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Old July 10th, 2008, 09:40 AM
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16 Months and ZERObreak downs

I know, so my engine will fall to the gorund on the way to lunch and both diffs will crunch as I roll to a stop.

Today is the day one of 16 months with zero break downs in my Discovery. She is a daily driver and my weekend toy. Been to three rallies, 4 off road camping trips and been stuck in various swamps for hours on end.

My ECU is mounted to the wall of my shop as a reminder that installing the Diesel was the right choice.

Seems like a reason for celebration at my local ummmm Steak House (at least that is what cy credit card statment will say)
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Old July 10th, 2008, 09:51 AM
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[QUOTE=safarirover]
My ECU is mounted to the wall of my shop as a reminder that installing the Diesel was the right choice.
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I should have done that! Congrats. I have no regrets going diesel either. Distributors SUCK!
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Old July 10th, 2008, 10:19 AM
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I do have to plan my traffic departures well in advance...

I have a 300 TDI with an auto gearbox. Takeoffs are slower then dirt, but once in traffic I am good to go. I average about 385 miles to the tank with winch bumpers, roof rack, 33s and 411 gears.

To bad Diesel is 5.00 a gallon.
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Old July 10th, 2008, 10:50 AM
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I have no power problems with the 2.8 and R380. I get about 300 to the tank. Lifes a tradeoff.
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Old July 10th, 2008, 11:50 AM
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You need to turn the "full power screw" twice, clockwise I believe on the fuel pump. You will lose some MPG, but your take-off and general cruising will be 100% better. You'll hold 4th much longer on uphills and the truck will run cooler in general. What size intercooler?
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Old July 10th, 2008, 03:52 PM
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My intercooler is standard as I am not man enough to give up my AC. Really would love to tweek the old girl out a bit, but she is running so good I hate to. With adult supervision would gladly give up the DPG for better takeoff. Now she smokes only when floored. Zero at statup, zero at normal running.

Understand that the Turbo can be tweeked also.
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Old July 10th, 2008, 04:13 PM
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You don't need to give up AC for a full width intercooler. But it does take some $$ since it is all custom work.

Are you running the new style AC? I finally got a chance to use mine this past weekend. What a huge difference over the stock setup.
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Old July 10th, 2008, 04:26 PM
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I know, so my engine will fall to the gorund on the way to lunch and both diffs will crunch as I roll to a stop.
You best do some serious knocking on wood there. I'm not brave enough to provoke a Rover by saying something like that publicly. LOL!
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Old July 11th, 2008, 08:38 AM
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