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  1. bishbosh

    Making progress

    A new chassis is appealing other than the epic price tag! Cannot justify it for my sh!t box - I'll just keep on welding!
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    Making progress

    I wish I could say the same - just discovered a hole in the chassis and body outrigger 3 weeks before MOT time! Nearly set fire to it I was so p'd off! Oh well, once the garage is built I can fix it at my leisure, until then it will be a SORN'd garden ornament.
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    Range Rover L322 Pads and disc renewal

    Steve, Better off getting over to fullfatrr.com if you haven't been there already. All the knowledge you will need as it is dedicated to L322 and L405's. The workshop manual is also on there if you know where to look.
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    kiwi series build

    Regarding self spooling - I looked at this in the past for a centre mounted rear winch with a rear fairlead on a 90. To get the correct fleet angle (technical term ) I think the winch had to be something like 15 feet from the fairlead! If you search the forum for "fleet angle" there are a few references to enjoy.....
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    kiwi series build

    Suggest your rear winch is a 9,000lb winch. That is the most common (other than crazy twin motors for full on comps) Also try and have commonality of parts so you can scavenge from one to fix the other.... Plenty of build threads on here for rear and / or centre mounted winches.
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    New workshop project

    Burying the timber shutter wont be an issue and will be cheaper than using concrete blocks ( which are equally fine!) . Yes it will rot but that is of no consequence in my opinion. You could also batter the slope or bench the slope which would require no formwork internally but would require more concrete. This is the route I would go down personally.
  7. I think we need another photo without the supports... you know.... not that we don't believe you........
  8. There are loads to chose from and your personal taste and budget are going to be the overriding factors! Dixon Fabrication make good nice looking ones, Goodwinch make good, cheap ones that are a bit bland in my opinion. Ebay has loads of varying quality. 5mm thick generally and preferably thicker for the winch plate. Avoid recovery points that are simply a hole in a plate perpendicular to the face of the bumper - try and get one with welded on "D" 's or swivel mounts (they are a bit Marmite though) Lastly, check the overall length and holding down bolt pattern of the G10 winch as it may not match the common dimensions of the smaller capacity winches that are more common.
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    RRC Rear Prop Fitting

    Before you do that, buy yourself a propshaft nut tool - worth it's weight in gold
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    Tray backing questions

    Yep, wot he said - a plastic marine fuel tank. There are trayback kits available for 90's that may be adaptable to a Disco. Or, which looks far more appealing in my view, something like this: http://www.whitbread-offroad.co.uk/roll_cage_challenge_trialer_spaceframe.php
  11. 1999 TD5 auto. 1st Question: The hand brake / low brake fluid warning light is permanently on. I have the electrical manual and as far as I can tell the switches for both function as they should and both have power to them (although less than 1V - no idea if this is normal or not?) I also have the 3 amigos but i is my understanding that the hand brake light is not linked to them so I am at a loss to work out why the light is on. Help please! Second question: I replaced my rear ABS sensors with front ones as the rears are too short with a 2" lift. This is common practice apparently but sadly I got cheap ones and they seem to not be up to the task. They have the correct resistance (~1kOhm) and generate some voltage when the hub is rotated by hand but but my local independent has plugged her in and says the signal is too weak. So, as I need a new rear hub (leaking) I thought I'd get a front hub (interchangeable with rears) which will come with the ABS sensor. My question is, where is the sweet spot price wise as they go from £40 to silly genuine parts prices! Lastly, I have fitted the 300TDi diff lock linkage but the diff lock light does not come on. I haven't cut the wire in the SLABS. Should I do this? Will this have a bearing (sorry) on the 3 amigos? Ashcroft's site seems to recommend doing it so perhaps that is tomorrow's task. Thanks for reading this far, hopefully you guys can help as I am at the bottom of my 3rd beer and still haven't cheered up!
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    New workshop project

