The History of my Discovery 2

I managed to get a little bit of information on this old beast when I got it, always useful so here is what I have.

Vehicle was originally purchased from:

Mychreests
Mill Mount
New Castletown Road
Douglas
Isle of Man
IM2 1HE

Date of registration: 26th November 2001

Below is the previous service history, this is somewhat useful.

10th December 2003

Mylchreests
Mill Mount
New Castletown Road
Douglas
IM2 1HE

Mileage : 7343

  • Service Type B (Whatever this means)

Cost including labour:

F.O.C. First Service

12th December 2003

Mylchreests
Mill Mount
New Castletown Road
Douglas
IM2 1HE

Mileage : 14246

  • Service Type A (Whatever this means)
  • Brake Fluid Changed
  • Anti-Corrosion Inspection

Dents on Front Offside Door, also Front Bumper cracked on Near Side.

Cost including labour:

?

21st June 2004

Mylchreests
Mill Mount
New Castletown Road
Douglas
IM2 1HE

Mileage : 1091

  • Vehicle Recall A148 – ABS Modulator
  • Vehicle Recall A149 – A.C.E. Pipe Washer

Cost including labour:

?

22nd March 2005

Brent Mealin
Snugborough
Union Mills
Isle of Man
IM4 4LH

Mileage : 15210

  • Nothing Recorded

Cost including labour:

?

26th October 2006

Brent Mealin
Snugborough
Union Mills
Isle of Man
IM4 4LH

Mileage : 24671

  • Front and Rear Brake Pads Changed
  • Brake Fluid Change
  • Front and Rear Brake Pads Replaced
  • Coolant Change
  • Anti-Corrosion Inspection
  • Wiper Blades Replaced
  • 3 x Bulbs Replaced

Cost including labour:

£ 212:44

8th February 2008

City Cars

Mileage : 28979

  • Service Type A (Whatever this means)
  • Brake Fluid Changed

Cost including labour:

?

No Date Recorded

City Cars

Mileage : 36094

  • Service Type A (Whatever this means)

Cost including labour:

?

4th February 2010

Lace Auto Centre Limited

Mileage : 41539

  • Service Type A (Whatever this means)

Cost including labour:

?

10th February 2012

T&J Autos

Mileage : 53803

  • Service
  • New Brake Discs and Pads Fitted

Cost including labour:

?

14th May 2012

Empire Garage

Mileage : 58354

  • Oil and Filter change
  • 2 x New Rear Hubs
  • ABS Sensor Leads Fitted

Cost including labour:

?

30th July 2014

Peter Dawson Limited

  • 2 x Tyres, Valves and Wheel Balancing

Cost including labour:

£ 216:00

7th January 2015

LR Trade Parts

  • TD5 Fuel Pump
  • TD5 Injector Washes and Seals

Cost including labour:

£ 95:00

13th February 2015

DLS Independent Land Rover Centre

  • Fuel Return Valve for TD5

Cost including labour:

£ 13:90

15th January 2016

Empire Garage

Mileage : 76207

  • Oil and Filter change

Cost including labour:

?

My thoughts on the history.

I purchased the car when it had done 83890 miles, when I looked at it, it looked as though it had not been moved too much, the brake discs were covered in rust with little sign of use, the car started first time and all initially sounded OK, I took it for a quick drive and noticed that the only noise from the car that was not expected was the sound of brake discs getting a rust cleaning.

That said since I brought the vehicle home I did come across another problem, slightly worse but fixable, the Wastegate Control Unit I think needs to be replaced, but to prove this I will need to do a pressure check on the Turbo and also check to see if the Wastegate will switch on Ok when pressurised, unit this has been tested I am not sure what needs to be replaced, hopefully it will be the control unit as it is the cheaper option, but unless you try to floor the car it drives an sounds really good.

I will hopefully do a full service on it soon I am keen to do this myself as there is very little service history from the previous owner which is always a problem with second hand cars, and as you can see above, the information that was obtained from the service booklets is not exactly forthcoming.

As far as I am aware nothing has been done to the car since 2016, and before this it looks to be very basic stuff carried out.

The previous owner purchased the car on 10th February 2016 with the mileage recorded at 76000.

A nice little bonus was to also be given a NanoCom Programming unit for the Discovery TD5 vehicles, I have been able to change the ownership to myself and also found that this device will also work with the Defender TD5, all I need to do is find out how to use it…

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