V8 Freak

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    I'm not as thunk as drinkle peep I am....
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  1. Looks a lot like a compression air fitting as you suggest. I'd be worried that a air line was used and not fuel safe pipe and fittings when it was converted. Might be simplest and safest to run a length of fuel safe pipe without joints. Neil
  2. It'll be a waste of a wheel arch Mo..... You'll be forever moaning about the wasted pace on the wheel arch, you'll not be able to carry anything near half the weight you have in the drawers at the moment elsewhere in the back and you won't be able to use the space behind the fridge...... But it is your totally standard 90 with it's relentless 200tdi torque. You could consider carrying less things most of the time and packing more for the trips using the drawers.... Maybe move them towards the rear of the truck and make use of the space behind them between the drawers and the bulkhead?
  3. Ditto with Les... Ashcroft all round and all have O-rings....
  4. Mark, Where are you located? There may be a member nearby with some diagnostics equipment that might help. Do you know when your injector loom was last changed? Do you have a lot of oil in the Red plug that goes into your ECU under the drivers seat? Has your vehicle had the EGR blanked or removed? Neil
  5. That is the new flywheel / ring gear. Old Dual Mass Flywheel removed. All bolted up to the torque converter now. Neil
  6. I can assure you it's not there now and will not be incorporated!!!!
  7. After emptying and organising all the contents of the boxes, there was a complete set of bolts and a retaining plate so beyond any doubt the Ashcroft team had supplied options in the way of X2 spacers, 1 of 1mm and 1 of 2mm... Once all measured to get the required gap it was torque wrench time..... More in another thread... Neil
  8. This seems to help some..... Some text in a label describing the disks as spacers. The mystery is solved. Now dry fittted and measured and 2mm spacer selected. Neil
  9. I thought it might be Les. I've gone for an upgraded torque converter so the standard rules and codes may not apply. I have read that I will need up to 2mm between flex plate and torque converter lugs before attaching the two. It may be that the thinner ring is to achieve this. I have assumed the thicker of the two will be the support plate. Just trying to find out for sure. I will do some measuring later.
  10. Appealing to the superior knowledge of the LR4X4 collective.... I've started a journey from manual to auto in the 90. Its a TD5 and I've acquired a kit from the good folks at Ashcroft's. Alas, they are not available for consultation today and I was rather hoping to install the auto box today.... in the kit they have sent what appears to be 2 flex plate support plates.... One is thicker than the other. Uncle Ralph (Western variety) helped with a diagram that shows only the one! (item 5 in the link) http://www.albrit.de/epc.cfm?PAGE=G01090&CAR=L5&SPRACHE=EN Does anyone know for sure how both should be used or should I apply myself to other tasks today and have a conversation with the knowledgable Dave Ashcroft himself tomorrow? Thanks in advance. Neil
  11. So.... You could pull the whole lot off again and fit the old clutch back in really!! Glad you found the reason finally. Well done for the diagnosis Mo.. Neil
  12. To test a theory I'd put it in with new bearings and leave the races for what could only be a few miles in reality. If you need to swap out the overdrive for more than a test, then pull the t/box and do the job when you know you need to. I'm with you on this Rich. If it's not the O/D Ralph, then you will have pulled and change the races for nothing.... Just my thoughts. (More importantly why aren't you under the truck in the dark changing it now !!)
  13. Well remembered Mo.... Forgot he has that under there and the symptoms do sound familiar now you mention it.... I hope the input gear resolves the mystery although it does bring another set of challenges with it of course...
  14. I went to Griffin http://www.griffinperformance.co.uk/defender.htm Great system, fitted perfectly, still looks like new several years on...
  15. Ralph, Did you go for the standard plastic bearing carrier or upgrade to an alternative metal one? Just wondering if the release bearing is remaining in contact with the forks and reducing the clamping pressure on the clutch? I assume you replaced the pressure plate and clutch material?