Advertise on DISCO3.CO.UK
Forum · Gallery · Wiki · Shop · Sponsors
DISCO3.CO.UK > Technical (D3)

Rusty D3 sills
Post Reply  Down to end
Page 1 of 2 12>
lynalldiscovery
 


Member Since: 22 Dec 2009
Location: Maidstone
Posts: 6221

United Kingdom 2006 Discovery 3 TDV6 Metropolis LE Auto Bonatti GreyDiscovery 3
Rusty D3 sills

Right removed offside sill cover today to remove some unused brackets and found the rear end of the sill a little crispy around some of the unused fixing holes, I would describe them as fraying at the edges Mr. Green
Didnt take pics but will try and do nearside tomorrow and will take pics.
Its not heavy rust by any stretch of the imagination but its there and its started, I think the biggest issue is the little wavey bits in the lower edge panel where it meets the inner sill panel the gaps are simply to small 1.5/2mm so easily clog up this making a trap.

So if you have the inclination I would urge you to take a look under the sill covers and act whilst you still can.
  
Post #179008011th Mar 2017 7:25 pm
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
gstuart
 


Member Since: 21 Oct 2016
Location: kent
Posts: 8483

United Kingdom 2005 Discovery 3 TDV6 Base 7 Seat Auto Java BlackDiscovery 3

funny enough i had a look the other day

after i had taken out the front inner wheel arch to replace the front valve block i noticed a lot of leaves, mud etc shine the cover

so carried on and checked the sill covers

they've all been unsealed , did notice on the drivers side a slight dent which has put some of the holes out of line for any possible chance of fitting rock sliders

before i fitted the inner arch back i did spray in there with dinotrol , made sure it was all cleaned out first and dry

may i ask what are u going to do with ur sills , do u think land rover will start making new metal sill replacements if this becomes an issue

wonder if it's worth drilling some bigger drainage holes
  
Post #179021412th Mar 2017 3:13 am
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
MGCarr
 


Member Since: 15 Jul 2014
Location: Lancashire
Posts: 696

United Kingdom 2007 Discovery 3 TDV6 SE Auto Buckingham BlueDiscovery 3

lynalldiscovery

Thanks for the heads up on this I will put it on my to do list for when the weather picks up a bit, with the current uncertainties around what the government and local mayors may do about diesel engined vehicles my intention is to hang on to my D3, which I thoroughly enjoy, for as long as it takes until the uncertainties are resolved, rather than spending my money on a newer car that might have what turns out to be the wrong fuel technology.

Thumbs Up
 
1997 Defender 90 for the kids and I to have a go at some competitive off road RTV and Tyro trials, daughter picked up her first trophy over the August Bank Holiday.
Previous Land Rover history
1996 P38 4.6 V8 Autobiography
1996 Discovery TDi 300
1972 Range Rover 3.5 V8
LWB Hard Top Series 3
LWB Truck Cab Series 2A
Not been without a Land Rover for over 40 years - I must need therapy! 
 
Post #179022012th Mar 2017 4:16 am
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
lynalldiscovery
 


Member Since: 22 Dec 2009
Location: Maidstone
Posts: 6221

United Kingdom 2006 Discovery 3 TDV6 Metropolis LE Auto Bonatti GreyDiscovery 3

gstuart wrote:
funny enough i had a look the other day

after i had taken out the front inner wheel arch to replace the front valve block i noticed a lot of leaves, mud etc shine the cover

so carried on and checked the sill covers

they've all been unsealed , did notice on the drivers side a slight dent which has put some of the holes out of line for any possible chance of fitting rock sliders

before i fitted the inner arch back i did spray in there with dinotrol , made sure it was all cleaned out first and dry

may i ask what are u going to do with ur sills , do u think land rover will start making new metal sill replacements if this becomes an issue

wonder if it's worth drilling some bigger drainage holes



I had a few tins of aerosol wire and chain lube, I use the same gear to spray the brake pipes, works well so far, so the sills got a good blasting inside and the lower areas and the little bottom wavy bits got a puff of grease into each slat.
I dont think the drain holes are the issue and I would be wary of any heavy wax as its bound to block the little slats and other small drain holes.

I did notice the drain holes for the body mount looked very small and from other pic Ive seen this could also be an issue in the future.

I think in the summer Im going to have to do the whole car, I like Morris Ankor wax but think its still to thick for the sills, might try it mixed with some engine oil to stop it setting.
  
Post #179022212th Mar 2017 6:17 am
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
lynalldiscovery
 


Member Since: 22 Dec 2009
Location: Maidstone
Posts: 6221

United Kingdom 2006 Discovery 3 TDV6 Metropolis LE Auto Bonatti GreyDiscovery 3

MGCarr wrote:
lynalldiscovery

Thanks for the heads up on this I will put it on my to do list for when the weather picks up a bit, with the current uncertainties around what the government and local mayors may do about diesel engined vehicles my intention is to hang on to my D3, which I thoroughly enjoy, for as long as it takes until the uncertainties are resolved, rather than spending my money on a newer car that might have what turns out to be the wrong fuel technology.

Thumbs Up


I forgot to mention the rear of the sill is held on with two screws and the upper one was seized solid and was a bit of a sod to remove.
  
Post #179022312th Mar 2017 6:18 am
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
lynalldiscovery
 


Member Since: 22 Dec 2009
Location: Maidstone
Posts: 6221

United Kingdom 2006 Discovery 3 TDV6 Metropolis LE Auto Bonatti GreyDiscovery 3

Some pics of whats festering behind your sills Shocked
Nearside had the most mud/dirt, I guess because its in the gutter most of the time?


