A few months ago, I bought a Q-reg LR Disco 2.5 Tdi. I think it's a
1992 model. A great all-rounder, it's already a firm favourite with
the family. However, it's got 2 faults which I'm wondering if anyone
can shed any light on.
1. The hydraulic clutch loses fluid but I can't find the leak. If I
don't top it up with fluid every 3 weeks or so the gears start
crunching and eventually I get a completely slack pedal (as soon as I
do top it up, the clutch returns to normal). It's all very peculiar -
I've had the slave and the master cylinder replaced but the problem
remains. It's cheap enough to keep topping it up, I suppose, but I was
wondering if this was a common fault and if someone might know the
2. The ignition switch has now started playing up and has recently
started cutting the engine out whilst the car is on the road - which is
a bit hairy! Initially, the car intermittently wouldn't start and I
narrowed the problem down to the ignition switch. I took the switch
apart and cleaned it and that cured it for a short while, but now the 2
parts of the switch unit won't nip together properly and I have to
gently wiggle the whole unit as I start the car, or it just cuts out.
Again, is this a common fault and is there a simple cure or do I have
to buy a new ignition switch? (If so, I'd appreciate any tips on decent
Thanks for any help.
- Tom Bennett