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Add to the list formally:

A) Radiator top vent 'cap'- discard plastic and replace. Not an option. I replaced w/zinc coated casting/plug. 1-1/2 yr working perfect. Orig failed VERY inconveniently.

B) Fuel filler cap-plastic fails guaranteed. Replace every 5 yrs. Baseline is tomorrow...

C) New venting hose from front diff, up to vacuum-port at manifold;

D) Serp belt idler pulley Bearing Cheap and cheerful d-i-y project;

E) Oil pan drop-and-clean. Just as it sounds. Remove front a/s bar to access.

F) One-shot grease into CV...check it, at least.

G) Check actual pressure in the spare tire; while at it... adjust 4 road tires too.

H) Paint the radio 'code' on some surface or use crayon, but don't identify it as...

I) Finally, run the AC for 5 mins once weekly or monthly, regardless; and,

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IMPORTANT:

as mentioned above: Drain the Transfer case and refill [same as trans fluid). Use small size oil can like Dorothy used in WoO. Every 30k-40k mi. Not kidding here, this is the single most expensive item and the secret to RR great drive-train prowess.
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Synthetic Trans Fluid

Thank you for great information. What is the consensus on synthetic auto trans fluid in the DIIs? I'm a big fan of synthetics generally.

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What do you guys think of Rotella 15w40 oil? anyone run this on their d2"s?

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New front Drive shaft with grease fittings
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Replaced head gaskets
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Great list, thanks guys. Two questions: the vacuum hose is for bleeding the brake lines or are there lines that need replacing e.g. Cruise control?

I have changed the fluid in the tranny, t-case and diffs and front cv/knuckles within the last 8k miles or so and have checked/topped more recently. What is the routine for these guys? (every xx,yy miles?)

Will add "grease props haft zirks once I get them replaced from stock in the very near future. Thanks! Tom

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Smile Head Gasket Problems & leaking coolant

Hello....I am new to the thread But wanted folks to know that I had an on going problem with leaking coolant...I finally had my 03 Disco with 181,279 miles original head gaskets & spark plugs replaced...and omg the truck runs so much better...no more leaks...Having to ride around with a bottle of coolant for the past year...has been a great relief..for those who don't think the Disco will run past 150,000 miles...I am living proof..Prior to the head gasket work being done...I had the valve covers replaced, water pump and thermos. replaced...but I kept having this leak...
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Hi! I am new to the forums, too. I just picked up a 2000 Disco with 119k. The previous owners were meticulous with the maintenance and keeping records. They have a spare engine and offered to let me have parts from it if I wanted. I am pretty clueless about that kind of thing. Can you recommend any engine parts I can take that might become handy down the line? Thanks for posting the high mileage maintenance schedule! That is excellent!
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Hello....I am new to the thread But wanted folks to know that I had an on going problem with leaking coolant...I finally had my 03 Disco with 181,279 miles original head gaskets & spark plugs replaced...and omg the truck runs so much better...no more leaks...Having to ride around with a bottle of coolant for the past year...has been a great relief..for those who don't think the Disco will run past 150,000 miles...I am living proof..Prior to the head gasket work being done...I had the valve covers replaced, water pump and thermos. replaced...but I kept having this leak...
Where is the leak at? Anyway, check the throttle body heater just in case. I had a leak and that was the issue. Easy fix.
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I have an 04 disco II, I need to replace the radiator but only see "without secondary air injection" on the description on internet. I have SAI. Thoughts? kevin

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Anyone notice the note "Check/Adjust" the steering box ??
Is it adjustable?

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1 Oil filter, K&N 3001 or Mobil 1- 301
1 Factory air filter
6 Qts. of engine oil, Shell Rotella T-6
2 feet of 3/16th vacuum tube
2 feet of 5/16th vacuum tube
6 Qts. Of Vavoline’s high mileage Dextron 3 ATF
7 Qts. of 80/90W synthetic gear oil, 85W/140 for HD use
3 Pints of Castrol Synthetic or Vavoline’s DOT 4 Brake fluid
4 Qts of synthetic Power steering fluid
2 Gallons of Peak or any green or yellow coolant, don’t use Dexcool
1 Bottle of Lucas Power Steering additive
1 Bottle of Lucas Transmission additive
1 Can of B&G’s 44K gas additive
1 Can of Spray Carb. Spray
1 Can Of Brake cleaner
8 Spark Plugs, I use Bosch Platinum Plus 4's
1 Set of Magnacor or STI 8mm plug wires
1 Serpentine belt
2 Bottles of SeaFoam gas additive
1 T/Stat
1 bottle of WaterWetter or Purple Ice
Hoses and belts, as necessary

60,000 Mile Service or Major Service for High Mileage Used Vehicle just purchased

Bleed the brakes
Flush and change the power steering fluid adding one bottle of additive
Service the tranny adding one bottle of additive
Change the coolant Pressure Cap and t/stat
Do an engine flush before changing the oil
Do an induction cleaning
Clean the throttle body
Add fuel additive to full gas tank
Change both of the diffs fluid
Change the t/case oil
Replace the plugs and wires
Replace the air filter
Lube all the drive shaft grease fitting including the 2 slip shafts
Do full inspection of brakes, hoses, bushings etc.
Rebuild or Replace the front drive shaft if it only has 1 grease fitting

Hopefully I didn't leave anything out.
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What brand of coolant do you recommend ? I understand Dexcool is no a good choice ?
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What brand of coolant do you recommend ? I understand Dexcool is no a good choice ?
From what I read. Peak Global. I am having a hard time finding it. Pepboys has it on their site but the stores by me don't carry it.

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Make sure that you replace your coolant pressure cap and t/stat cause they do wear ot, especially with DexCool.




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Thanks Mike nice info doing most of it now and some with some sensors
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How about 50% coolant and distilled water or buy the 50/50 premixed coolant.
When doing that make sure you add a new 180 degree t/stat for better cooling.



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