hey guys, my name is Ray, im 23, im from NE Ohio, i just purchased an 03 Land Rover Discovery SE last week after researching a lot on here. it has 70k miles, one owner. clean carfax.
doesnt have sunroofs to leak, doesnt have SLS to go bad. no coolant in the oil(yet, knock on wood :P) not one of the bad oil pump VIN series. replaced the 3 front u-joints and centering ball with naepco greasables from Advanced Auto the day after i bought it.
next week im changing the transfer case fluid and front and rear diffs.
in the spring , im having Trailhead 4x4(Land Rover shop, not a car dealer) near me change the trans fluid and possibly the trans filters too. im personally changing the valve cover gaskets, plugs and wires with magnacores. the two little coolant hoses on the TB need replaced, leaking a little bit. then changing the coolant at that same time as well. little bit at a time, but asap too.
well ill think of more info, and questions to ask you guys(after searching), just wanted to introduce myself. SO excited about the new purchase, i have always wanted one, and found a nice one. not one scratch on it, two tiny door-ding size dents in the hood right next to each other, non smoker.
few little things need fixed, rear left corner black plastic piece has 2 broken clips, so its loose, not scuffed or cracked at all, just needs 2 new clips. right side, rear door flare needs stuck back on with some thin 3m automotive tape. all the flares need sanded and re-dyed or painted, they are faded on top and are a little rough. i found a black plastic exterior automotive trim dye kit at Summit Racing. ill have to check that out. other than that, it needs nothing, drives like a dream. very excited about the whole thing
here are some pictures
after i got her home