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Thumbs Up Thanks Milkbottle
  
Post #17747186th Feb 2017 5:40 am
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Great story of your journey so far, really enjoyed reading it Thumbs Up
 Ieuan

- 2015 HSE Lux - Added Prospeed Rock Sliders
- BT IID TOOL
- Ausie Camping Trailer
- Gone but not forgotten: MY08 Disco 3 SE manual in Buck Blue 
 
Post #17747436th Feb 2017 8:42 am
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milkbottle
 


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MOT on Tuesday but doesn't run out until the end of the month...

Having a whining noise whilst on the move, reckon it is a wheel bearing on the way out. Was expecting that to last a bit longer as she has only done 52k. Figure get her in for an MOT just in case any other bits need doing and do a job lot order from AF, either way will order wheel bearings this week and try and get them done amongst builders vans, dentist visits and other things I didn't know I was supposed to be doing Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes Rolling Eyes

Oh by the way if anyone wants an original skinny spare wheel and tyre PM me. Free to a good home or it will end up as a unsuspecting garden ornament!!
 Series 2a V8 killed it
Series 3 ex coastguard
110 HiCap
110 rebuilt from pickup to 5 seated hardtop...got that one in a feature of LRO!!!
Disco 300tdi. White
Disco 300tdi. Iceland and back. What a trip and no frozen drumsticks!
P38. Loved that car. Still miss it.
MGZS 180 major smiles for miles. Gone.
D3...LED bulbs in and out. EGR blanked. Geoff flushed and serviced
MG TF - bought for SWMBO. She doesn't like it. Shame. To sell or not to sell.
Triumph Thunderbird 1600 - awesome 
 
Post #17987711st Apr 2017 11:32 pm
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milkbottle
 


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Another MOT pass with no advisories!! Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

Now. I think maybe I should treat her to a nice reward. RAI, DRL, a wash or a service Confused
 Series 2a V8 killed it
Series 3 ex coastguard
110 HiCap
110 rebuilt from pickup to 5 seated hardtop...got that one in a feature of LRO!!!
Disco 300tdi. White
Disco 300tdi. Iceland and back. What a trip and no frozen drumsticks!
P38. Loved that car. Still miss it.
MGZS 180 major smiles for miles. Gone.
D3...LED bulbs in and out. EGR blanked. Geoff flushed and serviced
MG TF - bought for SWMBO. She doesn't like it. Shame. To sell or not to sell.
Triumph Thunderbird 1600 - awesome 
 
Post #18007696th Apr 2017 8:36 pm
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milkbottle
 


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Hmmm. Wondering if this is turning into a blog thingy...

Good ole girl keeps trundling along...

Was on a course last week and one of the things we had to do was bring something important to you. Facilitator brought a towbar and the geek in me just went Disco 3 - caravan. Laughing Really need to find another interest!!

Turns out he has had his for 11 years and now that he has downsized his caravan the good lady is suggesting a smaller tow car. Lack of versatility in all the proposed cars so looks as if he is keeping his for a while. Besides nothing else can tow his delivery trucks out of peoples lawns in a mis-judged turn!


I am not amused by SWMBO. Calls my beloved disco 'The van' Shocked Evil or Very Mad Just because we have picked up Ikea bookcases, dump run, dog runs, furniture collections and building materials does not indicate it is a crappy transit van Censored Censored

Really must get the wheel bearing done. She be a grumbling now....might have to book her in as am on more courses and also need to get the house back on track....

Hey ho onwards we go!
 Series 2a V8 killed it
Series 3 ex coastguard
110 HiCap
110 rebuilt from pickup to 5 seated hardtop...got that one in a feature of LRO!!!
Disco 300tdi. White
Disco 300tdi. Iceland and back. What a trip and no frozen drumsticks!
P38. Loved that car. Still miss it.
MGZS 180 major smiles for miles. Gone.
D3...LED bulbs in and out. EGR blanked. Geoff flushed and serviced
MG TF - bought for SWMBO. She doesn't like it. Shame. To sell or not to sell.
Triumph Thunderbird 1600 - awesome 
 
Post #18102071st May 2017 11:39 pm
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milkbottle
 


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I'm back!!! Very Happy Very Happy

So wheel bearings were shot and unfortunately had to get the local garage to do it but only as I had 1 day off in 14 and SWMBO was not enthusiastic in me spending the day under the car. Nice and quiet now and her ladyship even said it was nice to drive again!

Treated her (the disco, people, the disco Laughing ) to a wash which lasted all of a day as the local avian population clearly did not like the look of it.





Followed by a 7 month puppy deciding to empty its bladder in the rear and my two dogs cowering in the corner in complete disgust.

