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    Re: Head on in Land Cruiser

    This is an unfair comparison of "crumple zones modern hatch" verses no crumple zones old cruiser design. The issue here is that they are vehicles from different classes. Weather the cruiser had...
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    Discovery 3 Re: Imported fuel injectors

    I think I also ordered them from lrdirect, and just did it simply through the website using a normal credit card. Mine were the VDO ones. They work perfectly fine, very happy with them. I have...
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    I found 1 video review with a manual...

    I found 1 video review with a manual gearbox...they dont say much about it though...


    https://youtu.be/TIFz2TvvMWw
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    For those with a D3 manual, what are they...

    For those with a D3 manual, what are they actually like to drive with all the weight? Does it feel like a narrow power band? Gear leaver have long travel...is it bulky to change etc? Heavy clutch?
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    I imported my injectors from LRDIRECT in the uk....

    I imported my injectors from LRDIRECT in the uk. The brand of the injectors is VDO.

    I bought my disco from land rover Durban 2 and a half years ago for R209k. Now that i am emmigrating i checked...
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    It was actually about a year ago now i think....

    It was actually about a year ago now i think....
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    Not sure...this was months ago. I ordered them...

    Not sure...this was months ago. I ordered them based on land rover parts numbers. After that the car seemed to run perfectly. I have since sold the car as i am moving to new zealand in a months time
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    I imported brand new ones from uk for similar...

    I imported brand new ones from uk for similar price, so i got sorted thanks ;-)
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    My car started smoking at idle when i was near to...

    My car started smoking at idle when i was near to 300 000km. Soon as i started driving off it disappeared. My cat had also been removed and this smoking came seperately. It ended up being my...
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    I just sold my Disco 3....land rover empangeni...

    I just sold my Disco 3....land rover empangeni offered me R80k....so i sold it privately for R185k no problem. Just thinking of the poor suckers that accept these rubbish trade in prices...ouch!
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    I wonder how much is weighs?

    I wonder how much is weighs?
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    Discovery 3 To me it makes sense that a large heavy air...

    To me it makes sense that a large heavy air suspension car with slower gentle movements can bring on car sickness easier. However i found it the opposite with my wife. If she is passenger in the kia...
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    Thank you! Its exciting to start a new life...and...

    Thank you! Its exciting to start a new life...and and hopefully soon start a family :-)
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    This was a sad week for me as i sold my Disco 3...

    This was a sad week for me as i sold my Disco 3 tdv6. My wife and myself are moving to new Zealand which is super exciting. My wife got a job there and is flying over next month. I will follow after...
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    Poll: If you do that, maybe take out the orange from...

    If you do that, maybe take out the orange from your headlights indicators...
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    I would still go with a used disco 4 anyday...

    I would still go with a used disco 4 anyday though!
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    I havnt seen any suggestion of a new discovery...

    I havnt seen any suggestion of a new discovery sport.....
  18. If you dont like the freelander 2 after driving...

    If you dont like the freelander 2 after driving it then please dont get it...i would only want you to get what ever it is you like the most. I just dont want you to miss out on what may be the best...
  19. You definately have to test drive the freelander...

    You definately have to test drive the freelander 2 before you buy something. It will be silly to buy something els without driving the FL2! It is by far the best softroader.

    My favourites are...
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    But as long as i can afford it, i would love to...

    But as long as i can afford it, i would love to always have a discovery in my garage...hopefully one day a D4!
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    I think its fair enough for someone to consider a...

    I think its fair enough for someone to consider a Duster instead of a used D3. If you are an average person that might not NEED 7 seats and doesnt tow a massive load....but uses the suv for holidays...
  22. Hey Deon...i imported VDO injectors from LRDIRECT...

    Hey Deon...i imported VDO injectors from LRDIRECT in the uk. If i remember correctly it cost about R20k for 6. I ordered on a thursday and they arrived on monday. I think you just pay VAT and no...
  23. Deon, mine also started smoking on idling...ended...

    Deon, mine also started smoking on idling...ended up needing 4 injectors. I just imported 6 from lrdirect in uk and replaced all. Problem (expensive one) solved.
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    Im surprised now days at how few people use sun...

    Im surprised now days at how few people use sun blinds on the windscreen when the car is parked in the sun. We use the sun blinds on both our cars anytime that we park outside in the sun. My D3 has...
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    I have just renewed my Motorite double up...

    I have just renewed my Motorite double up also....been very useful
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    Series II Looks awesome....got any specs on this vehicle?

    Looks awesome....got any specs on this vehicle?
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    I have a thing for both subaru and lexus. I enjoy...

    I have a thing for both subaru and lexus. I enjoy good engineering and quality. Both will last you well.

    I think the difference will be that the subaru will cope much easier in tricky...
  28. Thread: New Toy

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    Congrats! To me that shape is the iconic range...

    Congrats! To me that shape is the iconic range rover look...and i liked the interior with the vertical chunks of wood and the light colored leather with darker piping etc.

    How do those compare...
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    Yip its normal! Jist learn to lean on the gas...

    Yip its normal! Jist learn to lean on the gas gently
  30. Thread: D3 died

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    So how does one cure the sound?

    So how does one cure the sound?
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    Thanks i will give him a call. Pity i am other...

    Thanks i will give him a call. Pity i am other side of the country....bit if its something worthwhile i can always make a plan.

    My warranty pays up to R20k for gearbox or transfer case...so if he...
  32. Thread: D3 died

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    Will this cure the noise or shudder...caus i have...

    Will this cure the noise or shudder...caus i have the noise but no shudder
  33. Thread: D3 died

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    It is so good to see someone else local with that...

    It is so good to see someone else local with that same metalic rasp. I have found cases of it overseas and the most common diagnosis seems to be a chain rattle or something like that in the transfer...
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    Any updates or feedback on this one?

    Any updates or feedback on this one?
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    Peter, thank you for your honest answers and the...

    Peter, thank you for your honest answers and the info in your previous posts. I think many people on here have respect for your opinion and your experience.

    May i ask (on behalf of many people on...
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