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Old April 3rd, 2016, 04:14 PM
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Smile 1998 Disco LSE part-out: taking requests

Next weekend (April 9) I am going to dismantle one of my Discos. Thanks to 2015 Northwest Challenge the body is beyond help, but I've sunk a small fortune into replacement and upgraded parts. Some of these I plan to keep as spares for my other Disco, the rest are up for grabs. I already know what parts I plan to remove but if you have any specific requests let me know and I'll add it to the list.

This is a good chance to pick up GEMS engine parts and trails spares. Other items that might be of interest include STI wires, Bilstein shocks, Toyo AT tires, 5 Boost wheels, running gear. No money need change hands until the parts are removed and ready to ship. Happy to send photos in advance if you want to see something.

Send an email to njbratton at hotmail dot com if you want anything. I'll start a new thread with all the parts for sale when they are off.

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Old April 3rd, 2016, 05:53 PM
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Is that picture before or after so mentioned damage?
Where's the damage?
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Old April 3rd, 2016, 06:22 PM
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Engine harness and ECU?
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motor ? price don't need EFI stuff, milage ?
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Old April 3rd, 2016, 10:18 PM
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Email sent about the boost wheels.
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Old April 3rd, 2016, 10:47 PM
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Is that picture before or after so mentioned damage?
Where's the damage?
Before!

These pics don't quite capture it, but every single panel on the driver's side is damaged. The rear quarter panel is peeled off like an anchovy tin lid, more or less. I priced out the repair. I priced out the resale value of the parts. Then I found a new Disco and figured out that it would be cheaper to part out the old one AND buy a new one than to repair the body damage.

Close-up of the front quarter panel:



Lousy picture of the rear quarter panel, you have to look closely and the angle is not the best:



As for the motor, it's in decent shape. I did the heads on it about 40K miles ago, valve job & machined surfaces. That has held up great. A little lifter tick, otherwise it runs strong. Minor oil seep from valve cover gaskets. I have changed the oil religiously every 3K miles (synthetic with high capacity filter) and changed the coolant every 24 months. Engine has never overheated in my 6 years of ownership (monitored with ScanGauge because I didn't want to do the heads again). Mileage is just shy of 170K. I don't have the means to remove the engine, so if anyone wants it they have one week to figure out how to extract it. I would sell the engine - sump to plenum - (minus ancillaries like AC compressor, PS pump, alternator, idler pulley) for $300.

Transmission is smooth and strong, fluid is clear. Transfer case has some slop but nothing out of the ordinary. This has been a west coast truck its whole life so no rust anywhere. I'd sell these heavy parts cheap but I am not really equipped to pull them.

Engine harness & ECU is a possibility, but having never worked on that part of the truck before I'm not familiar with what it takes to remove. I can consult ye olde RAVE if you really want it.

I think that covers all the questions. Thanks for the interest.
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Old April 4th, 2016, 07:10 AM
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Sounds like you need to keep driving it
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Old April 4th, 2016, 12:42 PM
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Old April 4th, 2016, 03:15 PM
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Getting the ECU is easy. Getting the harness out is easy if the engine is removed and not too bad with the engine in. The harness is worthless if it is cut out.
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How much for those weird-looking wheels?
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Old April 4th, 2016, 05:12 PM
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$400. You'd be fourth in line ;-)
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Old April 4th, 2016, 10:54 PM
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Nick, I sent an email about the wheels yesterday. Did that come through?

Thanks
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