Land Rover Discovery 2
Here we have the offical launch film from Land Rover of the Discovery 2.
Still a fab 4x4 today and still my favouit out of the 4 Discoveries.
Diff Locks Last Stand!
Land Rover engineers designed a completely stupid, illogical, vulnerable,
flimsy, cluttered up, zero room to work and down right amatuerish linkage
for diff-lock and low box engagement! One lever, dual operation is utter
rubbish, flimsy and of such poor design it is prone to
selection/deselection issues at some point.
Sadly, the previous owners of the "green goddess" never used low box or
diff lock. This left me with an unpleasant legacy which was waiting to go
wrong, when I used either or both those features. Saying that, if the man
behind this design came upto me and tried to justify his work I would
parcel him up and send him back to Japan! He must have been working for a
Jap company as a mole/spy. I cannot believe how it got signed off? Maybe he
played some cunning cards to sell the idea of dual operation?
Anyway, the problem is not cured yet, this is only part two, part one never
got videoed and part three is waiting like a football sized boil on my
arse. Having got it out of diff lock, my next problem is to get the linkage
My one size fits all spanner (Fein angle grinder) might make another
appearance to exorcise this devil and expose the entire linkage for me to
see the extent of this cancerous problem on my gearbox.
Apologies for the swearing but my patience x frustration x restriction x
access x poor design = A short tempered, angry and dangerous DingleZilla!
At least you know what you have coming if you don't use the levers or if
the thing is stuck or you have similar problems to mine.
Land Rover Excursion LandRovering.com
Off Roading adventure in the swamps of Champions Gate Florida. Ben Dan and
Stewart taking their Land Rovers to the limit. Some times we do get stuck,
but that's half the fun. See more fun @ LandRovering.com
Land Rover Discovery High and Low Range
PLEASE READ :) Using the standard LT230T Transfer case in a Land Rover
Discovery. If you have any questions or would like a video in a different
Land Rover just let me know. WARNING DO NOT ENGAGE THE CENTRE LOCKING DIFF
ON CLOSED SURFACES! ONLY USE THE CENTRE LOCKING DIFF ON UNEVEN TERRAIN.
THIS WAS DONE IN A CONTROLLED ENVIRONMENT FOR DEMONSTRATION ONLY!!!! PLEASE
ONLY TRY THIS OFFROAD AND ON THE PROPER TERRAIN. For more information
please refer to your owners manual and do not force anything if you are
Top Gear -- Britains Best 4X4 (1998)
Because of the fact that I didn't found this video on youtube anymore and
that I downloaded it when it still was there on youtube, i thought: lets
upload it ..
Jeremy Clarksons compares some well know 4x4:
1. Range Rover 2. Nissan Patrol 3. Ford Explorer 4. Isuzu Trooper 5. Jeep
Grand Cherokee 6. Toyota Landcruiser (100)
(go to the TopGear or BBC channel for more Top Gear videos)
Old Top Gear 1991 - Range Rovers
Quentin Wilson looks at the advantages of buying a second hand Range Rover
for so cheap and looks at the potential probles you could face. Taken from
season 14, episode 12.