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Bobbygg
 


Member Since: 09 Nov 2016
Location: Northumberland
Posts: 60

United Kingdom 2005 Discovery 3 4.4 V8 HSE Auto Zambezi SilverDiscovery 3
I love my V8!

Took the family out today in my first good run in my V8

Five adults on a 200mile round trip for a day out to Whitby, plus food and plenty of winter clothing

One in the rear, rear seats, spread out and lounging, two in the middle seats with the cool bag between them - in charge of the food

Fast, quiet and comfortable, did everything from single track country roads complete with a nice Ford crossing, to heavy town traffic, fast motorway cruising and steep hill climbing , did the lot without complain

Fuel consumption just a heavy price to pay against a diesel version, but wouldn't swap it all.
 D3 V8 with active rear diff  
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kajtzu
 


Member Since: 10 Aug 2017
Location: Helsinki
Posts: 193

Finland 2005 Discovery 3 4.4 V8 HSE Auto Cairns BlueDiscovery 3

Welcome to the club Thumbs Up
  
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Charliecloud
 


Member Since: 31 Jul 2014
Location: Tonbridge
Posts: 324

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

Thumbs Up V8 is the way to go on old LR D3s
  
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pjm-84
 


Member Since: 04 Oct 2016
Location: Hampshire
Posts: 345

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

Yep.... its was a no brainer for me.

I think a chap on here bought a mint D3 and the engine went bang after a few thousand miles. That it was it for me so paid a high price for the first silver D3 V8 that came up for sale.

6500miles on and it hasn't missed a beat. Regular round trips to Wales and up to Kielder in December which will add another 1000 miles or so.
  
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Bobbygg
 


Member Since: 09 Nov 2016
Location: Northumberland
Posts: 60

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

I'm doing kielder this weekend,

Mind you, it would be rude not too since it's on my doorstep Cool
 D3 V8 with active rear diff  
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pjm-84
 


Member Since: 04 Oct 2016
Location: Hampshire
Posts: 345

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

Travelling up on the Saturday Big Cry .

Favourite part of the country, probably more so than the Lakes. Oddly I can understand the dialect as well. SWMBO struggles Rolling with laughter .
  
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SafariDave
 


Member Since: 19 Nov 2011
Location: NYC & LA
Posts: 461

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

On V8's, get the plastic PVC valve and coolant T plastic breather valve replaced for good measure. They are cheap and worth checking on and replacing. You can do them yourself. Also clean throttle body.
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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kajtzu
 


Member Since: 10 Aug 2017
Location: Helsinki
Posts: 193

Finland 2005 Discovery 3 4.4 V8 HSE Auto Cairns BlueDiscovery 3

SafariDave is right on the money, the parts you want are (I did the same very recently):

PCV valve right valve cover, LR003380
Valve, air bleed ("T-piece"), LR027661

Also check if the front differential vent/breather has been replaced (old looks like a stick, new one looks like an umbrella handle (curved)), part is LR019450

Also if history is not fully known I would:

- flush transmission with a machine
- change front, rear differential and transfer case fluids
- at least take a critical look at the brake lines (swap every 6 years), if you’re replacing you should change the brake fluid at the same time
- I changed power steering fluid, LR says fluid is lifetime.... YMMV.
- look at the auxiliary belts and replace if they haven’t been or if you’re unsure
- basic stuff: engine oil, antifreeze is ok, etc.
- fill AC with refrigerant
- make sure your battery is in a good condition

For the V8 you’ll find a nice maintenance schedule made by British Atlantic that I’ve been following. It includes some extras compared to LR’s own. Go to roverparts.com, register and download. Schedule is in miles so I had to translate it to km for myself Wink
  
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Hairy Dan
 


Member Since: 19 Jan 2011
Location: Co. Durham
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United Kingdom 2016 Discovery 4 3.0 TDV6 Landmark LE Auto Santorini BlackDiscovery 4

