Discovery 2

  1. Kayos

    Kayos Member

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    Rather than clogging up various other threads, thought I'd do this as I've a bit planned for the old girl

    2002 TD5, had a brand new engine at 90k
    Was a commercial but someone fitted rear seats and belts
    Drives spot on, think the rear air suspension has been removed
    No diff lock as it's quite late, apparently the tc and abs makes up for it?

    Only a couple of pics so far

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    Already slotted my alpine stereo in, need to sort an annoying oil leak and order the bits for the rear windows. CB install will be very soon and a good clean up before the fun starts
     
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  2. 8ob

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    With a lot of help from the little fella of course :thumbup:

    Bob
     
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  3. GW8IZR

    GW8IZR Gone.

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    You can retrofit the linkage to make the diff lock work, mine didn't have it (originally) and it was an 03.

    I'd be interested to know how many rpm it indicates at 70MPH if you get chance.
     
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  4. Kayos

    Kayos Member

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    We spotted this on the way to look at some Jap stuff, he wanted this but I wanted to look at the others. I'm glad I looked because I'm not ever considering a Jap 4x4 again, ever

    Anyway he was made up I bought this, he can't wait to go off Road

    Apparently they stopped on 02 so I'm going to have a look if it's got the box, if not I'm not too fussed.

    I rarely do 70 but may try considering it has much torque
     
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  5. GW8IZR

    GW8IZR Gone.

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    it will definitely have the lt230 transfer box, just the linkage aint there. look just above the front output housing.

    RPM at 50 would be ok if you prefer, mine was comfortable at 80 on the clock which was about 70 in the real world.
     
  6. Robotstar5

    Robotstar5 Casanunda Staff Member

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    Some models never had type approval for conventional coil springs, just a warning for nit-picking insurance companies looking for way out of paying a claim :(
     
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  7. fizzy Member

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    The last LR with a proper chassis! Amazing offroad!
    Really miss mine

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  8. GW8IZR

    GW8IZR Gone.

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    Agreed, insurance loss adjusters always look for an angle.

    My 03 had coils which was a shame as the air was superb and made trailer hitching a doddle - the air isn't that hard to keep in good order either.
     
  9. Kayos

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    I hope it doesn't come to that, pressing the button results in beeping and a flashing orange light so needs investigation
     
  10. Kayos

    Kayos Member

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    I've read quite an in depth guide so it's always a possibility
     
  11. GW8IZR

    GW8IZR Gone.

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    you might want to check its had the fuel pipe recall done, I imagine it has or it would be leaking! but its worth looking at the pipe from the tank to the front as it would fail just in front of the rear axle.
     
  12. Kayos

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    It's had extensive work, someone with no mechanical brains loved it, and the garage loved him. Service book filled in until it was full, £900 on injectors on the new engine, all oils including diffs changed every year, it goes on and hopefully nothing big will pop on me
     
  13. indy4x

    indy4x Forum Supporter

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    I have an 03, doesn't have centre diff lock and the transfer box does not have the CDL innards so the only way mine will get CDL is fitting another transfer box that had the CDL internals.

    TC on the D2 is defo not as good as having CDL

    It does seem a bit of a lottery as to which ones had CDL, early D2's generally have the CDL internals but no lever, late 02 and most 03 models do not have the CDL internals so require a transfer box swap and then the 04 models may or may not have the CDL internals and if they did mat have had the much sought after CDL lever and linkage

    If you are lucky enough to have the CDL internals you have a few options

    1. Buy a CDL linkage kit, they are about £200
    2. Retro fit the 300Tdi linkage
    3. Make your own, have seem various homebrew options including vacuum operated, electrical actuator and even 1 where they used a 1/2" drive universal joint and extension bar that you rotated

    Get over to the D2BC forum, lots of info and helpful period on there

    Mine is still on air and love it, it's also an ES model so had ACE which is also fab, when it's not leaking
     
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  14. fizzy Member

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    I had the gs 7 seat which had air rear suspension which was great offroaf. The 5 seater has coils.
    What they don't tell you about air is the higher you jack the vehicle the stiffer tbe ride gets. My 110 was far more comfortable off road!
     
  15. gaz1

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    i recognise the place in the first pic koyas

    im looking at the p38 air suspension at the moment its faulty at moment pumps bust on it but someones had a go looking at it changed main unit and still hasnt worked tried a reset to it and still the same
     
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  16. pedrobedro

    pedrobedro Man at Matalan

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    No need to sort an annoying oil leak, it'll develop one on it's own soon enough. Imaginative use of the grinning kid to hide the front of the number plate :D It looks like an OCD owner under the bonnet, really clean.
     
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  17. indy4x

    indy4x Forum Supporter

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    Ah yes, if a LR isn't leaking oil then it needs topping up

    Have you seen that game where you have a load of little gremlins that pop up and your supposed to bash them back down with a mallet but as fast as you hit them down another one pops up?

    That's the same as oil leaks on a LR but on the plus side it might help preserve your chassis
     
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  18. Kayos

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    @GW8IZR

    50mph @ 2000 rpm
    70mph @ 2700 rpm

    Speedo very accurate compared to sat nav
     
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  19. Kayos

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    Little update

    It does have rear air suspension intact and it all works (in future I will read handbook and look myself, not rely on neighbour) so that has made me happy

    Not been able to check the centre diff lock, if it has it I will buy the cables, if not I will swap it alol if/when it needs a clutch

    Have been playing with the low range and hdc today, I'm very impressed with it, learning to drive a big diesel has been interesting but it pulls like a train
     
  20. GW8IZR

    GW8IZR Gone.

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    Thank you
     
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