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Rikthelogger
 


Member Since: 21 Jul 2017
Location: Peterborough
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United Kingdom 2007 Discovery 3 TDV6 SE Auto Unknown ColourDiscovery 3

Thanks for the steer Batfink! Haynes manual on my Birthday list! Whistle

Will report back on how it goes and how I get on with the new nuts.

VB,
Rik
  
Post #18441814th Aug 2017 9:33 pm
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Batfink
 


Member Since: 31 May 2017
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United Kingdom 2006 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Auto Zermatt SilverDiscovery 3

On ebay

eBay Item No. 272137852266

£12.99 with free postage. 👍
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Post #18441824th Aug 2017 9:35 pm
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DrRobH
 


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Been out to check and I have a couple of swollen nuts Censored
Going to order some Batfink recommended ones Thumbs Up
I had 4 spare OEM ones in garage so ditched the locking nuts too. They were rusting up and had chewed a bit Censored
eBay here we come!
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mick_n3
 


Member Since: 19 May 2017
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United Kingdom 2008 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Auto Buckingham BlueDiscovery 3

Just ordered a set as well, mine don't look too bad but rather change them so I know they will come off when I need them to
    
Post #18446956th Aug 2017 6:50 pm
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DrRobH
 


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Ordered Thumbs Up
Swollen nuts will hopefully be a thing of the past Bow down
Blob of copper grease too Thumbs Up
1 more day closer to no swollen nuts 🥜
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RR Sport SDV6 MY12
RR Classic 1993 Tdi
Both do 32mpg and are 19 years apart in age, 
 
Post #18447256th Aug 2017 8:21 pm
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Rikthelogger
 


Member Since: 21 Jul 2017
Location: Peterborough
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United Kingdom 2007 Discovery 3 TDV6 SE Auto Unknown ColourDiscovery 3

Right, finally got round to doing the new nuts (Batfink recommended eBay jobbies)!

Really quite impressed with the quality and positive feel when torquing them up. Lovely crisp edges which fit lovely in my cheap and cheerful Clarke 22mm 6 point impact socket. I didn't use the windy tools to remove/ refit them, the impact was just there to tap onto any swollen ones... Should I have happened across any! Laughing

So, on that point, I was quite surprised to only find four proper swollen ones and one borderline. All but one of the locking nuts came off ok, with one that gave me a bit of a fright, so glad they are gone! As new, I actually think they look better than the OE ones to be honest - and they don't rattle when you touch them! How they last remains to be seen. Hope they don't rust or anything, but like I have already said, quality seems good for the price. Will keep checking then to make sure they retain the torque.

I definitely have much more confidence in the nuts now, but jacking the truck up? What a joke! Fiddly, jacking points, waffy rods which connect to the jack and just a pain in the bum to be honest! No way am I doing that on the side of the motorway in the dark! Breakdown call out as far as I am concerned! As for in the middle of the forest or a field - no chance! Where do I attach the Hi-Lift? Laughing

My current jacks aren't up to it either - the bottle Jack is too big and doesn't fit under the chassis, and the trolley tops out before the truck even knows it is there! Any recommendations anyone?

Best,
Rik.
  
Post #184613310th Aug 2017 9:46 pm
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mick_n3
 


Member Since: 19 May 2017
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United Kingdom 2008 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Auto Buckingham BlueDiscovery 3

Got round to replacing mine today,
Got the ones Batfink linked from Eblag, feel quite solid, glad I changed then now most had started to swell and took some getting off.
    
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armalites
 


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2005 Discovery 3 TDV6 S Auto Buckingham BlueDiscovery 3

Rikthelogger wrote:

the trolley tops out before the truck even knows it is there! Any recommendations anyone?

Best,
Rik.


Don't put it under the chassis, put it under lower arm, then needs hardly any lift
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Ruggy13
 


Member Since: 07 Aug 2016
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United Kingdom 2006 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Auto Zermatt SilverDiscovery 3

Need to order a set as mine are a pain in Censored

Ideally would like black ones!! Thumbs Up

Still searching may have to settle for silver
  
Post #184920720th Aug 2017 10:14 am
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Batfink
 


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United Kingdom 2006 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Auto Zermatt SilverDiscovery 3

It might be worth messaging the guys I got mine from as they might be able to do them in black.
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Post #184921020th Aug 2017 10:26 am
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mick_n3
 


Member Since: 19 May 2017
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United Kingdom 2008 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Auto Buckingham BlueDiscovery 3

Ruggy13 wrote:
Need to order a set as mine are a pain in Censored

Ideally would like black ones!! Thumbs Up

Still searching may have to settle for silver


The seller we've been using does black
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/20-x-ALLOY-WHEEL...0005.m1851
    
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Batfink
 


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That is the seller I got mine from. The other option would be to buy the silver set and paint then with something like Smoothrite maybe?
 2006 TdV6 HSE.  
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Charliecloud
 


Member Since: 31 Jul 2014
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United Kingdom 2005 Discovery 3 4.4 V8 HSE Auto Bonatti GreyDiscovery 3

Mine have been on a month now - had a quick look today and appears to have some tarnish. Think I will have a closer look at weekend and take some photos
  
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Batfink
 


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Mine have a slight bit of small discolourisation but that only appears to be the finish on them. It doesn't look like they will start rusting tbh. I put it down to the wheel cleaner I use.
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Post #185233329th Aug 2017 7:59 pm
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Rikthelogger
 


Member Since: 21 Jul 2017
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United Kingdom 2007 Discovery 3 TDV6 SE Auto Unknown ColourDiscovery 3

Yes, mine are the same!

To be honest, I sort of expected this and is probably the reason why JLR went for the cosmetic caps.

Holding torque lovely though!
  
Post #185233629th Aug 2017 8:06 pm
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