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Old 09-24-2005, 10:01   #1 (permalink)
Andrew Cooke
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Disco TD5

Just ordered a Disco TD5 ES to replace my Freelander TD4, was going for a
Discovery 3 TDV6S but the dealer backed down on a cracking deal pushing the
price out of reach so I have opted for the TD5 (53 Plate), question is am I
going to regret it? Many people say that the TD5 is sluggish, unreliable and
dated, any comments or advice?


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Old 09-24-2005, 13:01   #2 (permalink)
Richard Brookman
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Re: Disco TD5

so Andrew Cooke was, like...
> Just ordered a Disco TD5 ES to replace my Freelander TD4, was going
> for a Discovery 3 TDV6S but the dealer backed down on a cracking deal
> pushing the price out of reach so I have opted for the TD5 (53
> Plate), question is am I going to regret it? Many people say that the
> TD5 is sluggish, unreliable and dated, any comments or advice?


Sluggish - only the early ones (pre-2002), and then only below 2000rpm.
Unreliable - many who ought to know say it's the best engine LR ever made.
No known "issues" (like the Tdi cambelt) and a good reliability record.
Dated - compared with D3 engines, maybe, but perhaps that's not such a bad
thing. Had a chat with Jeremy Fearn recently and he reckons the D3 diesel
is no fireball.

I reckon whoever you're talking to is talking bollocks. I had a Td5 Disco
and apart from lack of power at low revs (corrected on later ECUs), it was a
storming engine. Strong at medium to high revs, great at towing, never let
me down. I'd have a Td5 Disco against one of the new ones any day of the
week, but that's just personal, based on the look of the thing.

--
Rich
==============================
Disco 300 Tdi auto
S2a 88" SW
Tiggrr (V8 trialler)


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Old 09-24-2005, 13:01   #3 (permalink)
Gordoni
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Re: Disco TD5


"Andrew Cooke" <andrew.cooke4@btinternet.com> wrote in message
news:dh3vt9$coe$1@nwrdmz02.dmz.ncs.ea.ibs-infra.bt.com...
> Just ordered a Disco TD5 ES to replace my Freelander TD4, was going for a
> Discovery 3 TDV6S but the dealer backed down on a cracking deal pushing

the
> price out of reach so I have opted for the TD5 (53 Plate), question is am

I
> going to regret it? Many people say that the TD5 is sluggish, unreliable

and
> dated, any comments or advice?
>

A lot depends on whether it is a Manual or Auto.
The auto box torque converter causes slip and noise.
The manual box I found quieter, but sometimes baulked the 3rd gear.
The manual is a little better on acceleration, I never found any of my
Disco's unreliable, they always started and never broke down, although, they
did other things like leak oil or leak water, but other people say that's
normal for the Landrover.
The Freelander Td4 Auto I found is nippier and quieter.
Gordon



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Old 09-25-2005, 15:01   #4 (permalink)
Patrick Manuel
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Re: Disco TD5

I have just decided to go for a late Td5 Disco rather than a D3. I
currently own an early Td5 with 135K on the clock, I like the car but the
mileage is getting a bit high. That said, I have owned it for 5 years and
it has been remarkably reliable - I can count the number of things that have
broken on the fingers of one hand! I don't really like the D3 as much as
the Td5 as L/R seem to have removed several features that I like and moved
the whole package up-marked (this means much more expensive). A new D3 with
the spec I would like will set me back UKP 34K and, as a factory order, will
take up to 5 months to deliver. A Td5 that is a year or so old with 10-20K
on the clock will cost about UKP 20K.

Patrick


"Richard Brookman" <newsboy@nowhere.com> wrote in message
news:3pllo5Fau3roU1@individual.net...
> so Andrew Cooke was, like...
> > Just ordered a Disco TD5 ES to replace my Freelander TD4, was going
> > for a Discovery 3 TDV6S but the dealer backed down on a cracking deal
> > pushing the price out of reach so I have opted for the TD5 (53
> > Plate), question is am I going to regret it? Many people say that the
> > TD5 is sluggish, unreliable and dated, any comments or advice?

>
> Sluggish - only the early ones (pre-2002), and then only below 2000rpm.
> Unreliable - many who ought to know say it's the best engine LR ever made.
> No known "issues" (like the Tdi cambelt) and a good reliability record.
> Dated - compared with D3 engines, maybe, but perhaps that's not such a bad
> thing. Had a chat with Jeremy Fearn recently and he reckons the D3 diesel
> is no fireball.
>
> I reckon whoever you're talking to is talking bollocks. I had a Td5 Disco
> and apart from lack of power at low revs (corrected on later ECUs), it was

a
> storming engine. Strong at medium to high revs, great at towing, never

let
> me down. I'd have a Td5 Disco against one of the new ones any day of the
> week, but that's just personal, based on the look of the thing.
>
> --
> Rich
> ==============================
> Disco 300 Tdi auto
> S2a 88" SW
> Tiggrr (V8 trialler)
>
>



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