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milkbottle
 


Member Since: 28 May 2015
Location: Surrey
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United Kingdom 2006 Discovery 3 TDV6 Base 7 Seat Auto Baltic BlueDiscovery 3

My how Bella can fly...end of a nightshift, nothing on the road, two miles of open dual carriageway and a cheeky knock into sports mode Mr. Green

She has a nice growl and hangs on the gears as the go peddle is activated. Happily went at a rate of knots that something of her size really shouldn't do so quickly. Fortunately I have new brakes for the end of the road...

Curious how I have lost 10 miles off my range when I only did two miles. Is my reading wrong?? Shocked

I be liking my Bella!

So does the missus who decided to take it shopping as her car had a flat tyre. Apparently. Mysteriously re inflated itself by the time I had a look. Tis my car my love. Mine. Not yours. Evil or Very Mad
 Series 2a V8 killed it
Series 3 ex coastguard
110 HiCap
110 rebuilt from pickup to 5 seated hardtop...got that one in a feature of LRO!!!
Disco 300tdi. White
Disco 300tdi. Iceland and back. What a trip and no frozen drumsticks!
P38. Loved that car. Still miss it.
MGZS 180 major smiles for miles. Gone.
D3...LED bulbs in and out. EGR blanked. Geoff flushed and serviced
MG TF - bought for SWMBO. She doesn't like it. Shame. To sell or not to sell.
Triumph Thunderbird 1600 - awesome 
 
Post #149181323rd Jun 2015 3:31 pm
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ThatMartinChap
 


Member Since: 06 Nov 2007
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United Kingdom 2014 Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 HSE Auto Barolo BlackDiscovery 4

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Curious how I have lost 10 miles off my range when I only did two miles.


The D3's range and Avg. Fuel consumption sometimes appear to be a bit random and would not get too hung up on exact numbers Whistle
 MY14 D4 SDV6 HSE : Barolo Black + Almond & an Empty Wallet
Sadly Gone : MY08 D3 TDV6 HSE : Stornoway + Alpaca + Privacy + BAS Remap 
 
Post #149183223rd Jun 2015 4:01 pm
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milkbottle
 


Member Since: 28 May 2015
Location: Surrey
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United Kingdom 2006 Discovery 3 TDV6 Base 7 Seat Auto Baltic BlueDiscovery 3

Not accurate. Well that is just not right... Laughing Laughing
 Series 2a V8 killed it
Series 3 ex coastguard
110 HiCap
110 rebuilt from pickup to 5 seated hardtop...got that one in a feature of LRO!!!
Disco 300tdi. White
Disco 300tdi. Iceland and back. What a trip and no frozen drumsticks!
P38. Loved that car. Still miss it.
MGZS 180 major smiles for miles. Gone.
D3...LED bulbs in and out. EGR blanked. Geoff flushed and serviced
MG TF - bought for SWMBO. She doesn't like it. Shame. To sell or not to sell.
Triumph Thunderbird 1600 - awesome 
 
Post #149185723rd Jun 2015 4:44 pm
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milkbottle
 


Member Since: 28 May 2015
Location: Surrey
Posts: 109

United Kingdom 2006 Discovery 3 TDV6 Base 7 Seat Auto Baltic BlueDiscovery 3

So a little trip into flea bay and acquired a couple of bits...









Couldn't help myself...I was left on my own with the laptop!
 Series 2a V8 killed it
Series 3 ex coastguard
110 HiCap
110 rebuilt from pickup to 5 seated hardtop...got that one in a feature of LRO!!!
Disco 300tdi. White
Disco 300tdi. Iceland and back. What a trip and no frozen drumsticks!
P38. Loved that car. Still miss it.
MGZS 180 major smiles for miles. Gone.
D3...LED bulbs in and out. EGR blanked. Geoff flushed and serviced
MG TF - bought for SWMBO. She doesn't like it. Shame. To sell or not to sell.
Triumph Thunderbird 1600 - awesome 
 
Post #14983147th Jul 2015 3:39 pm
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milkbottle
 


Member Since: 28 May 2015
Location: Surrey
Posts: 109

United Kingdom 2006 Discovery 3 TDV6 Base 7 Seat Auto Baltic BlueDiscovery 3
Let there be light

So LED bulbs put in the rear.





