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  1. Just to confirm that a Defender TD5 clutch master cylinder works fine with a Discovery V8 R380 slave cylinder - and just for reference for anyone who has issues putting a manual R380 gearbox behind a 3.9V8 in a 90. Watch out for the length of the bellhousing, the LT77 V8 bellhousing is longer than the R380 V8 bellhousing, it all bolts up but the gearbox main shaft doesn't engage in the clutch plate. Also, watch out for the length of the clutch slave cylinder push rod, it should be about 11cm long, not 7 or 8. Thanks for the help with this guys, much appreciated.
  2. Much appreciated - I'll update here when I've got it plumbed up for other people's benefit. Dave
  3. .....sorry but I'm confused (not unusual ) I think I'm ok with the slave but its the master I'm struggling with, I've seen it said that a TD5 master cylinder will work but others saying it wont - I'm guessing it depends what slave they had. Am I right to think that a Disco master wont fit because of the different pedal box? thanks, Dave
  4. Hi, Would be very grateful for confirmation on what a suitable part number would be for a Clutch Master Cylinder, I'm converting my 90 from auto to manual, it uses a Discovery 3.9 V8 with gearbox. I'm using FTC5072 for the slave which is the Disco part (I believe) but cant use the Disco master due to the different mounting in the pedal assembly. thanks, Dave
  5. Ok, to help anyone else who hits this problem - its the bellhousing - please see:- - LT77 and R380 bell housings are not the same......
  6. I took the slave cylinder off this morning - made no difference and the push rod was free to move. Also removed the PTO cover and no movement at that end so it has to be an issue with the clutch plate / cover? Gearbox back out tomorrow. Dave
  7. Thanks for the reply, I'll compare the new release bearing tomorrow with the old one that came out of the original setup .I know the old one wasn't plastic and the new one was. I'm wondering as well about the slave cylinder push-rod, if that was too long it would have the same effect wouldn't it. Think I'll unbolt the clutch slave cylinder and see what happens before I take the gbox out tomorrow - deep joy. Cheers, Dave
  8. Hi, Thanks for reading this:- I'm swapping my 90 from automatic to manual, it did have an auto with 3.9 V8 (originally from a Disco) - I've kept the 3.9 in place, fitted a 3.9 manual flywheel, new clutch and pressure plate, new slave, new master, recon clutch pedal with the fancy helper springs from a TD5, recon gearbox from Ashcroft (still a Disco box so sorting the seatbox to allow for gear levers) the transfer box from the original auto box. Having finally got this all together and today was the big day and................no working clutch, as in there is no drive at all, with engine running I can do what I like with the gear stick. Its been a long day and I've only done a few jobs with clutches and that was a few years ago now - but isn't the default clutch engaged until you depress the clutch pedal, mine seems to think the clutch is down all the time. Anyone any thoughts on what I've done wrong please / what I should be looking for when I take the gearbox out again? If I take the rear PTO cover off again I can check for drive up to the transfer box I guess. My only other clue is the clutch pedal feels light, but I haven't had one with helper springs before so......? it did bleed ok...I think. Time for a cold beer. Dave

    This is a great forum, thanks everyone and Happy Christmas one and all.
  10. Freelander I - who to take it to in Norfolk

    Just to finish this one off, the Freelander came back all sorted as promised and bang on the price quoted - great service, we are well pleased and recommend these people.
  11. Eberspacher Airtronic install location

    Mine is installed under the drivers seat with the outlet coming out via the cubby box, I'm happy with how that works, my second battery is in the original battery compartment as there was enough room there with a bit of fiddling about. Given the choice I think I'd rather have the battery and the heater reasonably well separated, but if you are extending the under seat box you can prob manage that.
  12. Freelander I - who to take it to in Norfolk

    Just to update, went to see the people at Freelanderspecialist today, came away impressed and the Freelander booked in for some remedial work while I'm on hol in a few weeks time. At the moment it's looking as though there's not too much fundamentally wrong but early days yet to be saying that I guess. I did buy a new (genuine parts) coolant reservoir while I was there, mine has some cracking around the screw threads the top filler cap fits on, it's not leaking coolant as the cracks are above the coolant level, but probably it is leaking cooling system pressure. Dave
  13. Freelander I - who to take it to in Norfolk

    Hi, thanks Matt for that link, looks useful potentially .......and typically it just got a bit more urgent, it overheated 2 miles from leaving home, it's not short on coolant and has had the head gasket done, bottom hose and radiator were cold so I'm hoping it's the thermostat which is the updated version in the hoses (2004 MY)..... Fingers crossed! Dave
  14. Hi, I just bought an 04 Freelander petrol privately with eyes wide open because I had one a while ago and liked it despite a few problems. This one has a full service history by main dealer and is low milage so I'm hoping to have it for a while. The guy I used to go to for some repair work has closed and I need to find someone who knows Freelanders, hopefully reasonably local to me in the middle of Norfolk - any recommendations please? JSF are an option and I trust them but would like another possibility a bit closer ideally. thanks, Dave
  15. 300tdi Thermostat query

    Just to finish the thermostat item off with an outcome, rather than take the replacement thermostat out I bought another as they are quite cheap .....less than a fiver, I tested the new one in the saucepan and sure enough it opened ok, fitted it and the temp gauge behaves just like it did with the first replacement i.e the Land Rover warms up quickly....3 miles ish at 7C outside air temp, heater gauge goes to 12o'clock and stays there and best of all the heater works well stll. Result! Just wish I'd believed it with the first replacement thermostat, but hey Ho, I've got a tested spare ...?I won't be able to find when I eventually need it. Dave

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