The aftermarket companies I deal with, WON'T TOUCH LR's...LOL!
My 97 Disco has been more reliable then the 00 s4 it replaced... The only thing I would like more is a 95 (no-obd) 5sp version...with about 100 more hp.
I wouldn't mind a TD D1 like they showed in "Wheeler Dealers"
Looking to buy a Landy myself, saw an add on Craigslist:
<< 97 Land Rover Discovery - $1500
I'm selling my Land Rover Discovery. It starts up and sounds great, but does not accelerate past 5 mph. dont know why.
Any ideas what the problem could be? I'm handy and could fix most things, the price is right. I'd like to have an idea what it could be before I look at the truck.
A friend who makes a living doing Diesel conversions on Rovers lives by the creedo that if the truck is for sale for $1500, it's only worth $500 at best. This is truth gleaned from 25 plus years of dealing with these and the nice small places that like to fester rot and the fact that original owners of the trucks are usually too coddled to notice the things fall apart around them When they decide to sell, it's usually after years of neglect.
The upside is that you could score a solid rig for under $1k and with some elbow grease, end up with a competent off road rig.
Looking for a RRC LWB....going to be my travel car/mobile office.
Are you saying i should run?
I need a large SUV...and I like how they look/ride, dammit!
Usually. I would sell you my Disco but I would feel bad. :p
If one does not research a potential purchase, they're taking a huge risk...Rover, VW, Pontiac, Toyota, doesn't matter. With VWs and Rovers, it's even more important as they're quirky. If you can't perform a field-fix on some flickering lights or a wonky ignition, you should buy a newer car with a warranty/roadside assistance plan or make sure the AMEX mom and dad pay off every month has a high limit.
Choose to be as helpless as you like
Here's a new one today..
Driving up a small grade at 15mph and make a right turn only to feel the steering tight as hell. Thought I broke a power steering hose or something. Straighten the wheels up and press the brakes. Oh, those aren't working either. Grab the e-brake and pull it to a stop. Look down, all the electronics are still on but the tach is at zero and the oil light is on.
Jumped out and checked the oil and its at a perfect level. Let it set for a minutes and it fires back up fine. Drive it home and park it. Now I look out the window and stare to down while it taunts me.
I replaced it a few years ago. I couldn't of put more than 20,000 on it since then.
I remember pulling it out and there being a ton of sand around it. PO must of liked the beach.
I was thinking it had to do something with the AC being on. I usually never use it but it was 95 today and the windows weren't getting it done. I
So no built up pressure in the fuel tank? With mine, the fuel tank had a bad venting system and the pressure would build starving the pump for fuel. It would die, I would hop out undo the cap and it would blow a huge amount of vapor and then it would start up again.
For all those interested in getting one, I'm selling mine.
PM for further details. I will miss it in a strange way.
wow that thing is stupid cheap.
speaking of brit rovers... ran across this last night:
check out some of those 90s and 110s, all diesel of course , super cheap! and plenty that are old enough to register...
The ROTW 90s have a bulkhead behind the seats that severely limits any room for the driver and make for a terribly uncomfortable positioning. I know some people who can help get eyes on one if youre interested. The Brits know that their farm implements are now eligible for import and are slapping shiny paint jobs on their worst garbage and sending it over to eager buyers who are mostly disappointed by the results.
I'm ready to start car shopping...
D1 keeps overheating on the highway. Can't figure out why. Last summer I replaced the radiator, fan clutch, checked the t-stat and head gasket. Isn't leaking anything, but still over heats.