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by Dashnine
Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Sat nav Issues
Replies: 3
Views: 92

Re: Sat nav Issues

One other thing, make sure then ’Quickest’ route is selected once the initial calculation is complete, ‘Shortest’ will take you down some seriously weird roads.
by Dashnine
Wed Aug 21, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Main Discovery Sport chat
Topic: Picking up 2017 DS on Friday
Replies: 8
Views: 580

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: 6
Views: 689

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: 342

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: 7943

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: 1683

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: 7943

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: 5198

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: 5198

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: 5198

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...

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