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Old 01-15-2013, 03:50 PM   #1396
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Test drove an Evoque and really want.
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Old 01-15-2013, 04:04 PM   #1397
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Sure wish we could get maloryII to write about his LR3
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:57 PM   #1398
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As long as the VIN and V5 indicated the same fuel type, and you were the owner on record it may have been less of an issue than you think... I've brought in 300Tdi powered 110 that was also a 25yo truck. Just a matter of the whole thing not looking too new I suppose. But then again there is always the chance that it gets shipped back or destroyed on your dime.

Oh well. Still a nice looking 90.
Yeah, agreed. I did quite a bit of research but was not 100% sure it would fly. Wasn't worth the risk to me. I have a friend who brought back a 1974 model 88 (i think) and is having quite a bit of problems. Its been in his driveway for 8 months with no plate.
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Old 01-19-2013, 12:35 AM   #1399
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Sure wish we could get maloryII to write about his LR3
I definitely will. Finally settling in after my move.

Superlative truck. It deserves its on Shiny Things thread for sure -- primarily because it will sleep two 6'-6'3" males comfortably without any modification whatsoever.

Perfect example: right now. I live in Tacoma WA but I date girls/hang out with friends in Seattle. I like drinking to excess but can't/won't drive drunk. So here's my routine: drive to Capitol Hill (SEA), find a quiet side street to park, fold the seats flat (10 seconds), lay out my matress pad, sleeping bag, and pillows and then go hit the town.

Several hours later, drunk as fuck, I stumble back to my LR3 aka Camper and crawl into my sleeping bag (if I haven't been invited elsewhere, if ya know what I mean). Not stuffed in like you'd imagine sleeping in a car; but all comfy and good to go (I'm 6'2"). Lying on my back I can't even get close to touching the headliner with my arm. I'm doing it as we speak -- typing this out on my iPad (3G although I could steal the wireless from the Sbucks down on Roy Street). I've got my shirt/pants on a hangar and even have a cooler with some juice & couple pieces of fruit/yogurt waiting for me in the morning.

But you know what the best part is? I won't even have to K-turn this bitch tomorrow morning. The steering radius is like ~35 feet.

For the ADV crew -- you can stuff an inflatable full size air mattress in the back and still have more headroom than a tent and ALMOST as much headroom as a single axle pop-up. The LR3 will tow 15 motorcycles and give you about the same mpg as any fullsize diesel

Plus it's a fucking Land Rover. Questions regarding the LR3's off road prowess in 100% stock form on 28" or whatever tires should be directed to YouTube. This truck has way better geometry than any fuckin' JKU or FJCruiser... and trying sleeping in the back of one of those.

The AJV8 is a real motor. A real motor. And it doesn't break. The only weak spot on the LR3 are thermostats (cheap, easy) and the front control arm bushings. As long as you buy the control arms yourself and have the dealer replace those (vice paying them to remove/install bushings that require the blood toil tears and sweat of twenty men) you're good to go. The ability to legitimately sleep COMFORTABLY in a vehicle that is A) a Land Rover, B) extremely capable in a 4x4 setting, C) capable of hauling my entire life in a Uhaul (~6000lbs or so) and, perhaps most importantly to me as a single guy: C) sexy/status symboly enough to some sorority broad I'm trying to lay ---- that's a pretty fucking sweet combo. You're not checking those boxes in an Econoline, a Winnebago, an FGaycruiser, or an F350 Lariat.

And they're cheap. RIDICULOUSLY cheap for what you get. Good 2006-2008s are down in the high teens.

Whelp, see you guys tomorrow morning!
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Old 01-19-2013, 03:31 AM   #1400
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You make a compelling argument chap and I've always liked the LR3... but the real question is, if you can only have one, a 110 or an LR3, which will it be??
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Old 01-19-2013, 09:20 AM   #1401
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Test drove an Evoque and really want.
We have a Mazda CX-7. It develops a lot of weird electrical problems especially with the door locks, the navigation, and the CD player. Maybe when Land Rover takes the same basic car and applies their grand knowledge of building reliable electrical systems it cancels out and you end up with a vehicle with an indestructible electrical system that has no flaws.

When I saw Jame May pilot one off-road, the Evoque seemed pretty bad ass.
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Old 01-19-2013, 02:48 PM   #1402
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And they're cheap. RIDICULOUSLY cheap for what you get. Good 2006-2008s are down in the high teens.

