Move on or Fix

Discussion in 'LR3' started by nkta, Nov 14, 2018.

  1. Ian Morrison

    Ian Morrison Active Member

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    Keep the Discovery3 and get the jobs that need doing repaired. You could by a late Discovery 3, A Discovery 4 or a later model but you won’t know what lies in store for you. If you have a good engine and everything except your known issues are in good condition the Discovery 3 will last you many more years. I’ve actually seen now three Discovery 3s with over 300000 miles on the clock. The owner of one of the Discoverys was picking his truck up from Land Rover after having his third Cambelt fitted with 312000 miles on the clock. This was a 2005 Discovery3 and the engine was still as good as when he first brought it in 2007.
     
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    I’ve been wrestling with this question too. My 2006 LR3 HSE has 141,000 miles on the clock. I bought it 18 months ago and have run into a few things since then that needed to be done. The past year has been a bit more costly than planned, but now I know quite a bit about the vehicle’s history and it runs really well. So I plan to hang on and enjoy it. I know the day will come to move on but not now. Thanks to everyone who chimed in on this thread.
     
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    @Houm_WA Appreciate your encouragement. I'm going to make an effort to get the issues taken care of. Thanks!
     
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    I'll add what we did. We had 160k on our 06 LR3. It had new tires and generally in good shape except the transmission had steadily gotten worse between 2nd and 1st gear. We couldn't find anything we really liked at the time so decided to put in a new transmission. It drives like it was new. We chalked it up to being cheaper than a new one for now. Not an easy decision for sure.
     
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    What do you mean specifically by getting worse between 2nd and 1st gear? What was it doing or not doing?
     
  6. Taemian

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    That was my exact point in the other thread about the LR3/LR4 possible replacement, and I got dumped on by LR4 fanboys. It's not a slag if it's true. The mechanics at the LRJ dealership here always tells us they wants to buy ours if we ever sell it, told us " its the best version that everybody is looking for " (has cold weather, towing + HD package). The LR4s up here anyways, have been up on the hoist much more compared to LR3s when they were in service. The 3 had it's fair share of issues, absolutely. But the engine was rarely ever one of them.
    THAT is what I was trying to say.
     
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    I would try doing the filter and fluid change, I ordered mines from British Atlantic. They have a conversion kit. Chances are you are, fluid is super low. Easy job.


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    Im about to replace the solenoids on the valve body of my ‘06 Range rover supercharged 130k miles. My question is if I do that Do I have to reprogram the cpu/software? I order a kit of solenoids also the trans kit to flush it. Thanks for your help
     

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