  
Post #179026512th Mar 2017 11:23 am
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
lynalldiscovery
 


Member Since: 22 Dec 2009
Location: Maidstone
Posts: 6221

United Kingdom 2006 Discovery 3 TDV6 Metropolis LE Auto Bonatti GreyDiscovery 3

Actual sill itself at the bottom, like I said above fraying at the edges is a good description the actual metal is sound its just the edges where the protection is poor and of course once it starts!


  
Post #179026612th Mar 2017 11:26 am
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
Pete K
 


Member Since: 15 Jan 2016
Location: GL
Posts: 5834

England 2005 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Auto Rimini RedDiscovery 3

gstuart wrote:
funny enough i had a look the other day

after i had taken out the front inner wheel arch to replace the front valve block i noticed a lot of leaves, mud etc


Wait till you see what's behind the rear wheel arches Shocked
  
Post #179027212th Mar 2017 11:42 am
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
gstuart
 


Member Since: 21 Oct 2016
Location: kent
Posts: 8483

United Kingdom 2005 Discovery 3 TDV6 Base 7 Seat Auto Java BlackDiscovery 3

pete k

think that's the next job in removing the rear inner arches

wonder if i should get some mud flaps , don't know how much it may prevent a lot of it being collected
  
Post #179035912th Mar 2017 3:22 pm
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
gstuart
 


Member Since: 21 Oct 2016
Location: kent
Posts: 8483

United Kingdom 2005 Discovery 3 TDV6 Base 7 Seat Auto Java BlackDiscovery 3

lynalldiscovery wrote:
gstuart wrote:
funny enough i had a look the other day

after i had taken out the front inner wheel arch to replace the front valve block i noticed a lot of leaves, mud etc shine the cover

so carried on and checked the sill covers

they've all been unsealed , did notice on the drivers side a slight dent which has put some of the holes out of line for any possible chance of fitting rock sliders

before i fitted the inner arch back i did spray in there with dinotrol , made sure it was all cleaned out first and dry

may i ask what are u going to do with ur sills , do u think land rover will start making new metal sill replacements if this becomes an issue

wonder if it's worth drilling some bigger drainage holes



I had a few tins of aerosol wire and chain lube, I use the same gear to spray the brake pipes, works well so far, so the sills got a good blasting inside and the lower areas and the little bottom wavy bits got a puff of grease into each slat.
I dont think the drain holes are the issue and I would be wary of any heavy wax as its bound to block the little slats and other small drain holes.

I did notice the drain holes for the body mount looked very small and from other pic Ive seen this could also be an issue in the future.

I think in the summer Im going to have to do the whole car, I like Morris Ankor wax but think its still to thick for the sills, might try it mixed with some engine oil to stop it setting.


sound like you've got ur hands full

in one sense good that you've picked it up now

do u think fitting side steps etc may contribute to the sills being in that condition or just one of those things
  
Post #179036012th Mar 2017 3:27 pm
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
sean 471
 


Member Since: 26 Apr 2011
Location: Sheffield
Posts: 2990

United Kingdom 2007 Discovery 3 TDV6 Pursuit LE Auto Java BlackDiscovery 3

What's keeping the sill covers on?
Or do they just pull off?
  
Post #179036612th Mar 2017 3:53 pm
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
gstuart
 


Member Since: 21 Oct 2016
Location: kent
Posts: 8483

United Kingdom 2005 Discovery 3 TDV6 Base 7 Seat Auto Java BlackDiscovery 3

sean

clips on the side

bolts underneath

think there's also fixings on the end in the rear wheel arch
  
Post #179037012th Mar 2017 4:09 pm
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
sean 471
 


Member Since: 26 Apr 2011
Location: Sheffield
Posts: 2990

United Kingdom 2007 Discovery 3 TDV6 Pursuit LE Auto Java BlackDiscovery 3

Thanks Thumbs Up
  
Post #179037612th Mar 2017 4:20 pm
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
lynalldiscovery
 


Member Since: 22 Dec 2009
Location: Maidstone
Posts: 6221

United Kingdom 2006 Discovery 3 TDV6 Metropolis LE Auto Bonatti GreyDiscovery 3

gstuart wrote:
sean

clips on the side

bolts underneath

think there's also fixings on the end in the rear wheel arch


No bolts on mine
Top length is held on with them silly little button clips
Whole bottom length is held on with expanding fir tree clips
Rear has two flange headed self tappers into spring clips.
  
Post #179042812th Mar 2017 5:45 pm
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
M3DPO
 


Member Since: 22 Sep 2010
Location: Notts.
Posts: 6238

England 2014 Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 HSE Lux Auto Corris GreyDiscovery 4

I take the nylon buttons off one at a time and squirt old engine oil in with a traditional oil can, just make sure you don't park on the neighbours block paviors after you've done it Laughing
 It can when others can't,
It will when others won't,
It goes where others don't. 
 
Post #179049512th Mar 2017 7:35 pm
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
Display posts from the last:  
Post Reply Back to top
Page 1 of 2 12>
Jump to:  
Previous Topic | Next Topic >


Posting Rules
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum



DISCO3.CO.UK Copyright © 2004-2020 Futuranet Ltd & Martin Lewis
DISCO3.CO.UK RSS Feed - All Forums

DISCO3.CO.UK is independent and not affiliated to Land Rover.
Switch to Mobile Site