L19MUD

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  1. Thanks both. I attacked it with the needle files last night and the nut is now going on a few turns. It is still getting stuck though so I have invested in one of those thread repair files. I really hate throwing something away and spending £70 when there is nothing really much wrong with it There are 18 threads per inch in case anyone is interested!
  2. Thanks for the advice on this. I stripped it and gave it all a good clean up last night and then reassembled. It is now as smooth as the other diff with the same amount of backlash A few pounds saved! :-)
  3. I am going to do exactly that. Makes sense to put the diff in the back which is always load bearing which has never had a problem
  4. I have tried, but I just can't get the nut to go on without cross threading. Maybe need to have spend a little more time/patience!
  5. Does anyone know what the thread is on a series stub axle (presume they are all the same and the same as a defender as the lock nuts are the same part) Wondering if I can try and use a thread repair file to sort the only very slightly damaged end thread instead of replacing it Thanks Sam
  6. Thanks all. Will clean it out with brake cleaner and re oil it and see where I go from there. If it seems acceptable I may just put it in the front axle and use the one that is 100% in the back axle. Just a stub axle damaged thread to sort now!
  7. I have the manual somewhere thanks. Is it worth just taking the diff out of the casing, cleaning up the bearings with brake cleaner and the compressor and seeing if that sorts it? Guess I have nothing to lose welcome to pop over Steve. Not about this weekend but will be the one after, just drop me a text
  8. I guess the question is how difficult it it to change the bearings and do I need any special tools to set it back up? are there 10 teeth on the pinion gear?
  9. visually the pinion looks fine and looks to mesh fine with the crown wheel. I guess there is not much I can do with it?
  10. I have an early bolt on pinion bearing series diff that is rough to turn. I removed the pinion seal and the bearing in there spins easily with a screwdriver. when turning the output flange it seems to notch round. I can count ten notches to a turn. Is this the pinion gears damaged? the crown wheel looks good
  11. I pick my chassis up from Richards chassis next week and I may be able to borrow a lwb sprinter. the chassis is 4370cm long and 152cm wide per the old one looks like from online that the sprinters are either 4300 or 4700 long. It would go diagonally on it's side if the shorter measurement is correct. Does anyone for see any problems in transporting it that way? will have to measure the sprinter if it is an option but thought someone on here may have collected one in a van before. otherwise it is the RR and trailer which will make things a pain to secure overnight. thanks Sam
  12. Sounds like I was worried about nothing! Thanks all
  13. As part of my Series 2a rebuild I will be changing all the brake pipes, as part of a massive parts list I sent to all the various suppliers I included the part numbers for the standard steel pre formed brake pipes. Paddocks rang me and suggested I don't go down that route and instead buy an Automec kit. What are people's thoughts? I guess a positive points is they are copper so won't rust but will they work harden and snap? Also I like the idea of the pre formed ones as they are more original. This truck will live in the dry so rusty brake pipes is not going to be an issue for years to come
  14. I have seen a couple of D5's now and I think they are a disappointment to look at (not driven one yet), having said that I hated the D3 when they first came out and the looks of the D3/4 have now really grown on me Guess we will grow to love it!
  15. Yes both plugs, which makes this tool even more important as Land Rover in their wisdom located the second one to the back of the engine directly over the subframe! Guess you know that though