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funny Disco owner --

Discussion in 'Chit-Chat' started by erics_bruisers, Aug 9, 2005.

  1. erics_bruisers

    erics_bruisers

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    So, I was at the kitchen store last week and was talking to one of the installers who owns a Disco --

    -- I asked him what motor was in it -- he said, "the BMW Range Rover" motor -- then I asked him if it was 32 valve or not -- he said he didn't know --

    -- then I asked if he had any probs with it yet -- "No, is a great vehicle" -- I asked how many miles -- "30K" -- well, off to a good start --

    -- then I mentioned how the salt eats vehicles alive up North -- he responded -- "this vehicle doesn't rust -- it's all aluminum -- have you ever seen a rusty Discovery? Don't think so" -- told him I had -- and that the undercarriage of the vehicle can't be all aluminum --

    -- wtf --

    -- then he said "the only thing that rusts on these is the rear hatch" --

    The conversation was now not making sense --

    -- but just IMAGINE the bliss of thinking this stuff -- "hey, I drive a car that will never rust" --

    -- I know, the day it does rust, he'll be pissed -- but at least he's happy till then --

    :D

    e
     
  2. stinkyfj60

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    I have been amazed at how many people belive that. We have a Range Rover Classic, they rust on the back hatch. And of course the undercarriage isnt aluminum... dork.
     
  3. stayalert

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    Is the bonnet on the rangie and disco alumabright?
     
  4. Jman

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    All Disco owners are funny.

    And I don't mean ha ha funny.

    NTTIAWWT
     
  5. Bob_Garrett

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    Of course they don't rust. They don't salt the inside of the dealership :)

    Bob
     
  6. Riley

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    The oil spewing from engine and transfer case help to coat the undercarriage and also slow the effects of rust.

    I suggest in talking to him in another 30K miles.
     
  7. bad_religion_au

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    and the film of oil helps that too :p
     
  8. PolterGeist

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    A friend of mine who sells Rovers tells his customers who ask about it that the oil leaking is a safety/convenience feature:

    1) The spots help you find your way back to the trailhead if you get lost

    2) As long as you see dripping, you know you have oil in the engine

    3) Oil spots on the driveway prevent water from seeping into the concrete and freezing, thus cracking it, which could present a tripping hazard

    4) coating the underside of the vehicle with oil is part of Rover's Patented "Active" rust supression system.

    5) It helps you identify the "Harley Davidson, Rover and Jaguar Only" parking spots that finer businesses have established, but don't post a sign for fear of offending owners of other vehicles

    6) You never have to "Change" the oil, as you are indeed constantly changing it by adding a quart of fresh, clean oil to the engine every day.

    Steve
     
  9. shocker

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    Used to have a '95 Disco. Man...

    Rover owners always say they drive one because it has "soul".

    Sorry, but I only tolerate one kind of "soul" that bleeds that much in a month and doesn't die.


    The aluminum body panels on the disco are the only thing that won't rust. All the hinges, sills, frame, roof rack.... I was always afraid I'd use some of that "rust-b-gone" stuff on a bolt I was trying to loosen, go inside for a drink, and come out to find my disco had disappeared.
     
  10. Landpimp

    Landpimp GOLD Star

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    are Disco's alumumun bodies like a 90 or 110?


    9 out of 10 Rovers are still on the road.........the other one made it home :D
     
  11. shocker

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    Yep. And the only reason the aluminum doesn't rust is because Rover has yet to figure out a way to make it.
     
  12. semlin

    semlin discouraged user

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    it's not rust it's electrolysis from the electrical system