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PostSubject: Would you buy a 2004 Discovery that needed these repaiars?   Fri Jan 04, 2013 6:29 pm

The reasons I came on here is to seek some advice on what to do with my '04 Discovery. She's been a great car...66K miles, and the ONLY thing I ever had to have fixed was to clear a clog in the air conditioning line. That's it! Until now...

All of a sudden, she wasn't running so well, so I brought her in for a check-up, and they came up with a few things that needed to be addressed:

1. Engine is misfiring on cylinders 4, 7 & 12
2. Ignition wires need to be changed
3. Mass airflow sensor needs to be changed
4. Oxygen sensor needs to be changed
5. Track rod and steering rod need to be changed
6. Also, the basic fluid change and fuel injection service

I had her checked out at two places (our local Land Rover dealership, and a very trustworthy local mechanic)...They both confirmed the same issues, and both priced the repairs out at around $5-6k.

So, here's my dilemma: This is a second car for me...I don't NEED her, so it's hard to justify spending the $5-6k to repair her. Land Rover said they would take it in as a trade-in for something new (which I also don't need), but they said they would basically sell her for scrap. Even if I was looking to get a new Land Rover, I would have a hard doing this...I am very sentimental towards this car. If I was a gear-head, I'd fix her up myself, but I just don't have that capacity. If I'm going to send her on someplace, I want to make sure she's going to go to someone who will appreciate her and restore her, not sell her for parts.

So, am I crazy? Is there an interest in a '04 Disco with 66k miles that needs some work? I would think there would be, I'm just hoping to connect with someone on here that is interested, or that might be able to point me in the right direction. I hope it's clear that this isn't just about trying to sell a car...Since I can't take care of her, I really want to make sure she goes to someone who can fix her up and appreciate her for years to come. Thanks for reading, and for any thoughts or advice you care to share.
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PostSubject: Re: Would you buy a 2004 Discovery that needed these repaiars?   Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:09 pm

Where are you located and what is your cash asking price? Also what color inside and out? I may make you an offer you can't refuse.
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PostSubject: Re: Would you buy a 2004 Discovery that needed these repaiars?   Fri Jan 04, 2013 9:20 pm

Engine misfiring on cylinder 12? Interesting...
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PostSubject: Re: Would you buy a 2004 Discovery that needed these repaiars?   Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:34 pm

Eeep, I was reading off my notes...Could have been a typo? I'll look at the paperwork from the mechanic. I did mention that I'm not a gear-head! :p I'll check and post an update.

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Engine misfiring on cylinder 12? Interesting...
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PostSubject: Re: Would you buy a 2004 Discovery that needed these repaiars?   Fri Jan 04, 2013 10:46 pm

TheAustin wrote:
Eeep, I was reading off my notes...Could have been a typo? I'll look at the paperwork from the mechanic. I did mention that I'm not a gear-head! :p I'll check and post an update.

Jake wrote:
Engine misfiring on cylinder 12? Interesting...

It's probably a p1312 which I believe is a random misfire code
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PostSubject: Re: Would you buy a 2004 Discovery that needed these repaiars?   Fri Jan 04, 2013 11:18 pm

It's Epsom Green with Alpaca Beige leather, located in the Hamptons area of Long Island. Is that accessible to you?

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Where are you located and what is your cash asking price? Also what color inside and out? I may make you an offer you can't refuse.
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PostSubject: Re: Would you buy a 2004 Discovery that needed these repaiars?   Fri Jan 04, 2013 11:20 pm

Well, that would make a lot more sense! Thank you Smile
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It's probably a p1312 which I believe is a random misfire code
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PostSubject: Re: Would you buy a 2004 Discovery that needed these repaiars?   Sat Jan 05, 2013 11:13 am

The Hamptons is pretty far but not to far if the price is rite.Throw me a number.
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PostSubject: Re: Would you buy a 2004 Discovery that needed these repaiars?   Sat Jan 05, 2013 7:05 pm

I'm torn.
On one hand I want to suggest that those repairs as described wouldn't cost $6k in my shop. Even if that included replacing headgaskets. And shipping it to Pennsylvania.
On the other hand, I would hate to ruin an opportunity to take advantage of your predicament and offer you a ridiculously low price because it needs so much work. Wink
On the other hand, an 04 with that color combination and that mileage with that stuff repaired if I were to buy it at a ridiculously low price would be an awesome loaner car.
On the other hand, I just bought a Series 3 88" and what would I do with a 5th Land Rover?
Hmmmm.
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PostSubject: Re: Would you buy a 2004 Discovery that needed these repaiars?   Sun Jan 06, 2013 3:09 pm

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I'm torn.
On one hand I want to suggest that those repairs as described wouldn't cost $6k in my shop. Even if that included replacing headgaskets. And shipping it to Pennsylvania.
On the other hand, I would hate to ruin an opportunity to take advantage of your predicament and offer you a ridiculously low price because it needs so much work. Wink
On the other hand, an 04 with that color combination and that mileage with that stuff repaired if I were to buy it at a ridiculously low price would be an awesome loaner car.
On the other hand, I just bought a Series 3 88" and what would I do with a 5th Land Rover?
Hmmmm.

You could give it to Kieth as a new years bonus.

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PostSubject: Re: Would you buy a 2004 Discovery that needed these repaiars?   Sun Jan 06, 2013 5:07 pm

Can you two please stop interupting my negotiations.Wtf is wrong with you people? Can't you see I'm trying to steal this D2 and you clowns are cockblocking me!
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PostSubject: Re: Would you buy a 2004 Discovery that needed these repaiars?   Sun Jan 06, 2013 5:40 pm

Sorry I assumed it was just the JD talking and you had no intentions of buying it

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PostSubject: Re: Would you buy a 2004 Discovery that needed these repaiars?   Sun Jan 06, 2013 6:08 pm

Actually your assumption is correct.I've been shitfaced all weekend.
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PostSubject: Re: Would you buy a 2004 Discovery that needed these repaiars?   Sun Jan 06, 2013 7:01 pm

you're looking at $700 in parts. The problem is you are paying Hampty Hamps prices for labor. Sell it for scrap what does that mean? they really going to offer you $600 to take it off your hands put $700 in parts in it and sell it for $6,000 easy?...
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PostSubject: Re: Would you buy a 2004 Discovery that needed these repaiars?   Sun Jan 06, 2013 8:41 pm

Hilltoppersx wrote:
you're looking at $700 in parts. The problem is you are paying Hampty Hamps prices for labor. Sell it for scrap what does that mean? they really going to offer you $600 to take it off your hands put $700 in parts in it and sell it for $6,000 easy?...

Ok now your just being a dick.
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PostSubject: Re: Would you buy a 2004 Discovery that needed these repaiars?   Tue Jan 08, 2013 7:17 pm

Probably a flood victim..
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