Changing the auto gearbox oil

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

The Haynes manual states that this job should be carried out by a specialist every 24000 miles.  I was quoted £170 by the local independent garage.  However I found a good guide on the internet which gave step by step instructions.

Replacing the fuel lift pump

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

Returning from London on the A11 I noticed a distict lack of power as I came past Atleborough.  Switching to diesel solved the problem.  So it was obviously linked to the veg oil fuel delivery.

Changing the brake pads

Written by ralph on July 6th, 2010. Posted in Repairs and ongoing maintenance

To many of you this is a simple task but to some, the thought of doing their own maintenance is frightening.  So i felt that a basic guide would be beneficial.

The Respray

Written by ralph on May 10th, 2010. Posted in Repairs and ongoing maintenance

The paintwork on the car car had suffered after 5 years of greenlaning and offroading with plenty of brushmarks and several deep scratches.  It looked like it had been cleaned with a brillo pad and an angle grinder.  In addition there were several places where the aluminium was oxidising and bubbling.

Boot floor replacement

Written by ralph on May 6th, 2010. Posted in Repairs and ongoing maintenance

The discovery boot floor is a notorious rust trap and mine was no different.  replacement panels were quite cheap (£60) but I couldn’t weld.  I saw on landroverdiscovery.net how Darren had riveted his floor (as it isn’t structural) so I decided to do the same.

Transmission oil temperature sender.

Written by ralph on December 8th, 2009. Posted in Repairs and ongoing maintenance

On our way back from a trip to Lakeside the transmission high oil temp warning light came on.  At the time the car was cruising along on the flat so I was pretty certain that the gearbox wasn’t going to melt.