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Disco3Ben
 


Member Since: 28 Apr 2017
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United Kingdom 2007 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Auto Java BlackDiscovery 3

Hi,
Not yet but hopefully will this week. Wanted to pick up some panel wipe to clean the surfaces first.
Thanks for the feedback on my posts - think you and I are the only ones reading them ๐Ÿ˜
 tinted, split charge, D4 rear lights, clear repeaters, RLD spare wheel protector, rear cage, Mantec LL, Prospeed rack and ladder, side steps, Howling Moon Safari 2.1 awning, Altox remote, light bar.  
Post #19806444th Sep 2018 12:39 pm
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Beretta
 


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United Kingdom 2010 Discovery 4 3.0 TDV6 HSE Auto Stornoway GreyDiscovery 4

I will keep an eye out for when you have done it...

How many did you order?
 2010 Disco 4 HSE
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- GAP BT IID 
 
Post #19806474th Sep 2018 12:51 pm
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Disco3Ben
 


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I presumed they came as a set of 4. I did open the box to have a look, but maybe there were only two in there?!
If only 2 Iโ€™ll do the fronts first then order some more
 tinted, split charge, D4 rear lights, clear repeaters, RLD spare wheel protector, rear cage, Mantec LL, Prospeed rack and ladder, side steps, Howling Moon Safari 2.1 awning, Altox remote, light bar.  
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Beretta
 


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United Kingdom 2010 Discovery 4 3.0 TDV6 HSE Auto Stornoway GreyDiscovery 4

I thought that there may have only been one?
 2010 Disco 4 HSE
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- GAP BT IID 
 
Post #19807554th Sep 2018 8:13 pm
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Disco3Ben
 


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United Kingdom 2007 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Auto Java BlackDiscovery 3

Just checked - itโ€™s a single 4ft length.
Enough to do the front sills I would think.
 tinted, split charge, D4 rear lights, clear repeaters, RLD spare wheel protector, rear cage, Mantec LL, Prospeed rack and ladder, side steps, Howling Moon Safari 2.1 awning, Altox remote, light bar.  
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Disco3Ben
 


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United Kingdom 2007 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Auto Java BlackDiscovery 3

finished wiring in the Altox FBH controls.
all went in well, route marked by the blue cable ties as I didn't have any black ones to hand
.

I think there are a few communication issues to iron out
http://disco3.co.uk/forum/fbh-questions-nearly-174820.html
but at least all the electronics are done and the car is back together for now!
 tinted, split charge, D4 rear lights, clear repeaters, RLD spare wheel protector, rear cage, Mantec LL, Prospeed rack and ladder, side steps, Howling Moon Safari 2.1 awning, Altox remote, light bar.  
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"I knew that the radius of the bracket internal corners wouldn't quite marry up with the right angles on the box section, so I plan to use longer fixings to pull it up tight and then the two profiles should hopefully lock into each other.
My thinking is that if I round of the box section to match then it would become too weak, likewise - if I were to square off the internal curves of the brackets then that would create potential 'crack start points'."

With Regards to the Brackets I would square them off but just make sure there is a radius in the corner to prevent stress cracks it doesn't have to be big. Brackets will fit better and the load on the box section would be spread better.

Also I'd put a canvass bag on the front to prevent the weather getting in there whilst driving then fix it in place with the tie strap.

Looking good shame I'm not allowed to do stuff like that to mine swimbo wants a posh roader Confused
  
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Beretta
 


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Disco3Ben wrote:
Just checked - itโ€™s a single 4ft length.
Enough to do the front sills I would think.


Did you manage to get this fitted?
 2010 Disco 4 HSE
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- GAP BT IID 
 
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Iceman08
 


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United Kingdom 2010 Discovery 4 3.0 TDV6 HSE Auto Santorini BlackDiscovery 4

Disco3Ben wrote:
Today's jobs were electrics.
new boot handle fitted (the Ford unit) and works well.



Having recently reconditioned the FBH into working order I could then set about finally wiring in the Altox kit that I bought from Beannie a while ago.
Everything was easy to take apart and really simple to fit. When I was unsure about the last couple of wires I just sent him a quick text message and all sorted - top man!

indicator LED fitted

temp sensor fitted in behind the air vent



Last bits to sort tomorrow (inline fuse to +ve, connect all earths to main -ve and then fit the trigger wire I ordered to the FBH)

then all good to go when the crappy weather arrives Smile


Have you fitted the fan controller with your Altox??
   
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Disco3Ben
 


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I think so!
Fans do come on when I text the Altox, although not particularly strongly. Should I be able to turn them up?
I presume it's the little white box behind the fan controls?
 tinted, split charge, D4 rear lights, clear repeaters, RLD spare wheel protector, rear cage, Mantec LL, Prospeed rack and ladder, side steps, Howling Moon Safari 2.1 awning, Altox remote, light bar.  
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Iceman08
 


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No idea at all Laughing

I was just curious how you were getting on with the fan controller? I have the altox but not the fan controller and was considering getting it!
   
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Disco3Ben
 


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well it defo works - text the number and the fans kick in straight away Smile
 tinted, split charge, D4 rear lights, clear repeaters, RLD spare wheel protector, rear cage, Mantec LL, Prospeed rack and ladder, side steps, Howling Moon Safari 2.1 awning, Altox remote, light bar.  
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Is there a separate command for the fans or do they automatically turn on with the FBH?

Any issues with draining the battery if both are running for 30 minutes?
   
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Disco3Ben
 


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Not sure yet, fan runs straight away. seems ok.
Fans are a bit feeble so doubt they are drawing enough to kill the battery.
Iโ€™ve got a split charge system fitted as a back up - you should consider fitting similar ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜
 tinted, split charge, D4 rear lights, clear repeaters, RLD spare wheel protector, rear cage, Mantec LL, Prospeed rack and ladder, side steps, Howling Moon Safari 2.1 awning, Altox remote, light bar.  
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Disco3Ben
 


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Finally added the sill cover strips.
Interesting to see how long they last but have to say that I am more impressed than I thought I was going to be!
starting point - standard scratched sill

cut two 22 inch lengths and rounded the corners

cleaned the sills and fitted both sides


They are subtle and not shiny silver bling, so exactly what I was after.
1 order does the front sills, will order another set to cover the rears.
 tinted, split charge, D4 rear lights, clear repeaters, RLD spare wheel protector, rear cage, Mantec LL, Prospeed rack and ladder, side steps, Howling Moon Safari 2.1 awning, Altox remote, light bar.  
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