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  2. This is very frustrating , I have managed to remove and replace the studs for my new exhaust downpipe with relative easy , however I am now having difficulty getting the collar on the downpipe to line up with the manifold surface . I'm assuming it is supposed to be flush but even when the bolts are really tight to the point where I think the studs are going to snap , any advice please , is it that the flared end of the exhaust might be going on at a slight angle ? Advice would be appreciated , Thanks
  3. trod

    2.25 diesel overhaul

    Hi to all ,lm thinking of overhaling my 2.25 diesel engine.Dose any one have any good tips or youtube channels etc,to look at. thanks Trod
  4. Shackleton

    New Series - RR Heavy

    I'll call them in the morning, if there's any chance of bringing it back on Sunday I'll be all over it
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  6. defender dinky

    insurance

    Sorted Adrian faux. Dd
  7. defender dinky

    Welding chassis

    I was more concerned about upsetting ecu's by removing battery leads and cutting power off to them. Dd
  8. qwakers

    New Series - RR Heavy

    just wrap it in lots of bubble wrap and cardboard they'll never know.
  9. piloti

    Urgent request P38 diesel.

    Well done Paul. Refitting is a doddle. The only thing to remember is to blow into the expansion tube till any coolant still in it empties into the expansion tank and is clear.
  10. geoffbeaumont

    L320 sport bouncy suspension

    Remember there could be leaks elsewhere in the system meaning the compressor is having to pump a lot more air to replace the losses.
  11. Shackleton

    New Series - RR Heavy

    Well I just cracked the heated front screen Funny I can deal with the actual setbacks themselves. They knock the wind out of me though because I'm tired, but operating on excitement, which gets shot down and I'm left just wanting to sleep. Anyone by any chance coming across to Ireland on the ferry soon? I can get my hands on a screen and as it happens I'll be foot passengering back to Ireland through Holyhead on Sunday but I'm not sure Stena will be happy about me carrying a pane of glass.
  12. ThreeSheds

    14CUX HotWire - Ign input - Megajolt

    Because I could! Also - I never thought about the aircon pin Also - how much extra revs does the aircon pin give? If the pump is under load I am thinking very little - my system causes the tickover revs to be (about) 1500rpm, and the 14CUX attempts to hold that ( by messing with the air bypass valve) even if it's put under load... It's complicated, sure - but fun
  13. ThreeSheds

    14CUX HotWire - Ign input - Megajolt

    Ah yes! I forgot the zener! Sorry....
  14. Bowie69

    Welding chassis

    The battery is actually a lovely current sink, almost perfectly designed to absorb voltage spikes generated by welding.
  15. Bowie69

    Thoughts and musings on the new defender

    VW have a massive van culture going way back in history. Land Rover did, sort of, once upon a time. They just let it lapse.
  16. Bowie69

    14CUX HotWire - Ign input - Megajolt

    I've used four 1N4001 plus a 5V zener and worked very well with the lucas ecu. No need for the resistors then.
  17. Eightpot

    Painting Body

    Etch primer only needed if coating bare aluminium - if a little aluminium shows through don't worry about it. You can get an adhesion promoter for plastic which helps primer get a good grip, but if the spats are already painted don't worry about it. If you just need to repair a scratch literally, you can get good results using the end of a darning needle or even a thin screwdriver tip to drag paint along the scratch, building up layers - tends to be easier than a brush if you're not used to using one.
  18. reb78

    Odd clutch moment

    Thanks Filip - its that last sentence that I worry about as it is hardest to diagnose. Leaks should be obvious if I look hard enough. It was raining earlier so I havent checked it but did 40 miles this morning and its currently behaving.
  19. zardos

    14CUX HotWire - Ign input - Megajolt

    My 14CUX had an input (pin 33) from the aircon clutch which causes it to increase the tickover revs to better handle the load of the aircon pump when the aircon comes on. I'm note sure why you would want to do it a more complicated way
  20. Gazzar

    Thoughts and musings on the new defender

    VW, for all their faults, remain quite true to their roots. Cars for ordinary people, I think.
  21. landroversforever

    Thoughts and musings on the new defender

    I know they're not as up market, but my local VW garage do pretty well having both the commercial stuff alongside the cars in the same building.
  22. slihp

    Painting Body

    HI some scumbag has scratched my truck so going to fix it myself. I know they are aluminium body so do i have to use a special primer before putting down the base coat (same for the plastic spats)? bear in mind it is already painted etc so not going onto bare alu...
  23. ThreeSheds

    14CUX HotWire - Ign input - Megajolt

    From memory (ten years ago) the above circuit without the resistors is what I used, and it worked fine. Later I put a switch which isolated two of the coils, which fooled the 14CUX into thinking that the engine was running at half the revs it was, hence it speeded up the tickover to about 1500rpm, useful for when using an aircon compressor for blowing up tyres...
  24. Gazzar

    Thoughts and musings on the new defender

    True, and what self respecting jlr main dealer would want to deal with utility vehicle purchasers?
  25. ThreeSheds

    Welding chassis

    I would always advise people to disconnect the battery, but normally don't do it myself
  26. jwhitton

    Viscous coupling - is it "bleeding"?

    Thanks David, it now appears the leak has stopped once the fan is installed and back in the vertical position. I will continue to monitor as suggested.
  27. P38 Paul

    Urgent request P38 diesel.

    Just got the old rad out of the car & everyone is correct " WHAT A PIG OF A JOB " the two bottom bolts are a rusted mush but have now been cut out , the fan & shroud are still in place & what a tight squeeze it was to get the rad out , let's hope that I don't damage the new rad when I try to put it back in . The tools I have are very basic & consist of a small set of spanners , a pair of pliers , two screw drivers & a collection of cable ties , glue & gaffa tape so no chance of removing the fan . So here I am at the caravan awaiting the arrival of the new rad & will update you on any progress or failure that I encounter when refitting . Thanks for your help & any more suggestions on the refitting of the new rad will of course be most welcome . Paul .
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