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high mileage Discovery

I can see many Discoverys on autotrader, from early 90's, with high mileage, around £3000. Do you think I can find a good vehicle for 2-3 weeks in Morocco and also suitable for daily commuting? What to look for?
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Discos can make good desert vehicles with minimum preparation

Check the following:

Inner wings - often rust thru
Rear floorpan - The same
Gearbox - lifespan seems to be 100-125k
Cam belt - when done last
Oil leaks (probabily loads)
Don't worry about suspension - your going to probabily replace that anyway
You want steel wheels not alloys
General corrosion underneath is common
Check chassis

Checkout the disovery owners club website - they may have a buyers guide

I assume you are looking at diesel - 200tdi

Also head gasket seems to go at around 100k too




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Thanks Rich. I have found some more info in the forums at http://www.landroverenthusiast.com/ including this buyers guide http://www.lucyjo.freeserve.co.uk/discovery/disco.txt
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Damn should have remembered James site (lucyjo) as he was at my place on sunday picking up some disco bits

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Don't know if this'll be of any use to you or not, it's not very technical for sure.
Just that one of the recent LRW reviews was on a couple who'd bought and prep'd a Disco for morocco. They'd bought what seemed to be a very clean 200tdi with 45k on the clock for £2000!! Done the whole prep' for about £7000 I think, but it was a bit full on. LRW is definitly a good source for this sort of thing, regular Disco reviews. I can find out which issue it was in if you like, it's at home.

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