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    Re: Discovery: What have you done with your Discovery today?

    Rescued a truck from the mud in our road on the way to work this morning.

    I haven't even connected the winch up yet. I had to wire it temporarily to the battery. No recovery blankets so I put a...
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    Re: Fugard's 4HP22 overhaul thread

    He seems to come very highly recommended, and if I ever had the money to throw around for a professional overhaul, I have no doubt I would use him. Another advantage is that he focuses on Land Rovers...
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    Re: Fugard's 4HP22 overhaul thread

    Will certainly take pics. This needs to be documented a bit more.
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    Re: Fugard's 4HP22 overhaul thread

    A full kit of gaskets and seals is available for a little over R2k.

    Friction discs and steel discs are available one for one. There seem to be about 30 pairs. I'm thinking of just replacing all of...
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    Re: Fugard's 4HP22 overhaul thread

    Yes. A transmission repair shop of note, in Joburg.
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    Re: Discovery: What have you done with your Discovery today?

    Way too late for that now! Damage done. The oil is squeaky clean but the deposits are all over the place!

    There wasn't much, if any, dirty oil in the system - I had the engine out, and the torque...
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    Fugard's 4HP22 overhaul thread

    It seems that the time has come
    ... I had to replace the fluid and filter after doing the torque converter... and I'm sure you guys know how the story ends. Bits and pieces of old gearbox stuck in...
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    Re: Rebuilding a ZF4HP22 Gearbox?

    Reviving an old thread here!

    SpiderGear, are you still around? And was your rebuild successful?

    I'm in the market for a rebuild soon and I'm also thinking of doing it myself seeing as it's such...
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    Re: Discovery: What have you done with your Discovery today?

    Auto box oil change, 3 of 5. Change, drive a day, change, drive a day, repeat...

    It might be too late already. Was shifting beautifully till I replaced oil and filter, and the new oil decided to...
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    Discovery 1 Re: Removing transfer box in situ

    Thank you for the useful info. Especially the bit about the studs and sliding it out.
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    Discovery 1 Removing transfer box in situ

    Although the workshop manual says to remove the gearbox and transfer box as a unit and then split them, I know it's possible to remove only the transfer box.

    I need access to the governor at the...
  12. Discovery 1 Re: Quick fix for the dreaded front seat support mat

    Do you have a photo or two?
  13. Discovery 1 Re: Quick fix for the dreaded front seat support mat

    I can still remember reading this thread when Thys Willemse started it. And filing the info away at the back of my mind.

    I've been sinking lower and lower into my driver's seat recently. Coming...
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    Discovery 1 Re: The resurrection and further adventures of Fugard

    Well, I took the car out on the highway today to see how it sounds without all the foam rubber. It's really much the same, although the drumming from the propshafts is quite a lot more (now I know...
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    Discovery 1 Re: The resurrection and further adventures of Fugard

    Hi Thys

    Thanks for sharing this useful info. A lot of what you learnt from Sokkies has to be repeated on this new one. I remember following many of your posts when you had the car, and there is...
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    Discovery 1 Re: The resurrection and further adventures of Fugard

    Fugard arrived back from the Drakensberg on Sunday, muddy but happy. He didn't drink any oil or coolant, and seems to be averaging between 11 and 12 litres per 100 km (that roof rack must come off!)....
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    Re: Discovery: What have you done with your Discovery today?

    Thank you. Was amazing. The Disco does that type of road very well.
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    Re: Discovery: What have you done with your Discovery today?

    Yesterday. Took the scenic route back to Gauteng from the eastern Free State. Bethlehem, Reitz, Helibron, Walkerville, then on to the M1 for the last blast. Here we are planning our route...
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    Re: Discovery: What have you done with your Discovery today?

    Camping in the Drakensberg. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210114/380b72b9f922b6dfeb3fd4d346d0aedb.jpg
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    Discovery 1 Re: The resurrection and further adventures of Fugard

    Fugard went to check out Sani Pass today. Wasn't allowed past the RSA post since I don't have my passport with me. But the tar has progressed to within a couple of kilometers from the border...
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    Discovery 1 Re: The resurrection and further adventures of Fugard

    Interesting, I didn't know they could be bought. I had them made up on my previous landy by a hydraulic place.
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    Discovery 1 Re: The resurrection and further adventures of Fugard

    A proper inspection found the other one loose as well. I tightened them up and put a dab of gasket maker on each, as I do on all my drain plugs, to prevent it from turning so easily. Once home, I'll...
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    Discovery 1 Re: v8 disco 1 auto 3 door wanted!

    As the final owner of Sokkies (who became La(n)dy under my ownership) I have to say that I still miss her very much. She was also unique for having the auto box, dual sunroofs, yet no central...
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    Re: 300 tdi timing belt cover

    I agree fully. It's a Landy and if you open the can, you MUST be willing to eat the whole big portion of worms!

    Those bolts were probably stripped while the guy was tightening things up after the...
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    Discovery 1 Re: The resurrection and further adventures of Fugard

    Fugard had his first real shakedown trip yesterday, with a corrugated road from Harrismith to Geluksdorp.

    As I stopped to take a photo, he decided to dump all his Delo 400 on the road. The line...
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    Discovery 1 Re: The resurrection and further adventures of Fugard

    Yes, RossJ, you seem to be lucky with yours. And you have put on lots of mileage. 14.2V is right on spec for them.

    I can't remember the exact price but I think it works out around R4.5k from...
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    Discovery 1 Re: The resurrection and further adventures of Fugard

    I was at LP4A and asked to take a look at the Bearmach replacement alternator. It comes in at about R1k less than the Marelli/Denso/Hella thing. Unlike the Denso, the Bearmach comes with a black...
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    Re: 300 Tdi electric vacuum pump retrofit

    There's still a lot of work to be done, especially to see if the pump holds up long term. But no, I'm too scared of legal repercussions, especially for a brake related system.

    But there are lots...
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    Re: 300 Tdi electric vacuum pump retrofit

    Yes, the pump is quite small. It does well though, but I do have space for a reservoir and might end up adding one in.
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    Re: 300 Tdi electric vacuum pump retrofit

    The installation is now complete and seems to work well. I still need to work on the plumbing side of things a bit.

    I introduced a 30 second delay on startup before the pump kicks in, to allow the...
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    Re: 300 Tdi electric vacuum pump retrofit

    So at least you have the blanking plate. If you run into difficulties you can just close up the hole at least.
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    Re: 300 Tdi electric vacuum pump retrofit

    Well, it's been a while but I've finally got the system working properly. Pics to follow once I neaten things up a bit.
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    Discovery 1 Re: The resurrection and further adventures of Fugard

    These things are an absolute pain in the donkey. Whether Marelli, Denso and now Hella, it's the same design and they can't seem to make it work.
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    Discovery 1 Re: The resurrection and further adventures of Fugard

    After doing some night driving, I was picking up some voltage spikes that went up to 16 V and blew the dim bulbs on both sides. Voltage would fluctuate a lot more than it used to do, and I suspected...
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    Re: 300tdi motor blown, what are my options

    Good luck, we can only hope that the heart transplant was from a healthy donor. Wishing you many more trouble-free miles in your Tdi.
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