Landrover parts

Submitted: Friday, Jul 26, 2002 at 00:00
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Can anyone tell me where I can purchase reasonably priced (new)Landrover Discovery parts in the Sydney/South Cost region? I own a 1997 TDi, and am shocked at the price quoted for a new belt tensioner pulley mechanism. The bearing in the pulley is showing signs (and sounds) of wear.
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Reply By: Mark - Friday, Jul 26, 2002 at 00:00

Friday, Jul 26, 2002 at 00:00
Rob,
I had the same problem a couple of months ago on my 97 TDI. It was close to $300 for a new tensioner from Alto parts (apparently the price dropped recently from around $400). Anyway I decided to have a go at replacing the bearing which incidently is a very common 6203 2RSR (2RSR = 2 rubber seals). The biggest problem is getting the tamper proof circlip out ( yes i'm afraid LandRover would rather you buy the complete unit ) anyway after struggling for ages to get the circlip out I decided to try and drill a couple of tiny holes in the circlip to allow the circlip pliers to do there job, worked a treat but I did snap one bit as the circlip is high tensile. Use a tiny (1.5mm bit I think) and drill close to the alloy casing as part of the circlip is hidden and you want to be as close to the center as poss. Use the old bearing to tap the new one in or preferably a socket with the same outer diameter as the bearing. Total cost $9.80 for the bearing from Auto One, buy a spare as its the same bearing used in the aircon pulley. If the tensioner is bouncing around the problem is not necesarily the bearing but the belt has overstretched as with mine, check the allignment marks on the tensioner, should be at 10 to rather than 10 past (as with mine) may as well replace the bearing anyway. If the belt has gone make sure you get the Gates belt (7PK1580) as the other generally squeal. Try TR spares at Padstow for Disco parts, some stuff is cheaper but sometimes not much in it.
Cheers
Mark
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Follow Up By: Rob G - Friday, Jul 26, 2002 at 00:00

Friday, Jul 26, 2002 at 00:00
Mark

Many, many thanks for your reply. The price I was quoted was $490!!!, so I will certainly try your suggestions.

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Follow Up By: Mark - Friday, Jul 26, 2002 at 00:00

Friday, Jul 26, 2002 at 00:00
Rob,
Forgot to mention NTN or SKF make the best bearings, NTN 6203 LLU/2A is what I got from Auto One. Good luck.
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Follow Up By: Rob - Thursday, Sep 05, 2002 at 00:00

Thursday, Sep 05, 2002 at 00:00
Mark

'just to let you know that (lazy me) I gave your suggestion to my motor mechanic when the disco was due for its next service.

The result? problem fixed - bearing $7, labour $25.

I REALLY appreciate your help! Thanks again.
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Reply By: Brian - Wednesday, Sep 04, 2002 at 00:00

Wednesday, Sep 04, 2002 at 00:00
Rob trw www.fwd.com.au Victoria or
British off road Qld ph 07 54451094
both do mail order at good prices i prefer the qld mob.
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Follow Up By: Rob - Thursday, Sep 05, 2002 at 00:00

Thursday, Sep 05, 2002 at 00:00
Tanks very much Brian -- I fixed the last problem using Mark's suggestion, but I'll keep your references for next time (I'm sure there'll be a next time!)
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Reply By: Blackie - Wednesday, Sep 04, 2002 at 00:00

Wednesday, Sep 04, 2002 at 00:00
I ususally check out the local LR dealers price on genuine parts first. the dealer then goes to a catalogue of a , I presume non- genuine parts supplier. I have not managed to get the name of the company they're very secretive about it and always keep the name hidden I guess they don't want me going direct to this company for parts. From experience they are considerably cheaper on most items. when I crack it for the name i'll let you know. One clue I think it's in Sydney. The best bet is to hunt around a few suppliers until you get the best price.
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Follow Up By: Rob - Thursday, Sep 05, 2002 at 00:00

Thursday, Sep 05, 2002 at 00:00
Thanks a lot Blackie, I found the same when I had to buy wiper blades, the secret book came out, but I felt as though I was doing something illegal!!!
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