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Thread: Oops car going to be out of action for a bit.

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    Oops car going to be out of action for a bit.

    When I was up in Brisbane had the misfortune of having somebody back into my car, seen it happen and he was insured. But back quarter panel and door will have to be replaced, the back panel is a lot of work and most of the interior has to come out.

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    On a side note the there was a leak up the top near drivers sunshade noticed this when water started dripping on my hand, this requires a new windscreen apparently waiting to here back but may get this done when it is in the panel beaters for 3 to 4 weeks.
    disco seriesII mods so far:-bullbar,hyd winch,
    detriot locker,lsd front,C.D.L kit,chipped and bigger intercooler,2" lift,rock sliders, lsd in transfer case, modified auto trans.

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    Ouch! Not sure if it's good to see it happen or not (assuming they don't do a runner).
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    I was working on my house up it Brisbane replacing balcony poles out front a mate was giving me a hand, thought I heard something then seen this ute parallel parked really close, it was when he got out I knew that it was a hit, he was doing the gardens across the road, the plus side is the taillight was not broken this would have required a hire car to get my trailer and tools back to Sydney.

    For those of us that do use the D5 off road or maybe even towing just check the lining along top of windscreen for any dampness apparently the leakage can be caused by body flex and the factory sealant is not sufficient to handle this, at least it is under warranty.

    On the plus side it tows a heavy load no problems passed a few Toyota Landcruiser's while going uphill with the trailer on the back.
    disco seriesII mods so far:-bullbar,hyd winch,
    detriot locker,lsd front,C.D.L kit,chipped and bigger intercooler,2" lift,rock sliders, lsd in transfer case, modified auto trans.

    In the event of nuclear war,Disregard this message

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    Well got the car back after a month, not much change from $25K, one slight blemish they still have to fix this is where the air bag sticker goes
    disco seriesII mods so far:-bullbar,hyd winch,
    detriot locker,lsd front,C.D.L kit,chipped and bigger intercooler,2" lift,rock sliders, lsd in transfer case, modified auto trans.

    In the event of nuclear war,Disregard this message

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    Who'd have thought, a LandRover that leaks water ! Can't they get anything right !

    $25,000 are you serious ,, I'd have thought $2,500 !

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    Bloody hell
    What happens in 5 years when the shiny D5 is worth $35k
    And a scratch on two panels costs 2/3 of that to repair

    It will be written off

    Bloody ridiculous

    S
    '95 130 dual cab fender (gone to a better universe)
    '10 130 dual cab fender (getting to know it's neurons)

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    Wow! thats almost Tesla repair money.
    Regards PhilipA

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    Although itís hard to see full extent of damage,that price seems excessive.

    It would be good to see the invoice,was it the parts,or labour?

    We recently had a full new side panel fitted to one of our vans,including front door on that side repaired,and roof repaired,all repainted,$6K.
    paul

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    Good Lord, 25K to fix a "Scratch"
    Luckily no "Real" damage was done
    Its the first time I have heard of "Body flex" causing the windscreen to leak, This doesn't bode well for the new defender/discovery .
    You only get one shot at life, Aim well

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    Some of the expense problem seems to be with the replacement parts. When I had my RRS repaired, the repairer explained that they had to get their parts from LR Aust ; so for instance a headlight that I could have sourced new for 'only' $1600 cost the repairer over $4k.
    RRS SE SDV6 with Dynamic MY15.5 Yulong White, with LLAMS

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