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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Watson View Post
    Haha ... they are actually very good off rd

    I'd take any one of my series landrovers far more places than other standard trucks.

    Iv also had far less problems than some of my hiluxes and landcruisers... Go figure...

    It all seems to come down to lack of maintenance and abuse that determines parts failure.

    The Discovery was a gamble but pretty rare in manual with the 300tdi - it also has really surprised me off rd.

    Also at 6 foot 4 inches tall is one of the most comfortable trucks Iv been in ... I had to put the seat forward a bit...

    Dunedin to Picton on Saturday in one stretch very impressive
    The biggest headaches I've had with my Discovery was trying to fix other peoples "improvements", instead of buying a $10 part the previous owner decided to run his own wires here, there and everywhere, and he was certainly no autosparky!

    Failing to fix mechanical, electrical and water tightness issues before the become headached is what seems to kill most vehicles.

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    Gearbox shit itself in my discovery and electrics in my wife's Freelander were dismal. Never ever again, but I put BMWs in the same never box, the ultimate driving machine? Yeah right!
    Boom, cough,cough,cough

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maca49 View Post
    Gearbox shit itself in my discovery and electrics in my wife's Freelander were dismal. Never ever again, but I put BMWs in the same never box, the ultimate driving machine? Yeah right!
    The Freelander is actually not a landrover.

    It's a Honda CRV

    Interesting the gear box and diffs have both let go in a number of my toyotas... However I don't think toyotas are crap in particular...
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    I think the bit I'm most surprised about with that photo, Doc, is that you got out and took a photo with it sitting there at that angle. Mind you I cannot see where it runs out to below. The seat would be well attached to my puckered cheeks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beetroot View Post
    The biggest headaches I've had with my Discovery was trying to fix other peoples "improvements", instead of buying a $10 part the previous owner decided to run his own wires here, there and everywhere, and he was certainly no autosparky!

    Failing to fix mechanical, electrical and water tightness issues before the become headached is what seems to kill most vehicles.
    My RRC is a lot more water tolerant now, just need to finish off the snorkel
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chilli_Dog View Post
    My RRC is a lot more water tolerant now, just need to finish off the snorkel
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    Arsehole that little pod filter off of the rockercover and plumbback into the intake if you intend going deep enough to need a snorkle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Watson View Post
    The Freelander is actually not a landrover.

    It's a Honda CRV

    Interesting the gear box and diffs have both let go in a number of my toyotas... However I don't think toyotas are crap in particular...
    I know nout about Toyotas no intention of owning one, if the Freelander was a Honda I would have expected even more!7
    Boom, cough,cough,cough

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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    Arsehole that little pod filter off of the rockercover and plumbback into the intake if you intend going deep enough to need a snorkle.
    Yip It has gone since then, goes to the catch can on the water pump and back to the inlet, there is another (factory installed) one on the back of the other rocker cover that is now plumbed to the intake as well
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    I'd like to know how carefully the door was closed before the photo was taken.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gadgetman View Post
    I'd like to know how carefully the door was closed before the photo was taken.

    Haha... It was sliding slowly the whole time
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    My dad owned a series 3 so I've learned never to own one, but I also know how damn capable they are.

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    Cripes, what the blazes is a rocker cover...
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    Borrowed a v8 manual disco while in WA once, lovely to drive. Dropped a slave cylinder about 800kms out of Norseman. There she sat for 3 weeks waiting for that one part. Got her home and then the clutch went being a range rover guy the owner blamed me for all its problems, told me that his truck knew I was a Japanese truck owner

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    My Suzuki can do that piece of piss

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    Quote Originally Posted by northdude View Post
    My Suzuki can do that piece of piss
    True, they can go a lot of places.
    But the Doc's 6'4" try staying in that all day, I suppose he could sit in the back seat

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