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Old January 13th, 2011, 10:44 AM
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2004 land rover discovery SE - Thoughts????

A good friend of mine has come across what appears to be a pretty decent example with about 100k on the clock. Just looking for quick feedback for him on what to be careful for. He will have some fun with it, but it won't get kitted out... primarily a daily driver.

Thanks in advance for the feedback.
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Old January 13th, 2011, 01:06 PM
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Watch out for Head Gasket leaks, Slipped liners (ask me how I know...), worn out front driveshaft (replace with a serviceable Tom Woods or GBR), saggy headliner, frozen CDL lever, leaky valve cover gaskets...

I think that's all I can think of for an '04 right now. PM me if you have more questions.
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Old January 13th, 2011, 01:55 PM
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appreciated... may do if anything comes up..
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Old January 13th, 2011, 04:06 PM
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if not kitting and/or using offroad, seriously suggest going a different route. Last year of straight axles, CDL, etc, etc BUT for $10 to $12k tons of other options getting twice the mpg(and on reg vs. prem), 1/4 the maintenance cost, and better resale down the road. And that from a sick Rover addict:-)
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Old January 13th, 2011, 04:10 PM
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Well said above, is he hell bent on the DII, Id say find a Classic. DII's are pretty sweet and always amaze me when the electronics are working.
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Old January 13th, 2011, 08:25 PM
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I've had four, the last of which was an '04 and after replacing the coil pack twice, having an acute head gasket problem, and a stuck CDL shifter I dumped the thing. My '03 had a oil pump failure that toasted the engine so it got dumped also. In addition, the cost of premium and the lack of power when not used...I would go with something else. On the positive side, they are awesome when they are running, do pretty well off-road, and I always though they were a nice looking truck.
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My wife has an 03 DII and actually has had pretty good luck with it. She had the head gaskets done as a preventative at 60k. Just replaced the coolant lines which started leaking, and still have to ID and replace an oil leak somewhere in the next 2 weeks, but it runs like a champ. Beaut to drive cross country. many runs to FL and CT.

Only electronic issue we've had is with power lock actuators. Wish I had known about the CDL for that year, but I was in Iraq when she bought it.

She really likes it still, but is ready for a range rover.
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