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LeighW
D3 Decade 


Member Since: 31 Jan 2006
Location: Brisbane
Posts: 826

Australia 2006 Discovery 3 TDV6 S Auto Bonatti GreyDiscovery 3
Personal milestone

Well my D3 has made it to 200 000 km. It has been one of the most capable, comfortable and enjoyable 4WDs I ever owned.





Has it been a good investment?

Yes, except for the catastrophic engine failure at 142 000 km (thanks engineering team who signed off on the engine design that has proven to be less reliable than the rest of the vehicle). Fancy having to spend $20 000 well before the expected life of the engine. http://disco3.co.uk/forum/images/smiles/icon_bigcry.gif

Most of my other vehicles have gone to 250 000 km before selling (all without major surgery!)
 LeighW  
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Landie71
 


Member Since: 23 Oct 2012
Location: Worksop, Nottinghamshire
Posts: 1014

United Kingdom 2005 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Auto Tonga GreenDiscovery 3

Excellent Thumbs Up Long may it continue running for you.
  
Post #175235922nd Dec 2016 6:26 am
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Rich84
 


Member Since: 26 Jun 2013
Location: South Australia
Posts: 234

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On the way to 300k with mine, should be there before the year is out.

Thankfully the only major failures I've had to suffer is the repetitive failure of people I've paid to do wheel alignments...
 2008 RRS TDV6 - Chawton White/Black/Lined Oak - 20's, h/k, sunroof - 290K KM.
2001 Audi A4 1.8t quattro S - Ming Blue/slate - premium sound, sunroof, 17's - 359K KM
1990 Nissan Pintara TRX - red - lots of mods - 439K KM 
 
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Iceman08
 


Member Since: 22 Sep 2014
Location: Hereford
Posts: 2265

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

Great Milestone

Congratulations Thumbs Up
   
Post #176503018th Jan 2017 12:17 am
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Erea
 


Member Since: 19 Mar 2012
Location: Munster
Posts: 1434

Ireland 2006 Discovery 3 TDV6 Commercial Manual Zambezi SilverDiscovery 3

Congrats on getting to 200K KM.
A question for you, what caused the engine failure? I also have a 2006 and heading for 300K KM
Thanks and well done.
  
Post #176503318th Jan 2017 12:31 am
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LeighW
D3 Decade 


Member Since: 31 Jan 2006
Location: Brisbane
Posts: 826

Australia 2006 Discovery 3 TDV6 S Auto Bonatti GreyDiscovery 3

Despite LR Australia having the chance to have access to the failed engine or offer any help they didn't. The independent that did the engine changeover wanted to strip the failed engine but that was extra cost... and I had already had the hand in the pocket too much for my meagre finances.

However, to address your question Erea, al the indicators were that the bearing(s) had failed so I purchased a short motor and transferred the other components. Fitted a new turbo (as the bearings could have been damaged - engine oil was contaminated with white bearing material).

May your engine have a long life as the vehicle as a total package is otherwise phenomenal.
 LeighW  
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