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nickt 22 Nov 2004 19:17

Anyone using a Discovery Series 2?
 
These seem to be pretty good value at the minute, with the new Disco 3 just out.

I was wondering if anyone has done any overland travel with one, and what they thought of it. Yes, I know about being chock full of electronics, 3 ECUs, etc.! http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/ubb/smile.gif

Cheers,
Nick.

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Nick Taylor
www.exerro.com
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1996 BMW F650
1996 300 TDi 90
1997 NAS D90 ST #685
1998 Camel Trophy 110 CT47

[This message has been edited by nickt (edited 22 November 2004).]

Roman 22 Nov 2004 19:48

Hello Nick,

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Yes, I know about being chock full of electronics, 3 ECUs, etc.! http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/ubb/smile.gif
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...and no water separator in the TD5 fuel system ...

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Roman (UK)
www.overlandcruiser.info

Col Campbell 22 Nov 2004 21:15

Nick, it might also pay to post this on some of the Australian boards, as they get used off the beaten track over that way.

Col

nickt 23 Nov 2004 17:33

Ah, good idea, I'll check them out.

Not decided TD5 or V8 yet! I like the 4.6, but it's only a US option... http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/ubb/frown.gif

Rgds,
Nick.

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Nick Taylor
www.exerro.com
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1996 BMW F650
1996 300 TDi 90
1997 NAS D90 ST #685
1998 Camel Trophy 110 CT47

Runner 23 Nov 2004 21:55

I used two Disco II V8s in the Sahara - lovely wagons, lovely engines, but dont let local mechanics (even supposed LR dealers) anywhere near them - they made a real dogs breakfast of one of them and parts are not cheap. Wonderful cars, I liked them a lot. They won a lot of fans too.

*edit*
Equally, I had one (Td5) on test from the local main dealer in the UK when they first came out, and the mass of electronics freaked me a bit. I wouldnt want to overland one for that reason, even though it was a formidable beast offroad (river crossings, peat bog, rock-crawling)

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Col Campbell 23 Nov 2004 22:41

Nick this is also another place to check out http://www.me4x4.info/ it is a UAE based forum.

I know there are a few SII disco running around in the desert out there that are on the forum.

Col

tony johnston 23 Dec 2004 11:12

Hi Nick,
Sorry to miss you earlier this year.I had a Series II V8 for 6 years.Went all round rock and sand deserts of Oman and UAE in it several times.Fitted after market rear shockers and 255 R70 16 AT tyres and it would go everywhere the LCs went provided I picked the best line.Never had a mechanical problem,great vehicle!
Downsides!Small fuel tank(depends where you are),usual crap with non working peripheral gizmos like windows and doorlocks.
Had I still been in ME I would have bought another for the same reason as you.
Latterly owned a 4.8l Patrol...now there's a vehicle!!!!


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