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Old February 15th, 2016, 01:05 PM
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2003 and 2004 Discoverys don't have an oil cooler.

Exactly- my '04 4.6 did not have an oil cooler.
I had a long discussion with Widener concerning this and his thought was it was actually better because when the oil temps were higher there was less sludge buildup in the motors he was tearing down.

Also..... what is the secret for removing these levers through the screen?
Do they have to be unscrewed from the dash support first and turned??




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Old February 15th, 2016, 01:58 PM
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I was wondering if an electric carving knife would work as well.
No clue, but i kind of feel like that could make messy looking edges and/or a bunch of toxic smoke.
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Old February 18th, 2016, 12:07 PM
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well, got my dash vent levers out finally.

Zack gave me some advice on removing the frozen windshield wiper...drill, baby, drill.

Drilled out the setscrew and done.
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Old February 22nd, 2016, 04:09 PM
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Old February 22nd, 2016, 04:25 PM
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Pulled a mail truck out of at ditch during lunch today. He'd slid off the road due to the soft soil after all the snow and rain recently. That's always fun.
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Old February 25th, 2016, 01:25 PM
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3D printed a template for my roof top platform project to verify I translated the curve of the roof correctly into digits. Pretty close fit. Next is finishing up the design of my gutter mount, then test fit a 3D printed version.

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Old February 25th, 2016, 06:37 PM
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Modifying my 110 tub to accept Puma 2nd row seats. I took a bunch of measurements off of an actual tub.
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Old February 27th, 2016, 07:45 PM
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Did some body work to the front and rear
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Old February 27th, 2016, 07:53 PM
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Levied out the 90 today - thanks Brian for the help!!

Ome HD front springs and d2 isolators
Also swapped the the tf return to center steering dampener for an ome one.. Huge improvement there.

Looks and rides much better
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Old February 27th, 2016, 09:15 PM
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Totally looks the same "before" as it does "after" in the pics....but I assure you the old bumper didn't do the truck justice . Anyhow, replaced it with a NTO from Oliver @ Overland Specialtes (placeholder until I can justify getting a Rockware blade bumper custom made).

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Old February 28th, 2016, 08:35 AM
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Installed a remote oil pressure sending unit so I can have a gauge and still make the indicator light work.

Wacky '97 doesn't have much room where the sending unit goes.

Now all I have to do is find a place for the gauge.

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I have been trying to do the same thing. Can you please give details of how you managed to attached sending units for both new gauge and existing idiot light? Did you get all the parts readily (AB?,RN?) I would really appreciate it.

Also if it helps, I mounted the gauge in a MUD UK dash mounted enclosure. Build quality is a B- but it gets the job done.

Thanks for any help you can offer.

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Old February 28th, 2016, 02:25 PM
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Im sorry, there's no other way to say this. Your mechanic is a certified idiot!
There are ONLY 3 reasons why oil sludge occurs:

1, incorrect type of oil is used
2, oil starvation
3, not changing on time

And ALL 3 lead to overheating of oil and accumulate sludge. Think of heavy, sludge oil in your cooking pan.

Thoes crazy cats at LR made a huge mistake by omitting the oil cooler in the 03/04 Disco that they neither admitted to or rectified leaving 1000s of owners with blown engines!

Ive personally added about 20 oil coolers to the 03/04 Disco engines eliminating everything from noisy lifters to overheating with 100% success. Its got to tell you something when they use 200 coolant to cool the oil. Has that mechanic of yours ever measured the oil temp? I thought not!

When you add a cooler and lines you increase the oil capacity of 2 qts and decrease block tempts considerably and to within safe margins eliminating the dropped liners and overheating issues attributed to thoes engines even at "normal" operating temps on cooler days!



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Exactly- my '04 4.6 did not have an oil cooler.
I had a long discussion with Widener concerning this and his thought was it was actually better because when the oil temps were higher there was less sludge buildup in the motors he was tearing down.

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Old February 28th, 2016, 02:52 PM
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Im sorry, there's no other way to say this. Your mechanic is a certified idiot! There are ONLY 3 reasons why oil sludge occurs: 1, incorrect type of oil is used 2, oil starvation 3, not changing on time And ALL 3 lead to overheating of oil and accumulate sludge. Think of heavy, sludge oil in your cooking pan. Thoes crazy cats at LR made a huge mistake by omitting the oil cooler in the 03/04 Disco that they neither admitted to or rectified leaving 1000s of owners with blown engines! Ive personally added about 20 oil coolers to the 03/04 Disco engines eliminating everything from noisy lifters to overheating with 100% success. Its got to tell you something when they use 200 coolant to cool the oil. Has that mechanic of yours ever measured the oil temp? I thought not! When you add a cooler and lines you increase the oil capacity of 2 qts and decrease block tempts considerably and to within safe margins eliminating the dropped liners and overheating issues attributed to thoes engines even at "normal" operating temps on cooler days!
Seems to me lack of proper oil and proper intervals is the majority of the problem and not oil cooler lines. I know an indie LR mechanic very well and we've also had this discussion. The types of folks having drop liners are ones that don't care to follow instructions. Change your fluids and maintain the vehicle and it will last a normal useful life. Plush vehicles with lots of creature comforts are not going to last a half a million miles just because they have a green oval on them. The cost of luxury is for a reason and if you can't afford luxury then there are other choices. Simple really.
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Old February 28th, 2016, 03:06 PM
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Seems to me lack of proper oil and proper intervals is the majority of the problem and not oil cooler lines. I know an indie LR mechanic very well and we've also had this discussion. The types of folks having drop liners are ones that don't care to follow instructions. Change your fluids and maintain the vehicle and it will last a normal useful life. Plush vehicles with lots of creature comforts are not going to last a half a million miles just because they have a green oval on them. The cost of luxury is for a reason and if you can't afford luxury then there are other choices. Simple really.
Seems, appears, my mechanic said etc.... these are all baseless opinions that is all! Please at least provide some manner of tech analysis for your argument!?

