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    Evaluate My Smoke

    Only time I get smoke is when I am excessively hard on the accelerator or it gets bogged down by being in too low of a gear. However, it is kind of helpful for tailgaters... some just don’t understand I just cant go any faster uphill. So, I try and they get smoked. It works like a charm in...
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    Evaluate My Smoke

    FWIW, I have a rebuilt 300TDI with less than 3000 miles. It lives between 8000 and 9000 feet. No smoke like that there or at all other elevations down to sea level. Rebuilt injection pump installed. I did not use a dial gauge. Cold starts only produce a puff of black exhaust. I’m relatively new...
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    4.0 from an auto 98 Discovery into a D90 with LT77 ?

    Planning to keep the LT77 and use it with the 4.0.
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    Ready to Sell ...?

    I totally get where you are. My 98 D1 300TDI is my weekend family fun vehicle when trips don’t require a lot of interstate runs. It does great on the interstate until I hit a prolonged grade increase... My GMC Canyon Diesel is my long trip family vehicle. Which, by the way, is great for that...
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    4.0 from an auto 98 Discovery into a D90 with LT77 ?

    Good morning all! Anyone here put a 4.0 engine complete with induction / EFI from a Discovery donor in a D90 with a 3.5 with LT77? I know there are better options but I have come across a low mileage engine (about 10,000 miles) installed in 98 Discovery that runs fantastically at a very...
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    2 inch lift - alignment ?

    Hey John, I don’t have 6mm of toe out. It was actually toe in a bit when I started. I’ll mess with it a bit more when I get there. Yeah, it is going to be tough to take it out in the forest. Maybe I’ll just keep beating up the Santana for a while and keep the D1 pretty. I’m thinking I may go...
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    2 inch lift - alignment ?

    Thanks, believe I’m all set. Adjusted the drag link and used the adjustable “paint pole method” shown on the Bearmach YouTube channel to assure the wheels were parallel.
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    2 inch lift - alignment ?

    I put 2 inch lift springs on my D1 and obviously the alignment went off. I adjusted the tie rod ends to bring it back to the steering wheel being centered and it does not seem to drift or pull in either direction on the interstate. It was surprisingly easy but wow does just a little adjustment...
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    Discovery 1 300tdi fan cowl/shroud

    Thanks for the offer Chris. I picked up a new D90 one. My truck is at the body shop getting a respray and as such haven’t tried to install it. If it doesn’t fit I will definitely be interested.
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    Discovery 1 300tdi fan cowl/shroud

    Awesome, thanks!
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    LT230 front out put shaft play (no load light growl)

    It is the 98 Disco. How much lateral movement is “normal” for the LT230 front output shaft? It is lifted but only 2 inches. Thanks for all the replies.
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    LT230 front out put shaft play (no load light growl)

    I have what I would describe as a light growl when there is no load while coasting at highway speeds. It goes away under the slightest acceleration or deceleration when there is a load applied. Climbed under it and grabbed the driveshaft looking for a cause. I noticed a slight amount of play in...
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    Towing your vehicle with a Towbar ?

    Thanks, I’ll be flat towing 1200 miles this summer and have added tow bar mounts to the HD bumper. I think it is prudent to unbolt the driveshafts for that trip. If this ever becomes a regular thing, I like the freewheeling hubs approach.
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    When to buy Genuine

    When you use the John Deere bearing do you have to remove the unused shaft end?
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    When to buy Genuine

    Shipping seems excessive but have a look: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Land-Rover-Defender-Discovery-Range-Rover-300-TDI-Fan-Bearing-Hub-OE-Part/123547403788?hash=item1cc3ffc60c:g:uvYAAOSwnhlcFjXA
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    Towing your vehicle with a Towbar ?

    Going to ask a naive question. Why can’t you just put the transfer case in neutral and flat tow? I’ve seen a lot of vehicles, including D1s flat towed behind RVs in this manner.
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    When to buy Genuine

    As a longtime old Triumph car owner, we Triumph owners have seen this experience for sometime. One example is the water pump for the TR7 / Stag. Saab 99’s use the same pump. OEM has been unavailable for decades. Around 15 to 20 years ago the British parts suppliers were able get a place in India...
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    Sedimenter location

    I have a glass bowl sedimenter. Where is the best place to install it? I have seen them installed close to the tank down low by the frame. I have also seen them installed in the engine compartment. My thought would be as it is glass it would be safer in in engine compartment. However, does it...
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    Stuck 200tdi Injector Pump

    Very good advice and I was at about the same experience level with this project as you when I did it. I have taken on that job one time and it went very smooth. If you carefully follow Doug’s directions and or the ROM, you will be good to go. It made me more confident in my actions to keep...
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