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Spannaz
 


Member Since: 07 Sep 2017
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Just took the plunge


Firstly a big thanks to all the advice i have received from here! Without it i would have made some very expensive mistakes.

We are now the proud owners of a 2007 Disco 3 HSE (chassis 8A)

Was by far the best example we have looked at, total history, some huge bills, and a very very fussy owner that had everything done under warranty including trims on the windows replaced.
It's had a very comperhensive history, with Turbo, actuator, belts, compressor, arms, bushes, keys, auto box service and new pan to name just some of the items. One bill was over 6k excl VAT.

Few little bits to do like replace a scratched tint, and a spider living inside a front lamp, but could not find anything else, despite trying!!!

Remainder of warranty until July is being transferred over so a little piece of mind for the time being.

Will post pics as soon as i can, and then start asking more questions!!

Again, big thank you for all the advice,

Stuart
  
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DSL
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United Kingdom 2011 Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 HSE Auto Zermatt SilverDiscovery 4

Worth checking all the paperwork for the oil pump being replaced. If that's not been done it will need done ASAP. If it lets go then it's bye-bye engine. Thumbs Up

Is that a piece of A4 blanking the numberplate? Very ingenious. Thumbs Up

PS And a very nice looking original D3 Mr. Green
 

11 D4 HSE - just Dee, no more Double Disco. Sad 
 
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Looks Cool as del says check the oil pump has done Thumbs Up
 Discovery 3 se gone
Range rover sport supercharged here:) 
 
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United Kingdom 2011 Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 HSE Auto Zermatt SilverDiscovery 4

And remember spiders need homes too!! Laughing Laughing
 

11 D4 HSE - just Dee, no more Double Disco. Sad 
 
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Spannaz
 


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given that this is an 8A chassis range, and not the 7A would the pump still need replaceing?
  
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United Kingdom 2011 Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 HSE Auto Zermatt SilverDiscovery 4

ISTR it's both, LR eventually fixed it a bit later (MY8.5 & MY09 I think). However I may be wrong, it happened once. It was a Tuesday, a long time ago in a galaxy far far away!! Laughing
 

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Spannaz
 


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for the sake of a few £ i think i will get it done anyway. Just need to find someone in Kent that can sort this for me. I hear Geoff is a good guy?
  
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He is indeed, well recommended. Thumbs Up Thumbs Up
 

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gstuart
 


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United Kingdom 2005 Discovery 3 TDV6 Base 7 Seat Auto Java BlackDiscovery 3

nice looking disco

wished to also recommend geoff. , his knowledge is second to none and a fantastic mechanic

he will put u right and be totally honest in what needs doing

plse , as the other guys have said get that oil pump cover checked out, if it's not the upgraded one to get it replaced ,

geoff and flack done my belts etc and over the moon with the work they done Thumbs Up
 MY 2005 -D3- TDV6-Java black -Auto
**** D3 - Sticker ****
Egrs blanked
Dash Clock
3x indicator flash
Belts and upgraded oil pump cover

Retrofitted -Cruise control -Front electric seats- D4 steering wheel stalks 
 
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tayaste
 


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Spannaz wrote:
given that this is an 8A chassis range, and not the 7A would the pump still need replaceing?


Mines also 8A.
And here's a photo of my pump.


Click image to enlarge
   
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Spannaz
 


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Have sent a request to geoff and will get it done asap, and also get him to cast an eye over it.

Maybe also get him to talk me through some do's and don'ts and what to does what.

Need to get some mudflaps to stop all the debris and possibly some side steps? Suggestions on those welcome as I hear the factory flaps are not that great
  
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Check it's to geoff. with the ".". Thumbs Up

http://www.disco4.com/forum/member-geoff.html
 

11 D4 HSE - just Dee, no more Double Disco. Sad 
 
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Spannaz
 


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Yes that's the man!
  
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tayaste
 


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Might be worth asking him about egr blanking too Thumbs Up
   
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