Land Rover Lust!

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Mav, Jul 30, 2009.

  1. Hay Ewe

    Hay Ewe Just a Wannabe

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    Hi guys
    I am 1000miles away, 2 airplane rides and 5 days away
    just got a message from my Mrs Hay Ewe that our Disco 2a 2003 TD5 has a fuel leak from the underside.
    She says its not from the bottom of the filter (thats happened before - carry a spare plug / cap)

    Any clues? thats all I have to go on at the moment.

    thanks
    Hay Ewe
  2. Srbenda

    Srbenda Embassy of South Carolina

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    :dunno

    sorry....
  3. Hay Ewe

    Hay Ewe Just a Wannabe

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    OK, I have a bit more information and its a new day.
    She says that its not leaking from the bottom of the filter but in the middle.
    Are there any pipes that go over the top of the tank? (cos I am away I cant see / look at my work shop guide)
    what about pipe connections to the fuel pump?

    thanks
    Hay Ewe
  4. squonker

    squonker Eat my shorts

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  5. Rainmaster

    Rainmaster Been here awhile

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    Made it to the Biltmore in North Carolina for an owners driving experience event. Only 6 vehicles participated so we had plenty of one on one time with the Land Rover crew and it was a great event even for my somewhat "not as off road capable" LR2. Made it all the way thru the course but taking different lines than the LR3's and LR4's to account for the limited ground clearance. Came out very impressed as to how much the little LR2 will take on. General Grabbers AT2's tires did great also. Good day, great fun!

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  6. potski

    potski Wiley Wanderer

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  7. syntec4

    syntec4 Long timer

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    Out for a ride today and we pulled in for a coffee next to this new Range Rover.

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    Got talking to the driver (he said he works for Jaguar Land Rover). This one is the 3.0 V6 Diesel 8 speed auto. he's doing mileage test on it and so far he's getting 37mpg average. :eek1 The 5.0V8 Supercharged one they were also testing pulled away before I got the camera out, but the driver floored it and it sounded incredible.

    The chap said they are working on a 2.0 V6 Petrol which is good for 30mpg. He said it's very nice and plenty powerful enough and should be available soon after the launch of the new model, probably Jan/Feb.

    Interestingly, this one had notes written all over it in sharpie.

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    Click on the pics for a few more.
  8. Srbenda

    Srbenda Embassy of South Carolina

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    Diesel?

    In America?
  9. Hardware02

    Hardware02 Long timer

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    Poster's in Mancunia...or that's what's on his profile...
  10. maloryII

    maloryII more north, more wet

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    0% chance that's in US... front plate gives it away.

    Mancunia... aren't people from Manchester called Mancunians or somesuch?

    And I love everything about the new RR except for the gills on the forward doors. Sigh.

    It'd look so much cleaner without those.
  11. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    Yup.

    It's also a RHD.
  12. PirateJohn

    PirateJohn Banned

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    Note also that the speed limit sign is not a US style and is on the "wrong" side of the road.
  13. Srbenda

    Srbenda Embassy of South Carolina

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    Well, I was hoping.

    Thanks for ruining my fantasy, all of you.

    :bluduh
  14. PirateJohn

    PirateJohn Banned

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    That's what we are here for Amigo ;)
  15. maloryII

    maloryII more north, more wet

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    The diesels are coming... I'm hoping the floodgates will open when Chevy introduces their light-duty Duramax.
  16. Mercury264

    Mercury264 Once you go Triple...

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    Fixed :D
  17. syntec4

    syntec4 Long timer

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    Hi, Sorry for the late reply. Been out riding!

    Yes, i'm in Manchester UK. The Pics were taken on the Snake pass (a57) on the Derbyshire/Yorkshire border. It's only a couple of hours drive north of the Factory in Solihull. The number plates are what we call trade plates. You can use them to drive any vehicle that is not yet registered, has no tax disk etc.
  18. neduro

    neduro Addict Super Moderator

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    Is anyone an FI expert?

    The 3.5 has come out, and a 2002 4.0 has gone in. I budgeted 3 days for the work, it's now been about 10 days, so I guess I was optimistic as usual. Replaced lots of things that I wasn't sure I'd need at the outset- clutch, distributor, tranny seals, etc, and found a million things to sort out "as long as I'm in here" like wiring, fuel lines, etc. That's all done and happy. So much more confidence in the truck now that I've seen it from the inside!

    The truck currently runs and drives (well, but less quickly than I was hoping!) on the new engine with the old intake/ FI system... but...

    The new engine came with a much improved intake manifold and plenum, which I'd like to use. I think there's a bunch of power and efficiency to be gained with it. I've already sorted out all the plumbing on the thing, but the injectors in it (Bosch 0280155787) are high impedance, and my computer will only drive low impedance ones. So now, I'm trying to figure out where to source low impedance ones with similar flow to what's in there, and then of course we'll find out if tuning is required.

    If anyone is FI-knowledgable, or can point me in the right direction, I'd sure appreciate it! Thanks in advance. My goal is a Bosch Fuel Injector with the same form factor as the existing ones, similar flow (~190ccs), but low impedance.

    Interesting factoid- according to a longtime LR tech that swung by to point and laugh, many of the engines labeled as 4.0s are actually 4.6s- apparently, Rover didn't want to re-smog certify, so they started shipping the new engine while calling it the old. I haven't measured mine to find out what it actually displaces... apparently that's the only way to know for sure.
  19. Hurley959

    Hurley959 Adventurer

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    Give PT Schram a call. He's an incredibly knowledgeable individual and might be able to point you in the right direction. 260.804.0458 <table class="ts intrlu" width="100%"><tbody><tr><td valign="top">
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  20. neduro

    neduro Addict Super Moderator

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    Thanks for the lead! Is he a business or an individual?