Impressed, especially with the reverse ones (and fogs)




Done all the bulbs inside...daylight even in daylight!






Really happy with the glove box!!



Still have front sidelights to do and both sets of indicators. Done the repeaters though. Completed the EGR blanking but lost two bolts somewhere. Fortunately have a stock of bolts!!!

Must get on with the tiling tomorrow.

Yeah right Rolling with laughter Rolling with laughter
 Series 2a V8 killed it
Series 3 ex coastguard
110 HiCap
110 rebuilt from pickup to 5 seated hardtop...got that one in a feature of LRO!!!
Disco 300tdi. White
Disco 300tdi. Iceland and back. What a trip and no frozen drumsticks!
P38. Loved that car. Still miss it.
MGZS 180 major smiles for miles. Gone.
D3...LED bulbs in and out. EGR blanked. Geoff flushed and serviced
MG TF - bought for SWMBO. She doesn't like it. Shame. To sell or not to sell.
Triumph Thunderbird 1600 - awesome 
 
Post #14989798th Jul 2015 8:35 pm
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milkbottle
 


Member Since: 28 May 2015
Location: Surrey
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United Kingdom 2006 Discovery 3 TDV6 Base 7 Seat Auto Baltic BlueDiscovery 3

Still haven't finished the tiling but I have fitted some seat covers and had the transmission console out to a) see how easy it is and b) see if the ride height switch is knackered.

On b) squirted some WD40 on the connections and things seem a bit better.

Went to the tile shop with her ladyship as a show of enthusiasm Rolling Eyes
 Series 2a V8 killed it
Series 3 ex coastguard
110 HiCap
110 rebuilt from pickup to 5 seated hardtop...got that one in a feature of LRO!!!
Disco 300tdi. White
Disco 300tdi. Iceland and back. What a trip and no frozen drumsticks!
P38. Loved that car. Still miss it.
MGZS 180 major smiles for miles. Gone.
D3...LED bulbs in and out. EGR blanked. Geoff flushed and serviced
MG TF - bought for SWMBO. She doesn't like it. Shame. To sell or not to sell.
Triumph Thunderbird 1600 - awesome 
 
Post #150916430th Jul 2015 2:58 pm
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milkbottle
 


Member Since: 28 May 2015
Location: Surrey
Posts: 109

United Kingdom 2006 Discovery 3 TDV6 Base 7 Seat Auto Baltic BlueDiscovery 3

Been a little quiet...work, work etc. Oh and using the motorbike quite a bit.

So haven't been in Bella for a while and it is minging...apparently it had been used for mucky dog transport whilst I had been sleeping / working / playing on the bike. Exmoor trim canvas seat covers worked very well !!!

Off to Scotland in a couple of weeks so pulled out the MAP sensor and completely caked in hard soot and no hole. Sorted that.

Header tank is leaking so need to get that replaced (AF expect a call next week Laughing ), will also put some Dr Tranny in as the gear change doesn't seem so good. Gearbox flush will need to be scheduled. Plan to put some mudflaps ala series 1 if I get time.

Dearly beloved has booked a gite in the South of France....road trip coming on. Whoop whoop. Now need some window tint (my excuse - the dogs are coming too Rolling Eyes ) and maybe some boxes and dogguardandtreeslidersandsnorkelandDRLsandooooomust start planning for stuff he he.

Not my fault...she booked it Rolling with laughter Rolling with laughter
 Series 2a V8 killed it
Series 3 ex coastguard
110 HiCap
110 rebuilt from pickup to 5 seated hardtop...got that one in a feature of LRO!!!
Disco 300tdi. White
Disco 300tdi. Iceland and back. What a trip and no frozen drumsticks!
P38. Loved that car. Still miss it.
MGZS 180 major smiles for miles. Gone.
D3...LED bulbs in and out. EGR blanked. Geoff flushed and serviced
MG TF - bought for SWMBO. She doesn't like it. Shame. To sell or not to sell.
Triumph Thunderbird 1600 - awesome 
 
Post #152726010th Sep 2015 3:14 pm
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milkbottle
 


Member Since: 28 May 2015
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Posts: 109