What "instructions" are you referring to in regards to dropped liners?

Im not arguing with you, just trying to have dialogue regarding this matter.
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Old February 28th, 2016, 03:17 PM
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No worries. I haven't any tech arguments but I know if I change the oil in my frying pan before it evaporates I don't get sludge. .

But seriously, my opinion is just based on the real life experience of a close friend that owns a LR shop. He primarily sees D2's and above. In his experience the failed engines in the D2's have been with the kind of people that change oil at the cheapest place possible and when it is convenient. They don't change any other fluids or filters on average and the excuse is they do t plan to hold on to the vehicle. Many times they over buy and are car poor so it makes sense from that perspective. He says it's fascinating how people live their lives and what a disregard there is for following the simplest instruction across the board.
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Old February 28th, 2016, 05:25 PM
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Im sorry, there's no other way to say this. Your mechanic is a certified idiot!
There are ONLY 3 reasons why oil sludge occurs:

1, incorrect type of oil is used
2, oil starvation
3, not changing on time

And ALL 3 lead to overheating of oil and accumulate sludge. Think of heavy, sludge oil in your cooking pan.

Thoes crazy cats at LR made a huge mistake by omitting the oil cooler in the 03/04 Disco that they neither admitted to or rectified leaving 1000s of owners with blown engines!

Ive personally added about 20 oil coolers to the 03/04 Disco engines eliminating everything from noisy lifters to overheating with 100% success. Its got to tell you something when they use 200 coolant to cool the oil. Has that mechanic of yours ever measured the oil temp? I thought not!

When you add a cooler and lines you increase the oil capacity of 2 qts and decrease block tempts considerably and to within safe margins eliminating the dropped liners and overheating issues attributed to thoes engines even at "normal" operating temps on cooler days!
This sounds like a load of BS to me. If you need an oil cooler to fix an overheating issue, then there is some other issue with the motor.

Low oil temperatures cause sludge, high oil temperatures cause the oil to break down which will leave a varnish, not sludge. Engine oil doesn't break down at 200F... Have you ever taken apart a motor that has only been used on short trips? I do it all the time and there is a lot of sludge.
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Are you aware that on D2s with dropped liners, its the very same 2 liners that drop each and every time on every engine. Does your friend chalk that up to cheap oil and no filters or could it possibly be a manufacturing defect exasperated by excessive prolonged engine heat brought on by a lack of an oil cooler in the 03/04!? Just a thought........

You seem to have your heart set on this no matter what.


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No worries. I haven't any tech arguments but I know if I change the oil in my frying pan before it evaporates I don't get sludge. .

But seriously, my opinion is just based on the real life experience of a close friend that owns a LR shop. He primarily sees D2's and above. In his experience the failed engines in the D2's have been with the kind of people that change oil at the cheapest place possible and when it is convenient. They don't change any other fluids or filters on average and the excuse is they do t plan to hold on to the vehicle. Many times they over buy and are car poor so it makes sense from that perspective. He says it's fascinating how people live their lives and what a disregard there is for following the simplest instruction across the board.
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You are 100% right and im 100% wrong on all counts.
Please ignore my post.

Carry on...........


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This sounds like a load of BS to me. If you need an oil cooler to fix an overheating issue, then there is some other issue with the motor.

Low oil temperatures cause sludge, high oil temperatures cause the oil to break down which will leave a varnish, not sludge. Engine oil doesn't break down at 200F... Have you ever taken apart a motor that has only been used on short trips? I do it all the time and there is a lot of sludge.
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Old February 29th, 2016, 01:42 PM
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test fit of my gutter mount. Designed it in Corel CAD and 3D printed it. The latching part is just dangling since I didn't have any M6 bolts handy. This is 4" wide. I cut the design down to 3" and will print another once I get some more PLA.

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Old February 29th, 2016, 02:09 PM
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Probably my last project for a while.. Well at least until I burn through the parts that have been piling up waiting on time to do them.

New shoes..
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Old February 29th, 2016, 03:39 PM
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