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Old April 12th, 2015, 07:04 PM
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I drove back from ROAV following Jimmy and got a barely believable 17.8mpg on a 400 mile run!
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Old April 12th, 2015, 07:42 PM
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I drove back from ROAV following Jimmy and got a barely believable 17.8mpg on a 400 mile run!
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Old April 12th, 2015, 07:53 PM
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Took out the radiator and popped out the front prop shaft to replace UJs...waiting on the UJs to arrive now.
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Old April 13th, 2015, 06:59 AM
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Restored both front seat frames, reupholstered seats with new foam and Exmoor trim and installed seat heaters.

The four jump seats are next and get matching Exmoor techno cloth trim.
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It's amazing how much those 3 or 4 little copper contacts control that entire machine...
Yep, nothing works when the ignition switch fails.
Took the instruments out to get full access for swapping out the ignition & steering lock.
Needed easyouts to remove the bolts holding the steering lock to the steering column.
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Old April 13th, 2015, 02:05 PM
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Replaced the fuel lift pump on the discovery after discovering it was spraying fuel everywhere!
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Old April 13th, 2015, 02:43 PM
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Cut out the rusty center of my third brake light and welded in a new piece. I ditched the crappy, unreliable oem light in in the process and went with an led light. I like the minimalist look.
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Old April 14th, 2015, 08:11 PM
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I fried a wire at the fuse box the other day doing something stupid, however it did get my ass in gear and swap out the glass fuses for the new style. I used 2 Hella 8 fuse units and a separate 4 fuse unit. This gives me 6 extra circuits if I need in the future...Job was pretty quick using a professional Klien Auto Stripper and professional ratcheting crimp tool...I was going to solder but the connections are so tight and properly crimped I am comfortable with them.

Prob one of the easier and better upgrades you can do...

I am swapping out my gauges for VDO and adding boost, oil pressure, & Tach, new radio & speakers, and ignition switch then I can plug plug everything back in and see if I screwed myself or actually did everything correctly...
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Old April 14th, 2015, 08:15 PM
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I fried a wire at the fuse box the other day doing something stupid, however it did get my ass in gear and swap out the glass fuses for the new style. I used 2 Hella 8 fuse units and a separate 4 fuse unit. This gives me 6 extra circuits if I need in the future...Job was pretty quick using a professional Klien Auto Stripper and professional ratcheting crimp tool...I was going to solder but the connections are so tight and properly crimped I am comfortable with them.

Prob one of the easier and better upgrades you can do...

I am swapping out my gauges for VDO and adding boost, oil pressure, & Tach, new radio & speakers, and ignition switch then I can plug plug everything back in and see if I screwed myself or actually did everything correctly...
Did the blade-style (8) fuse units snap right into place where you had the glass holders? I really need to do this as well, but have been putting it off.
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Old April 14th, 2015, 08:22 PM
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I fried a wire at the fuse box the other day doing something stupid, however it did get my ass in gear and swap out the glass fuses for the new style. I used 2 Hella 8 fuse units and a separate 4 fuse unit. This gives me 6 extra circuits if I need in the future...Job was pretty quick using a professional Klien Auto Stripper and professional ratcheting crimp tool...I was going to solder but the connections are so tight and properly crimped I am comfortable with them.

Prob one of the easier and better upgrades you can do...
That's interesting. I bought 300tdi fuse panels a couple years ago when doing my bulkhead swap, but ran out of summer, and energy, before doing that job.

It probably would have been easier with the wiring loom out of the vehicle. Maybe yours is different, but the wires at the fuse panels are so short I don't think I could replace the glass fuse panels without having to extend each wire, which is a hassle and introduces its own set of problems. I guess you didn't have to do that though?
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Old April 14th, 2015, 08:28 PM
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Did the blade-style (8) fuse units snap right into place where you had the glass holders? I really need to do this as well, but have been putting it off.
You need to shave an RCH off of both ends of the units to fit in or use a dremel and grind just a tad off of the metal frame...I also used the units that have the connections on the rear vs on the side and used regular .25" female straight blades vs right angle.
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Old April 14th, 2015, 08:30 PM
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You need to shave an RCH off of both ends of the units to fit in or use a dremel and grind just a tad off of the metal frame...I also used the units that have the connections on the rear vs on the side and used regular .25" female straight blades vs right angle.
Any chance you've got the part# for those Hella 8-fuse units?
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Old April 14th, 2015, 08:31 PM
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That's interesting. I bought 300tdi fuse panels a couple years ago when doing my bulkhead swap, but ran out of summer, and energy, before doing that job.

It probably would have been easier with the wiring loom out of the vehicle. Maybe yours is different, but the wires at the fuse panels are so short I don't think I could replace the glass fuse panels without having to extend each wire, which is a hassle and introduces its own set of problems. I guess you didn't have to do that though?
If you remove the fuse panel bracket and pop out each of the two units and cut one at a time and use the auto stripper, you loose not even a half inch, and then with the connector you gain most of it back...no issue with length and took me an hour total!

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Any chance you've got the part# for those Hella 8-fuse units?
Small unit for the side (have NO clue what those are for as they were not marked)

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Old April 14th, 2015, 08:36 PM
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If you remove the fuse panel bracket and pop out each of the two units and cut one at a time and use the auto stripper, you loose not even a half inch, and then with the connector you gain most of it back...no issue with length and took me an hour total!
Oh, that Hella unit has connector wires on it? That would help. The 300tdi ones are just the plastic, and I even bought the expensive tool to crimp/push/whatever the wires into it. Maybe I should go with the Hella idea as well. Thanks.
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Old April 14th, 2015, 08:45 PM
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Oh, that Hella unit has connector wires on it? That would help. The 300tdi ones are just the plastic, and I even bought the expensive tool to crimp/push/whatever the wires into it. Maybe I should go with the Hella idea as well. Thanks.
Not connector wires, but has the male blades that the .25" female blades slip over...so net / net you may loose a .25" in the length...and with the bracket out of the way you have about 8+ inches of wire to work with for hand / tool movement...

BTW...nice unit for under the hood, esp if you are adding lights or such to the front...

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Good even every one. Over the weekend I got my alarm worked on and I'm happy. If someone breaks into my truck, you guys in CA would be able to hear the alarm.
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Removed the rear sway bar for the summer, and prepped to put in new rear spring to stop the driveshaft noise
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Old April 15th, 2015, 06:52 PM
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Busy day (of course after making the donuts)...Replaced and rewired all of my new VDO gauges, wired a 3 gauge pod for the other 3 new gauges, ran new speaker wires (installing new radio, XM & speakers this weekend), rewired and mounted 2 new Hella horns vs the 25 yo single disk style horn...cleaned and sprayed satin black the grey plastic vent panel and the top dash pad (may still recover in the future but looks pretty good)...tested all the basic circuits after the fuse panel replacement...

Just waiting for UPS deliveries of the Radio stuff from Crutchfield, a new ignition switch, and headlight switch...and a heavy duty headlight harness.
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Got the new gauge pod installed...I had painted the Dash top and the grey vent trim Satin Black...I think it came out pretty good and clean looking...makes the other parts look old and dull...

Also installed a new stereo with Bluetooth for hands free phone and XM radio and new under dash speakers plus good quality wires for the speakers...a 1K times better then stock...well worth the $200

Of course the replacement cig lighter from Brit Part doesn't fit so that still needs to be fixed...piece of crap...
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