United Kingdom 2006 Discovery 3 TDV6 Base 7 Seat Auto Baltic BlueDiscovery 3

While I remember...WD40 worked a treat on the ride height, hi - low switches. Merrily goes up down, hi and low. Reeesult Thumbs Up
 Series 2a V8 killed it
Series 3 ex coastguard
110 HiCap
110 rebuilt from pickup to 5 seated hardtop...got that one in a feature of LRO!!!
Disco 300tdi. White
Disco 300tdi. Iceland and back. What a trip and no frozen drumsticks!
P38. Loved that car. Still miss it.
MGZS 180 major smiles for miles. Gone.
D3...LED bulbs in and out. EGR blanked. Geoff flushed and serviced
MG TF - bought for SWMBO. She doesn't like it. Shame. To sell or not to sell.
Triumph Thunderbird 1600 - awesome 
 
Post #152726610th Sep 2015 3:16 pm
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milkbottle
 


Member Since: 28 May 2015
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Posts: 109

United Kingdom 2006 Discovery 3 TDV6 Base 7 Seat Auto Baltic BlueDiscovery 3
...5 months on

D1 mudflaps fitted. No cutting required



Rear ARB done - still got the front to do.
1200 mile round trip completed with no problems and 30mpg. Her ladyship comments on how nice it is on a long journey. Shocked




Really need Whistle cruise control, 3 flash indicators, clock in the dash, tints Whistle
As she is in complimentary mode may try and sneak them in Cool Cool
 Series 2a V8 killed it
Series 3 ex coastguard
110 HiCap
110 rebuilt from pickup to 5 seated hardtop...got that one in a feature of LRO!!!
Disco 300tdi. White
Disco 300tdi. Iceland and back. What a trip and no frozen drumsticks!
P38. Loved that car. Still miss it.
MGZS 180 major smiles for miles. Gone.
D3...LED bulbs in and out. EGR blanked. Geoff flushed and serviced
MG TF - bought for SWMBO. She doesn't like it. Shame. To sell or not to sell.
Triumph Thunderbird 1600 - awesome 
 
Post #15398025th Oct 2015 7:19 am
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twoakers
 


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United Kingdom 2007 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Auto Zambezi SilverDiscovery 3

Love the way you are 'fettling' yer D3 matey Thumbs Up
Can you remember where you sourced the LEDs from?
Mine will need doing before the dark winter nights Rolling with laughter
 Cheers, Dave in Essex
D3 07 TDV6 HSE
Clubs - Turbo changed, EGR valves replaced, General Grabber ATs, Hawkeye FC reader, Front/rear wishbones, manual gearbox change, autobox flush, cam belt change, HPFP belt change, oil pump change....
Coachman Laser 650/4 caravan
Amateur Radio Callsign - G8PAI
Playing with Big Boys Toys! 
 
Post #15398595th Oct 2015 9:08 am
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milkbottle
 


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United Kingdom 2006 Discovery 3 TDV6 Base 7 Seat Auto Baltic BlueDiscovery 3

Cheers Thumbs Up

Steve from Advanced Factors for all the LEDs is your man. Easy fit and next day delivery so can be intercepted and fitted before the wife even knows Rolling with laughter Rolling with laughter
 Series 2a V8 killed it
Series 3 ex coastguard
110 HiCap
110 rebuilt from pickup to 5 seated hardtop...got that one in a feature of LRO!!!
Disco 300tdi. White
Disco 300tdi. Iceland and back. What a trip and no frozen drumsticks!
P38. Loved that car. Still miss it.
MGZS 180 major smiles for miles. Gone.
D3...LED bulbs in and out. EGR blanked. Geoff flushed and serviced
MG TF - bought for SWMBO. She doesn't like it. Shame. To sell or not to sell.
Triumph Thunderbird 1600 - awesome 
 
Post #15398685th Oct 2015 9:31 am
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milkbottle
 


Member Since: 28 May 2015
Location: Surrey
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United Kingdom 2006 Discovery 3 TDV6 Base 7 Seat Auto Baltic BlueDiscovery 3

