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Disco 2 or 3. Which would you buy and why?

Discussion in 'Land Rover Discovery' started by tonyt37, Oct 30, 2018.

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  1. Spot1

    Spot1 Well-Known Member

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    I’m very happy with the handling of my D2. Working ACE and spring replaced SLS.
     
  2. Bobdog

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    Unless yer ACE is fecked... :rolleyes:
     
  3. MJI

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    £120 for the 6 pipes from Redline hydraulics Blackpole
     
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    All made up including fittings?
     
  5. MJI

    MJI Well-Known Member

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    Within £10 or so
    4 ram pipes, 2 short adaptor pipes.

    £60 to get block machined for BSP
     
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    Is it possible to tap the block yourself?
     
  7. MJI

    MJI Well-Known Member

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    If you have a vertical mill. decided it was cheaper to get it done than aquire tha parts,

    DO THIS

    Buy a good block on Ebay or Heathy and get that converted, then swap them
     
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    Moron Well-Known Member

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    a D2 over a D3 any day........providing the D2 is rust free, powered by the TD5 engine and fitted with ACE...............But........if money is no object and you can afford a new engine when ( not if) it breaks its crank and destroys the engine .......then snap up a D3
     
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    That's not a bad idea.
     
  10. MJI

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    1 yes
    2 yes and Dynachip
    3 yes and refurbished
     
  11. Ian M in France

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    I would go for last of the D2 it drives okay easy to work on and parts are cheap, and a real classic, it is just the rust
     
  12. lynall

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    The one thing I loved about my old D2 was the ACE and how you could make the tyres howl around corners whilst staying pretty level, D3 flops over like an old D1 with no ARBs!
     
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    I would go for a d3, d2s are more trustworthy but unfortunately you will really struggle to find a solid one which starts on the button
     
  14. Si Click

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    I have just replaced my serviceable TD5 Torque Converter with a larger one refurbished by Ashcroft Transmissions to cope with my tuned engine.
    £100 and it's yours.
     
  15. Giantswood

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    Good D2s are out there. It took a while but I found one with a sound chassis which starts first touch.
     
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    Ditto. :)
    Just take your time, don't assume that price necessarily equates to quality (there are both expensive horrors and decent bargains out there), and think about what aspects are essential to you, what are merely desirable and therefore where you can compromise. I began by just looking at D2s that met all of my desirable criteria and could not find a solid one no matter how expensive they were. Once I decided to compromise and look at autos and alternative colours my search widened and eventually I got lucky; and yes the chassis is very solid and it starts first turn.
     
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    Its for my D3
     
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    Ahh, big bill then. :(
     
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    Apparently about 1500 quid but I suppose that depends on what else they find whilst they are in there, still its of no immediate concern and Im debating whether to chuck it in and get a newer one, part of me says get rid, other part says fix it as its a good car, maybe early next year!
     
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