    To clear up the fibre debate - fibres, either polyprop or stainless are absolutely not a replacement for reinforcement. They are there to reduce cracking in the concrete due to shrinkage as it cures. They do add a little to the tensile strength of the mix but nothing like what reinforcement does. Regarding the blockwork wall solution to overcome the gradient, in principle it should work but you need to make sure the wall is strong enough to resist the compaction forces and then the wet concrete pressures. You will also need to think about the reinforcement detailing around the edge as you will get more settlement on the deeper subbase than the interior. However, the edge is less likely to be heavily loaded so may be a case of 6 and two threes. (unless you put engine blocks on racking around the edge!!) I would suggest you spend a few hundred quid getting a structural engineer to design something for you that is correct for your site and planned usage as then you will a) have a base for your workshop that you know is fit for purpose and b) have some PI insurance to claim against if it doesn't work. In the project budget that isn't a lot to spend in my opinion. Getting structural engineering advice off the internet (on a LR forum!! :D) is just dangerous in my opinion.
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    New workshop project

    Problem with sliding doors is all that lost wall space for storing junk... errr useful spares.....
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    Discovery 1 1997 Auto Gearbox fault

    Have a read on Ashcroft's site too.......
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    Before I torch the piece of Cr@p......

    Spooky! That is exactly the price point my indy recommended (supposedly "OEM") and I have one on order from him! Didn't fancy the £500 LR part
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    Before I torch the piece of Cr@p......

    @sierrafery - that is some fantastic information thank you! So fixing the sensors should clear all 4 lights... fingers crossed! Now to find the right sensor / hub price point....
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    Before I torch the piece of Cr@p......

    I know the 3 amigos is the abs sensors thanks.😊 But I think they are not related to the handbrake warning lamp unless I can be educated otherwise?
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    Disco 2 Indicator and central locking fault

    Do the hazards work? Also check fuse 14. (under bonnet fuse box)
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    If you can, get the 4.4 TDV8. It is has less problems than the 3.6. With the 8 speed auto it is a fabulous car to drive. Both have issues - valley oil cooler lets go on the 4.4, turbos let go on the 3.6. Earlier cars are better for rust than late cars (rear arches and top tailgate lower lip). The jag petrol V8 is not good on gas for some reason.( Valve seats?) 4.2 S/C is the best bargain car if you can live with the fuel bills. 5.0 S/C is the money no object choice. Head over to fullfatRR.com for lots of useful info.
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    Disco 2 questions

    Problem 1: have just replaced the standard front bumper on my 1999 TD5 with a winch bumper with integrated driving lights that plug into the front fog light loom. Headlights are on during these diagnostics by the way I am getting power to the switch on the dash but nothing happens when I press the switch. With the rear fog light switch you can hear the relay in the dash click and the light on the switch comes on and the fog lights work. I am suspecting the relay (assuming there is one) but the voltages at the pins on the switch don't change when the switch is depressed so with my pathetic electrical knowledge I am also suspecting the switch.....? Thoughts please. Problem 2 I have fitted 235 x 85 mud tyres on steel rims and looking at the front it looks like it will be awfully close between the front of the tyre and the washer bottle at full bump with tyres straight ahead. Do I need to change the washer bottle for something more compact? Please don't suggest removing the springs to check this!! Thanks folks!
  21. As I am currently mill-less I need to find someone who can knock one of these up for me: Wheel carrier plate.pdf It raises the mounting height of the spare wheel on Disco 2's by 60mm to get bigger tyres to clear the bumper. I can provide the ali plate for about 3 so we could horse trade - you make 3 and keep two to do as you wish and I get one perhaps?
  22. Ordered the Terrafirma extended drop links kit (TF220) to accommodate my 2" lift and was very pleased to find genuine Delphi links in Delphi boxes in the parcel that arrived! Was not expecting that!
  23. bishbosh

    OK, so who pinched my car then??

    Thanks for the offer @smallfry, but I'd have to change career to own a Freelander! :p :p
  24. So last night I found myself with an hour free to mess about with the Disco. I decided I would start to remove the track rod and drag link to fit shiny up rated ones that are decorating the garage floor. Fast forwards one hour and I have undone all 4 TRE's( with none of them spinning) and the steering damper bolt, freed the tapers and even fitted the new drag link. This is on a 20 year old rust bucket that so far has fought me every step of the way with more than my fair share of seized, rounded off, sheared and needing-to-be-drilled-out fasteners. My only explanation is that one of you lot pinched my truck and replaced it with a canny look alike for a giggle. As long as you promise not to swap them back again I will overlook your transgression on this occasion.

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