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Nodge68
 


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What Have You Done To Your Discovery Today?

Having searched the forum for similar thread and finding nothing, I thought I'd start one. Who knows, maybe it will have the highest post count on the forum?

I thought I'd kick it off with my activities today. With the Mot looming, I took the Discovery to my Mot tester to check out the rear bushes before I started working on the car. I'd already decide I'd change the front wishbones, track rods, and ends. The track rods had been advisories for the last two Mot's anyway. I only managed the nearside as the car did it's best to halt proceedings. I measured the bolt positions carefully before I started. Then things went down hill. Everything I touched wouldn't budge, except the inboard wishbone bolts which came out easily. These had been copper slipped at a previous wishbone change thankfully. However the drive shaft simply refused to move without masses of brute force. The lower ball joint took heating and beating to shift as did the rod end. I had to undo a bodge on the brake pipe bracket. The bolt was sheared off so a loose fitting zip tie was used instead. I drilled out the broken bolt, tapped a new thread and fitted a nice new bolt. Thankfully reassembly went OK . It took so long to do this side that I didn't get a chance to look at the offside, other than measure up ready for round two.

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D3 TDV6. Gone. 
 
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Ja92mie
 


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Where do you go for your MOTs?
  
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Robse
 


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Washed it Very Happy
 MY2015 3.0 SDV6 SE Corris  
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Nodge68
 


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Ja92mie wrote:
Where do you go for your MOTs?


I use a trusted friend who still works at a previous employer's. I can PM you there name if you like?

PS if you dropped in on your way past mine today, you would have found me very grumpy indeed. Sad
 Freelander SE 2005 Auto.
D3 TDV6. Gone. 


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Removed my GVIF and FBHIC ready for the car to be px'd tomorrow Thumbs Up
  
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Alan B
 


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Well since you asked,
Fitted a new intercooler, checked over the turbo, ordered a new top pulley and belt,
Washed it, painted the towbar, filled the washer bottle, topped up the antifreeze and oil.

Wait a minute that was all on my D2 TD5 does that count?

Well it should as you only asked what we've done to our discovery today, not our D3/4

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Fitted a pr of these:
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05 D3 HSE V8 4.4 LPG
 
 
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Mr Kington
 


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Hard reset. Sat nav had stayed on as did the clock. Wife hadnt noticed so glad i did.
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Went round and lubricated every moving exterior part....including door handles that were slightly sticky,wing mirrors that juddered slightly when folding....all hinges on the doors,bonnet and tailgate,even the fuel filler cap....then I did all lock mechanisms with grease.
Then it got a good wash to get the overspray off....not a "big" job,but very satisfying Mr. Green
 "Better to remain silent and be thought a fool,than to speak out and remove all doubt" ?.....what rubbish...

Locking rear E-diff
RLD spare wheel protector & sump guard
Extended roof rails
Series 111 mudflaps
Black side tubes,grill and vents
Timed climate remote
Hids4u interior lights

D4 Firenze my2012 HSE
D3 Java 2005 SE manual (sold,sadly,thanks for the memories)
1966 '88 Series 2a....still starts in the morning better than I do... 
 
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euangibson
 


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I'm going to go cross-country to get it all covered in Censored ......just for you Whistle Wink
 "Better to remain silent and be thought a fool,than to speak out and remove all doubt" ?.....what rubbish...

Locking rear E-diff
RLD spare wheel protector & sump guard
Extended roof rails
Series 111 mudflaps
Black side tubes,grill and vents
Timed climate remote
Hids4u interior lights

D4 Firenze my2012 HSE
D3 Java 2005 SE manual (sold,sadly,thanks for the memories)
1966 '88 Series 2a....still starts in the morning better than I do... 
 
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LT
 


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nothing but maybe you were looking for this

http://www.disco3.co.uk/forum/topic1546.html
  
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Alan B
 


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Georgedb, I don't know if the OP did mean that
As there is a difference
What did you do IN your discovery
What did you do TO your discovery

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D2 02 commercial silver gone but a great servant and won't be forgotten

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I stood and cried with it when I found a nasty gouge in the side left by some b Censored d who drove off.
 Man with no D3 anymore, but cant leave the forum....how sad.  
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