Originally Posted by ncossey
My disco II had 170,000 miles on it and still shifted like it was brand new. You could hammer the gas and still couldn't feel any rough shifts. The secondary components on land rovers are what is junk. Like the abs module that is shared with h2's, complete crap. The 4.0 engine, transfer case, and transmission are far from garbage.
I couldn't agree more. I had a 2001 Discovery and the drive train in that truck was bullet proof
. I put a shifter from a D1 in it to enable the CDL and it turned into a billy goat. Only time I managed to damage it was when I let my ego and my right foot get away from me on a rocky hill climb and detonated that CV joint. That was driver error - not the truck.
Of course it had some electrical problems that nobody could figure out ... I didn't have the time or interest to keep it running anymore so I sold it. It's in the hands of an enthusiast now ... he can spend his weekends bonding with his son while they track down the gremlin in the wires ...
I'm going to spend my weekend cruising in my new JK with the doors and the top off and the sun on my face