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  1. Thank you for your attention to my question, Nonimouse and JUKE179r. Much appreciated.
  2. Good tip, ballcock. Very many thanks.
  3. 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.
  4. 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 front winding handle from time to time. Lots on this forum about leaking roofs!
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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?
  8. Please could you help me identify the clutch wire to which you refer, supaimpy?
  9. Thank you for your most speedy and very useful reply, bear. Much appreciated.
  10. The a/c on my D2 has failed and requires a new condenser (leaking) - too costly for me to replace at the moment! The cabin heater and a/c dashboard controls are integrated. Is it ok for me to continue using the heater, please? Do I need to or can I isolate the a/c in any way? If it is ok to continue using the heater will any damage occur to the a/c system? Very many thanks for any help & advice, in anticipation.
  11. Thank you, Blanco, for your reply which gave me a good start and to you, bear, for the actual parts drawing. Excuse my ignorance but is the knuckle part no 1 in the drawing? Also, any recommendations wrt the best supplier / manufacturer of the ball joints, please?
  12. I've been told that a ball joint dust cover at the lower end of the front suspension on my D2 TD5 is deteriorating. Please could someone help me identify what & where this part is? Also, is it a safety critical item and how easy would it be to replace? Thank you very much in anticiation of your help.
  13. Thank you Blanco and BogMaster for your input. Very much appreciated and your advice gets me off to a good start.
  14. Please could somebody recommend a reasonable make of tyre for my TD5? Size 255/65R16 Road use only. 3-4k miles per annum maximum To be generally available, ie easily purchased make. Also, would two new tyres on one axle only be a problem for the transmission / differentials due to differing circumference front / rear (say)? Thank you for your help in anticipation, very much appreciated.
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