Whelp, see you guys tomorrow morning!
Great write up...though my intended use is about 180 from what you do, think cheerios in the seats and the need to change around childrens car seats on the fly

Im a bit conflicted as whether to pull the trigger on an LR3 now or holding out for another year or two for a price drop on the LR4 with the 5.0l (375 hp)
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Old 01-19-2013, 03:54 PM   #1403
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Im a bit conflicted as whether to pull the trigger on an LR3 now or holding out for another year or two for a price drop on the LR4 with the 5.0l (375 hp)
The LR4 is definitely nicer/more luxurious but I like the utilitarian interior of the LR3 more. I can't imagine needing more than the 300hp of the 4.4 and I hear you take a pretty serious hit to the mpg, if that matters to you.

If you drive them side-by-side, you'll probably want the LR4. It's basically a Range Rover on the inside. I just wouldn't want to track mud/spill coffee in it, which is the kind of stuff I do all the time and something the LR3's interior is much more capable of handling.
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Old 01-21-2013, 11:05 AM   #1404
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My friend has an '02 (series 2) Disco with a rad leak. He was going to to use Bar's Leak or an egg to try to fix it (he doesn't have a lot of money), but he says it is a sealed unit. Anyone have any tips I can pass on to him? It's his wife's car and she can't turn the heater on because the smell from the leak makes her sick so he is getting a hard time from her about it! They would have to get a loan to get it fixed at the dealer so he is looking for other alternatives. Any tips I can pass on to him?

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Old 01-22-2013, 05:16 AM   #1405
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After five months in impound, Friend Got the letter from the port yesterday that his 86 90 isn't going to be allowed in. A beautiful body on a galvanized 1986 frame with proper documentation makes them believe that the vehicle is newer than it is. They claim vin tampering, but have no proof. So back to the uk it goes.
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Old 01-22-2013, 06:25 AM   #1406
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After five months in impound, Friend Got the letter from the port yesterday that his 86 90 isn't going to be allowed in. A beautiful body on a galvanized 1986 frame with proper documentation makes them believe that the vehicle is newer than it is. They claim vin tampering, but have no proof. So back to the uk it goes.
That's crazy! And there's no basis to appeal?
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Old 01-22-2013, 06:41 AM   #1407
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My friend has an '02 (series 2) Disco with a rad leak. He was going to to use Bar's Leak or an egg to try to fix it (he doesn't have a lot of money), but he says it is a sealed unit. Anyone have any tips I can pass on to him? It's his wife's car and she can't turn the heater on because the smell from the leak makes her sick so he is getting a hard time from her about it! They would have to get a loan to get it fixed at the dealer so he is looking for other alternatives. Any tips I can pass on to him?

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The TD5 engine uses the other type of coolant fluid (not sure which) and so the additives may not work or as well. In addition, he needs to be very careful about driving it, loosing not too much cooling can kill the engine, and that will be much more expensive than a coolant.

I am a member of AULRO (australia Land rover Owners) forum and they are very help full and can give guidance.

this wont actually solve teh overall problem may give some good info as to help deal with the current situation.
Of course, a replacement radiator or a repair the current one is possible with out goign to the stealer ship

hope that helps

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Old 01-22-2013, 06:53 AM   #1408
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Old 01-22-2013, 11:27 AM   #1409
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After five months in impound, Friend Got the letter from the port yesterday that his 86 90 isn't going to be allowed in. A beautiful body on a galvanized 1986 frame with proper documentation makes them believe that the vehicle is newer than it is. They claim vin tampering, but have no proof. So back to the uk it goes.
NOOOOOO! That Sucks, where is it lets go break it out!
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Old 01-22-2013, 11:34 AM   #1410
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My friend has an '02 (series 2) Disco with a rad leak. He was going to to use Bar's Leak or an egg to try to fix it (he doesn't have a lot of money), but he says it is a sealed unit. Anyone have any tips I can pass on to him? It's his wife's car and she can't turn the heater on because the smell from the leak makes her sick so he is getting a hard time from her about it! They would have to get a loan to get it fixed at the dealer so he is looking for other alternatives. Any tips I can pass on to him?

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Replacing the rad isn't that hard to do. He can get it recored or get a used one in good condition. If he is on the east coast I would recommend getting in touch with Paul Grant or Marty (Drillbit) on Discoweb.org

Last radiator I purchase for my DI was $269 and it was an original Nissen.

If he needs any help have him get in touch with me: cinqueg at hotmail dot com
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