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LRV DAV
 


Member Since: 21 Mar 2017
Location: Ayrshire
Posts: 260

United Kingdom 2005 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Auto Zambezi SilverDiscovery 3

Hi Ice,

Private sale so no come back. Something tells me he knew some of the things but hey. you pay your money you take your chances. Looking on the bright side it gives me the chance to go all over the disco and win I'm finished i will know i have a really sound vehicle. Good for the guys on here as well. When or i should say if i goto sell in a couple of years then at least they will be able to look back on here and see i have done all the right things.

Its also just turned a 100,000 so plenty of life left.
  
Post #186962017th Oct 2017 8:22 pm
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Iceman08
 


Member Since: 22 Sep 2014
Location: Hereford
Posts: 2221

United Kingdom 2010 Discovery 4 3.0 TDV6 HSE Auto Santorini BlackDiscovery 4

Yep, you can't cry over spilt milk so onwards and upwards!

I don't know if your hands on or not but I really enjoy working on my D3 and have slowly chipped away at bits over the years, and new bit's keep appearing! It gives me a sense of satisfaction Cool

I have done a thread with all the bits I've done to mine except for the last 6 months or so, I need to update those! It's called "Meet Vinnie" if your interested!

Have you considered Pirelli ATR tyres?
   
Post #186962717th Oct 2017 8:28 pm
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LRV DAV
 


Member Since: 21 Mar 2017
Location: Ayrshire
Posts: 260

United Kingdom 2005 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Auto Zambezi SilverDiscovery 3

Hi Ice,

I dont mind getting stuck in. I have no issues when it comes to detailing to fitting mods but lack confidence in the mechanical side. Friend who has a garage is willing to let me help so i can learn. i feel the best way to learn is to actually do it. Going to start off with changing discs and pads. then move on to the arms and bushes.

Have a great thirst to learn just lacking the confidence. Watch this space. Will keep an eye on your thread. Not considered the Pirelli ATR. will have a look. quote today for 5 new bd goodrich was 164 per tyre. had to pick myself up off the ground. Not even a discount for buying 5. Cant afford to but 5 new tyres and do all the work on the list. Going to have a look on beau and gumtree to see if there are any decent used tyres. Not sure if this is a good idea or not. Have looked on here but nothing so far
  
Post #186963617th Oct 2017 8:41 pm
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DSL
Keeper of the wheelie bin 


Member Since: 11 May 2006
Location: No longer in a D4 :-(
Posts: 62287

United Kingdom 

Much discussion on ATRs here: http://www.disco4.com/forum/topic135118.html?highlight= They are going on my D4 once the Wranglers are done. Thumbs Up
 

11 D4 HSE - just Dee, no more Double Disco. Now gone. Big Cry Big Cry 
 
Post #186963717th Oct 2017 8:43 pm
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Pete199
 


Member Since: 21 Feb 2016
Location: Preston, Lancashire
Posts: 162

United Kingdom 2006 Discovery 3 TDV6 Metropolis LE Auto Java BlackDiscovery 3

+1 for ATRs. Thumbs Up


  
Post #186967818th Oct 2017 1:40 am
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Moo
D3 Decade 


Member Since: 13 Aug 2010
Location: Wiltshire
Posts: 6471

United Kingdom 2005 Discovery 3 TDV6 S Manual Zambezi SilverDiscovery 3

Tyres Direct are doing GGAT3 at £134

https://www.tyresdirectuk.co.uk/product-ca...t3/page/2/

Lots selling Goodyear Duratrcs for around the £120 mark. Personally this is what I would put on. Mine have been brilliant.

Put a wanted ad on here and see what comes up. Many members have tyres squirrelled away that they might want to get rid of - eh Del Whistle
 Original Owner
227,000 miles and counting
05 S manual owned from March 2005
D4 Face lifted
Still original injectors and turbo
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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DSL
Keeper of the wheelie bin 


Member Since: 11 May 2006
Location: No longer in a D4 :-(
Posts: 62287

United Kingdom 

Unfortunately all my D3 tyres are gone, just one extra 6mm 19" Scorp for Dee. Big Cry Big Cry Big Cry
 

11 D4 HSE - just Dee, no more Double Disco. Now gone. Big Cry Big Cry 
 
Post #186968518th Oct 2017 6:30 am
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Ray Clayton
 


Member Since: 15 Aug 2014
Location: Ilkeston, Derbyshire
Posts: 273

England 2008 Discovery 3 TDV6 SE Auto Buckingham BlueDiscovery 3

Hi
Sorry to hear you have a long list of jobs.
am on GGAT, but next set will be GGAT3 they seem a good al round tyre for my needs.

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Post #186988518th Oct 2017 4:52 pm
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LRV DAV
 


Member Since: 21 Mar 2017
Location: Ayrshire
Posts: 260

United Kingdom 2005 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Auto Zambezi SilverDiscovery 3

Hi,

Lots of guys say the general grabber tyre becomes noisy after a while. Is this true. and proof they do not get noise the older they get?
  
