Written on: 09/08/2013
1991 Disco 200 imported to NZ from Scotland in 1994.
Now has about 198000 miles on the clock.
Has had one clutch, rebuilt injector pump and new power steering pump, everything else original. Gearbox 2nd getting weak and has a transmission clonk at gear changes but like me it getting on a bit. Has done reasonable amount of miles on highway commute but also gets put to use on the farm. Rakes hay and tows harrow no problem.
Has a large inter-cooler and tweaked fuel pump. Disconnected the turbo wastegate and now drive on the boost gauge. Will still make 15psi when needed. I use SWEPCO 501 cetane boost in the diesel and this makes a big difference. It has dropped the boost pressure about 2-3 psi at 60mph cruising so it certainly lifts the power and reduces smoke.
Body showing some very small patches of rust but passed WOF no problem.
A great old bus that has served the family well.
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