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    Question Wading Plugs

    1995 Discovery 1; Manual Gearbox; Mission: find where the wading plug is supposed to go, supposing I one day wish to get wet.

    The clutch is behind this casing. Right? Is this where the drain hole is supposed to be? I have studied other pics and examples, and read and re-read the owner's manual (just has a picture of a side view of the Rover, with an arrow pointing to it).
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    I can't remember rightly, but I think that they are in the bell housing (next to the oil pan) at the lower side facing forward. And, yes, this is where the clutch and flywheel live. But remember 'getting wet' in a Disco means wet and smelly carpets,the doors don't seal all that well.

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    Default Who can see it?

    Well, here is a view of the forward facing side of the housing. Does anyone see a drain hole?

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    Hmmmm...Doesn't seem to have wading plugs does it? Well, they can always be added by boring a hole the recommended size in the bottom of the bell housing, tapping to NPT and adding a pipe plug [3/8" ought to do it]. Since this is aluminum it should be fairly easy to do, going carefully and shop vac'ing up the chips as you go. It's been done before...

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    Thanks, I was wondering about doing that. Strange it should come from the factory this way?? But I think I should do it. I can see oil seeping through the seal, but it might be building up faster than that little leak lets it out. It's got 70,000 miles on it now and the oil might start speeding up.

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    Wow! Only 70K on a '95, that's hardly broken in. With Rovers you sometimes have to do your own engineering. [Even if it's not broken, you can still fix it.]

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    95 d1 - manual w\ only 70k?!?! lucky SOB.... I'm nearing 200k and wish atleast once a month that mine wasn't an automatic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SGFMORover View Post
    95 d1 - manual w\ only 70k?!?! lucky SOB.... I'm nearing 200k and wish atleast once a month that mine wasn't an automatic.
    And virtually no rust too. The brakes were terrible though and I had to replace all the rotors, shocks and tie-rod ends.

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    I drilled and tapped a hole ! Good thing I wasn't hoping for oil, because there was none. Clean as a whistle. But I guess I'm ready for a rear seal leak (if it comes). The drip at the front of the housing must be from higher up on the engine (which is well greased on the outside).

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    Great, you're all set, not too painful I hope. As my dear old Dad used to say,"Nothing to it...Just to do it."


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