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centre diff lock

Post by mudmagnet » Sat Oct 24, 2015 2:33 pm

Land Rover decided not to supply a centre diff lock (CDL) on discovery 2',s but on some transfer boxes the CDL was still there but without any linkage to operate it,
so after looking under mine and finding that I did have the spigot I decided to buy an Ashcroft transmissions CDL linkage kit which is a new diff lock lever and cable and bracket to fit the transfer box

yes I have CDL in my transfer box :yipi:

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so a strip out of the centre console and drill all the rivets out of the transmission tunnel cover then I can fit the new bracket and cable

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then put it all back together and see if it works, unfortunately the Ashcroft kit comes with a Defender gear knob which is different to a Disco one but I will have to get the correct one later

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and it all works :yipi: Land Rover even had the diff lock light still wired in even though you couldn't use it

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so now I have 3 options
1 traction control only
2 CDL and TC as long as you engage diff lock after the car is started
3 CDL on its own if you engage diff lock before the car is started

im a happy bunny now :D
i'm so skint i cant even pay attention

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Re: centre diff lock

Post by PJ_ » Sat Oct 24, 2015 3:19 pm

I wasn't so lucky, nothing on mine

when I replaced my tbox I didn't have the cash to upgrade it either. The traction control is good tho. But with both you'd be unstoppable.
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Re: centre diff lock

Post by Alterastro » Sat Oct 24, 2015 4:52 pm

That's a nice mod Gav. How much did it cost?

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Re: centre diff lock

Post by mudmagnet » Sat Oct 24, 2015 5:20 pm

The linkage kit was £ 245 then it took about 5 hour's work but if I had to do it again I could probably do it in 3 hour's
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Re: centre diff lock

Post by Davey Boy » Sun Oct 25, 2015 8:13 am

I like hearing of little victories like this Gav.
I remember being just as pleased when I fitted a rear diff lock to the existing loom on my old Paj, and everything the factory had fitted all worked then too!
Well done Matey! :gr8:
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Re: centre diff lock

Post by mudmagnet » Sun Oct 25, 2015 8:56 am

Thanks it is nice to have your own little victories :yes:
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Re: centre diff lock

Post by littlejimny » Sun Oct 25, 2015 9:14 am

Great stuff, makes me finding the wiring for a cigarette lighter in my e reg Astra look less impressive!

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Re: centre diff lock

Post by billbloke » Sun Oct 25, 2015 12:15 pm

littlejimny wrote:Great stuff, makes me finding the wiring for a cigarette lighter in my e reg Astra look less impressive!

Heheh.

Nice one Gav. :gr8:
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Re: centre diff lock

Post by darkstar » Sun Oct 25, 2015 5:37 pm

:yipi: well done mate

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Re: centre diff lock

Post by mudslingger » Mon Oct 26, 2015 5:49 pm

Just a quick question can CDL and traction control work at the same time, the new defender disengages traction when CDL is selected?

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Re: centre diff lock

Post by PJ_ » Mon Oct 26, 2015 6:10 pm

Traction control breaks the spinning wheel sending the power to the other side, with CDL in the power will also go to the other end of the car.

Sounds awesome and I can't see why it wouldn't work
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Re: centre diff lock

Post by mudmagnet » Mon Oct 26, 2015 6:23 pm

The td5 defenders had tc and that wasn't disabled when using cdl
There is also quite a few youtube videos showing the benefit of using cdl and traction control
Also the 2003/2004 discos had the cdl offered as an option and the tc stayed on with the cdl so you can still use hill descent control as well
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Re: centre diff lock

Post by mudmagnet » Wed Oct 28, 2015 2:03 pm

finished it off with the correct gear knob and a new sticker :D
I know its sad but I wanted it to look right :lol:




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Re: centre diff lock

Post by Alterastro » Wed Oct 28, 2015 2:42 pm

That is sad, but I would've done it too :D

(sticker is a bit pished though...) :oops:

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Re: centre diff lock

Post by timberjohn » Wed Oct 28, 2015 7:48 pm

Alterastro wrote:(sticker is a bit pished though...) :oops:


Authentic Land Rover build quality that Nick, Gavin is a stickler for accuracy, great stuff. :gr8:

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