Re: Wanted:: Advice for first time Disco buyer
> "Gary Grainger" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>>>"Gary Grainger" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>>>>I'm seriously considering buying a N or M reg. Discovery. I've never
>>>>a Land Rover before, and I don't have any mechanical skills or
>>>>I'd like to know what to look for (that a novice can find) when looking
>>>>Thanks in advance
> Watch out for off road damage by looking underneath too. The clutch on the
> Disco I can be a little shuddery, especially at low engine revs, that's not
> a fault. 1st to 2nd gear can be stiff when cold, again not a fault.
> Watch out for stupid little electrical problems - bulbs blown in dash
> lights, central locking iffy etc.
> If it's a 300Tdi ensure it has had the cam belt modification done.
> Check with the seller if it has had grease put in the swivel joints, if it
> has it's maintenance free, if not the oil needs changing regularly, or
> grease put in instead.
> It should start on the button with a good puff of smoke out the back. The
> smoke should clear immediately after starting.
> They tend to leak via the sunroof and around the rear side windows. The
> sunroof is easily fixed usually, dunno about the windows , mine have always
> leaked and I've just put up with it.
> Have a good look for radiator damage. At that age it may be about to fail
> anyway but they are expensive as they are so huge.
> I think mine was £250, other parts are often very reasonable, especially
> from Beamends Ltd, you will often find Richard on this ng for parts advice.
Many thanks, very useful!
Any idea about expected price? I'm currently considering a 1995 N reg
200Tdi with full service history and 109,000 miles, full test and 6
months tax, from a dealer (a 4x4 dealer, not a Land Rover dealer) What
should I pay?