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detritus22
 


Member Since: 16 Sep 2017
Location: Strathaven
Posts: 40

Scotland 2005 Discovery 3 TDV6 S Manual Java BlackDiscovery 3

LRV DAV,

They are some very nice looking alloys, would look lovely on our Java Black Disco Laughing

Thinking about getting our current 18" alloys re-sprayed/coated black as well as getting the rear windows tinted.
  
Post #186864915th Oct 2017 11:35 am
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LRV DAV
 


Member Since: 21 Mar 2017
Location: Ayrshire
Posts: 194

United Kingdom 2005 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Auto Zambezi SilverDiscovery 3
Stuff to be Done.

Well Guys. here it is. the job list after a visit to local specialist.

Problems found by Landrover Specialist on Discovery 3 2005 HSE AY05 LTN

Gearbox Shudder, Oil and Filter kit Required
Front Fogs. Cable worn. needs replaced
front wishbone and rear bushes play and geometry is out
Front arm bushes worn
belt tensioner worn
Rear wiper blade split
FrontBrake pads need replaced
Engine Oil Low. needs topped up.
OSR TYRE LESS THAN 1.6 MM
Spare wheel tyre shredded. needs replaced
NSF tyre cut to cords. needs replaced
Prop centre bearing support bush starting to split
Rear arb bushes worn
NSR Are link loose / slight play
OSF track rod has play. Would advise replacement
OSF WHEEL bearing REQUIRED
NSF WHEEL bearing REQUIRED
NSF TRACK ROD END REQUIRED
NSR TRACK ROD END REQUIRED
NSR TOP SUSPENSION ARM FRONT BUSH HAS SLIGHT PLAY BUT DOES NEED REPLACED
OSR TRACK ROD PLAY, SHOULD BE REPLACED
NSR TYRE IS DOWN BELOW WEAR BARS. SHOULD BE REPLACED.
AIRBAG LIGHT. caBLING WORN UNDER DRIVERS SEAT. FIRE HAZARD AND SHOULD BE REPLACED IMMEDIATELY.
Cruise Control function has erratic operation. switches off for no reason while in driving mode.

Approx Cost to put right £4685.00 inc vat including tyres.
  
Post #186881315th Oct 2017 8:14 pm
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DSL
Keeper of the wheelie bin 


Member Since: 11 May 2006
Location: Somewhere.
Posts: 56283

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

Welcome to the spending zone. These cars have their own way of keeping us poor. Thumbs Up Thumbs Up

And SWEEEEEEEET lab in the avatar. Thumbs Up
 

11 D4 HSE - just Dee, no more Double Disco. Sad 
 
Post #186881515th Oct 2017 8:18 pm
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Moo
D3 Decade 


Member Since: 13 Aug 2010
Location: Wiltshire
Posts: 5829

United Kingdom 2005 Discovery 3 TDV6 S Manual Zambezi SilverDiscovery 3
Re: Stuff to be Done.

LRV DAV wrote:
Well Guys. here it is. the job list after a visit to local specialist.

Problems found by Landrover Specialist on Discovery 3 2005 HSE AY05 LTN

Gearbox Shudder, Oil and Filter kit Required
Front Fogs. Cable worn. needs replaced
front wishbone and rear bushes play and geometry is out
Front arm bushes worn
belt tensioner worn
Rear wiper blade split
FrontBrake pads need replaced
Engine Oil Low. needs topped up.
OSR TYRE LESS THAN 1.6 MM
Spare wheel tyre shredded. needs replaced
NSF tyre cut to cords. needs replaced
Prop centre bearing support bush starting to split
Rear arb bushes worn
NSR Are link loose / slight play
OSF track rod has play. Would advise replacement
OSF WHEEL bearing REQUIRED
NSF WHEEL bearing REQUIRED
NSF TRACK ROD END REQUIRED
NSR TRACK ROD END REQUIRED
NSR TOP SUSPENSION ARM FRONT BUSH HAS SLIGHT PLAY BUT DOES NEED REPLACED
OSR TRACK ROD PLAY, SHOULD BE REPLACED
NSR TYRE IS DOWN BELOW WEAR BARS. SHOULD BE REPLACED.
AIRBAG LIGHT. caBLING WORN UNDER DRIVERS SEAT. FIRE HAZARD AND SHOULD BE REPLACED IMMEDIATELY.
Cruise Control function has erratic operation. switches off for no reason while in driving mode.

