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  1. Thanks Griff. I was hoping there would be a way to adjust it. The pedal isn't level with the brake pedal 3 different garage, last one finally managed to get it drive-able. First garage let the front of the box drop while removing, input shaft grabbed the friction plate and bent the whole thing. Input shaft was replaced with rebuild thankfully. I'm reading a lot of reports that there could still be air in the system, but I'm sure it was bled thoroughly. Could a failing master cylinder cause the low bite point and 1st selection issues perhaps? Could an old pressure plate be to blame? (not replaced, just friction plate)
  2. Hi guys. I need some help please, at my wits end with this bloody thing. Is there any way to adjust the bite point of a 2000 Discovery 2 TD5 clutch? I had the gearbox and transfer case rebuilt about 9 months ago. When the indy dropped the box, he managed to bend the friction plate, all I heard was money flushing down the drain. Fast forward a couple of months and 2 new indies, the gearbox and a new friction plate is in and I am finally able to drive the Disco, albeit with some effort. When the motor is running, it is impossible to select first and reverse, second is tough, but possible and the rest relatively easy. Able to engage all gears when motor is off. Originally, I was unable to select any gears when the motor was running so they lightly skimmed the flywheel and tested the clutch assembly on the test bench and confirmed everything to be working. The previous indy did remove the master cylinder for some reason. What I've noticed is that when I depress the clutch when Disco is in first, it still rolls forward. The pedal is about 150mm below the brake pedal. The bite point is also extremely low. Is there actually a way to adjust the bite point on a Disco 2? Fairly certain it's bled properly via reverse bleeding. Thank you for reading my long post
  3. How do I know if the slave is operating correctly? They are fairly cheap, should I just replace the thing? The master is quite a few bob, would the master have any impact on disengagement? I do not have a camera scope
  4. Exactly what I'm worried about, even if the indy promised he fit it the right way in. Is it possible to shift the box backwards to rotate the plate?
  5. Good morning guys, Sorry for barging in with a question, but I'm at my wits end. My 2000 Discovery 2 TD5 suffered catastrophic transfer case failure roughly 6 months ago. Being located where I am, Landy experts are few and far between, so it took an indy 5 months to drop and repair the gearbox and tc. In the process, they managed to bend the pressure plate. Once the box was done, a new pressure plate was fitted and the box reinstalled. Now unfortunately I am unable to engage gears when the motor is running. Starting in gear with the clutch depressed, she lurches forward. I've read a zillion threads on this issue, but I'm still stuck (or naive) The indy assures me he fitted the pressure plate correctly (FW side to FW) and that he's bled the system. I've also tried bleeding the system and there is minimal play in the clutch. I've done the overnight thing as well, no joy. The indy says both the master cylinder and slave should be replaced as that's what's causing the issue, however the TD5 engaged gears perfectly fine even after the TC internals were ripped apart. Could the cylinders fail from standing for 6 months or do I really need to get someone to rotate the pressure plate? Are there perhaps other things I can look at that could cause the issue that won't make my wallet cry? Your assistance would be greatly appreciated
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