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Old October 7th, 2012, 07:26 PM
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I thought these were all good things ?

To an extent haha.
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Old October 7th, 2012, 07:30 PM
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To an extent haha.
I may be biased. Having owned Harley's (and still do) Rovers are much more fun. But I'm also a glutton for punishment. I ditched the LR3 (to the wife) and now daily the Tdi or the 90. And somehow I enjoy it much more than getting there quickly or quietly. Sort of makes no sense I agree.
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Old October 7th, 2012, 07:44 PM
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I'm just trying to find a happy medium. I would daily it in a heart beat if I drop the engine rpms on the highway. For being a year older than the cj7 I had years ago, this thing drives way better on the road.
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Old October 7th, 2012, 07:56 PM
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Admittedly a 1.4 tcase will help with the rpms (and noise). I run a 1.4 in the Tdi and its great on highway, but even though I can do 70-75 I rarely go above 60-65 as the truck is much happier there (mileage, noise, etc).
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Old October 7th, 2012, 08:05 PM
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Is the 1.4 what came in the NAS disco 1's? The one I found is from a 95 disco.
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Old October 7th, 2012, 08:07 PM
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Finding time is always the hard part isn't it.
When you are young its the money, i guess when you get old it is the time. Although right now i don't have a huge amount of time.
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Old October 7th, 2012, 08:10 PM
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When you are young its the money, i guess when you get old it is the time. Although right now i don't have a huge amount of time.
With school I don't have either.
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Old October 7th, 2012, 08:16 PM
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Ok, took this thing on a hour and a half drive from cuse to rochester. The 1.6 case needs to go. I found one from a disco 1 that had a five speed for 287 shipped. What are you guys thoughts on that? Also I currently have a x-eng brake on this and I'm unsure if it will swap over to the new case.

On the trip ive noticed I can best compare this truck to an old Harley, it makes lots of noises, it's cold and I can't text and drive in it. Hopefully I'll be able to fix/curb some of this issues shortly.

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Is the 1.4 what came in the NAS disco 1's? The one I found is from a 95 disco.

No NAS Discos have 1.2 t-cases. I have a 1.4 from a NAS 110 I could be convinced to sell.
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Old October 7th, 2012, 08:34 PM
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I have roughly 32 inch tires on the truck right now, I doubt I'll go much bigger than that. What would be my better option? The 1.2 or the 1.4? I dont want to lose the ability to walk away from a stop lot either. Shoot me a price via PM if you would like.

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Old October 7th, 2012, 08:52 PM
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With school I don't have either.
Yeah, I'm still a junior in college and double majoring adds an extra year. Used to go to Suny Bing, so i would have took the trip up to cuse if i still went there. Oh well, have fun with it!
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Old October 8th, 2012, 09:52 PM
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Yea that would have been cool if we could have met up.


Anyways, I took the dash apart tonight to get to bottom of the gauge lights not working. It ended up that the bulbs were out and that they were not attached to the back of the gauges. Turns out the piece the the bulb screws into is broken all on the gauges, so I guess I'm going to have to try epoxying them on somehow. At least I know why they don't work though.
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Old October 10th, 2012, 07:03 PM
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Fixed the dash lights today and replaced a couple bulbs so I can try and get it inspected. I also sourced a parts disco to grab the transfer case, wheels and rear end.
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Old October 10th, 2012, 07:44 PM
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Maximal: we're overdue for multiple photos of your 110!
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A friend of mine runs a land rover / range rover specialty repair shop. Based on his experience, they are capable of stopping anywhere, anytime, at any cost.

I don't know about the brakes, only their unreliability.
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Old October 10th, 2012, 10:55 PM
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Maximal: we're overdue for multiple photos of your 110!
I haven't posted any since it hasn't changed any really since buyrovers for sale thread.

Since I'm at school and working on this in my apt complex parking lot, I want to verify tht the disco rear end and the wheels are a direct bolt on fit. I don't want to tear this thing apart and all of a sudden be waiting on parts. Also should I grab the 5 speed transmission too? And the wheels are the "castor" model, is anyone running those on a 110? Tried finding pictures but no luck.
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Old October 10th, 2012, 10:59 PM
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The Disco rear axle is a major downgrade from the Salisbury, in terms of diff strength. What are you trying to do?
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Old October 10th, 2012, 11:04 PM
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The Disco rear axle is a major downgrade from the Salisbury, in terms of diff strength. What are you trying to do?
I'm getting some bad vibrations from the rear end, I think it's on it's way out. I think it would be cheaper to swap out a rear end than it would be to rebuild this one. I also like the idea of rear discs.
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Old October 10th, 2012, 11:09 PM
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Before writing it off, check the U joints, A frame ball joint and slop in the axle shaft/drive member splines. Disc brakes are nice, but the Disco axle stinks.
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Old October 10th, 2012, 11:28 PM
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Before writing it off, check the U joints, A frame ball joint and slop in the axle shaft/drive member splines. Disc brakes are nice, but the Disco axle stinks.

Just did a quick look of the ball joint symptoms online and I do have the loud, hard pop if I apply the brakes quickly. I guess that going to be added to the to do list as well.
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Old October 17th, 2012, 10:09 PM
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I changed all the fluids in the truck over the weekend. I used royal purple in the transmission and it shifts 100x better now. I'm really happy with the results.
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Old October 18th, 2012, 09:14 PM
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Battery light came on today. I popped the hood and saw that the alt belt is gone. I guess tomorrow I'll go and try to find a replacement one at one of the local parts stores.
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