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  1. Cheers Red90. The fuel return line goes directly from the pump back to the (ex-petrol) tank under the seat. I had to make a new fitting on top of the tank for that. I also had to add the diesel filter from the Disco. When I last changed this it was very glooped up. I'll check the line for a blockage. Overheating, yep guess that's a no-brainer. I've no idea how to sort the timing, is that a mechanic job? Dan
  2. Some time back I converted my S3 1984 petrol to a 200 Di (turbo removed), following the Glencoyne method. Amazingly it works great and I've had very little trouble since. Although for the trouble I wonder if it was worth it (the petrol was just as good). Anyway now I do have some minor problems. It is smokey, leaks diesel from the lines, does not start in cold weather and overheats on long journeys. In all other respects it works great. My primary concern is the leaks on the fuel return pipes between the injectors. I've changed these twice. The first time I popped the pipes in boiling water then put them on. Recently I replaced them with new braided 3.2 mm hose, which I just pushed on. Anyway they have all leaked diesel. Does anybody know how to attach these correctly, should they have an additional clip to tighten the fitting? It seems to me that the return fuel is under pressure, I thought they would be low pressure and not need clips. Also, overheating. I had to remove the fan to fit the engine. Do I need an electric fan? Smoke. It is grey / white / blueish - any ideas Starting. What is an easy method to fit the glow plugs. Can I use the existing Petrol Starter solenoid, which is mounted on the bulkhead?
  3. Thanks. i've basically bundelled all the cables together on one bolt of the old starter solenoid, using it to bolt them along with the resulting one cable then going over to the 200 Di solenoid, plus then the small cable switched over to the new starter spade. seemed to work anyway, though as somebody pointed out I now have an always live bolt at the starter, so have to be careful with the spanner in the future
  4. I've installed a Disco 200 Di into my 1984 S3 109 (ex petrol). I have followed Richard Glencoyne's plan stage by stage, but am struggling with the wiring description. Am I right in keeping the S3 starter coil, which is mounted on the bulkhead, or do I remove it and take all the cables over to the solenoid on the starter? or do both. At present I've kept both and taken only one cable over to the starter solenoid. Needless to say it don't start as yet.. so far i've had some clicks, then after messing with the wires, an ominous grinding noise (starter going backwards?) Any help appreciated!
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