Swapped over the suspension switches. I can now have a raise (and get back down!) and no more cursing from the passenger side as she struggles to get in. Laughing
 Series 2a V8 killed it
Series 3 ex coastguard
110 HiCap
110 rebuilt from pickup to 5 seated hardtop...got that one in a feature of LRO!!!
Disco 300tdi. White
Disco 300tdi. Iceland and back. What a trip and no frozen drumsticks!
P38. Loved that car. Still miss it.
MGZS 180 major smiles for miles. Gone.
D3...LED bulbs in and out. EGR blanked. Geoff flushed and serviced
MG TF - bought for SWMBO. She doesn't like it. Shame. To sell or not to sell.
Triumph Thunderbird 1600 - awesome 
 
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milkbottle
 


Member Since: 28 May 2015
Location: Surrey
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United Kingdom 2006 Discovery 3 TDV6 Base 7 Seat Auto Baltic BlueDiscovery 3

Been a tough few months. Father in law sick and sadly passed away (blessing really...bast**rd cancer) then Mother in Law flying over and staying for a month...

Through it all good ol' Disco kept on going without a gripe and being ignored. Did treat her to a wash and polish before the MIL arrived though!!

Backwards and forwards to work. Taking dearly beloved on trips for some time out. Dogs to kennels. Exploring country lanes and now eager anticipation of snow.

Thank god for a Land Rover!!!!
 Series 2a V8 killed it
Series 3 ex coastguard
110 HiCap
110 rebuilt from pickup to 5 seated hardtop...got that one in a feature of LRO!!!
Disco 300tdi. White
Disco 300tdi. Iceland and back. What a trip and no frozen drumsticks!
P38. Loved that car. Still miss it.
MGZS 180 major smiles for miles. Gone.
D3...LED bulbs in and out. EGR blanked. Geoff flushed and serviced
MG TF - bought for SWMBO. She doesn't like it. Shame. To sell or not to sell.
Triumph Thunderbird 1600 - awesome 
 
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milkbottle
 


Member Since: 28 May 2015
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United Kingdom 2006 Discovery 3 TDV6 Base 7 Seat Auto Baltic BlueDiscovery 3

So the passenger rear caliper seized causing the pad and disc to become fubar. Emergency KwiK Fit repair for the brakes failed to pick up the caliper and cost one five hour wait for recovery before I wrecked the new discs and pads.

Caliper replaced at Hunters and the rear prop is merrily hanging as the hanger has disintegrated. New prop as well. £750 bill plus brakes from Kwik Fit.

Crying a lot. Better now than on the way to France in the summer or through the roadworks on the motorway after a nightshift.

Miffed that had the truck not been needed in a hurry (back to work tomorrow) and her ladyship needs her car would be doing the prop myself as have done many over the years.

She says its only money...
 Series 2a V8 killed it
Series 3 ex coastguard
110 HiCap
110 rebuilt from pickup to 5 seated hardtop...got that one in a feature of LRO!!!
Disco 300tdi. White
Disco 300tdi. Iceland and back. What a trip and no frozen drumsticks!
P38. Loved that car. Still miss it.
MGZS 180 major smiles for miles. Gone.
D3...LED bulbs in and out. EGR blanked. Geoff flushed and serviced
MG TF - bought for SWMBO. She doesn't like it. Shame. To sell or not to sell.
Triumph Thunderbird 1600 - awesome 
 
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milkbottle
 


Member Since: 28 May 2015
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United Kingdom 2006 Discovery 3 TDV6 Base 7 Seat Auto Baltic BlueDiscovery 3

Yikes. Just realized I have had Bella for over a year now Very Happy

Couple of hiccups along the way that hurt the wallet Big Cry but all in all she has been a good ol' girl that has done everything that I have asked of her.

Happy days.
 Series 2a V8 killed it
Series 3 ex coastguard
110 HiCap
110 rebuilt from pickup to 5 seated hardtop...got that one in a feature of LRO!!!
Disco 300tdi. White
Disco 300tdi. Iceland and back. What a trip and no frozen drumsticks!
P38. Loved that car. Still miss it.
MGZS 180 major smiles for miles. Gone.
D3...LED bulbs in and out. EGR blanked. Geoff flushed and serviced
MG TF - bought for SWMBO. She doesn't like it. Shame. To sell or not to sell.
Triumph Thunderbird 1600 - awesome 
 
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