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    Leaking Fluids Mystery

    Just noticed there was a video attached - weird stuff! Does it only drip when the engine is running or has recently been running? I'm thinking it might be a freon leak.
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    Dash centre console panel pre Td5

    Here's mine, Western. Ignore the flecks of mud from when the dogs shake in the back! I bought it a few years ago, was fairly straight forward to fit (had to trim a piece out the bottom dash rail iirc) and has lasted well ever since. I had intended to fit some proper rocker switches for ancillary bits and pieces but you can see how far i got with that exercise...
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    Flip up screen stereo/cd

    Have you got any pics of this? Very intrigued by the prospect of installing an Android tablet in the dash as it'll undoubtedly be cheaper and more functional than a normal double-din unit. How do you get it to play through the speakers?
  4. Cheers Mav, i might very well take you up on that offer!
  5. As the weather starts to turn up here in the frozen north i'm noticing my TD5 is taking longer to get up to temperature. It's always run a little cool but the needle is barely moving on a 20 minute commute through town. On a longer run i can get it up to temp but if i'm on the motorway then i can only get about 1/5 up the temp scale. The strange thing is that whenever i press the accelerator the needle dips slightly so i'm wondering if the gauge might be the issue. I've checked for the usual head gasket failure signs and there's nothing to note and i've also changed the thermostat about 6 months ago so i'm ruling those two out. No obvious leaks in the system and it holds coolant just fine. Is it time for a radiator muff or should i be looking at that gauge a bit more?
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    110 front axle springs - which one where?

    I'm going to throw a spanner in the works here and say the long ones are on the driver's side (right hand side). Could be a UK/Canada difference though? Also, i could be totally wrong!
  7. I didn't even know this was possible! I've got a new thermostat in now and so far, so good. Still need to have a good check of the earths and i also have a HEAP of oil in my ECU block connector. Starting to think i should've bought a 300tdi to stay away from some of these electrical gremlins but hind sight is an exact science etc etc...
  8. So, things are looking better on the heating side of things. I changed the thermostat, heater matrix and 2 cooling hoses and she seems to be running better. It's been warmer up with us recently though so that might be making a difference. On a related note, i've spotted the attached pic on my travels. How do you even go about fixing that? Could this be causing some issues with all my brake warning lights and the temp gauge as well?
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    2.5 TD5 or 2.4 Tdi?

    I have a 90 TD5 and drive a 2012 2.4 110 for work. The TD5 is slower and colder but i would have it over the 2.4 any day of the week. The leg room in the 2.4 is terrible and the transit engine doesn't sound like a defender to me. I don't think parts are ever going to be an issue for either vehicle so no real differentiators there. One thing i would say is I wouldn't spend £15k on a TD5 even if it was well sorted with low miles. Rust will creep into the chassis and bulkhead soon enough and you'll see some depreciation. I'd spend tops £10k and the rest on regular maintenance. That's just my opinion though!
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    Will this fit?

    Sorry guys, not a very interesting post here but i need a new rear wiper motor for my 2000 TD5 90 commercial, will this one fit? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LAND-ROVER-DISCOVERY-2-TD5-V8-REAR-WIPER-MOTOR-DLB101640/273585801703?epid=25022245782&hash=item3fb2fc09e7:g:q2YAAOSwctJcACDU:rk:3:pf:1&frcectupt=true New ones online seem to cost a packet!
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    Will this fit?

    Ah ok. Hopefully it'll be plug and play on my TD5 but time will tell! Cheers
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    Will this fit?

