so Alex Threlfall was, like...
> In article <3oe8inF5hosjU1@individual.net>, firstname.lastname@example.org
>> so Alex Threlfall was, like...
>>> In article <3oe7qtF5isl6U1@individual.net>, email@example.com
>>>> so Alex Threlfall was, like...
>>>>> Hi All!
>>>>> I currently have an 1996 (N) Discovery 300TDI, and I was wondering
>>>>> if there are any upgrades that can be done to improve towing speed
>>>>> and stability. This landie has also done in excess of 100K miles,
>>>>> does anything in the sway bar department need replacing after this
>>>>> sort of milage?
>>>>> Ta in advance!
>>>> Just had a Jeremy Fearn intercooler and chip upgrade done to my
>>>> 300. Makes a useful difference to towing ability.
>>>> As to stability - is it unstable at the moment? If not, leave it
>>> Yes, slightly when i get over about 55mph with the big genny behind,
>>> my colleagues defender 110 (05 plate) will pull it happily at 70+
>>> without any issues.
>>> I don't know how much difference it makes, but the brakes have been
>>> very squealy since i had them changed, the guy at the garage said
>>> the calipers weren't in the best of shape, but that it was fine to
>>> drive, are you able to replace part of the calipers? I've seen an
>>> piston listed as a part for the calipers, but a load of new
>>> calipers would set me back a hefty ammount :D
>> Unless you are very unlucky, new pistons should do it. Calipers
>> seem to stay OK, and they should do at the price for a replacement!
>> If stability is a problem, I would check out the bushes first -
>> anti-roll bars aren't really a wear-and-tear item.
> Gotcha, thanks. Any idea how long it would take someone to change the
> pistons? Got royally ripped off when i got the brakes done last time
> (took them 5.5 hours to change the discs+pads on all 4 wheels) hence
> why I didn't want to get them to change the calipers!
> Oh, and ditto with the bushes :) And do I go for OEM ones or Polybush?
Actually, 5 hours isn't bad to do all that - it's better than I could do.
It's the hourly rate they charge that makes you think you've been ripped
off. UKP80 an hour is common.
Changing the pistons is pretty much a DIY job for a moderately experienced
home mechanic, or a mate with said experience who doesn't mind giving a
hand. Great care, great cleanliness, and allow plenty of time. There's
nothing mysterious about it. And your time is free!
Big debate on OEM/Polybush. No experience, so I'll leave that to someone
Disco 300 Tdi auto
S2a 88" SW
Tiggrr (V8 trialler)