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Old 06-14-2005, 00:29   #1 (permalink)
Pete S
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Re: Disco 1 cruise control


"ntlworld" <news@ntlworld.com> wrote in message
news:nV2ne.4113$iy2.2949@newsfe1-gui.ntli.net...
> Pete S wrote:
>> "Richard Brookman" <newsboy@nowhere.com> wrote in message
>> news:3fjuquF88mbbU1@individual.net...
>>
>>>so news.tiscali.co.uk was, like...
>>>
>>>>>My new (to me) 300Tdi Disco has a non-functioning cruise control. I
>>>>>knew about this at purchase, but thought it would be an easy fix
>>>>>after having the same problem with the RR. I have cut back the
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>The little black thing that is under the jack is in deed the vac pump
>>>>and solenoid. It's mounted on rubber feet pushed through holes in the
>>>>plate below it, they doo pull out and can be put back. It looks like
>>>>if you reconnect the vac pipe your troubles will be over, unlike mine
>>>>I think the ECU is duff.
>>>>
>>>>Peter.
>>>
>>>Aha. There is nothing *under* the jack but a panel with a round hole in
>>>it and a void underneath. The little black thing I mentioned is bolted
>>>(no rubber feet) to the *side* wall of the jack/chock space and has no
>>>obvious nozzle on it to connect to a vacuum pipe. When I get the
>>>workshop manual I will find out what it does. From what you say, it
>>>looks like the vac pump is missing, although having examined the area I
>>>can't for the life of me see where it would go. I'm a bit mystified at
>>>the mo. Where is the vac pump mounted in relation to the jack?
>>>
>>>--
>>>Rich
>>>==============================
>>>Disco 300 Tdi auto
>>>S2a 88" SW
>>>Tiggrr (V8 trialler)
>>>

>>
>> Remove the jack and looking from the front of the car the vac pump is on
>> the left just out of sight through the hole.
>>
>> Peter.

> I thought the vacume pump was on the left side of the engine when you are
> standing at the front. It has a largeish pipe that goes to the brake servo
> and a smaller feed pipe that goes to the egr valve under the wheel chock
> at the front right of the engine compartment.


No The large vac pump on the LHS of the engine is just for the brakes and
EGR. The cruise vac pump is a small electric pump that is switched on to
increase speed and a solenoid valve to let out the vac to decrease speed.
It's behind the RHS headlight under the jack through the round hole.

Peter.


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