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Disco 2 Playing with the new toy

Discussion in 'Land Rover Discovery' started by neilly, Aug 23, 2017.

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  1. neilly

    neilly Well-Known Member

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    So,

    Having helped the Old one buy a new towing vehicle last week and got the bits to start sorting it. Today was a day to start fitting and fixing.( finger crossed).

    Points noted when plugging the nanocom in during the pre purchase drive.

    1) MAF reading low. New one ordered.
    2) Temperature reading lowish, Max 75 C, new temp gauge ordered.
    3) Full service incl, filters and ALL oils needed.
    4) Waxoyl of Chassis will need to be done , altho it does appear to be in fine fettle.
    5) Red plug full of oil, so new injector loom needed.

    So Today having received all the parts, Off i went to play.

    1) MAF changed , air filter changed and now the reading is where it should be mid to high 50's at idle.
    2) ECT changed, temp still mid 70's max on a run, same as the old one. Will change for one in my D2 when next over, as that reads 88ish at running temp. EDIT: notes, Rad is hot at the top passenger side corner and this travels half way across the rad then it is cool by the bottom drivers side corner. Thermostat is also on radar to be changed.
    3) Oil changed and all filters.
    4) Fuel filter changed............... the puppy would not start. Disconnected the fuel return pipe to the FPR from the head and the flow was pretty dire, swapped the pump from my D2 and hey presto the old girl started on a turn of the key. New pump ordered. Wonder how long the old girl has been running onlow pressure at the head. Will also take the Fuel pressure kit to check it.
    5) Found a coolant leak at the classic place of the oil cooler blanking plug. replaced with a spare silicone one, same as I used fro my leak in the same place.
    6) Injector loom changed . Red plug cleaned.


    Have to love days like this.

    Cheers
     
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    So, a good time was had by all?
     
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    Piccies!
     
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    So this weekend have been working on my suntan ( looking rather red).

    Have changed all the drive line oils , did not look too bad, plus not any nasty lumps stuck to the magnets.

    Fitted the new fuel pump and she started on the turn of the key. :D
    Put some wynns biocide in the tank to help kill off the slime.
    Checked the red plug and is clean, will check again in a few weeks.
    Changed the thermostat as it was running low on temp, whoever designed the thermostat with those stupid clips and really short joining pipes needs a going over.:mad: now running at right temp.
    Checked over the chassis and wire brushed it down where needed, beginning to wish I had bought it instead of letting my Father get it.It is in really good nick.

    Today is Waxoyl day. Going to lay in the sun.

    Cheers
     
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    neilly Well-Known Member

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    All waxoyled, everything " touch wood" appears to be OK. Chassis is in great condition for one of these.


    Cheers
     
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    Hope DAD kept you supplied in COLD drinks !:D:D
     
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    neilly Well-Known Member

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    Nope, all I got for my pains was a few cups of tea and I reversed into the neighbours house, so have pranged mine...:oops::oops::oops:.........I blame it on the waxoyl fumes...


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    i spent most if the morning trying to replace the clip on the gear selector cable mount. (after getting it back from the garage friday!!:mad:) the bracket was mangled so it wasn't easy. i didn't reverse into any houses though :p
     
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    Have you got picys of the scrap they took out your bell-housing @Bobdog ??
     
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    no but i'll never forget that noise! slowly getting worse as we drove home.... didnt help that they closed the A1 for night works and we had to take a detour along dark winding country roads....:eek:
     
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    Tis but a scratch.............:oops::oops::oops:

    Stupid house:oops:.....who put that there..?????

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    Sorry @neilly - that was a bit harsh...
     
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    Shimsteriom Purveyor of LZ Caps

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    I so much want to laff, but I can't bring myself to do it as I know that these sort of accidents are really annoying.
     
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    No worries....LOL..........I was expecting it....LOL., My stupid for not paying attention , sneezing and foot slipping on the brake while reversing around a tight bend. Done it loads of times, this time it bit my derriere......................Could have been worse , I Could have been driving my Dads new to him D2 and really come a cropper.

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    @neilly , i hope u have got all the excuses ready ;);)

    ps, sorry to see u damaged ur disco
     
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    Laff away Shimmy, .................No seagulls were injured during the incident.........:p:p.............. Seriously it is only a bit of metal, and fingers crossed just a bit of external wood shuttering on a house. Nothing seriously important that cannot be repaired was damaged.

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    no houses were harmed in the production of these pictures ;)

    time to get out of here
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    Gary,

    I am pleading Forrest Gumps Mother on this...............Stoopid is as stoopid does............Only idiot to blame is typing this.....:oops::oops:..

    Cheers
     
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