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Sabre last won the day on September 3 2018

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  1. Sabre

    Ineffective brakes on a 300TDi D1

    Thanks Daan. We installed a new booster with a new O-ring
  2. Sabre

    Ineffective brakes on a 300TDi D1

    Nope, I checked it, and the pedal does not go down upon start-up
  3. Sabre

    Ineffective brakes on a 300TDi D1

    The pedal feels quite normal; goes down a bit then solid. You then have to press it really hard to bring the vehicle to a standstill
  4. My son recently returned from a trip with his TDi D1, and had virtually no brakes when he arrived home. First thing we did was to bleed the brakes, but it made no difference. We then replaced the brake booster with a brand new one, bled the brakes, no improvement Because the vacuum pump was leaking oil again (after we fixed it a few years ago), we installed a brand new vacuum pump. Still no brakes. we bled the system again, and a few air bubbled did come out, but there was no improvement. We are now in a dead end Advice needed (and appreciated 👍)
  5. A spare pump is small enough to carry as a spare. I am not sure what the prices of LR spares are in your country, but in South Africa spares are rather expensive, so one cannot carry as many spares as one would like, but I do carry a power steering spare pump with (well, it is an old pump that I swopped for a new pump, as a matter of recourse) What I would recommend, is that you look at the routing of the pipes, and make sure that they do not chaff against anything. On my D1 I had a hole in a pipe where the pipe rested in a bracket. When I fitted new pipes, I put two small split rubber hoses on the pipes so that the metal portions could not chaff through on the bracket. I did not put the complete metal portion in a split rubber pipe, as I suspect that the pipe offers some cooling to the power station fluid
  6. Sabre

    Crank Pulley puller

    You will still need a sturdy pipe (about 1 meter long) to slide over the handle when you turn the bolt 90 degrees after the initial 80Nm. On the same subject, do you use a half-inch drive when tightening the final 90 degrees ?
  7. Sabre

    No-power Power steering

    Will check, thanks
  8. Sabre

    No-power Power steering

    Thanks, will check these possibilities
  9. Sabre

    No-power Power steering

    The tensioner bearing was renewed just before his recent trip
  10. My son has a 300TDi Discovery. About 3 months ago he lost the power steering ability on his car intermittently. We started off by bleeding the system as per the Haynes manual but there was no improvement.We then fitted a new power steering pump, and as the steering box was leaking, we also exchanged that for a reconditioned box. The power steering then worked for about two months, but has now stopped functioning again. And as per the previous occasion, when we now bled the system again, the fluid coming from the bleed nipple flows very slowly Any advice ?
  11. Maybe nobody here has tried this way yet, and we are all waiting for your feed back about the success of said process 😉
  12. Sabre

    300 TDi engine number position

    Got it, thanks ds
  13. I have heard from a few people that the engine number on a 300 TDi is rather difficult to locate. With my engine stripped, cleaned and re-sprayed, I thought that this is now a good opportunity to see the number The only number I can find (cast into the block) is on the FIP side, near the rear, and about half-way between sump and head. And that number bears no resemblance to the engine number indicated in the car's documentation. So, where does one find the engine number on a 300TDi ?
  14. Sabre

    Britpart - The good and the bad

    The pump that I have is the STC3407G (PR2). I will fit that Thanks for the advice
  15. Sabre


    Thanks John, will do so

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