yes sorry , it was a while ago , the first was a manual 300tdi the second and by far the worst vehicle I've ever owned was a td5 es automatic , both vehicles had a replacement engine and two gearboxes , the TD5 was recovered from the side of the road by landrover assist 10 times during warranty , the two landcruisers I had (driven the same) gave no trouble , none one did 170k the other did 268k both are still running and still giving no trouble.Hey there Mr tackb, you didn't get around to telling what year your self destructing Discoverys were ? Were they the 8 speed model?
I had a Porsche 911 , faster than a landrover , slightly less practical and not as good off road but considerably more reliable........I've got a Disco 4, although it's the 6 speed model. I really don't think I'm getting the full Land Rover experience with it though, because I've had it for nearly 3 years and it hasn't broken down. Who'd have thought it?
To be honest though, if you are wanting more out of a 3 litre twin turbo engine that already produces 254HP, just perhaps you have got the wrong sort of vehicle. It's performance for me is just great for a big brick that tows pretty much anything and is fantastic off road. Maybe you should sell it and get a Porsche.
Anyway, joking aside, but not from personal experience, try these guys http://www.alivetuning.com/landrover/ You might gain some useful information here too http://www.disco4.com/forum/
To be fair, I had a TD5 that had pretty much everything go wrong with it. If you made a list of all the usual things that could go wrong with a TD5 Discovery, my vehicle had the lot and more! Nightmare! But some people are gluttons for punishment. I do think that they have got better in recent years, but I'd still never buy one without a good warranty.I had a Porsche 911 , faster than a landrover , slightly less practical and not as good off road but considerably more reliable........
yes , who'd have thought it , certainly no reliability survey ever........
This whole idea of small engines boosted to their limits in the search for mpg in test conditions does worry me. Is it really better for the environment. Isn't it better to have a low stressed engine / geartrain etc that just keeps going for ever. Earlier this a friend too delivery of a new 60 foot mast. It was delivered by a chap who drives one of those big V8 Diesel engined Chevy truck cos that are normally black and carry lots of FBI agents with dark glasses. He uses it to two a 60 foot long boat trailer and he has done over 1 million miles in it towing boats and masts all around Europe. It's still on its original engine, although it had a partial rebuild after 700,000 miles.