Remote Keyfob (PLIP) Repair

Written by ralph on June 11th, 2013. Posted in Repairs and ongoing maintenance

The geniune parts key fobs that came with the car have suffered over their 19 years lifespan.  Where they were fitted to the keyring the plastic had worn through so much that it was impossible to to fit them on a ring.  I had a cunning plan to fix this.

Maintenance and fixes update

Written by ralph on October 11th, 2011. Posted in Repairs and ongoing maintenance

There were a few ‘bugs’ with the car since coming back from Tunisia which needed to be sorted out.  The Air Bag warning light came on on our way down through France and the ABS warning light stated flashing intermittently in the desert until it was on permanently.  In May I decided enough was enough.

Underseal chassis protection

Written by ralph on October 6th, 2011. Posted in Repairs and ongoing maintenance

Over the years that I have owned the car I have to admit that I have never really gone out of my way to protect the chassis and underbody.  Following exposure to the shot blasting effects of desert sands and salt flats it was now in need of a serious dose of TLC.

Replace fuel gauge sender unit

Written by ralph on September 18th, 2010. Posted in Repairs and ongoing maintenance

Apparently this is a common problem with early discos.  For me the unit had lasted almost 10 years, so i don’t think I have room to complain.

This is a straightforward, 30 minute job if, and this is the problem, you can access the boot floor.  Unfortunately, in my case, the storage system covers this.

Fitting Polybushes

Written by ralph on July 16th, 2010. Posted in Repairs and ongoing maintenance

The bushes on the car were not in desperate need of replacement but I wanted eveything to be as good as it could be for Tunisia and so I decided to change them

Changing the auto gearbox oil cooler pipes

Written by ralph on July 16th, 2010. Posted in Repairs and ongoing maintenance

The MoT picked up a slight leak on these pipes as an ‘advisory’ so I was very keen to get these done especially before the trip to Tunisia.

Make no mistake; this job can be an absolute pig…..