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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Well done Cliff. Looks good! Iíve got bulkhead envy creeping in... Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Thanks, It took a hell of a lot of work though. Very satisfying when you get to see the result of a lot of hard work. Lots more to do though before my Stage 1 is returned to my like new target.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Oil level checked after the 46 miles thrash to Newbury and back. OK and the oil on the dipstick looked identical to the Guinness being poured at the pub lunchtime apart from the froth.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Alan Drover wrote:
Oil level checked after the 46 miles thrash to Newbury and back. OK and the oil on the dipstick looked identical to the Guinness being poured at the pub lunchtime apart from the froth.


mmmm Guinness Ö..
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
Land Rover left with Phil this morning for diff swap and a couple of minor jobs.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Absolute disaster today. Phil phoned early afternoon to say the diff wouldn't go into the axle casing. It appeared that the assembly wasn't central. I had a word with Dunsfold and Phil Bashall said to send it back. He'd never come across this before. I rang other Phil and he put the old diff back. To get to the village where his premises are isn't easy as there's about 3 buses a day and the next was 2.35pm and I was walking the dogs and it was nearly 1.30pm.
Got home and went to catch the 1.51pm bus but it didn't turn up and I couldn't risk waiting so I walked to the bus station.
At Phil's premises I could see the problem. The bearing on the crown wheel side was in much more than the opposite one and therefore the opposite bearing lock plate fouled the axle casing and there was no way it would go in. I rang Phil Bashall again and he had a chat with Phil about it.
Dunsfold have ordered another diff and will check it before dispatch and they will arrange collection of the other one at the same time.
That's Land Rovers for you. The half shafts are OK though.
At least the wheel clamp went on with no problems. I think I may have cracked it at last.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
one of those days you wish you never got out of bed
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
At least you are keeping fit with all this walking Alan Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I did get a ride from the bus stop in the village to Phil's premises in a 55 plate Discovery that he was fixing. It's cost its owner a fortune in air suspension and injector problems but he likes it in spite of all the expense. I wasn't overly impressed. The ride felt bumpy and all the electronic junk put me off and it was automatic.
It was great to get back in my Series 3.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Not tempted to go to a disco 3 and air springs then Alan?! Smile

At least with the series 3, you can fix most things. Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
They are all repairable, it's just that you need different tools and understanding to do it. I bought a diagnostics unit for my Disco 2 - I treat it like it's an electronic spanner (i.e. just another specialised tool in the tool box).
People say that the 200/300TDi were the best engines Land Rover ever made, but the TD5 was made for longer, and more of them, than the 200TDi and 300TDi put together. They have turned out to be a powerful and reliable engine even though they are computer controlled. Mine just went through it's MOT with very low emission readings and no visible smok at all - not bad at 155000 miles and 16 years old. Never seen a TDi do that.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote
I've got a Hawkeye diagnostic tool for a Disco 2 amongst other Land Rovers
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Yes, a disco 3 is repairable but needs the specialist tools to do so. A series Landy or Defender generally needs a reasonable selection of common tools.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
The 90 will get another trip to work tomorrow. Smile

Iíd like to give it a wash but I donít think Iíll have time just yet. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I want to give my Land Rover a polish soon.
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