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Thread: What happened to your Discovery 2 today?

  1. #5231
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    Top of Mt Matlock

    We went snow hunting today at the top of Mt Matlock. We did find some snow, about 5 handfuls :-( The tracks to the top were fairly tricky, the traction control got a real workout. At one point the other car, a defender 110 had all four wheels spinng at the same speed while the car slid slowly backwards. I think it has traction control, (it has HDC) not that it mattered as all wheels spun at the same speed.
    D2a Td5 Manual, Chawton White. aka "Daisy"
    Build date 11th Oct 2002
    Freelander 2 2011, manual, the daughter calls it Perri
    Before I had a Land Rover I did not have any torque wrenches. Now I have three.

  2. #5232
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    Talking

    Had My windscreen Replaced with Genuine landrover as well as the 2 A pillars and Plenum also genuine plus seals and clips.(plenum comes with new foam!)
    All under insurance through Shannons
    I did drive 400kms to get it fitted but who cares when its all done under insurance.
    cost was around $1800.00
    Whyatts Automotive Geraldton
    Am very Happy
    Range Rovers Have Charactors inside them
    LROCWA member since 1992
    1971 Series 2A
    2004 Discovery 2a Auto
    2003 Discovery2a TD5 Manual
    1982 4door man (sadly now gone)
    1989 Vogue auto
    What would life be without a Rangie?



  3. #5233
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    Gavinwibrow. The new rexypow part doesn't have the vent grille on it at all. Is this part really needed?

    Cheers, Brian

  4. #5234
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    Quote Originally Posted by goanna_shire View Post
    Gavinwibrow. The new rexypow part doesn't have the vent grille on it at all. Is this part really needed?

    Cheers, Brian
    As per post #5225 above.
    I assume this means your a/c doesn't any longer draw air in through the mesh/filter in that case. Not the end of the world.
    Towtug Apr 19 D4 MY10 2.7 6 speed with LLAMS, long range tank and other goodies - for towing "The Brick"
    Bessie Aug 13 MY95 RRC LSE Vogue SoftDash with MY99 TD5 and 4HP24 transplant - in the LR garage since Apr 18
    SADLY SOLD Disco Dan MY04 D2a TD5 auto Classic Nov 11 - Jun 19

  5. #5235
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    Did the first of a few drain and fills on the transmission. Probably a couple of years since done and still good color in the drained fluid.
    Will do a few more over the next weeks.

    Need to find a source of copper washers for the drain plug - it's a lot smaller than I recall.
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    Discovery 2 2002 Td5 ES Auto - SLS lift, chipped, CDL, de-EGR, Traxide USI160 DBS
    Discovery 4 2013 SDV6 HSE Auto - Llams, Traxide SC80LR DBS
    Nanocom Evolution with codes for both above vehicles.

  6. #5236
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    This happened over Easter.

    D2a Td5 Manual, Chawton White. aka "Daisy"
    Build date 11th Oct 2002
    Freelander 2 2011, manual, the daughter calls it Perri
    Before I had a Land Rover I did not have any torque wrenches. Now I have three.

  7. #5237
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    Started on the weekend with rear water pump hose, found blood and coolant are similar in colour! Serpentine belt tensioner, now minus several large lumps of skin due to Air-con pulley..Yesterday in to the workshop and out with the gearbox, quick wash, new pump O'ring and front seal. Today was rear main seal, sump gasket, new flex plate with new bolts, oil and fuel filters and refit gearbox. Managed not to loose any more bark, but that organic degreaser parts cleaner stuff is not nice on open wounds. Got as far as filling engine oil and gearbox oil, (Penrite of course, ATF was on special at Repco, and RACV discount helps) but ran out of time, my mechanic likes to knock off and go home on time so kicks me out at 5 each nite. Away tomorrow, so Thursday is lift the console to plug the gearbox plugs back in, (we found it easier to pull the cable out thru the tunnel grommet and separate the inside plugs than the ones on the gearbox itself), purge the fuel system, start up and finish filling the gearbox. All going well no more oil leaks. Still have Turbo oil feed gasket and Rexypow A Pillar cover to go on before the weekend. Have been keeping Mario fit going to the Post Office for the last few weeks sending parts so i had everything ready to go.
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  8. #5238
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    New boots today.

    Falken Wildpeak AT3W.

    Still scrubbing them in. (ie. Driving like a normal person instead of rick130! What happened to your Discovery 2 today?What happened to your Discovery 2 today?)

  9. #5239
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    A brief update on the tyres.

    Generally I take tyre reviews with a grain of salt. What I like most people don't notice, etc etc.

    This is the third set I've used in the last couple of months ranging from the original size 235/70R16 in GT Radial HT's, Pirelli Verde in 255/55R18 and now the Falken's in 265/60R18.

    The GT's were about twelve months old, maybe not even that when I picked the car up in April 2017. As Richie from Hume 4WD in Canberra said at the time, they wear like iron.
    Fun in the wet though
    The Pirellis have that much more grip it isn't funny, even in the wet when they are down near the tread wear indicators.
    The Pirellis tramline a little, or more a slight weave of the wheel with a little torque steer evident (almost nothing) and can still induce the ABS coming into corners hard in the dry.
    At recommended pressures I didn't find the ride that bad, even on dirt, contrary to what most report.

    I generally hate new tyres of any description, but particularly 4wd tyres.
    Too much tread squirm in cornering, braking and turn in for this little black duck. Off road and heavy dirt/gravel is different, but on the highways and byways I don't think I've fitted a set I actually liked.
    There's a reason we used to have treaded race tyres buffed (actually cut) to 1.5mm tread depth back when I raced.

    The new tyres are a bloody revelation.
    They track dead straight.
    No tramlining on any surface in the 300km I've driven on so far.
    Anyone that has driven on Byron Shire maintained roads knows they aren't the best either. Easily the worst in the state.
    Turn in is bloody good, better than the Pirelli's??!! I'm actually using less lock at initial turn in, which means less scrub angle? How, I have no idea......
    I'm already matching the Pirelli's for corner speed. How, with those big, blocky tread blocks I'm not sure.
    Ride for an AT is ok. These are an XL tyre, so 114H load/speed rating. Not a full LT construction but much higher load rating than the original rubber (107!!)
    A little rumble, but not objectionable. I really have to listen, but I do have tinnitus, probably from driving a Defender for over 15 years!
    Dirt turn in and grip is nice and controllable, slides are easy to hold/correct, and the ride over crap, washedout and pot holed dirt is fine. I'm running out of suspension travel before the I'm noticing a firmer ride with the higher load rating, and lets face it I've got much more air spring than either of the two previously used tyres.
    Emergency braking to miss a massive gutter running across a track west of Minyon Falls was fine, braking and control in the dirt very good.
    I'm sure the ABS triggered on that stop but I don't recall as I was talking to the two pretty back packers I'd picked up.
    No wet bitumen in the last three days, but that will happen, this is the NSW North Coast!
    The rest of the state is parched and struggling and we continue to get soaked.

    All in all I'm bloody impressed so far.

  10. #5240
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    And I had to reset the brake pedal switch today, I suspct the brake lights were on all day yesterday but I only confirmed that last night.

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