I'm into my second Discovery, T-reg (99) Series II TD5 GS, which I've had from new (fsh etc). It's sufferred the 'normal' list of problems: power-steering failure, oil-pump failure (new turbo etc), bonnet release etc, but the latest has me stumped.
We drove up to London a week ago on Sunday, and it behaved completely normally in heavy and slow traffic. Coming home, however, almost immediately, the clutch became much softer, and, although it operated sort-of normally when driving at speed, if I ever had to keep it floored (traffic, parking etc) it would lose pressure and eventually engage even when fully-floored, necessitating throwing it into neutral fast. Release it and it would 'recover' - back to its new looser feel. Pumping had no effect.
I took it into my local garage, who have been maintaining it for the last 3 years (and whom I trust), and they replaced the master cylinder - trying the simplest, cheapest and most obvious option first. Unfortunately, this has not fixed it, and it's much the same as it was when the symptoms first arose. They did say that the first bleed had not worked, so they had to bleed it again - even to get it back to its new loose feel.
Help! Although they'll happily do a full investigation, if anyone out there's got any suggestions about what it might be, or where they should look, which might save me a quid or so, I'd be very grateful. Could it be the bleed problem (mentioned elsewhere and on other forums), or the fork (about which I know or understand nothing )?
Regards to you all,