Approx Cost to put right £4685.00 inc vat including tyres.


Speak to Disc Mikey. These beaseties will bite you unless you know their history. Its too late now, but at least if you buy from the Forum you are buying a 'known' car. Cruise control might be your clock spring.Belt tensioner, belts and oil pump should be a priority.
 Original Owner
200,000 miles and counting
05 S manual owned from March 2005
D4 Face lifted
V8 Front brakes
BAS Remap, Allisport Intercooler and deCat
EGRs blanked
T-Max split charge
Hanibal Expeedition rack
Prospeed ladder
Duratrac tyres
IID BT
BAS FBH control 


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Post #186882015th Oct 2017 8:28 pm
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LRV DAV
 


Member Since: 21 Mar 2017
Location: Ayrshire
Posts: 194

United Kingdom 2005 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Auto Zambezi SilverDiscovery 3

hi detritus2

Im thinking of getting them sprayed gun metal grey and fitting Bf Goodrich Mud Terrain 265/70/R17. If you want them i am willing to sell them as i have a silver set that i can have refurbished.

  
Post #186882215th Oct 2017 8:29 pm
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trailhound
 


Member Since: 27 Aug 2015
Location: Colchester
Posts: 368

United Kingdom 2006 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Auto Bonatti GreyDiscovery 3

Ouch! A lot of that is very DIY' able
If its an auto - the gearbox judder could cost you the same again Big Cry
 Happy to help with: Grill upgrade, LED Rear Lights/resistors, Side steps, Webasto timer, oils in engine, auto-box, diffs, transfer, Auxiliary belt & fan Fixed: gearbox pivot, leaking scuttle panel, A pillar clips, Bluetooth mod, boot handle switch, brake light switch, Upper tailgate latch.  
Post #186882515th Oct 2017 8:34 pm
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LRV DAV
 


Member Since: 21 Mar 2017
Location: Ayrshire
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United Kingdom 2005 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Auto Zambezi SilverDiscovery 3

Hi Moo,

I suppose if i look on the brighter side when i am finished i will have a really sound disco 3. Plan to keep a record on here of everything i do. So when i goto a disco 4 in a few years time everyone on here will know my disco is the best it can be. Once i have this list finis i will start on my modifications to get it ready for off road.

Its not my main work car so there is no pressure to keep it on the road. Going to take my time and do the best i can for the old girl. I have a mechanic friend who is willing to help me and allow me to use his premises.

To be honest kind of looking forward to getting my hands dirty. Keen to get all the nice bits done, fancy steering wheel, light guards, light bar etc but that will all have to wait so i can get the foundations sorted.
  
Post #186883215th Oct 2017 8:43 pm
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LRV DAV
 


Member Since: 21 Mar 2017
Location: Ayrshire
Posts: 194

United Kingdom 2005 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Auto Zambezi SilverDiscovery 3

Hi Trailhound,

funny thing is i drove it up from Devon and never felt the gearbox judder the garage reported. drove it back to the house after collecting it so i knew about the shudder and i still don't notice it. What exactly am i listening or looking for?
  
Post #186883415th Oct 2017 8:45 pm
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Moo
D3 Decade 


Member Since: 13 Aug 2010
Location: Wiltshire
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United Kingdom 2005 Discovery 3 TDV6 S Manual Zambezi SilverDiscovery 3

LRV DAV wrote:
Hi Moo,

I suppose if i look on the brighter side when i am finished i will have a really sound disco 3. Plan to keep a record on here of everything i do. So when i goto a disco 4 in a few years time everyone on here will know my disco is the best it can be. Once i have this list finis i will start on my modifications to get it ready for off road.

