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Forum: Discovery II
06-12-2019, 11:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,969
Posted By OffroadFrance

Hi KD There are limited options available: ...

Hi KD

There are limited options available:

1 New galvanised frame (chassis) no more frame problems in your lifetime and costs around $4-5K fitted.
2 New fabricated rear end a sold on Ebay and...
Forum: Discovery II
09-02-2018, 05:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,236
Posted By OffroadFrance

In all honesty I rarely use any torque wrenches,...

In all honesty I rarely use any torque wrenches, only for head bolts, crankshaft caps and the like. I trust my judgement to do many bolts correctly.
Forum: Discovery II
08-26-2018, 05:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,191
Posted By OffroadFrance

Hi KD, don't ever feel embarrassed, many haven't...

Hi KD, don't ever feel embarrassed, many haven't a clue what a flex plate is or it's true purpose. It bolts to the auto torque converter and alternately the flywheel and has a reputation for...
Forum: Discovery II
08-25-2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,655
Posted By OffroadFrance

Why would anyone do all that work on a D2 that...

Why would anyone do all that work on a D2 that supposedly has only 58K miles on it. More likely 158K miles I suspect. I cannot comment for sure but I would be wary of the provenance, get some...
Forum: Discovery II
08-25-2018, 05:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,191
Posted By OffroadFrance

KD, IMHO ask the mechanics what they think. I...

KD, IMHO ask the mechanics what they think. I have my own theories, 'if it ain't broke don't fix it' In all honesty just do what is necessary or you'll end up spending lots of $$$$$.
Forum: Discovery II
08-16-2018, 05:52 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 17,278
Posted By OffroadFrance

Good luck with the results KD, remember the...

Good luck with the results KD, remember the motto, 'never give up' :wave:
Forum: Discovery II
08-16-2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,402
Posted By OffroadFrance

X1 ................... it's all about meticulous...

X1 ................... it's all about meticulous regular maintenance :)
Forum: Discovery II
08-14-2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 557
Posted By OffroadFrance

The circled thread has a place for a metric Allen...

The circled thread has a place for a metric Allen key inside the thread stub which is mean't for tightening.
Forum: Off Topic
08-13-2018, 08:34 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,690
Posted By OffroadFrance

KD is absolutely right, 'you cannot judge a book...

KD is absolutely right, 'you cannot judge a book by it's cover', and indeed, you cannot judge anyone by the car they drive. I have a pal who has a very, very expensive FN, in fact it's a world leader...
Forum: Off Topic
08-11-2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,690
Posted By OffroadFrance

The current Defenders are WAY, WAY overpriced...

The current Defenders are WAY, WAY overpriced since they finished production of them, some punters are hoping to make a 'killing' selling them. So what's the difference between a D90 and a D2, the D2...
Forum: Discovery II
08-08-2018, 06:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 923
Posted By OffroadFrance

I used a Bearmach/Britpart unit, they appear OK....

I used a Bearmach/Britpart unit, they appear OK. Replacing the seals is a waste of time as they only supply part of the internal seals not both. They do supply the reservoir seals with the kit but...
Forum: Discovery II
08-04-2018, 07:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 372
Posted By OffroadFrance

http://allaboutmetallurgy.com/wp/wp-content/upload...

http://allaboutmetallurgy.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Fundamentals-of-Metallurgy-of-Aluminum-Alloys.pdf

https://www.sciencedirect.com/topics/materials-science/cast-aluminum-alloy

Here's...
Forum: Discovery II
08-03-2018, 07:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,553
Posted By OffroadFrance

The rear height sensors are as cheap as chips,...

The rear height sensors are as cheap as chips, the pair will cost you only around $50-60. (I hope ;)) It sounds like a sensor or the compressor solenoid valve hanging up. The sensors should come...
Forum: Discovery II
08-03-2018, 06:40 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 17,278
Posted By OffroadFrance

I've had that so many times Christina, you park a...

I've had that so many times Christina, you park a long way from the store and some AH parks 12" away from you when there are dozens of parking spaces closer to the store. I always try to park with an...
Forum: Discovery II
08-01-2018, 04:18 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 17,278
Posted By OffroadFrance

Don't start it or drive it with coolant in the...

Don't start it or drive it with coolant in the oil. Either tow real slowly it if it's local, but put the low lever in neutral and don't forget you'll have very poor braking and mega heavy steering....
Forum: Discovery II
08-01-2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 17,278
Posted By OffroadFrance

Don't start it or drive it with coolant in the...

Don't start it or drive it with coolant in the oil. Either tow real slowly it if it's local, but put the low lever in neutral and don't forget you'll have very poor braking and mega heavy steering....
Forum: Discovery II
08-01-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 17,278
Posted By OffroadFrance

Sounds a real bummer about the Jeep Christina....

Sounds a real bummer about the Jeep Christina. IMHO unless the D2 seriously overheated big time it's unlikely the block has cracked more like a head or liner, even with an alu block. Have you had any...
Forum: Discovery II
07-30-2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 333
Posted By OffroadFrance

Provided the hill isn't too long or steep the...

Provided the hill isn't too long or steep the autobox should run all day with no problems. Just ensure you have sufficient ATF in the autobox. Also check the ATF level and replace the autobox filter...
Forum: Discovery II
07-30-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 17,278
Posted By OffroadFrance

X1 ..................... I'll second that. Most...

X1 ..................... I'll second that. Most times it'll show normal temps and then it'll hit the hot very suddenly, it's the way they make them so not to alarm many everyday punters. It always...
Forum: Discovery II
07-30-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 583
Posted By OffroadFrance

Hi Brian Yep, I was considering adding it to...

Hi Brian

Yep, I was considering adding it to the fuel tank with the diesel fuel until I read that could/would be disastrous so now I can use it in the LR4 (D4) Adblue special tank. It was very...
Forum: Off Topic
07-23-2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,545
Posted By OffroadFrance

Forum politeness

There is one thing on this forum that keeps me returning, it's the civility and politeness. The vast majority of members are so polite and civil in their replies it's amazing compared to many UK...
Forum: Discovery II
07-23-2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 17,278
Posted By OffroadFrance

X1 ................ find out what they have done...

X1 ................ find out what they have done on the D2 to date, if nothing, then do as shanechevelle suggests. The problem is they'll give you a lot of crap initially but ask to see what they...
Forum: Discovery II
07-17-2018, 03:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 375
Posted By OffroadFrance

When the ignition is turned on the SLS light...

When the ignition is turned on the SLS light shows for a self test for a few seconds only. When the 'offroad' button is pressed the rear raises on the air suspension but very slowly, about 150mm...
Forum: Discovery II
07-16-2018, 05:19 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 310
Posted By OffroadFrance

Shattering the illusion!

Many if not all Landrover parts are made wherever they can get the cheapest prices for parts. The difference is some pass stringent QA/QC whereas many aftermarket parts do not. Don't be fooled by the...
Forum: Discovery II
07-12-2018, 03:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 614
Posted By OffroadFrance

X1 ..................... pull the heads and...

X1 ..................... pull the heads and investigate the noises if the engine isn't 'munched' already. Oil warning light on usually means 'death of an engine'.
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