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51 minutes ago, Mrcento said:

Discovery 3 (and ultimately 4) going the same way. Seeing more and more of them needing welding.

They are becoming old cars in their own right though and others of similar era are rotting at the same rate so wouldn't chalk it all up as LR issue, but still strange really, as they'd pretty much cracked the rust issue with the P38. Very few of them rotted away.

No the p38 just had its own p38 related issues which saw them off 🤣

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On 9/9/2022 at 8:06 PM, RichardK said:

That's the trailing edge? step and leading edge/sill behind plastic is the real worry; and worth the sparkly stick treatment.

I've just P40'd it for now. I've got to get some confidence in the car before I start stripping things down for welding , I can't do it so it'll probably be expensive .

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On 18/08/2022 at 20:11, Wack said:

Let's just say it picks up really well for almost 3t of metal standing over 6ft tall 

Useful too , just picked up 2x 3m lengths of coving expecting to snap a bit off to get it in 

Easy , the tailgate  even shut with room to spare 

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YARN | Car's got a lot of pick-up. | The Blues Brothers ...

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The reversing camera doesn't work , the sensors don't work either so I assume they're linked 

Stood looking g at the car for 5 minutes , where is it then , gave up , had to Google it , under the spoiler next to the wiper 

Now either the car has been to Knowsley safari Park and the monkeys have had it away or somebody has removed it. There's a housing but no camera 

A used one is over £100 so that won't be happening 

I've top coated and lacquered the repair/ bodge , looks ok. Just needs polishing , hopefully I'll get to that over the weekend 

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One side de-tarred buffed and polished , the repair came up surprisingly well but it needs revisiting next year when it warms up , there's a line of paint that's slightly the wrong shade 

Painted to the swage line I think it'd blend in OK but I'm happy with it for now , it's not as bad as the camera makes it look 

Next job, wheels 

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On 9/16/2022 at 9:35 PM, Wack said:

The reversing camera doesn't work , the sensors don't work either so I assume they're linked 

Stood looking g at the car for 5 minutes , where is it then , gave up , had to Google it , under the spoiler next to the wiper 

Now either the car has been to Knowsley safari Park and the monkeys have had it away or somebody has removed it. There's a housing but no camera 

A used one is over £100 so that won't be happening 

I've top coated and lacquered the repair/ bodge , looks ok. Just needs polishing , hopefully I'll get to that over the weekend 

Would a new, aftermarket one be any more palatable at that sort of price?

 

https://www.powerfuluk.com/catalogsearch/result?q=cam233

 

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2 minutes ago, Garythesnail said:

Would a new, aftermarket one be any more palatable at that sort of price?

 

https://www.powerfuluk.com/catalogsearch/result?q=cam233

 

Thanks, there are updated cameras on ebay with better resolution,  this may be one , I'm currently looking on the Chinese sites to see of I can find one for the £16 they probably pay for them :-D

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  • 1 month later...

Service on Saturday 

 

Found this in Costco 20 litres 5w30 A5 for £58 

Castrol recommendation is magnatec A5 but this is the same price and spec for 20L not  8L 

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I'm slso going to get the wire brush out on the rear subframe and spray it with inhibitor as it's very crusty 

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I'm not sure how much servicing was done in the past, the oil was very black but still oil not tar, every screw in the air filter box is rusty & mangled so they'll all need drilling out and it's looking like it's still on the original plugs as there's quite a bit to come off to get at them

So big job booked in, 8 plugs, an air filter and possibly change the supercharger oil 

 

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Back on the ramp tomorrow 

Hopefully in the 4 hours they've got it they'll do the oil in both diffs and the transfer box, find out why the prop is thumping on the floor when you boot it and if there's time, change the plugs 

Then I've got to decide if I'm changing the gearbox oil, there's a mobile guy who comes highly recommended on the RR forums, he's got a van all kitted out with a machine that sucks 99% of the old oil out and replaces it, £300 though 

The changes are a bit clunky when it's cold but once it warms up they're smooth 

And I also found out the washer bottle has got a crack in it, filled it up and watched £3 worth of screenwash run down the road, jets still work though 

When it's parked up I still walk up to it and think "hell yes" that's a good looking car 

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15 minutes ago, sutty2006 said:

Would that be mr Bodsworth coming out to flush the gearbox by any chance? 

Yes, I want to get the prop changed first though 

The changes are a bit clunky when it's cold but OK when it's warm, there's a bit of a thump if you boot it but I'm not sure if that's the box or the prop 

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1 minute ago, Wack said:

Yes, I want to get the prop changed first though 

The changes are a bit clunky when it's cold but OK when it's warm, there's a bit of a thump if you boot it but I'm not sure if that's the box or the prop 

Wouldn’t £300 buy you enough fluid to do a lot of partial changes yourself? As in suck out 1 litre, replace 1 litre and repeat until the majority of the fluid is new? 

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7 minutes ago, andy18s said:

Ian did the egr delete and remap on our D3 and changed the way the whole car drove.

He even moved the clock display from the centre panel to the actual dashboard..

Yeah that’s a HSE thing, I think he charges a tenner to do that, or used to. Probably gone up now. I didn’t bother on my D3 I saved the ten quid lol. 

 

10 hours ago, rainagain said:

Wouldn’t £300 buy you enough fluid to do a lot of partial changes yourself? As in suck out 1 litre, replace 1 litre and repeat until the majority of the fluid is new? 

It’s a complex system to get all the fluid out. Better off paying the 300 and having it done properly in one hit. 

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Well that was a faff 

Took it to Costco who are great if you want to buy 4 new tyres but if it's 2 they have to go on the back, they won't sell less than 4 tyres if it's a 4x4, and now punctures are a problem

Wouldn't fix it because it was in at an angle 

Took it somewhere else, sorry, no glue, FFS

3rd try, there was a bit of air sucking through the teeth until I said I won't be buying new tyres, I've seen a set of L405 wheels with 7mm Pirelli scorpions I'm pretty sure the guy will do for £500 so I'll just put the spare on and buy them 

Amazingly it was fixable if the only option was £20 or £0 

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16 hours ago, Wack said:

Well that was a faff 

Took it to Costco who are great if you want to buy 4 new tyres but if it's 2 they have to go on the back, they won't sell less than 4 tyres if it's a 4x4, and now punctures are a problem

Wouldn't fix it because it was in at an angle 

Took it somewhere else, sorry, no glue, FFS

3rd try, there was a bit of air sucking through the teeth until I said I won't be buying new tyres, I've seen a set of L405 wheels with 7mm Pirelli scorpions I'm pretty sure the guy will do for £500 so I'll just put the spare on and buy them 

Amazingly it was fixable if the only option was £20 or £0 

Don't know where you're based but I have a repair kit if you want to do it yourself.

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