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My 200tdi project. (NAMELESS)

Discussion in 'Members Vehicles/Projects' started by LOGS_IN_BOGS, Oct 10, 2021.

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  1. LOGS_IN_BOGS

    LOGS_IN_BOGS Well-Known Member

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    Yes always worth a try, I will give it a go today
     
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    LOGS_IN_BOGS Well-Known Member

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    Progress update, I'm going to be removing the body from the chassis to paint the chassis and repair bodymounts, holes and paint. Also still haven't resloved the immobilizer issue yet.


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    Good to see you're making progress, you should end up with a very solid example when you've done all that!

    If you've checked it's not battery related ****ary going on with the immobiliser, the battery is your fob is good, and bypassing it hasn't worked, I'd post in the Disco section and see if anyone has the right diagnostic tool for your vehicle, they should be able to get the EKA. Alternatively (allegedly) if you go to a Land Rover dealer with proof of ownership they might give you the EKA for free, presumably from a database rather than needing to plug anything in to the car.
     
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    LOGS_IN_BOGS Well-Known Member

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    That's what I'm hoping for, a solid everything!

    Yes I forgot to mention that I managed to get it started by using a battery starter pack in the starter motor, however it cut out when you try and increase the revs, obviously the fuel solanoid cut off. Now it's in pieces hopefully I can do a more permanent fix
     
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    I'd give the solenoid a check, it's a pretty common point of failure on 200TDIs. Hopefully, as you say, having it in bits will mean you can sort it out!
     
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    LOGS_IN_BOGS Well-Known Member

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    Indeed, at the moment I'm thinking of just removing the immobilizer completely, haveing a push button start and prehaps magnetically operated kill switch somewhere, but we'll see what happens. Main priority at the moment is repairing and stopping rust in the body and completely rust proofing the chassis also
     
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    That's the right order of priority IMHO, especially this time of year!
     
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    You are doing pretty well, despite not mounting an effective campaign!

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    Turboman Rural Activist

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    You have. You are ahead of the reigning Champion. :)
     
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    Beg to differ, I wish it was summer, when it's dryer, it's rather annoying having to keep everything dry and what not
     
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    Brilliant project - thanks for sharing your progress. I love the 200Tdi - simple and reliable really. A mate of mine had a P100 pickup (Cortina model, 1984) that I bought from him when he purchased a brand new 200Tdi when they first came out.
     
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    Thanks, one of the reasons I bought it, a great atarte project car (apart from rust)
     
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    Hi folks, bit of an update on the 200tdi,
    I've had enough of her and decided to just pull her to bits and sell her for parts.
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    Hopefully those of you who have had enough sense to carry on reading before posting abuse I haven't decided to do that at all. As much of bitch this is turning out to be I'm going to see this project through to the bitter end. It took me approximately about a day to get the body completely separated from the chassis. If you really went at it you could do it 3/4s of a day, that was all me doing it myself apart from a friend who drove the telehandler. Anyway it was an interesting experience, broke a few bits but we're here now. For those who are interested, I have little experience in doing stuff with cars and I found this relatively straightforward, however as I'm fully aware, putting it back together is another matter.

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    I'm having a strong feeling that I should revert this 200tdi back to its original factory state. And then go for a camal trophy approach to the off road modifications, fairly simple ones that aren't very obvious from the outside. But we'll see what happens when we get there. Thing's I plan to do next are repair a few holes in the chassis. Give it a good coat that's going to last it a long time into the future. Repair body where most of the work is, body mounts rear floor and wheel arches. Photos of this at a later date. I'm contemplating re doing the wiring loom to make it a whole load more simple for if I decide to take it to bits again. Anyone have any thoughts on things I should do to it now maintenance wise while the body is off?
     
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    did chuckle… canal trophy.. yep I know it’s probably a funny mistake.


    While the body is off make up new brake lines,fuel lines.
    Look at making some extended axle breathers.


    glad this is progressing
     
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    I don't exactly help myself much do I. Yes, I believe it had a extended breathers in a few places but its best to have them on everything
     
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    Glad to hear you're sticking with it. The beauty of these (I've got two Range Rovers, from which the Disco was derived) is their simplicity and the ease of working on them. We've got quite a few cars in the household (14 at last count) and the Landies are by far the most spanner friendly.
    I fully support your vision of puttingit pretty much back to factory with some gentle, camel trophy type, period offroad upgrades.
    In terms of jobs to do while it's in it's current state:
    - chassis protection should definitely be your priority, cavity wax would be a good way to prolong the period until you need to do it again, and a good fiber glass / rubberised paint as your topcoat.
    - I'd have a good look at the prop shafts and UJs, make sure they're solid
    - if it hasn't already got them as part if the snorkel setup, maybe lay the ground work for extended breathers from the diffs, fuel tank, gearbox, etc. That way if you ever end up axle deep in a muddy puddle again (I'd hope not...) you'll be in a better position as long as you keep moving!
    - worth checking the handbrake over with the improved access if it's not had any work recently.
    - depending when it was done last, you'd have decent access to do the timing belt. There's good videos of this on YouTube if needed.
     
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    I think the COTY awards need a Canal Trophy next year :D
     
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    Thanks @jwrrc
    Yep I'm definitely hoping to get the chassis completely secure for the future. Precisely, since having a lift I don't believe it's going to be necessary for the stuff I do, not worth the drivability problems. I firmly believe that landrovers are a Great starter project car apart from the rust. I use to have a Jeep, absolute nightmare!
     
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