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centre console getting hot.

Discussion in 'Land Rover Discovery' started by I have a nut leftover, Sep 11, 2007.

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  1. I have a nut leftover

    I have a nut leftover Active Member

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    Just remembered, while we were away in Cornwall last week, I noticed that the right hand side of the plastic trim for the centre console near the dash and down by my ankles gets hot when driving, even with the blowers on LO.

    Is this somthing I should get checked out, while they're sorting the sunroof?
    Or do all auto TD5's do this?

    Stu.
     
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    I'm not sure if it's the same thing, but I've not been running my aircon at all until I get it sorted (think the drain pipes are blocked 'wet carpet')
    I noticed over the weekend my leg getting very hot, on feeling the centre console I noticed it was hot and that hot air was coming out on my left ankle, seemed to be from a vent!
    I put it down to the vent staying open with the aircon switched off and just venting hot air into the cabin.
    Maybe a vent jammed in the open position?

    Ta
     
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    I have a nut leftover Active Member

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    Thanks, I rang the garage about an hour ago, they're going to have a look at it.
    Weird though, cause you can have air con on and blowing cold out of the foot blower, but the console down by my leg is still hot.
    I'll let you know what they find.

    Stu.
     
  4. G-man

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    its prob heat transfer from the engine/ box
     
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    I have a nut leftover Active Member

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    You're prolly right, heat transfer.
    But it's not just getting warm as you'd expect, it's getting HOT I noticed it on hol's when I had a bit of sunburn. My left leg touched it and AAAAAAAARGH FOOKIN ELL.

    Stu.
     
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    I had this wi mi 300tdi manuel when I first got it,last owner hed never done a box oil change in 8 years/70k.Changed oil and it dint do it no more:)

    But beware on a auto as ashcrofts reckon an oil change can fok yeh box:eek: Maybe have a look at the oil cooler!

    Qoute:I have a 4 speed ZF Auto and it sticks in first gear in the morning or when cold and is reluctant to change up from 1st gear. Once the gearbox has warmed up it shifts normally. Why? The governor valve is sticking, which can be caused by contamination. i.e. clutch plates or other parts disintegrating. The fine debris finds its way past the filter and tends to accumulate in the governor, causing it to stick. A temporary solution is to remove and clean the governor. The problem will often recur as debris from damaged parts continues to build up in the governor. If the problem continues after cleaning the governor then it may be necessary it replace your Autobox.
    We have noticed many customers reporting this fault starting a few days after an oil and filter change and after researching this using our experience and the expertise of others in the trade we have come to the conclusion that as ATF oil is a detergent type oil, when the oil is changed this will dislodge and stir up settled debris in the autobox which in turn jams the governor valve. In light of this although it sounds controversial it is debateable if changing the oil and filter is a good idea, some say if the box it going to fail it will fail if the oil is good or bad and their advice is leave it alone. I am still undecided but the truth is I get a lot of calls from customers thinking they are looking after the autobox by servicing it and a few days later this fault occurs.

     
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    christ on a bike rip-off! which con-artist did that come from? replace the fecking 'box my arse

    most oils have detergents in its only pure mineral oils that don't have additives in and they are shyte, the filter should be an around 8micron (i.e. should trap anything above 8microns in size) which is tiny. the most likely explanation is poorly dirt coming in with the filter as when you open an auto-box it should be done in a clean enviroment with clean hands, and the top-up fluid should be clean and free from debris
     
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    So do you reckon it's a good idea to ask the mechanic to change the oil in the auto box?
    In the past when I've done oil changes in my old auto volvo, I've had to do two or three changes with a few miles in between each change before the new ATF stays a nice clear red. (sometimes used vegetable oil as a flush, 'cause ATF is vegetable based anyhow).

    Would it be wise to flush the clinkers out before finally filling with new ATF?

    Also, I sometimes get a burning smell, kinda smells like celery. Is this what boiling ATF smells like?

    Stu.
     
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    This was also a consensus opinion amongst older BMW 7 series owners ~ same gearbox ~ and a complete empty/flush/refill of the gearbox was definitely not recommended. The suggestion there was to partially drain the oil and top up more frequently rather than drain completely.
     
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    the only autobox i have ever seen that needed replacement was one that literaly got torn to pieces when a bearing failed, re-building a box isn't hard, a set of bearings and a set of clutchpacks flush the whole lot with solvent dry the box and re-fill with atf is all most 'knackered' boxes need oh and make sure the valve block is in good orderas i have seen these crack and leak pressure, as i said before most problems caused by replacing atf is due to **** getting in there when you open the box
     
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    I know this is an old thread, but I'm having the exact issue with the centre console getting hot. What did you find was the cause?
     
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    In my case it was a sign that my R380 box was on it's way out 5k later it went BANG !! You asked :rolleyes:
     
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    Excessively hot, perhaps the oil cooler or it's thermostat is iffy.

    The center console gets hot if you have an auto box there's a lot of heat from that rising up.
     
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    Hello, I have the same problem, have you solved the problem? confirmed that it was the automatic transmission? How did you solve it?
     
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    Hello, I have the same problem, have you solved the problem? How did you solve it?
     
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    I have a nut leftover Active Member

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    Hi, I never solved it. Just put up with it for a few years.
     
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