Its not my main work car so there is no pressure to keep it on the road. Going to take my time and do the best i can for the old girl. I have a mechanic friend who is willing to help me and allow me to use his premises.

To be honest kind of looking forward to getting my hands dirty. Keen to get all the nice bits done, fancy steering wheel, light guards, light bar etc but that will all have to wait so i can get the foundations sorted.


I wish you well. As you say you'll at least have a car you know and sorted. I look forward to seeing the updates. Thumbs Up
 Original Owner
200,000 miles and counting
05 S manual owned from March 2005
D4 Face lifted
V8 Front brakes
BAS Remap, Allisport Intercooler and deCat
EGRs blanked
T-Max split charge
Hanibal Expeedition rack
Prospeed ladder
Duratrac tyres
IID BT
BAS FBH control 
 
Post #186885015th Oct 2017 9:36 pm
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DN
D3 Decade 


Member Since: 23 Jun 2006
Location: W.London.
Posts: 1695

United Kingdom 2006 Discovery 3 TDV6 Base 7 Seat Auto Zambezi SilverDiscovery 3

First thing is to top that engine oil up to the correct level, and keep an eye on it. Shouldn't really be using/ losing much at all. Thumbs Up
 

D3 owned from new, and retrofitted by me....Front Fogs, Xenons, h/lamp wash, tow electrics, Cruise Control, smooth leather steering wheel, 19" alloys, BAS FBHIC, LR013487 oil pump, AF RRS front lower suspension arms. NO WARRANTY for last 7 yrs. 
 
Post #186885615th Oct 2017 10:02 pm
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LRV DAV
 


Member Since: 21 Mar 2017
Location: Ayrshire
Posts: 194

United Kingdom 2005 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Auto Zambezi SilverDiscovery 3

Hi DN,

Already ahead of you. good thing is there are no drips on the ground. looks like the last owner just didn't bother checking or topping up.
  
Post #186885915th Oct 2017 10:08 pm
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DN
D3 Decade 


Member Since: 23 Jun 2006
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United Kingdom 2006 Discovery 3 TDV6 Base 7 Seat Auto Zambezi SilverDiscovery 3

Good Thumbs Up the first D3 TDV6 engine replacement I saw at a dealership in 2006, was because the owner just drove it without ever lifting the bonnet/ checking the oil level Shocked
 

D3 owned from new, and retrofitted by me....Front Fogs, Xenons, h/lamp wash, tow electrics, Cruise Control, smooth leather steering wheel, 19" alloys, BAS FBHIC, LR013487 oil pump, AF RRS front lower suspension arms. NO WARRANTY for last 7 yrs. 
 
Post #186886115th Oct 2017 10:12 pm
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Hot Tub
 


Member Since: 15 Aug 2017
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 169


Just wondering how long it had been run on low oil what damage has been done. Sounds like you was lucky to get it back in the first place after mammoth journey.

Did the right thing to cancel holiday even worse breaking down with kids and caravan.
  
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LRV DAV
 


Member Since: 21 Mar 2017
Location: Ayrshire
Posts: 194

United Kingdom 2005 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Auto Zambezi SilverDiscovery 3

Just got it back from a health check. I think i have caught it in the nick of time. Time for me now to nurse it back to health. I think i will end up with a rally good disco. long way to go but hey what the saying. Life is an adventure?
  
Post #186960717th Oct 2017 8:09 pm
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Iceman08
 


Member Since: 22 Sep 2014
Location: Hereford
Posts: 1939

United Kingdom 2006 Discovery 3 TDV6 SE Auto Java BlackDiscovery 3

Life is an adventure!

And there's no point taking it too seriously because none of us get out alive anyway!

Was it a private sale or a trader you bought it off?

As others have said you can do a lot of that yourself if you have the correct tools and time. My first thought would be to contact whoever you bought it off if it wasn't a private sale/
   
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