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Other what have u done on ur disco today

Discussion in 'Land Rover Discovery' started by gstuart, Oct 31, 2016.

  1. gstuart

    gstuart D3 Grandad

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    wondered if anyone would be interested in a thread like this

    thought i would start it off

    got some new tyres fitted

    replaced all the wheel nuts

    new locking wheel nuts and wipers ordered

    ran a bead of silicone between the windscreen and bodywork to try and stop the water leak getting inside the car, allowing water to then travel down , onto the floor and along the wiring loom tract

    working on how to resolve my srs airbag light

    egr bypass kit bought and need to pluck up the courage to fit it

    what's everyone else been up to please

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    Nothing I'm at work in London, ok for those who are retired and home every day. :D

    As for winter tyres, I understand they only come into play in -7c so l will never have the need for them in my part of the world. :D
     
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    Stared at it briefly as I walked pasted it into the house after work. Hoping it might just decide to fix its electrical issue and start :(
     
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    :) At least it made you check :D
     
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    i also checked mine , can't see any signs on them

    always thought winter tyres were a myth , until i watched a program about them and make a lot of difference

    even on ordinary 2wd cars

    is it norway etc that u have to get them fitted by law

    know my coopers are all terrain but i assume the winter tyres are a different ball game regarding traction etc
     
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    Not just Norway. Here's a list of European countries requiring by law or advising winter or cold weather tyres:
    http://www.blackcircles.com/tyres/winter-tyres/laws-and-legislation
    Worth noting, especially if anyone is planning a trip on the European mainland over Christmas.
     
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    gstuart D3 Grandad

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    blimey didn't realise there were so many countries that its compulsory , not a bad thing mind

    far better as well than snow chains or socks, ripping the crap out of ur tyres
     
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    To be honest, I'm not that interested in the traction aspect, I'm more interested in what they do for the stopping distance, after all, two and a quarter tons of out of control metal on snow and ice is my idea of "hell on wheels"
     
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    Those Coopers look like they have a useful tread on them - what 'model' are they?

    Haven't done it today, but our Disco has spent much of the summer doing this.....
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    I lifted the bonnet and found the a/c clutch is not kicking in again unless the dual pressure switch (which I replaced a few months ago) is bypassed. Did have the dye put in when it was refilled a few weeks ago so I'll be back there for them to have a look. :(.
    Then I wiped over the interior plastic and leather bits, took the vacuum cleaner over the inside and gave the rubber overmats a wash and wipe over with conditioner, they are currently making the washing line sag whilst drying off in this rather nice sun! Is it the last before all this forecasted snow?
     
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    there at3 tyres 235/70/17

    need to replace the backs
     
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    think i should have stayed in bed

    fitted some cheap leds and then the centre light console started to smoke , lasted for about 3 x seconds before i managed to get the bulbs out

    so will now take out the centre console to check the wiring

    then got some locking wheel nuts, came with no washers so as i put them on they went through the hole of the wheel

    but at least i managed to fit a new rear wiper

    time for a beer i think, lol
     
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    at least u won't need the ac for a bit but fingers crossed the garage sorts it all out

    fitted some new rubber mats , will be nice when the smell goes,

    fingers crossed it will snow, then the roads will be nice a free for us to play on :D:D

    there's always a few cars that try it and end up spinning out
     
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    Ever since I have owned land rovers, some 50 years, when the snow and ice drove others off the road, have had my experiences volunteering for the local hospital ferrying patients or staff to various destinations. Extremely interesting in the middle of the night, South Wales has some very good toboganning hills. Luckily not been required for a number of years.
     
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    is surprising though how many cars try and wing it in the snow,

    u always seem to see the brand new rangie trying the fast lane at 70mph in the snow thinking as they've got 4 x wheel drive they will be fine, numpties or words to that effect

    sounds a worthwhile thing to do, imagine the people are very grateful as well
     
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    Ahh, but they've got a "snow button" and if you press it you can do what you like ....... that is until it all goes to worms!
     
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    got that terrain response in mine , i certainly don't intend to abuse the 4 x wheel drive system

    sounds quite a clever system by using traction control and electronic diff locks , got them front back and centre

    had a 109 , when i was about 22 , went round a corner and the back slid round and in the blink of an eye was in a field

    learnt real fast that 4 wheel drive means jack if there's nothing for the tyres to grip to

    a lesson learned and noted , seems many rely on technology too much and as u say come a cropper