This LRO reader emailed LRO.firstname.lastname@example.org to ask Andrew Varall about Discovery 2 intercoolers.
I’ve just bought a 2004 Discovery 2. Would you recommend fitting a larger intercooler? Some say it gives better performance, others say not. I’ve owned Land Rovers for many years, but this is my first Disco and I love it!
Peter Wiggins, Alnwick, Northumberland
Fitting a bigger intercooler by itself won’t make a huge difference to a Td5 Discovery. As yours is a 2004 model, it’ll have a flash-programmable engine ECU, which means that you can have the ECU rewritten with a higher performance programme and this would make an incredible difference to performance. Expect to pay about £480 for this upgrade – then you can enjoy the power and torque that the car really should have had when it came off the Land Rover production line.
This workshop advice appeared in the November 2014 issue of LRO. Back issues are available to download on digital devices here.