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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. neilly

    neilly Well-Known Member

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    @Littelwill ,

    MAF meter?? That looks claggy............was it working?

    Cheers
     
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    Littelwill Well-Known Member

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    I've just blanked the EGRs as well. Took it down the road for a 10min trip to pick up a paper and what a difference! Might just be me wishing for a difference but does seem quicker to pick up.
     
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    gstuart D3 Grandad

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    that's standard with them clogging up

    that's a MAP sensor, the maf is at the front on ur air filter pipe

    still got to fit my egr blanking kit, did it take long to get the butterfly flap out
     
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    Littelwill Well-Known Member

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    It didn't actually take that long to be fair
     
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    gstuart D3 Grandad

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    did u completely remove the throttle valve body plse

    was it hard getting the pin out to remove the butterfly valve

    thks
     
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    biggeeeee Retired - Living the dream

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    photos would be good
     
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    The throttle body wasn't completely removed. I removed the metal EGR pipes to gain access to the butterfly. Then simply removed the pin and out it came. Really wasn't that hard tbh. A lot easier than replacing seat covers ;)
     
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    thks for that

    is good fun replacing seat covers don't u think, lol
     
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    gstuart D3 Grandad

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    cooper at3 tyres already fitted on the front

    now going to get the backs replaced with same

    thought it better before the bad weather gets here, as one tyre only has 3mm left
     
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    gstuart D3 Grandad

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    new tyres fitted on the back

    now have a decent spare as well

    surprising how much difference new tyres make to the ride
     
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    Although the legal minimum tread depth is 1.6 mm over 3/4 of the width of the tread, many motoring organisations such as the RAC recommend that at least 3 mm of tread depth should be regarded as the minimum for adverse weather conditions.
     
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    gstuart D3 Grandad

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    this is another reason i had then replaced today

    with the weather getting worse, possible snow and ice i didn't wish to take the risk

    does make a lot of sense as i know i wouldn't like to have a tyre that is lower than 3 mm tread on it

    couldn't agree with u more, seeing landies aren't exactly light motors either
     
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    Gary who said you could come out the corner ??:p
     
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    gstuart D3 Grandad

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    u did , don't u remember :p
     
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    You've probably read or seen me banging on about cold climate tyres, those with the little "three peaks and a snowflake" logo on them. Not only are they made of a more suitable compound for low temperatures, but the tread patterns are designed to make the most of snow's ability to stick to itself. The very small grooves called "sipes" pick up and hold on to the snow flakes so that the surface of the tyre is more able to take advantage of this ability.

    The overall effect on stopping distances is quite remarkable.
     
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    did read ur articles and agree is amazing in how they perform

    always amazes me in how just because u have four wheel drive it puts some people in a false sense of security

    never fails to amaze me, once snow hits the roads a brand new range rover appears , screaming down the fast lane of the motor way

    with them not releasing no matter what drive system is fitted to ur vehicle if u ant got traction ur a going a sliding
     
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    That's why I prefer to change to cold climate tyres in November. I'm not bothered about "superior traction" or cornering, I'm driving around in a two and a quarter ton tin box and if somebody does something stupid in front of me, I've got to stop quicker than him and keep it under control.
     
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    it always seems to happen, with snow on the road u see a car in front , begging and praying for it not to stop quickly

    saw a fantastic u tube clip ref winter tyres , a fiesta fitted with winter tyres driving past a stuck 4x4 , lol

    last time we had decent snow 2013 , can never see the hidden dangers , i.e. black ice

    scared the hell out of me when many years ago i hit ice in an old series 3 , taught me a lesson real fast , regardless of any traction systems u have if the tyres wont grip u may as well be on a rollercoaster , with no control at all

    all i can ensure is having decent tyres on the vehicle and adjusting my driving according the conditions

    alas though u will get non 4x4 s attempting all sorts of stunts
     
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    gstuart D3 Grandad

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    just booked my landy in for next week the 12th jan

    cam belts
    aux belt
    tensioners
    antifreeze
    air conditioning recharge and leak test

    zf auto gearbox oil change

    think i need a lie down , gulp
     
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    which kidney you selling????................:eek::eek::eek:

    Not the same company you got it from I hope.

    Cheers