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by Dashnine
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Main Discovery Sport chat
Topic: Picking up 2017 DS on Friday
Replies: 3
Views: 105

Re: Picking up 2017 DS on Friday

B Pillar ticks had almost died out by 2017, DPF issues same for any Euro6 compliment diesel (if you have a D180), but oil dilution can be a problem, just accept if needs more frequent oil and filter changes than the 21K and use decent fuel rather then supermarket, perhaps a tank of super diesel ever...
by Dashnine
Tue Aug 20, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Main Discovery Sport chat
Topic: Driving a DS in France
Replies: 5
Views: 519

Re: Driving a DS in France

4. You don’t have to adjust the headlight alignment, just the AHBA (in the Instrument Panel menu) to look for oncoming lights on the other side of the road.
by Dashnine
Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Rear Brake Pads and Discs
Replies: 4
Views: 312

Re: Rear Brake Pads and Discs

That’s an incredibly low mileage for disc replacement given there’s no corrosion. I’d expect at least twice that before having to replace the discs, but these days it can be common to replace discs with the pads as modern (and I mean the last 20+ years) pads are abrasive and deliberately machine tha...
by Dashnine
Sun Aug 18, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Main Discovery Sport chat
Topic: New DS? Dilemma re oil dilution etc
Replies: 49
Views: 7869

Re: New DS? Dilemma re oil dilution etc

I agree that this is a smart-looking car with a "decent" interior. But the brochure says: "Whether it’s class-leading luxury , thrilling performance or extreme all-terrain capability, Land Rover excels." There's no avoiding the truth - some parts of this new package are cheap. It's got hard plastic...
by Dashnine
Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:49 am
Forum: Wheels, Tyres, Suspension
Topic: Tyre Pressures
Replies: 6
Views: 1659

Re: Tyre Pressures

Pumping up the tyres again as we’re three up with luggage and with bikes on the tow bar. Still find it somewhat alarming that normal load setting is 50psi on the rear (40 on the front), which is the max inflation pressure for the Conti tyres. Accepting there’s a safety margin, and that the tyres gai...
by Dashnine
Sun Aug 18, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Main Discovery Sport chat
Topic: New DS? Dilemma re oil dilution etc
Replies: 49
Views: 7869

Re: New DS? Dilemma re oil dilution etc

I agree that this is a smart-looking car with a "decent" interior. But the brochure says: "Whether it’s class-leading luxury , thrilling performance or extreme all-terrain capability, Land Rover excels." There's no avoiding the truth - some parts of this new package are cheap. It's got hard plastic...
by Dashnine
Sat Aug 17, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Main Discovery Sport chat
Topic: DS Finally turned the reliability corner?
Replies: 32
Views: 5136

Re: DS Finally turned the reliability corner?

landrovernut wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:17 pm
That won't stop them rusting badly around the edge where pads don't touch- which is also what they do as well as badly scoring - inferior discs is the culprit despite all the clever theory above.
Discs will always rust around the edges, probably not helped by rust spreading from the braking path.
by Dashnine
Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Main Discovery Sport chat
Topic: DS Finally turned the reliability corner?
Replies: 32
Views: 5136

Re: DS Finally turned the reliability corner?

The only thing I can think of, coming from a background in brake engineering, is that the rears don’t get enough use and the surface rust can build up overnight and if not cleared (by use) builds up and up until it gets to the point of the pads not being able to clear it needing replacement. I think...
by Dashnine
Sat Aug 17, 2019 8:19 am
Forum: Main Discovery Sport chat
Topic: DS Finally turned the reliability corner?
Replies: 32
Views: 5136

Re: DS Finally turned the reliability corner?

Pleased to hear it Landrovernut. I has always annoyed me too that LR use such poor quality materials for DS break discs, Range Rovers brakes are far superior. I would naturally expect a Range Rover to have superior materials in the cabin but surely not on safety equipment!!! The brakes are the same...
by Dashnine
Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Main Discovery Sport chat
Topic: No more 2 year warranty on Approved Used from September
Replies: 10
Views: 2120

Re: No more 2 year warranty on Approved Used from September

What do other brands do in terms of used warranty period? I always thought 2 years was quite generous, perhaps they’ve realised no one else does it so why should LR? Or maybe they don’t fancy trying to fix things at their Expense on a 5 year old car (assuming they sell up to 3 year old cars). Or the...

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