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Disco_Mikey
 


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Scotland 2005 Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE Auto Cairns BlueDiscovery 3
TDV8 retrofit...

For those not on Facebook...

With customers cancelling due to the weather, and lack of deliveries for the same reason, progress has been made on fitting the TDV8!

Doesn't look like much progress has been made, but:
Front end wiring loom has been swapped over
Chassis loom has been swapped over
Fuel pipes and filter housing replaced
Engine mounts swapped
TDV8 PCM is in place

Fuel tank wiring needs extended (annoyingly, it's 5 inches too short Evil or Very Mad )
Fuel cooler fitting
Gearbox oil cooler fitting
Filter housing secured

Then the engine and gearbox can be fitted into place!














Engine and gearbox now in situ Thumbs Up






And sat next to a 2.7 for comparison


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Disco_Mikey
 


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Disco_Mikey
 


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And 3rd, just in case Thumbs Up
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Just an idea, you should keep a rough build time going so that you can price this upgrade up for anyone mad enough Twisted Evil
 

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life - live it
 


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V8

If you have a V8 petrol D3, how easy is it to fit a RRS super charged engine, gear box etc etc
  
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Disco_Mikey
 


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robpenrose wrote:
Just an idea, you should keep a rough build time going so that you can price this upgrade up for anyone mad enough Twisted Evil


Not far off 10 days to get the Sport stripped, the D3 stripped and to this stage Shocked
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chugga90
 


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I know it does not pay the bills, but that must be very rewarding.
Rather jealous I do not have the ability to do such a build.
Keep up the good work.
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bulletman
 


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Looks like an interesting project...

Any chance you can tell me what size fuel line or what size the quick connectors are in the pick of the fuel filter ???

I am thinking 8mm and chance you can tell ?

Thanks and Cheers Bulletman
  
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Disco_Mikey
 


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Genuine fuel pipes. Most likely 8mm Thumbs Up
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Post #19220204th Mar 2018 7:33 am
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Mike are you not doing a Bodsy on the chassis while the body is off?.

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Woohoo, been hoping to see someone attempting this Smile
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Great to see a start on this Mike. I'd love to be a part of this project, brings back good memories. Thumbs Up Thumbs Up
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Disco_Mikey
 


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Flack wrote:
Mike are you not doing a Bodsy on the chassis while the body is off?.

Flack Thumbs Up


This is only for testing and mock up

Once it’s had all the issues ironed out, it’s all coming apart, my blue on will be coming off the road, and being rebuilt (again) with a Galv chassis Thumbs Up
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You cant just drop the disco body onto the sport chassis?
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Disco_Mikey
 


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That would be much too easy. RRS chassis is shorter...
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