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#21 Rushjob

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 08:39 PM

Loved my TD5, cornered like it was on rails with the ACE but still churned the mud nicely in the fields and the woods.

Now got a D3 TDV6 which is awesome albeit not quite as good on fuel - 26ish rather than the 30 I got from the D2

Yes, I'm an addict!

#22 PhilR

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 06:09 AM

I've got a 2003 TD5 auto ES. I've done nearly 30k miles in it. It's averaged about 24mpg in the two years I've had it. It's been remapped so once off the mark it goes quite well. I changed the 18" wheels for 16" and put Grabber AT2 tyres on it. My shoot farm is very wet in places, even now, cattle don't help keeping the fields muddy and have only been stuck once. Relaxing to drive the ACE is excellent. However, make sure you have breakdown cover as it is a Land Rover. At change time I'll look at a D3 or D4.

Edited by PhilR, 19 August 2012 - 06:16 AM.


#23 william1

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 06:45 PM

hi lads is the landrover disco timeing belt chain or rubber one / it's a 2.5 diesel /thank's

#24 RoBeRt1990

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 07:11 PM

hi lads is the landrover disco timeing belt chain or rubber one / it's a 2.5 diesel /thank's


The 200/300 tdi's have cambelts and the TD5 has a chain.

#25 Pole Star

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 08:58 PM

Got my TD5 auto new in 99 & it now has space ship mileage 349,000 on second engine & box & I have abused the living daylights out off it been of the road now for some time & only use it around the farm but needs some welding at the back of the chassis where it supports the step & rear bumper under stand its a common place for then go ? .
Mine sat out side over winter since last October with out being started & put a new battery on it 2wks ago & turned the key & that started so fast it made me jump ! just did not expect it to so quick ! hope to resurrect back to road use soon , a car is just not the same thing !.

The only people who bitch&moan about them I have found have never owend one ! . mileage is not great around country lanes in the auto but its not bad on long runs up & down the country trouble is fuel is expensive for return journeys to bucks/oxon from Orkney . True take off the engine cover its just a pain in the a"""" & its not needed .


Must take a look at that site you boys mention .

Edited by Pole Star, 19 August 2012 - 09:00 PM.


#26 william1

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 09:22 PM

thank's for that info :good:




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