Took a while to figure out what the bong was on start up and realized it was the service thingy. Hunters (Guava) had been chasing for a couple of weeks and have offered a fixed price service with a courtesy car. Will give them a go and see how it goes. Will let you know after Tuesday!!

All in all she just keeps on rolling. No complaints from her. Just get in and drive. Cool Cool
 Series 2a V8 killed it
Series 3 ex coastguard
110 HiCap
110 rebuilt from pickup to 5 seated hardtop...got that one in a feature of LRO!!!
Disco 300tdi. White
Disco 300tdi. Iceland and back. What a trip and no frozen drumsticks!
P38. Loved that car. Still miss it.
MGZS 180 major smiles for miles. Gone.
D3...LED bulbs in and out. EGR blanked. Geoff flushed and serviced
MG TF - bought for SWMBO. She doesn't like it. Shame. To sell or not to sell.
Triumph Thunderbird 1600 - awesome 
 
Post #183234030th Jun 2017 11:30 pm
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milkbottle
 


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So Hunters gave me a new toy to play with...








Tad smaller than I thought and this keyless entry start thing takes a bit of getting used to. Found it quite noisy both engine and road noise. With 30 degree heat the panoramic roof made it like a green house so when the blind was drawn felt even smaller. Horses for courses but still like Bella the D3 so there!!

Hunters picked up that the towbar hasn't been done under warranty and need to replace. Unfortunately they can't unlock it so need to squirt release juice in there for a bit and take it back.

On the downside 30 miles after picking the D3 up from service I get the dreaded bong and normal suspension only message. Not happy. Hunters going to do a fault read next week and they (me) are hoping that it may just be a valve block that is at fault. We shall see...

Apart from that nothing else of note from Hunters re anything needing doing so providing the fault isn't a problem then all is good Confused

Mind you the toilet is flowering nicely Shocked





and I hoovered my garage Laughing


 Series 2a V8 killed it
Series 3 ex coastguard
110 HiCap
110 rebuilt from pickup to 5 seated hardtop...got that one in a feature of LRO!!!
Disco 300tdi. White
Disco 300tdi. Iceland and back. What a trip and no frozen drumsticks!
P38. Loved that car. Still miss it.
MGZS 180 major smiles for miles. Gone.
D3...LED bulbs in and out. EGR blanked. Geoff flushed and serviced
MG TF - bought for SWMBO. She doesn't like it. Shame. To sell or not to sell.
Triumph Thunderbird 1600 - awesome 
 
Post #18347007th Jul 2017 11:54 pm
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milkbottle
 


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Yay...the compressor is on its way out Big Cry Big Cry

Advanced factors sending me a nice new one Bow down

Saving a total of £500 with me doing it rather than the dealers!!!
 Series 2a V8 killed it
Series 3 ex coastguard
110 HiCap
110 rebuilt from pickup to 5 seated hardtop...got that one in a feature of LRO!!!
Disco 300tdi. White
Disco 300tdi. Iceland and back. What a trip and no frozen drumsticks!
P38. Loved that car. Still miss it.
MGZS 180 major smiles for miles. Gone.
D3...LED bulbs in and out. EGR blanked. Geoff flushed and serviced
MG TF - bought for SWMBO. She doesn't like it. Shame. To sell or not to sell.
Triumph Thunderbird 1600 - awesome 
 
Post #183573811th Jul 2017 3:00 pm
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milkbottle
 


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Hats off to Advanced Factors again.

Ordered the compressor and kit. Ordered after 4pm on the Tuesday and wasn't expecting it until today so imagine my pleasure when it arrived on Wednesday.

Grass cutting put to one side and a jiggle of cars and work began in earnest...

Cover off - easy enough apart from a mouthful of grass seeds and the likes.
Unclip the multi connectors
Two pipes - easy peasy
Third one - nope. Not going to come out. Cut and hope!
Bracket - two lower bolts no problem. Third bolt...what third bolt? Oh that bolt. Actually quite easy once I had taken the lower rubber mount screw out and lifted the pump off the fixed pin. Gave quite a bit of space that made it comfortable.

Whilst everything out the way took the opportunity to squirt Dynax S50 in and around




Remember to give it a chance to dry next time! Managed to get it on my arms and every where else whilst trying to put the new screw thingies in.

So put all back together but that top bolt was a Censored and probably took a good 10 minutes of negiotiating spanners enough to get it to bite even with my trick of extra play with the pump.

Battery connected and springs into life. Messages galore and the feeling of doom. Seems my eagerness to try all the various stages even to extended in the space of a couple of minutes kind of made the pump and systems go into stuff you mode.

Walk away and have a cup of tea. Admire how versatile the old pump is...




So back to it. All messages gone and sits in normal happily, access mode good too. Offroad the back shoots up but the front looks like it is been done by a footpump and slow message pops up.

