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    Default Re: My High's & Low's with my Disco 2's - #1, #2 and now #3

    Gav, removing the centre baffle I take it is why your Disco sounds so awesome? Must say I love the sound it makes.
    "Stare, pry, listen, eavesdrop. Die knowing something, you are not here long"
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    Default Re: My High's & Low's with my Disco 2's - #1, #2 and now #3

    Sorry for the delay in posting another update to this thread but been kind of busy under the hood.............

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    It has been a long standing battle between the Bleed Screw on top of the Main Coolent Pipe and I. You know when you see those "I am an Engineer" clips on YouTube. Well Landrover must of hired one of those bright sparks when it designed that Feffing Screw.
    So this must be about my 5th battle with this little plastic screw. I honestly thought that when I fitted the new silicone hose the problem would be over.

    I thought wrong
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    The regular coolent flushing from the Oil Heat Exchanger issue caused the coolent to leak out between the Nut outer and the surrounding silicone. (Was very carefull to make sure that I did nothing to the cause any damage)

    So off I headed to my mate at East Coast Radiators in Empangeni. Showed him my engine water feature. Once he had stopped laughing he said leave it to him.

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    Problem solved. Some decent steel around the bleed srew to secure the bolt. Was not happy with the clamps and remembered some hose clamps I had seen at our local yacht supplier.

    So after putting down some serious $$$$ for hose clamps the final product looks like this.

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    Thought while changing those 2 might as well change a couple of the others.

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    These hose clamps were so exciting to fit.
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    The nut fell out of the clamp into the engine bay but did not fall through. 40min of looking to find the awol nut

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    So here praying that my coolent issues are over.............
    Last edited by Gavin Fordham; 2019/01/19 at 07:28 PM.

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    Steering Wheel refurbish.

    The steering wheel outer was showing some signs of wear & tear. Had looked at various option from covers to para cord wraps but all did not make the cut. Have had good success with spraying a polyurethane rubber compond and did that.

    Watched a couple of YouTube video's on removing the steering wheel so when it came time to pull the wheel made it so much easier, no guess work

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    Default Re: My High's & Low's with my Disco 2's - #1, #2 and now #3

    Bits on the outside

    After fitting the larger tyres had issues when it came to being able to see out the back window and reverse up close to something, I also hitch up trailers fairly frequently and am mostly on my own. Saw a design for a mirror fitted to the back. Made my own version which allows me to see the hitch while in the drivers seat. So now backing out of parking spaces and hitching up a trailer a breeze. Have had some frantic hooting from cars parked behind me. They dont know I can see how close I am to them. They just think I am not going to stop!!

    It also doubles up as my bike carrier, One strap under the top frame, an elastic bungie around the tow hitch and over the bike cleat and in seconds its done. At 140kmh down a mine shaft the bike does not move.

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    Bike Hanger

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    Hook has also come in handy when hanging hose pipes & wet ropes.......

    A Forerunner Roof Rack fitted as an elevated photo platform, covered the cross members with Alu Tread Plate and fitted eye bolts to secure loads on rack when needed.
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    Default Re: My High's & Low's with my Disco 2's - #1, #2 and now #3

    Quote Originally Posted by Gavin Fordham View Post
    Steering Wheel refurbish.

    The steering wheel outer was showing some signs of wear & tear. Had looked at various option from covers to para cord wraps but all did not make the cut. Have had good success with spraying a polyurethane rubber compond and did that.

    Watched a couple of YouTube video's on removing the steering wheel so when it came time to pull the wheel made it so much easier, no guess work

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    Where do you get that paint from?
    How well do you think it will weather the extreme heat of a car parked in the African sun combined with sweaty hands?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skylark View Post
    Where do you get that paint from?
    How well do you think it will weather the extreme heat of a car parked in the African sun combined with sweaty hands?
    It is a polyurethane pond liner paint. The only issue I had was the drying time between coats. Ended up with about 10 coats to make sure the compond layers were thick enough to make sure it would stand up to the use and be able to last. I am keen to try Flex Seal for my next project which also comes in tins. Check it out on YouTube.

    I am from Empangeni so a typical summers day is easily 30' plus with 70% humidity and no issues at all. As I said in the post have used polyurethane liner before in the Landy. The centre console lid was sprayed about 4 years ago and my arm rest on it each time I drive and its still as good as the day it was sprayed.

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    Default Re: My High's & Low's with my Disco 2's - #1, #2 and now #3

    Quote Originally Posted by Gavin Fordham View Post
    Steering Wheel refurbish.

    The steering wheel outer was showing some signs of wear & tear. Had looked at various option from covers to para cord wraps but all did not make the cut. Have had good success with spraying a polyurethane rubber compond and did that.

    Watched a couple of YouTube video's on removing the steering wheel so when it came time to pull the wheel made it so much easier, no guess work

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    That really looks good, what is the product you used, please?
    My D2's wheel has started to lose the leather cover and it's really irritating.
    Cheers,
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    Default Re: My High's & Low's with my Disco 2's - #1, #2 and now #3

    Quote Originally Posted by Gavin Fordham View Post
    It is a polyurethane pond liner paint. The only issue I had was the drying time between coats. Ended up with about 10 coats to make sure the compond layers were thick enough to make sure it would stand up to the use and be able to last. I am keen to try Flex Seal for my next project which also comes in tins. Check it out on YouTube.

    I am from Empangeni so a typical summers day is easily 30' plus with 70% humidity and no issues at all. As I said in the post have used polyurethane liner before in the Landy. The centre console lid was sprayed about 4 years ago and my arm rest on it each time I drive and its still as good as the day it was sprayed.
    Thanks, good info to know!

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