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Old 15-06-2010, 07:51 PM   #41
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Old 15-06-2010, 07:53 PM   #42
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Old 15-06-2010, 08:18 PM   #43
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Old 04-07-2010, 01:20 PM   #44
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Hi all,

Just a quick update for everyone who has subscribed.

Since the MOT nothing much has happened as we have been enjoying the Discovery both on and off road. That said, we still have a list of things that we want to do to and they are:

Fit side steps
Sort out scratches, repaint or vinyl wrap
Refurb alloys or find a new pair
Get new rear bumper painted and fitted (got on Ebay for next to nothing)
Properly clean the inside (it's a big job)
Address the rust advisories on the MOT (see below)
Drain and flush the coolant system, axles and transfer box. (easy job but needs doing)
Fit EGR bypass kit.
Fit a new Aux drive belt.

Firstly though I have ordered a new clutch master cylinder as it would appear the fluid in this picture is the fluid tracking down the pedal. Not a big job and only £30 to replace.



I could get a kit to refurb it for about £10 but for an extra £20 the replacement seems a better bet.

The EGR bypass kit will stop the engine breathing dirty air and wont affect the MOT.

The rust advisories are purely cosmetic on the outers sills and inner wings. Our plans are to use the Discovery for the shooting season and then get it all done in one go, new outer sills and inner wings.

Still got front mudflaps to fit and to pluck up enough courage to open the sunroofs! Anybody who owns an old Discovery will know why!

So, updates to come soon, stay tuned.....

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Old 09-08-2010, 09:25 PM   #45
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So,

To all the people that have subscribed an update. We have been enjoying Gunbus both on and off road and slowly gathering together a few jobs to do. This week we should be getting the following sorted:

Fan belt
Swivel hubs greased
Replacing the rear shocks, mounts, spring retainers and bolts
Rocker cover gasket
EGR bypass kit fitting
Clutch master cylinder
Side steps.

Pics to follow shortly, stay tuned.
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Old 21-08-2010, 04:42 PM   #46
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Hi all,

So, managed to save up a few jobs and actually get them done this week over two nights.

First up was a re-grease of the front and rear hubs. Out with the old grease



and in with the new



Fitted a new fan belt, the picture below shows why i needed a new one



Then it was on to fitting the side steps. £115 for a galvanised and rubber coated set on Ebay.



Nearly there



The clutch master cylinder seals were leaking so off came the old one



and on went a new one for £30.



The old fashion EGR system effectively strangles the TDI as it recirculates dirty air. A blanking/bypass kit from Ebay was fitted. Took a while to get the allen head bolts out and took some heat.



Leaving us with this



and then we fitted the blank



In case you wonder why it's better without this is what the inside of the pipework was coated with



The inlet manifold will be coming off in due cause for a proper clean out.

As you will know I replaced all the front suspension components before so we had some new rear springs



and fitted



and some new rear shocks, base plates, spring retainers. Nuts not on yet in this picture



Lastly I managed to get a new cointray replacing this



with this



And that was that for two nights work. Got a few more bits to do mechanically but Gunbus is now running really well. I will be posting some more soon.

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Old 21-08-2010, 07:25 PM   #47
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Enjoying the updates. You're certainly improving the old 'bus.
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Old 05-10-2010, 07:07 PM   #48
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Well,

First shoot of the season went well. My wife came home with stuff in the bag. Sadly Gunbus has a problem.

All the water has gone from the expansion tank and engine slightly overheated. Caught it early but currently having a pressure and sniff test to see whats what. No signs of a leak and no prior warning.

Watch this space for more info!
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perrished seal on a hose maybe?
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Old 06-10-2010, 08:52 PM   #50
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perrished seal on a hose maybe?
Maybe, the pressure test should find out.

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