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spt28
 


Member Since: 10 Apr 2017
Location: Kent
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United Kingdom 2005 Discovery 3 4.4 V8 HSE Auto Cairns BlueDiscovery 3
First D3... and it's a V8

Took the plunge on this last week, early HSE so few things to sort but loving it so far (the LPG helps!). Very Happy

Will be looking to tidy a couple of bits and spruce up the interior at some point, I've been used to an individual 330ci so just feels a bit 'dull' at the moment. No doubt I'll join the queue for the hens teeth parts Smile







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 Disco 3 V8 with added LPG
Plus a few other toys... 
 
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rrhool
 


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United Kingdom 2007 Discovery 3 TDV6 SE Manual Zermatt SilverDiscovery 3

Looks tidy! Thumbs Up
 Richard

Discovery 3 SE Zermatt Silver MY07. Triumph 2.5Pi. Ferguson TEA20 1948



Gone. Discovery 2 4.0 ES 2001- Discovery 1 300Tdi ES '95- Range Rover Classic '79 
 
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Luapno
 


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United Kingdom 2016 Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 Landmark LE Auto Santorini BlackDiscovery 4

Welcome aboard and very nice motor.

There are plenty of suggestions on the forum of how to separate you from your hard earned cash Very Happy
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maccers
 


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England 2006 Discovery 3 4.4 V8 HSE Auto Zermatt SilverDiscovery 3

Very nice Thumbs Up

Enjoy!
  
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D4commercialsdv6
 


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United Kingdom 2012 Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 Commercial XS Auto Orkney GreyDiscovery 4

Bet she sounds great too👍
 Commercial SDV6 8 Speed 255
Audio upgrade
Bright pack
Convenience pack
Timed climate
Surround cameras
Xenon light Upgrade
Smart Witness Camera
Black grill & vents
Sidesteps 
 
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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

Congrats - a good choice Thumbs Up

Looks like Kent is getting it's fair share of D3 V8 owners on this forum now Very Happy
  
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Mogwyth
 


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Wales 2005 Discovery 3 4.4 V8 HSE Auto Zambezi SilverDiscovery 3

Another Club V8 member welcome. Thumbs Up
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05 D3 HSE V8 4.4 LPG
 
 
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bimblephish
 


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

Welcome to the exclusive D3V8 club, mine makes me smile every day, and the warmer weather gives you the excuse to roll down the windows as you pull away from lights, drive through tunnels, overtake etc

Couple of humble suggestions: if you have LPG does it have a valve lube system? If not I would look at getting one. Secondly take a minute to clean your throttle body (buildup of crud can lead to missfires and odd running) and finally change out your PCV valve - they are cheap and easy to change and it's about the one common cause of failure of the 4.4 V8 if it goes bad.

Looks like a nice tidy example, hope she treats you well (but get ready to dig deep!)
  
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United Kingdom 2005 Discovery 3 4.4 V8 HSE Auto Zambezi SilverDiscovery 3

Welcome to the V8 club. Thumbs Up Thumbs Up
  
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SafariDave
 


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Did someone say V8? Cool
 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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Discoveringcomfort
 


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England 2005 Discovery 3 4.4 V8 HSE Auto Zambezi SilverDiscovery 3

Looks sweet, great to see another proper engine owner!
 Series 1 V8
Series 2 Hibrid V8
Discovery 3 HSE V8 
 
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plocker
 


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

Welcome!

Another Landrover with the correctly supplied engine Mr. Green
 05 V8 HSE Bonatti Grey  
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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

Charliecloud wrote:
Congrats - a good choice Thumbs Up

Looks like Kent is getting it's fair share of D3 V8 owners on this forum now Very Happy


Indeed, just around the corner from you too so you may see me burbling about.
 Disco 3 V8 with added LPG
Plus a few other toys... 
 
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spt28
 


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

bimblephish wrote:
Welcome to the exclusive D3V8 club, mine makes me smile every day, and the warmer weather gives you the excuse to roll down the windows as you pull away from lights, drive through tunnels, overtake etc

Couple of humble suggestions: if you have LPG does it have a valve lube system? If not I would look at getting one. Secondly take a minute to clean your throttle body (buildup of crud can lead to missfires and odd running) and finally change out your PCV valve - they are cheap and easy to change and it's about the one common cause of failure of the 4.4 V8 if it goes bad.

Looks like a nice tidy example, hope she treats you well (but get ready to dig deep!)


Many thanks for the info, must confess I've not had chance to really get to have a full poke around yet so the tips are most welcome.

Contacting Geoff about a gearbox flush and opening up some features is on the list, likewise I also need to source a key from somewhere as that went missing when the PO went to Centre Parcs.

I've been through the paperwork to see about a valve lube system but not seen anything that mentions it, is there an easy way to visually know when looking in the engine bay?

Will attack the throttle body and change PCV valve when I get chance - any recommendations as to a good parts supplier?

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.

Finally exhaust is nice but a little muted in my view... may need to change that at some point for a little more burble.

Parked her up next to the current daily... quite the size difference! Laughing



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 Disco 3 V8 with added LPG
Plus a few other toys... 
 
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plocker
 


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

I had a 330ci, somehow the rear tyres only seem to last around 6000 miles Rolling Eyes

Let me know what you decide on exhaust, i have heard cutting out the centre silencer makes it roar no burble Whistle.

P.S window tints are Cool
 05 V8 HSE Bonatti Grey  
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