Post #186996318th Oct 2017 7:55 pm
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Darth
 


Member Since: 12 Apr 2014
Location: Suffolk
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United Kingdom 2005 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Auto Zambezi SilverDiscovery 3

Been running them for nearly 4 years and I've not heard any noise difference
  
Post #187001518th Oct 2017 9:28 pm
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tayaste
 


Member Since: 15 May 2013
Location: Chester
Posts: 7481

United Kingdom 2008 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Auto Stornoway GreyDiscovery 3

My ggat quiet too.



Crap in the wet tho’
   
Post #187004618th Oct 2017 10:19 pm
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OJ
 


Member Since: 01 Oct 2017
Location: Loch Leven
Posts: 723

Scotland 

We had a loan car D4 2011 HSE with a complete set GG while our was getting a fixed towbar and wiring upgrade to 13 pin, I definitely noticed a increase in road noise from the tyres compared to the standard m+s Goodyear fitted to ours, nothing that would put me off having a set tho as I think they are better in winter.

Sorry to see you’ve got so many problems, a lot of which you could most likely do yourself tho save the labour cost
  
Post #187005218th Oct 2017 10:40 pm
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LRV DAV
 


Member Since: 21 Mar 2017
Location: Ayrshire
Posts: 260

United Kingdom 2005 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Auto Zambezi SilverDiscovery 3
My Discovery 3 Project UPDATE:

Hi All,

Thought i would update you all on where i am with my project.

Over the last 6 weeks i have replaced all suspension bushes. Fitted 17" black alloys with ALL Terrain tyres and some nice new centre caps. Just replaced my front discs and pads. Debadged the bonnet ready for its new DISCOVERY lettering. Given the bodywork a good detailing. added new rubber mat in the boot. added new sill protectors. Steam cleaned all inside carpets.

I have went all over the interior with stain remover and Meguiars interior cleaner, now looks nearly new.

The car has been fully services changing all filters. The gearbox has had a full flush with all new lovely oil. The front fog passenger side failed. I found that the cable to the foglight had been hanging down so over the years had rubbed against the metal bracket on the bumper which had worn through until it had shorted and blew a fuse. Taped the cable and tied it up so it sent move any more. nice cheap fix. Landrover said i needed a new loom and light fitting. you can imagine the cost they quoted for that.

Front parking sensor kept failing. Same issue as the fog light. cable had rubbed on a bracket. taped the cable tied it up and then had my local garage clear the error code. All now perfect.

New wipers all round checked all my lights and it just sailed through its MOT. My disco will be 13 years old in January and the garage doing the mot could believe how good a condition it was in. Looks like all my hard work is beginning to pay off.

Next things on my list are.

1. Snorkel to fit
2. Headlight guards to fit
3. Rear Light guards to fit.
4. Just picked up a set of discovery 4 lights for £150.00. not sure now if i should use them. They might be on here for resell.
5. Side steps to be removed. Will put them on here for sale.
6. chip on my windscreen. just ordered rain x windscreen repair kit,
7. Going to change all my interior bulbs to bright LED
8. Going to change my yellow sidelight bulbs to LED
9. Going to fit new mirror, handle, light washer and handles all colour coded the same.
10. have a new rearview mirror to fit which has a built in front facing camera recorder.
11. Bracket for iPad mini to install.
12. New Steering Wheel to fit.
13. New interior trim to fit. Piano Black similar to the new steering wheel.
14. Need to take out the dual glovebox to tighten up all the screws. got a few rattles but then it is nearly thirteen years old and a 100060 miles.
15. I have a bonnet guard to fit.
16. All new badges to fit on the back. Matt Black same as the new bonnet DISCOVERY badge.
17. I have window detectors still to fit.
18. All the grey plastic trim needs some heat gun treatment.
19. going to paint all my wheel arches so they match my bodywork.
20. Going for an engine remap next February. Better MPG and a bit more oomph.

A few other things in mind but i think the above list is enough to be going on with. I will post pictures as and when i make the changes.

Cheers guys

D

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Post #188876210th Dec 2017 9:17 pm
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OJ
 


Member Since: 01 Oct 2017
Location: Loch Leven
Posts: 723

Scotland 

Looking good so far, you’ve been busy


Just thought about your windscreen repair, some insurers offer a professional repair free of charge.

Thumbs Up OJ
 

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Post #188877610th Dec 2017 9:48 pm
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Tanglewood
 


Member Since: 27 Feb 2011
Location: In the sun
Posts: 1345

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Re: My New Discovery 3

LRV DAV wrote:
Hi All,

One thing i was amazed about. i got up to 35.8 mpg



Rolling with laughter Rolling with laughter
  
Post #188878010th Dec 2017 9:56 pm
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