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Sabre last won the day on September 3 2018

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  1. Both my, and my son's, 300 TDi Discoveries take the normal 6203 bearings. It sounds like yours might have been modified for some reason
  2. Sabre

    300TDi overhaul

    Aaah, that makes sense. I do have new nuts (for the bolts 😊) I will just use the old bolts Thanks Red90
  3. Sabre

    300TDi overhaul

    As per the Haynes manual, I decided to replace the big-end bearing bolts. Removing the old bolts needed a few sharp taps with my copper hammer before they came out. But, fitting the new bolts is nearly impossible. The first approx two thirds of the bolt length would go through the bolt hole, and then get progressively more difficult till it refuses to go any further. Even with lots of persuasion from the copper hammer, I could not get one of the bolt heads to reach the bolt landing I put one of the con rods in the oven and took it out when I needed welding gloves to handle it, but the heat made virtually no difference Does anyone know the trick to get the new con rod bolts fitted ? And, how does one know if the splines on the bolts align with the bearing cup splines ?
  4. Thanks Western. BTW, that block of yours looks stunning ! I hope you can keep it that clean, but, being a Landy ........... 😊
  5. Sabre

    300 TDi oil jet tubes

    Thanks guys, good advice. Much appreciated
  6. Exactly the way I fastened my engine block. I am happy to see your engine still on the stand with the crank and pistons in place 😉 I also have the same type of stand; pity one can't assemble the clutch with the engine mounted on the stand
  7. I am looking at a front support. However, I am concerned about turning a fully assembled engine when the support is removed. I greased the pivot point and manages to turn the engine block around fairly easily with the handle that came with the stand
  8. I am busy overhauling my 300TDi engine, and have fastened the block to an engine stand. The 4 fastening points (at the flywheel side of the block) are 10mm threaded bar. All 4 screwed in at least half-an-inch. Would those 4 points be sufficient to carry a fully assembled engine ? With the block hanging from the stand, those 4 x 10mm studs look rather thin to me
  9. When I assembled my 300 TDi today, I noticed in the Rave manual that they indicate 2 sealing washers on every oil jet tube. My engine did not have those when I stripped it. It makes sense to fit these washers to prevent pressurised oil escaping. But my engine did 392k km without these rings Did my engine slipped through the assembly process, or are these sealing washers optional ?
  10. We replaced the Power steering pump, bled the system, and the steering is now 100% Thanks for all the replies
  11. Sabre

    Brake bleeding

    Some (egg-on-face) feed back We wanted to replace the vacuum pump on the system on Saturday. Whilst looking around the engine bay, my son asked : "What does this pipe do ?" It was the vacuum pipe from the vacuum pump going to the booster. The pipe was pulled off, and sat right in front of the booster inlet, about 5mm from it Connected the pipe, and the brakes were 100% 😎 We used the old method, pump brake pedal, hold, open bleed nipple to allow air/brake fluid to escape, close bleed nipple
  12. Sabre

    Brake bleeding

    We used the old method, pump brake pedal, hold, open bleed nipple to allow air/brake fluid to escape, close bleed nipple
  13. Thanks for this, a really good article, even if it reminds me of a Haynes manual where every component can be removed or refitted easily. The components that they work on are never stuck 😡 😄
  14. We will definitely check this out, thanks

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