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Buying advice 1998 Disco V8 - what sort of fuel consumption???


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Hi people I have a couple of questions, which the search function didnt manage to answer...

I`ve currently got a 1978 2-door RR on LPG, but with two kids now its too much of a hassle getting them in and out of car-seats through the the narrow openings. I`m looking at picking up a series 1 discovery, say a 1998 5dr ES. What sort of fuel consumption (No landies have fuel economy...) can I expect, and would it be possible to fit the LPG system of a carb-fed RR onto the EFI Disco? I`m in NZ, so petrol is still relatively cheap, and TDi`s are like hens teeth. I`be be paying about NZD$5k for a 1998 Disco ES with around 130kms on the clock - anything in particular I should look out for?

Thanks in advance

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Hi people I have a couple of questions, which the search function didnt manage to answer...

I`ve currently got a 1978 2-door RR on LPG, but with two kids now its too much of a hassle getting them in and out of car-seats through the the narrow openings. I`m looking at picking up a series 1 discovery, say a 1998 5dr ES. What sort of fuel consumption (No landies have fuel economy...) can I expect, and would it be possible to fit the LPG system of a carb-fed RR onto the EFI Disco? I`m in NZ, so petrol is still relatively cheap, and TDi`s are like hens teeth. I`be be paying about NZD$5k for a 1998 Disco ES with around 130kms on the clock - anything in particular I should look out for?

Thanks in advance

I think you can get approx 300 miles to the tank (93 litres) on one of those, at least, that's around what I get on my 1997 3.9 V8i

I don't know how to answer your question on the LPG conversion, but I have head good things about a conversion called megasquirt, first and foremost it seems to be a water proofing system for the electrics, but it has the added bonus of giving the V8 some good fuel economy.

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Hi my Discovery when it was standard (3.9V8 1998) did about 16-17ish MPG on average normal daily driving if I drove carefully.

On LPG it did about 14ish but it is an old singlepoint system.

With roofrack light bar and 2" lift with 235/85/16 fitted its more like 12MPG

It has 145,000 on it at the moment so is probably getting in need of tlc.

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