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    Discovery 1 Re: Fugard's electric power steering mod thread

    So... here's my understanding then. The pump pumps. When the box isn't working, pressure is low since the flow rate through the box is high. When you turn the wheel, the box works, thereby reducing...
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    Discovery 1 Re: Fugard's electric power steering mod thread

    Exactly... I need to find out what sort of pressures a steering box runs, compared to a rack. And flow rates...
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    Discovery 1 Re: Fugard's electric power steering mod thread

    I've been told that there are a few manufacturers that used them. Got a couple of quotes from scrapyards, ranging from R2.5k to 5k.

    Thanks for the tip. I wonder if Goldwagen doesn't sell a new...
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    Discovery 1 Re: Fugard's electric power steering mod thread

    I wonder if this was an electric pump, or a full electric steering box setup...
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    Discovery 1 Fugard's electric power steering mod thread

    Here we go again...

    My power steering pump flange failed on Thursday while I was on my way to a meeting. I had known for a while that one of the bolt holes was cracked (bought the car like that)...
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    Re: Discovery 1 3 Door Rear Quarter Seals

    Are these the "skylight" windows, the curved classes at the back corners of the roof?
  7. Discovery 1 Re: Disco 1 (300 Tdi) aircon - when modifying from EDC

    Hi Ross

    Thanks for the tip about the temp switches. Yes, one of those two switches is a normally-closed switch, it opens to BREAK the aircon compressor circuit when the coolant temperature gets...
  8. Discovery 1 Disco 1 (300 Tdi) aircon - when modifying from EDC

    My Disco 1 300 Tdi originally had EDC. One of the previous owners or his mechanic replaced the EDC with a "normal" mechanical system - replaced injection pump, added throttle cable, etc. Mostly they...
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    Re: 300 Tdi scratched cylinder head busy failing

    I've been very busy the last three weeks, and haven't had time to do anything more, I just check oil and water every few days and the levels stay where they should be. So that's good news... a quick...
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    Discovery 1 Re: Disco 1 Auto: flexible cooler lines?

    Yes :-) and ironically, not a single bit is visible even with the bonnet open.
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    Discovery 1 Re: Disco 1 Auto: flexible cooler lines?

    Today was the day... I got a bit caught up in the work and didn't take many photos...

    Stainless steel AN8 PTFE hose. The gearbox side lower hose got a 90 degree fitting. The upper one ended up...
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    Re: 300 Tdi scratched cylinder head busy failing

    All done, and seems to be running fine. Did a 40 km round trip now. Will watch it for a while...https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20211006/935dab3519860c108523e0beb68e12a1.jpg
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    Re: 300 Tdi scratched cylinder head busy failing

    Startup will be later today. Just need to finish with the manifolds and stuff. Then I need to plumb in my new gearbox oil cooler pipes.
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    Re: 300 Tdi scratched cylinder head busy failing

    Today was the day for installation of the head....
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    Re: 300 Tdi scratched cylinder head busy failing

    Well, I took the head off last Saturday. To my surprise, there was no evidence of a blown or leaking gasket at all. What's more, those scratches that I worried about so much, would have caused a...
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    Discovery 1 Re: Disco 1 speedo issues

    On my D1 Tdi, the speedo signal comes from a sensor on the back of the transfer box. This part gets very oily and dirty.

    I suggest cleaning the plug and socket with a good switch cleaner, then...
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    Discovery 1 Re: Disco 1 Auto: flexible cooler lines?

    Yes, I was thinking along those lines too. It gets hot there!

    But I've also been hatching a plan to take those cooler lines the OTHER way round - route them on the driver's side of the engine bay,...
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    Re: What have you done with your Discovery today?

    A brand new radiator is very reasonably priced, so this might just be the way to go.