Bobbygg wrote:
I'm doing kielder this weekend,

Mind you, it would be rude not too since it's on my doorstep Cool



I'll look forward to meeting you on Saturday, I'll be in my V8 also but mines a slightly different shape Whistle Laughing

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 Cheers Ian
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Kielder 4x4 Safari 
 
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disco_v8
 


Member Since: 22 Oct 2017
Location: London
Posts: 81

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

Another happy V8 owner here. Just did 350 miles round trip mainly non motorway traffic and couple of hours on Salisbury plains..averaged 18.5mpg! Not that bad I guess Laughing
 2005 D3 V8 SE
2005 D3 V8 HSE gone 
 
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Trollman
 


Member Since: 09 May 2017
Location: Swindon, Wiltshire
Posts: 104

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

Another one here too, no way was I letting my wife buy a TDV6 when she only does 2k a year. She has just done a 200 mile trip to Bournemouth and around, I just filled it back up with LPG and got 14.1mpg.

Happy with that.

Oh and tonight I loaded a solid Oak sideboard in the rear !!

Great vehicles.
 *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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SafariDave
 


Member Since: 19 Nov 2011
Location: NYC & LA
Posts: 461

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

On highway cruising using cruise control at 65mph I can get 23mpg, on my NYC D3.
On our Cali D3 using the cruise control driving at 70-75mph we can get 24-26mpg.
Use ur cruise control find the sweet spot mph for great mpg.
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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disco_v8
 


Member Since: 22 Oct 2017
Location: London
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United Kingdom 2005 Discovery 3 4.4 V8 SE Auto Bonatti GreyDiscovery 3
Re: I love my V8!

pics pics pics here Very Happy

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Bobbygg wrote:
Took the family out today in my first good run in my V8

Five adults on a 200mile round trip for a day out to Whitby, plus food and plenty of winter clothing

One in the rear, rear seats, spread out and lounging, two in the middle seats with the cool bag between them - in charge of the food

Fast, quiet and comfortable, did everything from single track country roads complete with a nice Ford crossing, to heavy town traffic, fast motorway cruising and steep hill climbing , did the lot without complain

Fuel consumption just a heavy price to pay against a diesel version, but wouldn't swap it all.
 2005 D3 V8 SE
2005 D3 V8 HSE gone 
 
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Mogwyth
 


Member Since: 03 Oct 2014
Location: Pwllheli
Posts: 2939

Wales 2005 Discovery 3 4.4 V8 HSE Auto Zambezi SilverDiscovery 3

Trollman wrote:
Another one here too, no way was I letting my wife buy a TDV6 when she only does 2k a year. She has just done a 200 mile trip to Bournemouth and around, I just filled it back up with LPG and got 14.1mpg.

Happy with that.

Oh and tonight I loaded a solid Oak sideboard in the rear !!

Great vehicles.


We get about around 13-14mpg on local running around but if we get the odd run in pushes the average up to nearer 15mpg.


SafariDave wrote:
On highway cruising using cruise control at 65mph I can get 23mpg, on my NYC D3.
On our Cali D3 using the cruise control driving at 70-75mph we can get 24-26mpg.
Use ur cruise control find the sweet spot mph for great mpg.
Dave


Is that US or Imperial? Best I have ever achieved on petrol is just over 22mpg imperial (18 US) driving like a granny. and have never found cruise control can do better perhaps not enough dead flat roads.
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05 D3 HSE V8 4.4 LPG
 
 
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Mogwyth
 


Member Since: 03 Oct 2014
Location: Pwllheli
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Wales 2005 Discovery 3 4.4 V8 HSE Auto Zambezi SilverDiscovery 3

disco_v8 wrote:
Another happy V8 owner here. Just did 350 miles round trip mainly non motorway traffic and couple of hours on Salisbury plains..averaged 18.5mpg! Not that bad I guess Laughing


Is that calculated or lieometer?
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05 D3 HSE V8 4.4 LPG
 
 
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