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Iceman08
 


Member Since: 22 Sep 2014
Location: Hereford
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United Kingdom 2006 Discovery 3 TDV6 SE Auto Java BlackDiscovery 3

I took delivery of four late D3 HSE wheels fitted with General Grabbers, and loaded them into the D3 along with the four new Pirelli ATR's


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And once the new tyres had been fitted I then swapped the wheels over


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Iceman08
 


Member Since: 22 Sep 2014
Location: Hereford
Posts: 1951

United Kingdom 2006 Discovery 3 TDV6 SE Auto Java BlackDiscovery 3

I also bought a new MAF sensor and ECT sensor after reading about the MPG gain another member got after changing his.


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According to my dash I've been averaging about 22 -23mpg for the last twelve months. So after changing the two sensors over I decided to take it on a 25 mile journey to see what reading I'd get...........good news, I've never seen the MPG so high in all of my ownership!


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Hopefully it'll continue to climb and then climb even further after having my gearbox reconditioned! Whistle
  

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Iceman08
 


Member Since: 22 Sep 2014
Location: Hereford
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United Kingdom 2006 Discovery 3 TDV6 SE Auto Java BlackDiscovery 3

One of my rear anti roll bar links had been knocking so I changed them both and also changed the D bushes while I was at it.


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Since changing my wheels I seem to now not have a tall enough jack or axle stands, which is mighty confusing Confused

What a pig the top two ARB link bolts are to cut off if they are seized on, I ended up holding a hacksaw blade in my hand and doing it like that! The bottom two I could get to with my 18v grinder!

The other major drama I had was one of the bolts holding the D bush clamp on decided as well as being mighty tight it was also going to round off Banging Head

I managed to force a 1/2" socket on to it, slide a piece of galvanised tube over the ratchet handle for more leverage and use a crowbar to keep the ratchet/socket forced down. It was a right PITA but I got there eventually!

A few pics


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And the finished job


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I'm guessing the old bushes could have been SuperPro or similar



  

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Iceman08
 


Member Since: 22 Sep 2014
Location: Hereford
Posts: 1951

United Kingdom 2006 Discovery 3 TDV6 SE Auto Java BlackDiscovery 3

After buying some colour coded bumpers and a tailgate handle cover off Slimer (for a very good price,) and the lower tailgate strip off MMJ, I then dropped them off to get sprayed Java Black. Got the call to say they were ready so picked them up this afternoon.


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I then decided it'd be a good idea to see if I could fit it tonight before dinner!


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All done!


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Iceman08
 


Member Since: 22 Sep 2014
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United Kingdom 2006 Discovery 3 TDV6 SE Auto Java BlackDiscovery 3

I eventually got round to fitting the rear parts a few days after the front. Lights, bumper, tailgate trim all removed, and then the tailgate handle which is still fitted in the pic.


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New bumper


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New vs old


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And all fitted, fairly simple job with excellent results in my opinion! Picture of it previously so you can see a direct comparison.


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Jobs a good one Thumbs Up

Now to find some colour coded arches Rolling Eyes
  

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DiscoJake
 


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And some d4 rear lights Wink
  
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tayaste
 


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It's Looking good there mr iceman Thumbs Up
   
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Lord_unsub
 


Member Since: 06 May 2016
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What a thread! Just spent the last 40 odd minutes getting to know vinnie. What a journey!

Of all the wonderful things you have achieved, right at the start you put Dr Tranny in as a temp fix. I'm getting similar judders and engine hunting between gears. Are you still running the box with Dr.T or did you swap out the TQ converter in the end?

Curious to see if it is still holding out?

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 So far - 4X4 Info~3 Flash Indicators~2 Video inputs~Bluetooth Music~Dr-T~Fridge~Phone Update~SatNav on the move~Clock on Dash~Black in and out~Window Tints
To Do - LED lights in and out~Black wheels (maybe 18's?)~new grille and and rear lights 
 
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Iceman08
 


Member Since: 22 Sep 2014
Location: Hereford
Posts: 1951

United Kingdom 2006 Discovery 3 TDV6 SE Auto Java BlackDiscovery 3

DiscoJake wrote:
And some d4 rear lights Wink


Took the words out of my mouth Jake, I was looking at it as I posted these pics up and said that the lights now need some modernising! Thumbs Up

tayaste wrote:
It's looking good there mr iceman Thumbs Up


Thank you Thumbs Up

Getting there now with the exterior.........just the mechanical bits to do then!!! Rolling Eyes
   
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Iceman08
 


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Lord_unsub wrote:
What a thread! Just spent the last 40 odd minutes getting to know vinnie. What a journey!

Of all the wonderful things you have achieved, right at the start you put Dr Tranny in as a temp fix. I'm getting similar judders and engine hunting between gears. Are you still running the box with Dr.T or did you swap out the TQ converter in the end?

Curious to see if it is still holding out?

Bow down


Glad you liked it Thumbs Up

Dr Tranny held out ok for about 12 months but then some of the tell tale signs started creeping back in. I've still not got the juddering back but I have other symptoms instead!

As my D3 is a high miler I plan on having the gearbox reconditioned Rolling Eyes

If I was in your position and your mileage isn't too high then I'd skip the Dr Tranny and have the TC replaced! Some on here have it mega flushed and report that sorts it out.

In my opinion though, Dr tranny only prolongs the inevetable!

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Iceman08
 


Member Since: 22 Sep 2014
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I had my AC leak diagnosed on Sunday and it turned out to be the condenser at fault. So armed with Mikey's "how to" I decided to have a bash at replacing it!

It's bit of a fiddly job and quite a tight squeeze to get the new one back in but I got there in the end! One of the T40 bolts snapped off and it literally took me hours to remove but perseverance and patience won in the end!

The offending bolt


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Squeezing the new one in


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New condenser in and connected back up


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All thats left to do now is get it re gassed and see if it works..........fingers crossed!

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JJD3
 


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Nice thread Iceman, enjoyed the read. Thumbs Up Very jealous of that private working space. I'm into my first week of Discovery ownership (see profile for thread) and mine's exactly how yours looked when you first got it. Curious how they'll both end up, I'll keep an eye out.
  
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bow9487
 


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Steering rack

Out of curiosity Iceman08, where did you get the steering rack? also was it a direct from land rover or a reconditioned part?
  
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Iceman08
 


Member Since: 22 Sep 2014
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JJD3 wrote:
Nice thread Iceman, enjoyed the read. Thumbs Up Very jealous of that private working space. I'm into my first week of Discovery ownership (see profile for thread) and mine's exactly how yours looked when you first got it. Curious how they'll both end up, I'll keep an eye out.


Hows week one treating you so far, any nasty surprises?! It definitely comes in handy having use of a ramp, I don't use it as much as I should though! I'll pop over and check your thread out now and like you say, it'll be interesting to see how they both end up!

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Iceman08
 


Member Since: 22 Sep 2014
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United Kingdom 2006 Discovery 3 TDV6 SE Auto Java BlackDiscovery 3
Re: Steering rack

bow9487 wrote:
Out of curiosity Iceman08, where did you get the steering rack? also was it a direct from land rover or a reconditioned part?


I got it from the site sponsor Advanced Factors, it was a reconditioned part. I'm having my doubts about it now and when I get a minute I'm going to get it looked over as I still have a lot of 3-9 o'clock play in the wheels Confused
   
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