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Old March 27th, 2013, 01:38 PM
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So I have the LT230 TC in my '83 RR (original) and 2 years ago I swapped out the Borg Warner unit in my '93 RR LWB, for a Disco 1 LT230 unit.
Someone on Ebay says you can use the centerlock in LOW....which I knew!
They also say you can use it in HIGH....which I didn't know!

Is this true??
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Old March 27th, 2013, 01:50 PM
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Yes, the lt230 can be locked in low or in high.
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Old March 27th, 2013, 01:58 PM
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I,m a nuckle head...I just went out to my driveway and looked in the '93, its only right there on the knob in a little diagram!
And I have been driving around with it in the locked position (high), and is barely noticeable as it barely moves back to the right! But it was to the left!

Crap...follow up ques. What damage if any...may I've done? Did not feel anything straining!
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Old March 27th, 2013, 02:20 PM
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Does it still drive unlocked? If so, probably nothing is broken.
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Old March 27th, 2013, 04:29 PM
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Yhea...I tried it in both positions and did a few manuevers in a lot it did not seem to make much difference! Unless my centerlock is not working....its hard to tell without the rite conditions!
I will keep a close eye....I did have a slight vibration when everything is cold in the morning, but not sure if thats not due to larger tires, and/or awkward driveshaft angles!

On a different note....I drove my '83 RR today and it drove like a champ!
Thanks guys!
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Old April 7th, 2013, 04:47 AM
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With the centre diff locked you'll notice all sorts of scrabbling & scuffing sounds from the tyres if you make a full steering lock turn, the wheel might pull about too. I suspect that the diff lock mechanism isn't if fact engaging the diff lock. Jack up a front wheel, with the diff lock engaged you shouldn't be able to spin the road wheel round more than a 1/4 turn ( depending on drive line slack). If it turns freely then the diff lock isn't locking. Hope this helps.
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Pretty smart, not a knucklehead!

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I,m a nuckle head...I just went out to my driveway and looked in the '93, its only right there on the knob in a little diagram!
We have a Disco that my wife uses occasionally to drive kids to the beach and soccer. One Saturday my cell rings and she is in a panic telling me the Disco won't go.
Earlier that morning our son was towing a series III around where he could work on it and it must not have gotten all the way in high (unlocked) and it had jumped out of gear. I tried to explain how to put it in gear and kept saying to just shift it in high (unlocked), but she was beyond being able to do it. So I had to drive to where she was and actually made her put it in gear. After doing it she commented that it was easy, but she needed my help to know which gear to use. Before I could respond our 11 yr old daughter says the choices are right on the knob... all you have to do is look. I said good for you, that's pretty smart!
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