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  1. Shane
    02-24-2015 02:58 PM - permalink
    Hello Disco Mike i have been following your advice here for a long time and now i have an issue that doesn't seem to be an easy solve for me. MY 99 Disco 2 will start just fine and once its warmed up it will not idle by itself. i have to play with the pedal in p or n to keep it running. i believe that there isn't enough rpm's to go once i put it in gear but not sure. And it sounds like my timing is off now as well but not sure what else can cause that. ive replaced the ckps since after a while it would only run once a day really than once it died i would have to wait. now it starts fine again like its been doing for a year now while i drive my car. any thoughts on what i should check?
  2. CD77
    01-05-2015 02:37 PM - permalink
    Hello Sir, hoping it's ok to message you here.
    2003 Disco II Cranks but no start.
    Has spark and fuel pressure, will start with starting fluid but dies, possible the injectors are not getting a Pulse? Replace crank sensor, and cam sensor.
    I'm stumped.
    Thank you
  3. baghdadguy
    10-06-2014 12:16 PM - permalink
    Mr Mike- JW in CO. 303-378-1020. Compressor problems. 2000 D2, blowing fuses (one in engine bay). Pump won't come on. I've removed it, cleaned it, put back in, same thing. I have a new pump on the way; hopefully this solves? It just won't come on. D2 runs fine otherwise. 88k mi. Thanks mucho in advance!
  4. thegails
    08-20-2014 02:49 PM - permalink
    Hey, Mike,
    Can you tell me the procedure to clean my idle air control valve? I have cleaned by throttle body and performed the SeaFoam induction. I'm having the same issues as other guys with the rough idle and then random stalls at stop lights. No codes.
    Thanks for your help.

    Jeff Gail
  5. stanislandy
    08-18-2014 09:44 AM - permalink
    Hey there Mike,
    I've been looking and can't seem to find a link to forum rules on placing classified ads. Selling my 04 Disco and would like to see if fellow LR aficionados may be interested. Can you help? Thanks in advance!
  6. ggonsa01
    08-13-2014 03:59 PM - permalink
    Hi Mike I read the enclosed caption,in regard to mpg from way back. My truck is struggling to get 12 avg via my scan guage. with cruise on at 65mph

    See Below:
    I run a 75/140 synthetic in both diffs. and my t/case, I live at nearly 7000 feet so my engine lost a good 30 horse power and I get an easy 18 MPG on the road as long as I stay under 70 MPH, that is with gears, lockers and axles, so it can be done.
    Howski, those tires hurt you a little, at least a MPG, a roof rack can easily take 1.5 MPG.

    My truck is a 2001 D2 set-up the same is yours but with a rack, not re greared approx 146,000 miles. The following are new 02, plugs, wires 8 mm., air filter. All fluids are change and serviced regularly. Truck runs like a champ no codes etc Tires are 32s KM2 with 40 psi.
    What am I missing? Does the MAF need cleaning or replacing? Is there some thing else?
  7. The_Disco_Abides
    08-04-2014 06:30 PM - permalink
    Hey Mike,
    I am going to tackle a driveshaft rebuild this weekend and was wondering if you would be able to send me this PDF you speak of? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Also thanks for all the info you have posted already!
  8. david013
    07-28-2014 12:40 AM - permalink
    Hi Mike, I wanted to ask if you've ever seen a flywheel disintegrate into shrapnel and come through the bell housing. I got the discovery that I just picked up running and the loud clanking noise that I feared was the liners turned out to be a torque converter/ flywheel issue. I'm going to drop the transmission and replace both parts but I wanted to see if you've ever heard of an issue like this?
  9. GeorgeS_83
    07-11-2014 02:09 PM - permalink
    Good day Mike,
    Was wondering if you can give more detail in your checklist of like what brand and weight for the engine oil, and power steering fluid. For the spark plugs, is Bosch better than NGK or Champion?
  10. domoneill
    06-27-2014 01:58 AM - permalink
    Disco Mike
    You seem to be v knowledgeable on such issues- was wondering if you can advise before I take it to the garage

    I have a '99 D2 V8, 82000km, petrol only, no LPG.

    Just bought a nanocom evo and when I plug it in today for the first time its showing a constant misfire fault on cyl2, which I thought I first noticed 2 days ago. Its just been in for a service 2weeks ago during which I had new leads and plugs replaced both with performance versions from Paddock. The car ran fine until 2 days ago and I have done 500+kms since the service without problem.

    The fault codes are; PO 202, 300, 302, 1000, 1300

    I should add that during the service I also removed the central silencer with a straight through pipe, but didn't touch the cat, and fitted a performance filter.

    Any ideas welcome.

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