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  1. I had a look today, and it looks like you are correct, I have the box slanted towards the left, and that will reduce the capacity. I will do the final check/top-up with the box installed in the car
  2. As I said, even with the box tilted forward, I could not get 2 liters in. Very strange
  3. How much oil does the LT230 take ? I removed the box, had it overhauled, and wanted to fill it before refitting to the gearbox. Haynes specifies 2.3 liters up to suffix D, and 2.8 from suffix E. I tilted the box slightly forward, started filling, and had oil gushing out the filler hole before I could get 2 liters in. Should it be 1.3 and 1.8 liters respectively ? Also, where do I find the "suffix" on the box ? I found a number FTC 4178 on the casing, and FTC 3178 on the PTO cover Thanks in advance
  4. In 2010 we were returning from a trip to Mana pools in Zimbabwe, when I applied the brakes to stop for elephants that were crossing the road. And the pedal went straight to the floor ! Because the road was in bad state, my speed was very low, and I could stop within a few meters ("yards" for the non metric people 😉) After the elephants were out of sight, I got out of the D1 to search for the problem. The brake fluid supply to the caliper is a metal pipe, after the flexible pipe, that takes the fluid into the caliper. The metal pipe is supported in a bracket, fixed to the shock absorber. A sliding, spring type, device is used to keep the pipe affixed to the bracket. On my vehicle, this spring thingy got lost somewhere on one of the badly corrugated roads that we were travelling, and the metal brake pipe was free to move around in the bracket. This very quickly wore a groove in the pipe, and when I touched it, it broke off completely So, always check that those spring attachments are still in position, and securely fitted
  5. When my 300TDi D1 started whisteling suddenly one day, the problem was a leaking intercooler tube. Had a crack right at the bottom where the tubes go into the bottom chamber
  6. Thanks W and B69, appreciated
  7. Next question : Should the flywheel bolts get a locking compound before they are fitted ? The ones I took out definitely had locking compound applied. The Haynes manual also mentions that the bolts have a locking compound, and will be difficult to loosen But, neither the Haynes, nor the Rave manuals specified a locking compound when fitting the bolts
  8. Not sure if I should thank you for this; it looks like a site where I can spend more money than planned....... 😁 Thanks, I did not know about them. 👍
  9. On the same topic, is it possible to overhaul these pumps ?
  10. I have lost the dowel pin on the camshaft. It is an 8mm pin. Can I use the unthreaded part of an 8mm bolt, or maybe the top part of a HSS drill ?
  11. Thanks Daan. We installed a new booster with a new O-ring
  12. Nope, I checked it, and the pedal does not go down upon start-up
  13. 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
  14. 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 👍)
  15. 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
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