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  1. Thank you for your thoughts, Bear. Appreciated your note re. breathers. From your experience, are any of the seal(s) in any of the units more prone to failure than others?
  2. I've got an oil leak in my TD5 transmission at 117k miles. Although I can see where the drip is on the floor I'm having a job tracing the source. I thought I might start by checking oil levels in each of the units, ie gearbox (manual), transfer box, front differential, to see if there has been a drop in level thereby indicating the source. Does anyone have a better way of finding the source, please? Also, I'm not sure how much oil I may have lost whilst underway, should I find a drop in oil level in one of the units how much of a drop in level is possible before serious dam
  3. Thank you Glue and Western for your added comments. In fact, the light has not flashed again over the last 6 weeks since I noticed it first.
  4. Thank you western and bear for your speedy and helpful replies, very much appreciated. It sounds as if it's not a safety critical issue.
  5. The subject warning light very occasionally flashes momentarily. The handbook talks about excessive amounts of water in the fuel. A new fuel filter was fitted about 13k miles ago. Is the warning light flashing a cause for concern? What can be done about it, ie could it be for reason(s) other than excessive water in the fuel? Any advice would be gratefully received.
  6. Thank you for your attention to my question, Nonimouse and JUKE179r. Much appreciated.
  7. Good tip, ballcock. Very many thanks.
  8. Apologies for such a basic question to such a knowledgeable forum. Please could someone advise where best to get a spare wheel cover for a Discovery. Vinyl preferred, no fancy print / picture, plain would be ok, a reasonable life expectancy, genuine LR not required. Some of the ones for sale on eBay look just too cheap to be any good. Very many thanks in anticipation.
  9. The connectors between the tray and the drain pipes referred to by JohnnoK are plastic injection mouldings, the tubes of which I have found to fracture (probably due to the pressure of the roof liner on them) thereby letting water onto roof lining instead of going down the drain pipes. I Araldited the tubes back in place and then Araldited some stainless steel sheet guards to the roof pressing itself to prevent the roof liner touching the plastic mouldings when it was replaced. It cured the leak around the front edge of the liner but I still get water leaking down the shaft of the fr
  10. Or, can I just remove fuse number 6, 10 amps, air conditioning (see attached - I hope it transmits - never posted a scan before!) to isolate the compressor clutch instead of unplugging the clutch wire as suggested above? Scan taken from Discovery handbook. Thank you for your ongoing help, all. It's very much appreciated.
  11. I have no need to do this and hopefully never will - but I came across V8 Freak's description purely by chance & being curious and want to say what a fantastic explanation! Most comprehensive words & excellent pics, too.
  12. Thank you for that, bear. It looks like a multi-pin connector? Will get to the car later to see. Do I need to identify a single lead (ie for the clutch) or can I just disconnect the connector complete, please?
  13. Please could you help me identify the clutch wire to which you refer, supaimpy?
  14. Thank you for your most speedy and very useful reply, bear. Much appreciated.
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