    Cheers western. Looking at that thread you mentioned having to buy a new 3 pin econoseal plug. Did the new motor not match up with the existing wiring connections?
  13. Thanks guys, i'll have a crawl around over the weekend and do some tidying up. Re the slow heating, is there any merit in either removing the viscous fan or installing an electric fan set? A rad muff at £30 is the cheaper option but i'd be worried my intercooler isn't getting the air flow it needs.
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    Wolf HD rims - confused

    Is this what you're after? https://www.i-bidder.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/wca/catalogue-id-witham1-10000/lot-4e69bccf-c3d2-4c81-ab44-a9dd00f967d0
  15. Will give it a bash and see if it helps. Are there any other earth points i should be looking at apart from the main battery to chassis strap?
  16. A bit of an update on this one. Matrix has been changed (some knuckle skin was lost along the way, Mo!) and thermostat has also been swapped over. I did the thermostat when i was hungover and accidentally left the water pump hose rubbing off a pulley so ruptured the hose. I then over-tightened the bleed screw and snapped it off. Long story short, i have a new thermostat, new matrix, 2 new hoses and she's still taking an age to heat up!! Is there anything else i should check before buying a rad muff? The viscous fan appears to be working as it should. The temp gauge is a separate issue and i've noticed that if i put the handbrake on the needle moves up slightly, it's all very bizarre. I also have a temperamental ABS light and the 3 amigos also often appear. Any suggestions?
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    Oil in my intake

    I have myself a TD5 with 120k miles on the clock and i think i need to do something about the Turbo. There's a slight bit of play in the main bearing but the bigger concern is the amount of oil that exists on it, around it and in the inlet pipework. My intercooler has sagged from the amount of oil that's currently sitting in it and most of the intake pipes have a heavy internal coating of oil. I'm going to brave the costs of a reconditioned turbo, new pipework and an intercooler soon but is there anything else i should be looking at? Am i in imminent danger of a catastrophe??
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    Oil in my intake

    That's made me feel a bit better about the whole thing, cheers. Looks like i've got not option but to replace a few things and get myself a new cartridge. Better practice my best puppy dog eyes for the missus now....
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    Oil in my intake

    I reckon the intercooler is pretty much beyond economic repair but it's also the quantity of oil that has me worried. I'd rather replace the right bits and the right time than do it all, miss the underlying problem and then coat my new shiny bits in some more oil. Is there an oil drain on the TD5 turbos which goes back to the sump?
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    Oil in my intake

    Here's a couple of pics showing the state of the intercooler: Seems like a quite a lot of oil but i guess it's been building up for a while now.
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    Oil in my intake

    Being 100% honest with myself (and you) the problem has been in existence for a couple of years now but adding up the cost of all the bits terrifies me. Turbo+intercooler+intake pipework will probably cost me nearly £500 and Mrs Paime will not like that.... Nevertheless, i think i'll have to bite the bullet and start with the cartridge then do the intercooler and pipes before finishing off with cleaning the intake manifold. Should there be any oil in the intake pipework after the cartridge has been replaced?
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    Front axle leak advice

    Is the ball pitted at all? If there are some dings and bumps on it then even a new seal might not keep the grease in.
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    2.4 not starting

    Hi Folks, Our works 110 2.4 is having some difficulties starting. The symptoms are the same as i had in my TD5 earlier in the year where you turn the key and hear the click but the starter motor doesn't turn. Releasing the ignition key slowly finds a spot where the motor kicks into life and everything is fine. On the TD5 i got a solenoid repair kit which was fairly straight forward and fixed the issue. Can i do the same on the 2.4? Is the starter motor/solenoid the same and are repair kits available? Cheers
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    2.4 not starting

    You'd think that but i had the same issue on my TD5 and it turned out to be the solenoid. Managed to get a repair kit for it and it solved the problem and never had any issues since. How was the starter motor job? Easy enough or have they located the thing deep in the bowels?
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    New swivels

    I think the kit may come with new wheel bearings as well so best to replace those whilst you're in there. Also worth doing the hub seals. There's also a good mod in here somewhere (that i can't find) showing how to notch the brake flexi hose bracket to allow for easier removal in the future. Definitely worth doing that as it saves you a heap of time down the road somewhere on your next job.

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