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    Dublin, Ireland

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    Sailing, Fishing, Photography

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  1. I'll see if I can identify the wires and put a meter on them ps pin 9 (red) and 6 (black)? Can I measure the resistances by just unplugging the multi connector with everything in situ?
  2. I've cleared the 4114 code many times and it always comes back. It's always the only fault code. If I assume the crowd in Cork used the proper rebuild kit, the fault must be somewhere else, outside of the SVS, but where? What might I check next?
  3. Yes, thanks - I have the instructions for hardwiring the switches. Just that I believe the rebuild kit for the shuttle valve block comes with a new connector - so the cracking of a circuit board track on the connector shouldn't be an issue; it should be as new. Either the crowd that did the rebuild didn't or there is a fault somewhere else along the line?
  4. The thing is, I believe the rebuild kit for the shuttle valve also has a new connector, so I'm not sure how a direct wire job will change things. Given that the lights come on immediately after turning on the ignition, does this suggest a fault between the shuttle valve and the ECU? Where else might I have a dodgy connection?
  5. Last year, and being fed up with the three amigos, I passed on the instructions for direct wiring of the shuttle valve block to my garage man to do while he did his annual service. He was quite happy to do that but reported back that the three amigos indicated an actual fault and needs must the shuttle valve block be rebuilt. He took it out and sent it down to a crowd in Cork who rebuilt the unit. A week later and €700-odd Euro lighter, everything seems well - the rebuild kit comes with a new connector, apparently. However, shortly thereafter, the 3 amigos again made their appearance. However, the nature of their return was subtly different: before, the lights came on during driving at random intervals but were extinguished immediately after a restart. Now, the lights often come on when turning on the ignition, and often stay on after turning off and then on the ignition. They will still come on at other times too. Since it was less than a year since the work was done, I went back to my garage man who again took the unit out and sent it down to Cork for a rebuild at no cost to me. However, the 3 amigos are still alive and well. I'm beginning to suspect an alternative reason for these 3 guys; has anyone any suggestions? I have my NCT (MOT) test on Saturday and I'd hate for these guys to crash the party.
  6. Sorry, away for the weekend, its a disco2 2002, TD5. I haven't tried it with the lights on since........
  7. Last night, I turned the ignition off and the engine kept running, until I turned the headlights off??? It happened twice (I removed the key, the second time). The third time, I switched the lights off first, and then turned the key and the engine stopped normally. Is this odd behaviour?
  8. NeilF

    Alarm woes

    OK, I'll try that, though the problem is very intermittent - I hate intermittent problems!
  9. NeilF

    Alarm woes

    My Disco2's alarm seems to be having an identity crisis. Shortly after locking the car with the key fob, 3 or 4 mins, the alarm will suddenly go off without any intervention. It takes repeated presses of the key fob to turn it off. Thereafter, the dashboard LED lights with a continuous rapid flash until I turn on the ignition. My immediate thought was that the key fob battery was on its way out, so I replaced that, but to no avail. Any ideas?
  10. My usual garage gut is off on his hols so I took it to another place who said something about a 'cover plate' that usually cracked and they replace it as a matter of course, than he started talking about a new oil pump too....... Any Idea what this cover plate is?
  11. Griff, Thanks for that. I doubt I'll do that myself, can't be arsed these days and I don't have a 340lb torque wrench either. But I'll pass this on to my garage guy. Just wondering about the faff of holding the crank still while undoing the bolts - can you not leave it in gear?
  12. Did a 300 mike trip yesterday. This morning the oil light came on. Put a liter in and it went nowhere, the oil is horsing it out. Looks like the front crank seal. I’m guessing it’ll need the radiator pulled out to get at it? A lot of work for a 4.50 seal .....
  13. Got some on eBay, hope they fit. Thanks, guys
  14. Thanks! but I've put a gauge on and I think I need an 18/32 mm size - the nearest I can find is 18/40 - they all seem to be for track rod ends rather than the cover for an anti roll bar link - anyone know any different?
  15. My Disco2 failed it's NCT (MOT) test. One item was a split dust cover on the anti roll bar link. Can you get these separately or do you need to buy a new link? If so, what's the difference between the ordinary one (RBM100223) and a Delphi Link Assembly Front Antiroll Bar Discovery 2 (RBM100223 G)? How do I know which one I need? Another Item of failure was a track rod end. Now, it failed on the same thing on the same side 2 years ago. My garage man swore there was nothing wrong with it but we replaced it anyway and it passed. I find it hard to believe a track rod end would wear in 2 years, so perhaps there is some play in the steering linkage but somewhere else? What else is there on one side only that could give rise to play when worn? I also got a fail advisory on not having any rear seats. It's a 7 seater, but the rears were folded up..... :D
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