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I’ve just let the cat out of the bag…

Mrs H was in a bad mood so I took her out for dinner. She still wasn’t in a great mood as she didn’t approve of the latest RR.

She was however in a fantastic mood when I told her that it belongs to a friend of mine and I’m just helping him recommission it after it spent 4 years parked up.

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This one isn’t my style… it’s a diesel! 😱
 

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This one has either a knackered turbo or a sticking waste gate actuator. Both of which are a sod to get near.

At the moment it stinks and fill the workshop with smoke. 😳

Looking under the bonnet, I’m glad mines a petrol, access on this one looks horrendous.

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If it is anything like the a Sport, it is a body off job to swap turbos.
 

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No, thankfully it’s only the Discovery and RRS that are body off. The L322 isn’t.

The boost hoses are hard but don’t look split but I’m going to smoke test it shortly and see.

I think it’s the actuator that’s causing the problem. The drivers side I can see and touch so have lubricated it and exercised it. The passengers one I can’t even see at the moment so needs some more digging!

I’m glad mines a petrol… this thing is an oily mess that stinks. You could live in the engine bay on mine with the engine installed… this one is FULL!!

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Boost issues fixed tonight :)

The turbo actuator on the NS turbo was seized solid.

Access to it is also a nightmare.

You’re working through an oval hole in the subframe. You can just make out the link rod on it and aim the nozzle of some penetrating oil into the dark hole. After that I used some welding wire that I’d bent into a hook and gave it a good tug down. That got it to move so I sent some more oil in its direction and after a few ups n downs it was free.

After that I got my Dad to sit in it and cycle the ignition. I could then see both actuators moving freely.

I then started it up and got the diagnostics out and could see the actuators were now responding as they should. You could instantly hear it sounded better and it was building boost now too.

One job down, several more to go!

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Well at least its not that other Britney Spears song - Toxic!!!

Guess this means the 575 is not on the cards anytime soon then?

Pity = Parkway Specialist Cars in Mansfield have another 575 in ;). But its in Ultimate Black - not Velocity Blue :cool:
 
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Well at least its not that other Britney Spears song - Toxic!!!

Guess this means the 575 is not on the cards anytime soon then?

Pity = Parkway Specialist Cars in Mansfield have another 575 in ;). But its in Ultimate Black - not Velocity Blue :cool:
This one is a friends which I’m just doing work on for him as he’s in his 70’s and doesn’t have the height advantage that I do to reach the back of the engine bay :)

The “thing” that’s growing inside the wife will likely put a halt to any 575 plans for a while! 😂

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Got torn into the coolant leak today.

Found one of the aluminium pipes for the heater was leaking rather then a rubber pipe.

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Access on this one is horrendous compared to my Supercharged one!

I removed the cam cover protection plate, diesel filter, housing and associated pipework and that gave me access to the heater valve which lives on the NS chassis leg and allowed me to remove the heater valve and pipework.

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After removing the diesel filter, housing and pipework I VERY QUICKLY remembered why I HATE diesels 🤬

I then managed to wriggle the whole assembly out of the car and onto the bench.

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I then found the cause of the leak.

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The 3 aluminium pipes all come as one piece… They are… what shall we say… EXPENSIVE!

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