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Discussion Starter · #5 ·
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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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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Discussion Starter · #17 ·
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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Not sure yet. The pipe looks to be cracked under the hole too. Now I’ve got it all off the car, worst case scenario is replacing the aluminium with a silicon hose and tie it to the side.

Going to have a look and see if I can find one being broken.

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We do… however, they seem to be a fairly common point of failure as the cars are aging so I’m giving thought to removing them and replacing them with rubber at the moment. I reckon I can route them well enough to stop the rubber kinking.

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Discussion Starter · #25 ·
Whilst waiting on the parts to sort the cooling system put back together I decided to try and find the power steering fluid leak. Unfortunately, it’s not a rubber pipe, it’s an aluminium pipe - again! It’s also one that is part of the oil cooler this time which resulted in a fairly major strip down!

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You can see the oil cooler in the middle of the condenser. Condenser isn’t in great shape either but it’s not my car so I’m not going quite as far in as I did with mine!

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Found the leak just by blowing through it when it was off the car.

A new one is £250 but they’re showing as out of stock at most places online including the official LR Classic Parts website. 😩 Looks like I’ve a few phone calls to make in the morning.

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Discussion Starter · #27 ·
I’m considering it, but it’s a 2hr job to get back into it if it doesn’t hold!
 
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Looks like I'm going to need to do something with it as they're now obsolete from Land Rover anyway!
 
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Had a call from Duckworths LR this morning.

Part isn't obsolete but is on back order with no date at the moment. Part is £166 inc VAT so price isn't horrendous if it was available.

Decisions, decisions.

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