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What did you do to your Lotus today...

PostPost by: Old English White » Mon Sep 19, 2022 4:59 pm

"OEW" made it to Le Touquet...
No surprise, the mileage was quite low, 250km , but I had a small brake issue when driving down to the village for fuel. Back home, this what I discovered:
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I asked for hands around the neighborhood, and half an hour later the car was good enough to do its duty , saturday 5 o'clock AM. Fautly rear caliper banjo, in need of freedom...
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One last picture, arrival to the meeting point, the beach of Hardelot: 20 Elan and at least two models of each type.
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PostPost by: SENC » Wed Sep 21, 2022 2:11 pm

Not to, but for my Lotus - picked up an 07 LR3 as a tow vehicle and partial DD. This will replace my F250 - a great truck that served its purpose, but I really don't need that much towing capacity any longer and wanted something more comfortable for my bride when we tow long distances. This has about 130k miles (almost 100k fewer than my 2010 F250) and, hopefully, is nearing the bottom of its depreciation cycle. Will need to do a little work on it, but fortunately there is an active owner network and you can still do a good bit of the work on these in a home garage - and we have a solid local independent specialist for those things I can't do. Any others with and LR3 with any tips/experiences?

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PostPost by: c42 » Wed Sep 21, 2022 3:10 pm

Join this forum.

http://www.disco3.co.uk/forum/

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PostPost by: TBG » Wed Sep 21, 2022 4:11 pm

Good luck with that!! Latest Which survey states..............

The Land Rover Discovery achieves just a one-star rating for reliability, presenting owners with a fairly extensive list of faults in the 12 months prior to our latest survey.

Almost 50% of those who gave us feedback on their vehicles saw issues, ranging from engine and transmission faults to fuel system problems. On top of that, 10% experienced a vehicle breakdown, leaving little reason to recommend it.
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PostPost by: pabbage » Wed Sep 21, 2022 4:14 pm

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PostPost by: SENC » Wed Sep 21, 2022 5:03 pm

TBG wrote:Good luck with that!! Latest Which survey states..............

The Land Rover Discovery achieves just a one-star rating for reliability, presenting owners with a fairly extensive list of faults in the 12 months prior to our latest survey.

Almost 50% of those who gave us feedback on their vehicles saw issues, ranging from engine and transmission faults to fuel system problems. On top of that, 10% experienced a vehicle breakdown, leaving little reason to recommend it.


Ha! To be sure, the early Discoverys did have more issues than typical, but the v8 3 has been considered pretty reliable. Will see over time, but talking with LR owners they sound a lot like Lotus owners when they say "there are 2 types of people, those who think LRs are unreliable breakdowns waiting to happen and those who own LRs."

Keeping my fingers crossed and hoping not to eat crow, but the history on this one is reasonably solid, as is current condition - and as a Lotus owner I'm not unfamiliar with maintenance and upkeep.
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PostPost by: TBG » Wed Sep 21, 2022 5:23 pm

Good luck!! I am a long time Landrover fan having had them in the 60s and 70s. I have an acquaintance who got a new Ranger Rover with all the bells and whistles just before last Christmas and it had so many faults LR gave up and gave him another new one!! On the Which list Jaguar Landrover come 29th!! I cannot think of 29 car makes, and yes you guessed it Lexus and Honda and Toyota are the top three! I now have a Lexus as my foil to the Elan!! D
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PostPost by: pharriso » Wed Sep 21, 2022 5:27 pm

What did you do to your Lotus today...
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PostPost by: TBG » Wed Sep 21, 2022 5:35 pm

Put the gearbox in.............................D
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PostPost by: SENC » Wed Sep 21, 2022 7:42 pm

pharriso wrote:What did you do to your Lotus today...

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PostPost by: alaric » Sun Sep 25, 2022 8:02 pm

Spent a long long time setting the pump jet volume on my Dellortos - and finally made my 1000th post on this forum haha.

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PostPost by: The Veg » Mon Sep 26, 2022 4:00 am

I was removing one of the sill members and upon opening the access panel in the front wheel well I found a large wasp nest, which thankfully had been abandoned long before I bought the car.
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Not sure why the forum software has turned this sideways. The driver-sixe footwell is just beyond the yellow wall and you can see the end of the member below the nest.
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Screwdriver is about eight inches long.
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PostPost by: Old English White » Mon Sep 26, 2022 9:12 am

The Veg wrote:I was removing one of the sill members and upon opening the access panel in the front wheel well I found a large wasp nest, which thankfully had been abandoned long before I bought the car.
Some would be willing to pay big money for honeycomb structures, and you just removed that out of your car! The car had been abandoned for a long period.
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PostPost by: The Veg » Mon Sep 26, 2022 1:00 pm

Old English White wrote:Some would be willing to pay big money for honeycomb structures, and you just removed that out of your car!


Adding lightness! :mrgreen:
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