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 Post subject: LR3 build
PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:53 am 
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I've acquired a used 2005 LR3. It's a Java Black SE V8 with a black interior.

I've got all the past service records and it was well taken care of mechanically. I got a good deal on it, because more recently it sat un-used for an extended period of time. There's a bunch of interior trim pieces that are broken / missing. There's a rather large dent in the rear pillar from backing into a structure in a parking garage. The roof glass has a long crack across it. The back up sensors need attention. There's an SRS airbag light on the dash: probably from a plug or wire under the drivers seat when I moved the seat back.

The plan is to start with all the fluids and maintenance requirements. The first purchase will be a IId Scan tool. LCA's and sway bar bushings need doing. The alternator needs replacing. On the Disco3-UK website I found a 'must do checklist for new LR3 owners' that I'll slowly pick my way through too.

Once I get ahold of the big maintenance issues, I'm planning a build with a slant towards an overlanding / bicycle hauling / camping rig.
I'm happy to once again have a Land Rover, and I'm looking forward to meeting some Rover-Lander members and joining the club.

The truck was covered inside and out in thick layers of old dust. I've put some elbow grease into it. Two days of washing and cleaning later... :shock: It was fun and satisfying to see what a gem was under all that dirt, and at the same time I got a good glimpse into what's broken and in need of attention on the truck.
I've cleaned inside the engine bay, cleared the sunroof drains, defogged the headlights, and fixed some interior fittings (glovebox latch, sagging headliner, power seat controls).


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 Post subject: Re: LR3 build
PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 7:57 pm 
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Stephen,
Could not see the images, but maybe that's just me.
Anyway, there are a few of us on the big island that get together for excursions. Right now I think many of the backroad routes are closed due to fire closures, but keep an eye on Vancouver Island Events.
I am in Maple Bay if you are passing.
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 Post subject: Re: LR3 build
PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:45 pm 
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I'll learn how to properly submit images at some point in the future.

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 Post subject: Re: LR3 build
PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:45 pm 
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I've been slowly picking away at the 3.
Jobs done include: inspecting various plugs to clear the airbag light on the dash, solder repair the heated driver's seat element (nice to have heated seats again!), LCA's (with Polybushes) & rear sway bar bushings (thanks to Rovalution for those two fixes), hood latch repair, custom receiver for a rear bike rack, reflective close cell foam window inserts (for stealth camping), ashtray/coin tray fix, glove box fix, blower door lubed to remove farting noise, and diagnosed a bad parking sensor.
I need to buy a IID Scan tool soon.
I'm liking the truck very much.


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 Post subject: Re: LR3 build
PostPosted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:56 am 
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On my list is a heated seat repair....oh the burdens of luxury!

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 Post subject: Re: LR3 build
PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2017 5:40 pm 
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With the recent repairs done (sway bars and LCA's) I had planned to tag along on tomorrow's Vancouver Island trek.
Unfortunately, I was driving down a gravel road yesterday and the rear window exploded into a thousand pieces. This was in Comox during the snow storm so when I parked to clear some of the wreckage the back of the truck was quickly filled with blowing snow. Crazy! I jury rigged a temporary plywood cover. Monday it goes in for a new piece of glass.
Maybe I'll make the next Vancouver Island event? :roll:


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 Post subject: Re: LR3 build
PostPosted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:36 pm 
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I got my rear glass replaced. Thankfully I had a good deductible, as it sure was pricey! Looks like I need a new rear wiper arm because now the blade doesn't contact the glass on it's arc.
This week I built a sleeping platform in the back. Both sections are removable. When the front section is out, the middle row of seats can be raised and the back section fits nicely against them. I used 3/4" birch ply, indoor/outdoor carpet, and pre-drilled steel 'L' brackets from Home Depot. I'm happy with how it turned out. I recently took a ferry trip and fell asleep back there in comfort!
I've also mounted the GPS from my motorcycle into the empty hole in the middle of the 3's dash. It's an unobtrusive mount, and will easily move back and forth from my bike to the 3.
My buddy welded up a hitch receiver for me. Now I can put my bicycle rack on the back. I've also got a Yakima set of bars on the roof now. I'm hoping to find a cargo box to go up there.
This is all in anticipation of a trip south to Arizona over Christmas. I'm pretty excited about that!
Mostly importantly: I got my ROVERLANDERS decal on the 3.


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 Post subject: Re: LR3 build
PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:02 pm 
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Is it just me or are the pictures not coming through?

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 Post subject: Re: LR3 build
PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:19 pm 
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scraig wrote:
Is it just me or are the pictures not coming through?

I'm hoping I have this photo issue sorted now?

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 Post subject: Re: LR3 build
PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:35 pm 
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Mohan wrote:
scraig wrote:
Is it just me or are the pictures not coming through?

I'm hoping I have this photo issue sorted now?


They're coming through fine for me, so likely a settings issue if they're not working for others.


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 Post subject: Re: LR3 build
PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:28 pm 
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I can see them now, I couldn't before.

Nice LR3, will hopefully see you on the next run. (No Idea when that is.)

If only I could convince my Mum to let me convert the back of the LR3 into a camper...

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 Post subject: Re: LR3 build
PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 3:08 pm 
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cbalme wrote:

If only I could convince my Mum to let me convert the back of the LR3 into a camper...


I've built it in a way that doesn't cut, damage or change the interior. I can take the whole thing out in 3 minutes. Turnbuckles hold it down to the existing cargo points. It cost me about $300 in the end. I can take more detailed photos of the framing if someone wants to copy it.
I'm thinking I can also take out the third row seating to gain a bit more storage space on longer trips if needed. Here are some shots of the middle section removed, the mid-row seats up, and the storage space beneath them:


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 Post subject: Re: LR3 build
PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 3:21 pm 
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There was a thick hazy ring inside my left headlight that has bothered me for awhile, so I took it out to discover that one of the access ports on the back of the light was undone. It must have been improperly done up during a bulb change. Moisture and critters were entering thru there.
There was all sorts of stuff rattling inside it, so I took it apart to clean it out and clear the lens.
Since I had to open it anyways, I did the headlight 'de-tango' mod:
https://www.disco3.co.uk/forum/headlamp ... 553f8b4d2d
Well,actually it is only a partial detango. My exception was I kept the side marker/reflector and a portion of the orange over the turn signal - because of NAS / US regulations and laws and all that... :roll:
I like the slightly 'modernized' look that leans towards an LR4. Probably wouldn't have bothered if I didn't have to open the light anyways. Just gotta do the other light now.


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