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Engine Undertray

Discussion in 'Land Rover Discovery' started by TicTac, Oct 28, 2010.

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  1. TicTac

    TicTac New Member

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    Please can you guys help and give me some advice on how to remove the engine undertray on my 2001 TD5 Discovery.

    I need to remove it to have a look at a possible oil and or water leak from my radiator expansion tank.

    Thanks :confused:
     
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    Get underneath and undo the bolts holding it on!!!!!!!!
     
  3. Galen

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    Remove the bolts holding the under tray to the chassis and then one of the following:

    Remove front prop from axle and withdraw the undertray toward the rear of the car.

    Remove a steering damper bolt, drop the damper and withdraw the undertray toward the front of the car.

    Cut the undertray in half and then throw in the bin.
     
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    TicTac New Member

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    Thanks Galen

    so are you suggesting not bothering to replace it? I don't do any intentional off roading but there does seem to be alot of crap that's collected in it!!
     
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    I've not replaced mine.
    As you say, it just collects crap.
     
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    Instead of going through the trouble of removing parts to get it off, if you jack the vehicle at the point where the front arm bolts to the chassis, it will raise the engine away from the axle giving you more clearance to pull the undertray out, you may have to give it a few yanks but its bound to be covered in oil etc so will slide out without having to remove any other parts !!!
     
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    Was that on a non ACE Discovery?

    I tried your method on my ACE model and the axle didn't drop away enough to allow the tray to come out.

    It's only one bolt to swing the steering damper away to drag it out without any trouble.

    Worth a try though for the OP.
     
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    Sorry, but if you needed to ask this question, what exactly are you going to do if you find said oil, or water leak:confused:
     
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    probably post a new thread:)
     
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    repair it!!
     
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