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Other what have u done on ur disco today

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

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  1. neilly

    neilly Well-Known Member

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    Changed the Steering knuckle ball joints.

    Well I reckon on the bottom one I had my moneys worth.

    Cheers
     
  2. IandiscoV8

    IandiscoV8 Active Member

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    Thursday,
    Fixed a rotten brake pipe on drivers side front and while doing this I had to move some LPG pipes etc, undid the coolant tank to move it out of the way and snapped off the small stub off - mm, new one ordered.
    Today,
    Cleaned off some rusty parts under engine and around front of the chassis and found the chassis is very sound, bloody messy job.
    Cleaned up the brakes and discs, pads like new and discs plenty of life in them.
    Clean down with some brake cleaner next then slap some paint on tomorrow.
     
  3. JUKE179r

    JUKE179r Well-Known Member

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    I added an oil catch can on my V8...
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  4. Shimsteriom

    Shimsteriom Master Procrastinator

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    Fresh oils in the diffs, gearbox and transfer box.
     
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    Had the dreaded three amigos up , not as bad as I thought it would be though. Fault read shuttle valve failure. Changed shuttle valve cleared fault. Now I await the next job.
     
  6. Shimsteriom

    Shimsteriom Master Procrastinator

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    Had the AC recharged. Ice-cold now.
    And typically the weather has changed for the worse and the temps are dropping. :rolleyes:
     
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  7. Henry_b

    Henry_b Rover V8 Powered

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    Went for a good drive and filled the Tank! ;)
     
  8. Henry_b

    Henry_b Rover V8 Powered

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    Also pulled a Massey Ferguson 235 on a 30mi journey from My friends Farm to the scrapper. :eek::oops:

    Total weight was around 3.3 ton. :rolleyes::oops:

    Pulled it well, until the end.

    Had to engage low range 1st to pull it up the last steep incline :D

    Didn't screw the converter which was nice :)
     
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  9. Shimsteriom

    Shimsteriom Master Procrastinator

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    Bought it a CB.
    Linky
    Might turn out to be crap, but it might tick all the boxes at no great expense.
     
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    What did you do that for ive got one in the unit you could have had for nowt, I might plug it in
    an see if I can find someone sensible to talk to o_O
     
  11. Shimsteriom

    Shimsteriom Master Procrastinator

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    Why don't you use it anymore?
     
  12. kevstar

    kevstar Well-Known Member

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    Its out my D1 which is having major surgery & I don't want it in my 90 or my other disco
     
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  13. Shimsteriom

    Shimsteriom Master Procrastinator

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    Chuck it on the bay.
    Good 2nd hand ones seem to be commanding fairly decent prices.
     
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    Na I will prob chuck it back it the D1 when I put it back together :)
     
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  15. Henry_b

    Henry_b Rover V8 Powered

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    Disco found herself at the specialist to fix a broken Hub bearing and a few odds and sods!!

    She is in good company though, a nice Lightweight waiting for restoration! ;)

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    She has clocked over 182k too ;)

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    Got one hell of a courtesy car too!

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    a 2004 rova 25 which is missing 2 cylinders!

    no power and a pretty bad misfire!! ;)

    Dreading driving it back!! ;)
     
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    Shimsteriom Master Procrastinator

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    What odds and which sods needed sorting?
     
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    Henry_b Rover V8 Powered

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    Hub bearing
    CV's
    Pinion Oil seal leak

    Oh and a broken Fog light!! ;)

    All under warranty!!

    I would usually do these jobs myself but with a warranty why bother ;)
     
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    Shimsteriom Master Procrastinator

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    Broke the alternator.
    Well, I didn't break it on purpose, it's just not working any more.
    12.6v at the battery with the engine running or not. :rolleyes:
     
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    I finally fixed my Disco 2’s Cruise Control (CC)!
    I added LEDs to the brake lights 2 years ago which stops CC activation. This is due to low resistance from the LED bulbs which tricks the Hella CC unit sensing the brakes are on.

    Soldered a 50watt/6ohm resistor in parallel to my left rear brake light wiring’s green/purple wires and the black ground wire. Then mounted it to metal to help disparate the resistor’s heat.

    I had to do this same resistor mod for both of my LED indicators to stop the hyper flash.
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    Did an autobox oil and filter change, it now takes up drive immediately when you start in the morning rather than thinking about it for 5 secs or so before moving off. Oily but happy!
     
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