No leaks found so think it could be a valve block?

Test drive and no bongs. Good sign. Hasn't gone down overnight and driving today no messages. Compressor does seem a bit noisy but then I had the back window down. Window up and can't hear it so fingers crossed.

First time in two years that Bella the D3 has drawn blood. Appears I put my head on a sharp stone whilst upside down and as there is no longer any follicle padding head bled quite nicely. Me thinking it was sweat and SWMBO asking why have I got a bloody head!




The little bit of skin to the left. Boy makes a mess. I remember when there was hair. Now a bottle of head and shoulders lasts a year...
 Series 2a V8 killed it
Series 3 ex coastguard
110 HiCap
110 rebuilt from pickup to 5 seated hardtop...got that one in a feature of LRO!!!
Disco 300tdi. White
Disco 300tdi. Iceland and back. What a trip and no frozen drumsticks!
P38. Loved that car. Still miss it.
MGZS 180 major smiles for miles. Gone.
D3...LED bulbs in and out. EGR blanked. Geoff flushed and serviced
MG TF - bought for SWMBO. She doesn't like it. Shame. To sell or not to sell.
Triumph Thunderbird 1600 - awesome 
 
Post #183648313th Jul 2017 3:35 pm
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milkbottle
 


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Goddammit!!

So my dearly beloved asks to borrow the D3 to go to Ikea with a friend. Typically a full tank of diesel and none in her car I say yes...happily as it saves me the trauma of Ikea.

Sitting at work and get a text..."err think I've broken the car. Boot won't open" Shocked

Guess what I'm doing on Tuesday when the new actuator arrives.

Fitting the kitchen, dump runs and whisking her away for an anniversary treat just moved down the list Laughing

Didn't need a holiday anyway...
 Series 2a V8 killed it
Series 3 ex coastguard
110 HiCap
110 rebuilt from pickup to 5 seated hardtop...got that one in a feature of LRO!!!
Disco 300tdi. White
Disco 300tdi. Iceland and back. What a trip and no frozen drumsticks!
P38. Loved that car. Still miss it.
MGZS 180 major smiles for miles. Gone.
D3...LED bulbs in and out. EGR blanked. Geoff flushed and serviced
MG TF - bought for SWMBO. She doesn't like it. Shame. To sell or not to sell.
Triumph Thunderbird 1600 - awesome 
 
Post #185853417th Sep 2017 4:22 pm
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Love this forum! Bow down

So did the tailgate latch. Trim came off with a little bit of persuasion, found there was no watershed which made things easy.

One broken cable.



Used a fishtape to get in the gap of the metal folds and ta dah we are done. No scratched hands and very little swearing.




Might have to fill the bass space with something!!

Not losing these little Censored




Waited with a cup of tea for the courier to deliver the actuator from Advanced Factors.





Fitted and trim back on in 20 minutes. Away on holiday an hour after that. Sooooooo many brownie points I am well in credit Laughing
 Series 2a V8 killed it
Series 3 ex coastguard
110 HiCap
110 rebuilt from pickup to 5 seated hardtop...got that one in a feature of LRO!!!
Disco 300tdi. White
Disco 300tdi. Iceland and back. What a trip and no frozen drumsticks!
P38. Loved that car. Still miss it.
MGZS 180 major smiles for miles. Gone.
D3...LED bulbs in and out. EGR blanked. Geoff flushed and serviced
MG TF - bought for SWMBO. She doesn't like it. Shame. To sell or not to sell.
Triumph Thunderbird 1600 - awesome 
 
Post #18641613rd Oct 2017 12:45 am
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Slight discussion with an 40t artic who decided to cut the corner at 01:00 in the morning Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad
















The driver refused to give details until I rang the police who nicely said to him it would be in his own interest. Claims I did the damage as I reversed to prevent him taking off the bumper and bonnet as I had nowhere left to go. Exclamation Considering I had stopped when he carried on not sure how he worked that one out.

On the positive makes me appreciate how tough the disco is. If I was in the SWMBO's merc or the little MG then without doubt there would be no car...not even going to mention the thought of being on the motorbike

Long live Land Rovers Laughing
 Series 2a V8 killed it
Series 3 ex coastguard
110 HiCap
110 rebuilt from pickup to 5 seated hardtop...got that one in a feature of LRO!!!
Disco 300tdi. White
Disco 300tdi. Iceland and back. What a trip and no frozen drumsticks!
P38. Loved that car. Still miss it.
MGZS 180 major smiles for miles. Gone.
D3...LED bulbs in and out. EGR blanked. Geoff flushed and serviced
MG TF - bought for SWMBO. She doesn't like it. Shame. To sell or not to sell.
Triumph Thunderbird 1600 - awesome 
 
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