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  • Birthday 05/15/1958

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    Berkshire / Negros Oriental in the home of the Jeepney

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    V8 05 Discovery 3 LPG
    V8 Series 1 with MegaJolt
    V8 Hybrid
    Getting stuck (or not)!

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  1. Oh tha'ts OK then!
  2. Souster said the following: I've tried jacking the gearbox, tried all different positions still no luck. Removed the slave cylinder to release pressure off the release bearing. No luck! Also tried clutch friction plate on gearbox splines, and it fits no problem. I don't think it's the clutch at fault, or my alignment, because I've stuck it in 2nd gear and turned the crank and the car started to move. So to me that means the clutch is on the splines fine, it just won't go that last bit. So this answers the comments around alignment etc I think? If you fit a spigot bush in to a crank shaft your are supposed to ream it out to the correct size since the act of squeezing it in to the crank will alter the hole size! I was a complete bodger with my V8 conversion, I did not ream it out and used the bolts to pull it in as I had the same problem. I was only swapping to a new V8 engine like for like so I knew it should fit. I am NOT suggesting you do that as it may not work and it was a bad bodge that could have stripped all the threads! The spigot should be able to spin on the bush. Another check you could do is remove the clutch etc and dry fit the gearbox to see if it will go in any further? Also measure the face of the bell housing to the end of the input shaft then compare it to the engine block to crankshaft minus the depth of the bush?
  3. Hi, Sorry may have caused confusion, D3 is Discovery 3, not really OT! In case you ment Disco 3 it us an MY05!
  4. OT I'm pretty sure that some bolts on my D3 are Imperial!
  5. There is a whole topic on reverse running diffs, speak to Nige though as I understand it LR never made seperate front rear diffs so one always runs reversed? Of course for the money there are replacement ring/pinion designed to be run reversed. Flipping a diff does not change the side of the crown wheel being driven, the rotation is still the same (sorry realaised that this is not true as the engine will drive the reverse way which is the whole point!) but as the pinion is now on the other side effectively you are driving on the top of the wheels not the bottom so it drives the other way! I think the issue comes from the change in oil location as the top of the diff is normally in free air/oil mist and the bottom in oil, flipped it is the other way around so the diff floor is now the roof!
  6. The day dawned fine and sunny and I drove in the opposite direction towards London and spent all day driving around thinking what a great day it could have been instead!! I hope it was a success (why wouldn't it) but please post some piccies???
  7. We had a family conversation regarding presents yesterday, I mentioned Ben Fogle and an odd book he may of written. No one paused for breath or recognition of my voice during their requests for further presents! Oh well. Why should this year be any different? My teenage daughter insists she got me a present last year. It went like this: Daddy what not too expensive thing can I get you for Christmas? How about a magnetic tray thing like this one? OK, Daddy can you buy it for me? OK. Here you are daddy here's your present.
  8. xychix, Glad to hear that you have success, and more so to hear that you are in fact safety consious and capable, just limited in tools but not ingenuity which is really handy for LR products. Look forward to more news AND pictures please. Marc
  9. Really fancied this as I really miss the Driveround scene. Unfortunately we have to work in London tomorrow but the money is good. Have a great time and lets see LOTS of photos. Marc
  10. Technical question. What's the definition of a present? Are they supposed to go in my direction as well?
  11. IIRC the highest comression V8 other than tuned was the P5 B which was 10:1 cr. I changed my SD1 V8 in the S1 to 3.9 heads and chose to go with the correct composite gasket rather than try for a tiny cr increase by tin when comp gaskets seal better?
  12. Alarm bells!!!! What have you supported the chassis with? You have said Hi-lift on rear crossmember? Unless youwant to die or lose body parts under no terms should you be working under any vehicle supportedby a Hi-lift! This is the worlds most unstable jack which is why it is good for offroad use!
  13. PA Blanchard claim to have one?? Link, BUT get in quick as they are closed from 23rd until next year!!!
  14. All the Tesla models are fast. Even their mass market model 3 base model will be sub 6 seconds to 60. The fastest model S is actually limited by the maximum battery discharge rate, not the power the motor can handle. 970hp, if I remember correctly. "at Tesla, we don't make slow cars" I was under the impression that the fast cars were the twin motor ones, the single motor variants were much more docile?
  15. For me any engine upgrade topics are useful if LR or 4x4 related as a repeat may show an alternative meathod and new options. Marc