    Another option I considered, that wasn't cheap at all but looks to be very good, is to have Hot4Cold...
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    Re: 300 Tdi scratched cylinder head busy failing

    Thanks _FC for the info. Will look into that. Did you buy the head bare or complete, and how long ago was this?
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    Re: 300 Tdi scratched cylinder head busy failing

    Good point about the valve recession. As far as I can see, if this is in spec, the valve will still travel the same distance down when opening, hence no adjustment to piston protrusion would be...
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    Re: 300 Tdi scratched cylinder head busy failing

    @jfh, yes, I knew it was small enough not to cause an immediate failure, and I would have at the very least been able to evacuate the place I had to leave without incurring long-distance towing...
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    Discovery 1 Re: Disco 1 Auto: flexible cooler lines?

    @JohnnoK Thank you very much, as usual, good advice and experience. This would also be of great value for that section of wire from the alternator on our 300 Tdi's (you know, the bit that keeps on...
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    Discovery 1 Re: Disco 1 Auto: flexible cooler lines?

    I'm still very happy with it. It's been about 20 000 km now since the engine overhaul and the installation. I still need to tidy up the plumbing a bit. Same with the fuel pump. Ironically, the piping...
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    300 Tdi scratched cylinder head busy failing

    This little scratch has begun to manifest.

    When I did the engine last year, I knew the head was a weak point since it's still the original, but elected to do an extremely light skim and buy a new...
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    Discovery 1 Re: Disco 1 Auto: flexible cooler lines?

    Well, I've sent a couple of emails back and forth to FTF and have received really great responses. Slowly I'm building a picture of what I need to do with these (and future) lines.

    Ironically, the...
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    Discovery 1 Re: Disco 1 Auto: flexible cooler lines?

    The auto box will take an M16 adapter.

    PTFE lines just to check the price difference. If not much more than rubber, I'll go for that. Will withstand the heat better and less likely to break up...
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    Discovery 1 Re: Disco 1 Auto: flexible cooler lines?

    Quote placed with FTF. Let's see what it all comes to
    - braided rubber line
    - braided PTFE line
    - adapters M16 to AN8
    - AN8 fittings
    (hope I'm right about the AN8 - will need to go measure...
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    Discovery 1 Re: Disco 1 Auto: flexible cooler lines?

    Ashcroft sells a kit with an autobox cooler and lines to retrofit to a Defender. A lot can be learnt from this. The biggest issue, is finding a way to get the existing nipples on the auto box side to...
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    Re: Disco 1 300tdi oil usage

    I think jfh put his finger on the problem here.

    Whether they are Britpart or not, the problem is fitting them effectively. Somewhere on my Fugard thread I went through this story as well... ended...
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    Discovery 1 Re: Disco 1 Auto: flexible cooler lines?

    Here's my temporary solution... remove the pipe, clean up and silver solder everywhere it looks like the leak could be.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210912/74f357e6ed4539060df8da2f1485b87f.jpg
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    Discovery 1 Re: Disco 1 Auto: flexible cooler lines?

    So, the more reading up I do, the more these flexible lines make sense.

    The solid lines with the small flexible section, make sense for the original equipment version of the Disco - when it was...
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    Discovery 1 Re: Disco 1 Auto: flexible cooler lines?

    Thanks for the kind words, Jelo.
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    Discovery 1 Re: Disco 1 Auto: flexible cooler lines?

    Some nice input here guys - thank you.

    I'm particularly impressed with the fact that you can get re-usable fittings so that you can make up hoses yourself. I always thought those "crimping" things...
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    Discovery 1 Re: Disco 1 Auto: flexible cooler lines?

    Now this is something I could use! Just need to find a place to buy them.

    This means that I can simply buy a length of hydraulic pipe and make up my own. The advantage is, that one can get the...
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    Discovery 1 Re: Disco 1 Auto: flexible cooler lines?

    Looks like this will not be cheap, but worth it for peace of mind. Since the rubber section of the hoses is old anyway, I would have had to invest in replacement soon in any case.

    Perhaps I'll...
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