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Old 03-14-2019, 10:41 AM
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Hopefully this is the correct thread to document my 2001 Disco 2 future maintenance projects.
I finally started a to-do list and it's almost a page long. Looking at it now I have a lot to do...

HOT Pocket:
- brake pads squeal; check for uneven wear; sand off glazing
- power steering system; flush/bleed & add Lucas
- steering box; adjust steering lag 1/8Ē turn

- driveshafts; grease all 6 zerks
- brake system; flush/power bleed with ABS pump and Nanocom
- coolant system; flush & replace all coolant hoses and pump w/ gasket
- heater core; back flush/forward flush; check heater core connections in cabin; check for coolant leaks on passenger floorboard; install 5/8Ē clear hose for reverse flow of heater core
- engine pulley bearings; remove/repack with grease; sand off glazing

- ABS sensor wiring; check and clean all QD connections (possible 3-Amigos culprit right rear or left front?)
- rear shocks; replace with TF179 shocks; 92ft/lbs bolts & 103ft/lbs lug nuts

- A-pillar trim; install plastic gutters; install screw mod; clean/paint windshield cowl plugs 2x
- XYZ switch; remove, clean out, regrease, seal & reinstall
- rear propshaft; replace UJ; balance at hi & low speeds
- clean MAF sensor, IAC valve, throttle body, PCV, & SAI filter
- mount fire extinguisher

Luke WARM:

- bumpers, rock sliders & ladder; remove, sand, corrosion treat, paint, & reinstall
- power steering pump; replace along with new low pressure hose
- wheel bearings; replace rear (possible source of 3-Amigos)
- gas prop(s); add to bonnet
- Big 5 cable conversion
- ignition key sticks in tumbler
- ABS sensor wiring; extend 4-6Ē all around
- transmission pan; drain enough ATF to add Lucas stop-slip
rear brake lights; add resistors in parallel because of LED bulbs
- cruise control; inspect/clean vacuum pump and air lines
- windscreen; fill small cracks on passenger side
- cracked lower windscreen cowl; replace or flex-tape it
- cracked tail door latch cover; replace
- windscreen wipers; fix/clean out column switch for sticking

This is for the COOL in You:
- aux light relay; remove from engine bay; replace with relay mod and latching switch for aux lights

- kill switch install
- oil catch can install
- right rear door; repair clicking noise when closing/opening

- panhard rod; replace with beefier Terrafirma
- metal indicator covers; install on rear bumper

- rewire upper reverse lights for lower turn signals
Old 03-16-2019, 12:07 PM
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What's this?
"oil catch can install"
Old 03-17-2019, 06:21 AM
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Iím going to install an oil catch can on the RHD side of the V8 engine.
Iíve got everything I need for the install but I need to locate a good spot to mount it.

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Old 03-18-2019, 10:49 AM
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Good to see you starting a thread.

My oil catch can is a flat tray I park over
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This should be interesting
Old 03-24-2019, 03:18 AM
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Originally Posted by JUKE179r View Post
- rewire upper reverse lights for lower turn signals
Why not swap out the rear corner panel and replace it with an earlier D1 item and you can have 4 on the back out of legit clusters and freak out so called D2 oficianados.

200Tdi getting 300Tdi rear bumper and extra tail lights
Old 03-25-2019, 03:05 AM
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From what Iíve read the rear taillight assemblies mount different on the Disco 1 & 2. Iíve already got a rear steel bumper installed so Iíd still have to wire them up for turn signals vs. reverse lights on the Disco 2.
Honestly, I added that light swap to my list because I had 4 people rear end me in the Atlanta area. They kept saying they didnít see my rear turn signals on the bumper. The real reason they kept hitting me because they were tailgating and on their phone.

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