We have a D3 only specialist in LA, he considers this engine the best engine Rover has used even more reliable then the 5.0 V8 on the D4.
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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bimblephish
 


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

Hey Yaxman, who'd have thought there would be two V8's on Salisbury Plain?
  
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spt28
 


Member Since: 10 Apr 2017
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United Kingdom 2005 Discovery 3 4.4 V8 HSE Auto Cairns BlueDiscovery 3

Finally got chance for a bit of tinkering this weekend ...only taken a month! Laughing

First job was new PCV for peace of mind - 5 mins flat. Old one was rather oily so probably a good move. Thumbs Up

While I had tools handy I thought I'd check the state of the throttle body too
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Shocked

Many dirty tissues later Whistle

Much better!

Next job... it may or may not be in for tints this Thursday... Rolling with laughter It's started...

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 Disco 3 V8 with added LPG
Plus a few other toys... 
 
Post #18124338th May 2017 9:39 am
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Charliecloud
 


Member Since: 31 Jul 2014
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United Kingdom 2005 Discovery 3 4.4 V8 HSE Auto Bonatti GreyDiscovery 3

Well done - There are some real easy jobs on the V8, rest is usual D3 joy!

See you got time to change the plate too Very Happy
  
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spt28
 


Member Since: 10 Apr 2017
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United Kingdom 2005 Discovery 3 4.4 V8 HSE Auto Cairns BlueDiscovery 3

Yup Very Happy although that went on pretty soon after it arriving as I needed to get it off the BMW before I listed it for sale.

Exmoor trim canvas seat covers arrived this week much to the bemusement of the mrs Rolling with laughter
 Disco 3 V8 with added LPG
Plus a few other toys... 
 
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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

Looks nice.

Well I have just bought a V8 HSE D3 too, well for my wife, so thats another one in the club.

I see there are some other local V8 owners to me in Wiltshire?

I also have a off road Discovery TD5, so know all about the pain of owning a LR.

Looking forward to getting to grips with a newer LR.

Mark
  
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Mogwyth
 


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Wales 2005 Discovery 3 4.4 V8 HSE Auto Zambezi SilverDiscovery 3

Welcome to Club V8. Thumbs Up
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05 D3 HSE V8 4.4 LPG
 
 
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bimblephish
 


Member Since: 21 Jul 2016
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United Kingdom 2006 Discovery 3 4.4 V8 HSE Auto Java BlackDiscovery 3

Hi Trollman, welcome to the club, I'm only about an hour south the other side of Salisbury plain. Do you take the TD5 up there and are you planning on taking the D3 up there?
  
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