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    Fuel consumption after another 649 km was 10.6 l/100 km. This was a mix of cruising 80-100 km/h on straights plus a lot of mountain pass driving. Much of this was done with the aircon on.

    I would imagine these figures are good real-life Tdi expectations. I remember only one Tdi on the forum that consistently did much better on the long road - all other reports seem to be in this sort of ballpark range.

    What do you guys think?



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    If it includes mountains, AC and trails it is GOOD, Our West Coast tour with Sokkies from Vryburg to Springbok gave 9,8 l/100, fully loaded, aircon and 100/110 km/h.
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    The Landy went in for the 1000 km service today. Actually about 1300 km covered. The oil level has yet to drop below the maximum mark. I estimate the car used much less than 500 ml during the running-in period.

    She's now full of Shell Rimula 15W40 and seemingly happy.

    Developed a leak on the front diff input seal - should be able to sort that easily enough if it becomes worse. I do know that the Indy put in a thinner oil than the usual 80W90, he swears by this in the Disco 1 diffs. We'll see how it holds up...

    Engine oil changes: The manual says 10 000 km if I remember correctly. A lot of people swear by 5 000 km changes on these older diesels. I do run 50 ppm most of the time. 10 000 km would probably be a typical year's travel for me, mostly longer-distance and no traffic. Any comments? ...



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    I change every 5000 km as if the vehicle stands one needs to change the oil more frequently and the price of oil and filter is relatively less than having to do a rebuild.

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    Gut feeling also says 5000 km... I suppose I'll stick with that unless doing a series of long-distance trips under ideal conditions.



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    Look what happened this afternoon

    A guy almost lost it on a curve, seems he was travelling quite a bit over 120 km/h. He went off onto the grass/gravel right shoulder but managed to power his way back onto the road again, shooting a volley of stones at me. Some hit the windscreen, no major damage but a few chips (no cracks thankfully). But one managed to smash my right headlight.

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    Ouch, I hope you can get one unit, a couple of years ago I had to buy a set.....
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    Seems readily enough available. Got a quote of about R1600 from my local indy. But it's also available online from lrservicecentre.co.za at about R1150. I'll probably take this option and also buy an indicator lens and steering damper with the same shipment.



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    Antz
    I have had a crack / hole in my one front headlight for about 2 years now and its still OK No blown bulbs etc

    I didnt want to spend money on buying a new unit as I had just replaced both of them at the time

    The lenses seem to take quit a beating in terms of sandblasting

    So if you do buy new then at the same time do something to protect them from sandblasting

    As an aside

    I get more sandblasting / chips on the landy's windscreen than I do on my flatcar
    Logic tells me higher up should mean less but not so
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    RossJ, this one is actually quite a bit worse than the poor quality cell phone pic shows. A lot of pieces still come off and there are lots of sharp edges. It's also obvious enough to attract a lot of attention from police, especially as there's a Moz trip coming up.

    Sandblasting: I wonder if I can make some nice perspex covers to protect the glass from sandblasting and from stone damage. These big rectangular lights are always prone to cracking at the slightest chance.

    Regarding the windscreen, I guess it's also because of the angle of the windscreen on the Landy, that stone chips and sandblasting hit it head-on instead of just bouncing off. Same goes for bugs - the windscreen is a bug collector of note...



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    Antz

    There is a member called something like Detour 4X4
    He made his own headlight covers for his brand new D4 HSE

    He may have a report back on how they have lasted and some tips

    It could be the angle of the windscreen
    Never thought of it like that
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    Antz

    I recall LR service centre selling those headlight protectors

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    Will check, thanks. Seeing as I'll probably buy the headlamp from them anyway



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    Landys in the mist



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    Hi Antz.
    Sorry to hear about your rock dusting and the smashed headlamp.
    With our roads here in Ozz its a never ending problem, although having said that the rocks don't move much until some clown doing (as you noticed) 120+kph.


    There is a supplier of the protectors in the UK,
    LR Series Ltd., Shiptonthorpe, York. YO433PU
    P/N DA4172 (BP)48.91/pair.
    Unfortunately I have not been able to (as yet!) post a pic of my 300tdi residing in Ozz.
    Will persevere.


    Regards Mike
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    Hi Mike

    Thank you for the reply and for the info.

    I've checked up on their website, and added it to my bookmarks as they have decent prices and ship internationally as well.

    For reference and perhaps the interest of others, here is a link to the headlamp protectors:

    http://www.lrseries.com/shop/product...RONT-PAIR.html

    It's ironic, though, that a set will cost you more than a new set of headlamps from the same site!

    Please persevere and post pics of your Australian Tdi...



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    Another interesting thing is these rear lamp guards for the Disco 1. This was popular enough on the Disco 2, but I've never seen them on a Disco 1 before.

    http://www.lrseries.com/shop/product...-ASSEMBLY.html



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    Best ever consumption of 10.2 l/100 km



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    Dont know my tdi's consumpsion. Filled her up and drove that much
    Four wheels move the body,
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    Did you fill her up to the auto-stop? It seems your consumption is going the same way as mine. 200 km and it's still above that first mark on the gauge. 450 - 500 km and you're nudging the half-way mark. Thereafter it plunges quite quickly and the light comes on at about 750 km.

    Sam, I note the high mileage of over 400 000 km. Is that still the original engine, and do you know if it's ever been opened?



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