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Forum: Discovery II
03-08-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,858
Posted By Big Jim Swade

If you haven't changed to a 180 degree thermostat...

If you haven't changed to a 180 degree thermostat yet, do that at the same time also. The OE unit is 190 degree on the US gas vehicles.
Forum: Discovery II
02-19-2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 937
Posted By Big Jim Swade

Here's the link to GB 4x4 radios. They did mine...

Here's the link to GB 4x4 radios. They did mine about 5 years ago with the aux in the front face. It still works great.
USA | GB 4x4 RADIOS (http://www.gb4x4radios.com/usa/)
Forum: Discovery II
02-14-2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 426
Posted By Big Jim Swade

I think Disco Mike put 4:10's in his.

I think Disco Mike put 4:10's in his.
Forum: Discovery II
02-13-2019, 06:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,333
Posted By Big Jim Swade

No way I'd buy another. There's nothing I find...

No way I'd buy another. There's nothing I find that my Disco does very well. My first LR and probably my last.
Forum: Discovery II
02-12-2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 729
Posted By Big Jim Swade

What size tires are you running? Mine became...

What size tires are you running? Mine became noticeably more sluggish by going from a 29" tire to a 30" tire. If you're running something taller, it will prolly be more pronounced.
Forum: Discovery II
02-12-2019, 05:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 346
Posted By Big Jim Swade

If your fan is coming on, you probably should...

If your fan is coming on, you probably should check your engine temp with an ODBII dongle and a phone app (I use Garmin Mechanic on mine). If you haven't changed to a grey 180 degree thermostat, I...
Forum: Discovery II
01-25-2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 533
Posted By Big Jim Swade

My 2001 Disco won't tow a 1,500 pound snowmobile...

My 2001 Disco won't tow a 1,500 pound snowmobile trailer up a 6% grade and stay in 3rd gear. It has to shift to 2nd and rev the snot out of it. My 2000 Nissan Frontier (with 18 less HP and 50...
Forum: Discovery II
01-25-2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 467
Posted By Big Jim Swade

I've tried polishes and other headlight restorer...

I've tried polishes and other headlight restorer kits on other vehicles and none of them had very good results. Replacing headlights is expensive, but the only thing that really works.
Forum: Discovery II
01-23-2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 533
Posted By Big Jim Swade

After owning mine for 6 years and only putting...

After owning mine for 6 years and only putting 20,000 miles on it, I have to say that I'm not a fan of the vehicle. They don't have much power for how much gas they burn and they have really poor...
Forum: Discovery II
01-03-2019, 05:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 492
Posted By Big Jim Swade

With that large of a tire, I would think 30psi....

With that large of a tire, I would think 30psi. would be better than 40psi.
Forum: Discovery II
01-03-2019, 04:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 389
Posted By Big Jim Swade

I was in the same boat a couple of years back...

I was in the same boat a couple of years back when I changed my water pump. It really takes a long time to get the old gasket off. I used a razor blade and scotch bright pad. I tried the Permatex...
Forum: Discovery II
12-28-2018, 03:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 976
Posted By Big Jim Swade

Several years ago I got a 5 gallon pail of...

Several years ago I got a 5 gallon pail of Redline 75w-90 at Amazon for like $65 delivered. I think they had the pricing wrong, but that's what I've got in my boxes. Has been working great. I'm...
Forum: Discovery II
12-18-2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 956
Posted By Big Jim Swade

My SRS light has been coming on randomly the last...

My SRS light has been coming on randomly the last couple of months also. I don't know if it coincidence or not, but cycling all of the seatbelts seems to make it go away.
Forum: Discovery II
12-13-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,189
Posted By Big Jim Swade

Isn't Land Rover Coolant just Zerex Dex Cool in a...

Isn't Land Rover Coolant just Zerex Dex Cool in a Land Rover jug?
Forum: Discovery II
12-13-2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 443
Posted By Big Jim Swade

Since you'll have the upper intake off, be sure...

Since you'll have the upper intake off, be sure to check to lower intake bolts for tightness. They can become loose.
Forum: Discovery II
12-11-2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 687
Posted By Big Jim Swade

My calculated MPG dropped more than 1mpg when I...

My calculated MPG dropped more than 1mpg when I went from tires size 255/65-16 to 255/60-18 tire size. I blame part of the problem from my speedometer and odometer were off a bit (only going 55mph...
Forum: Discovery II
12-10-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 264
Posted By Big Jim Swade

The CD changers are pretty problematic. I'd...

The CD changers are pretty problematic. I'd contact these guys and have a 3.5mm mini plug installed in your receiver faceplate and forget the cd changer. They did mine about 5 years ago, it works...
Forum: Discovery II
12-10-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 665
Posted By Big Jim Swade

I had 2 Hardbody's & 1 1992 Pathfinder. All were...

I had 2 Hardbody's & 1 1992 Pathfinder. All were SE 4x4's and currently have a 2000 Frontier SE 4x4. All had manual transmissions. Never had any problems with any of them. I'd trade my Disco for...
Forum: Discovery II
12-06-2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,189
Posted By Big Jim Swade

Mine still has Dexcool in it. I've never had any...

Mine still has Dexcool in it. I've never had any problems with it, as long as it gets changed every few years.
Forum: Discovery II
11-30-2018, 01:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 283
Posted By Big Jim Swade

Before you do anything, check to see if there are...

Before you do anything, check to see if there are any leftover plug washers that might have slipped off the old spark plug during previous plug changes. I was changing plugs on a GMC truck years...
Forum: Discovery II
11-28-2018, 01:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,337
Posted By Big Jim Swade

It's nice, but about $10k overpriced.

It's nice, but about $10k overpriced.
Forum: Discovery II
11-14-2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 300
Posted By Big Jim Swade

Also, if the flat tire isn't leaking very fast,...

Also, if the flat tire isn't leaking very fast, you might just air it up to about 50psi and drive it to the store to be fixed. That's easier than mounting the spare tire on.
Forum: Discovery II
11-14-2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 300
Posted By Big Jim Swade

You want to keep the overall diameter of the...

You want to keep the overall diameter of the spare and the other 4 tires about the same. A 255/65-16 is the same diameter as a 255/55-18 which were the stock sizes, so either of these sizes paired...
Forum: Discovery II
10-29-2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 267
Posted By Big Jim Swade

If yours is working, why not just keep it. The...

If yours is working, why not just keep it. The ride will never be better than the air springs and If you want a lift you can always add the spring spacers from Toddco.
Forum: Discovery II
10-11-2018, 10:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,511
Posted By Big Jim Swade

It was a noticeable difference in highway...

It was a noticeable difference in highway sluggishness when I went to just a 255/60-18 on my 01. I would think going much larger will turn the Disco into a real slowpoke in acceleration on the...
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