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  1. Thought I would do a little mini-write up on my experience of dealing with Vibrations, and may continue it if interesting. So, like lots of other people I did lots of work to my 110 over COVID, a lot of the focus being on sealing, closures, insulation, damping etc to the point that when the windows and vents are closed I can actually say I have a quiet truck (Well it's all relative right?!)!!! One thing that was driving me nuts was a very obvious vibration between 35 and 39mph, independent of clutch, load or gear. Did the obvious. Looked for play in bearings, pinions, UJs, lost wheel weights etc. And while I found a little slack in my rear propshaft slider nothing seemed particularly wrong. So naturally leaning towards being a bit of a nerd I looked for a more scientific approach, it's the modern age right!? Found a youtube video about an app.... Was a little dubious, especially using it on a vehicle with the refinement development level of a lawnmower, but the reviews seemed pretty good and in general I was more curious than anything so got it. Setting the app up is very easy, I have a M57 engine, TD5 R380, disco 2 LT230 1.211 and standard sized tyres, so had to put those in manually, which is easy using the unlisted vehicle option. Plumb in the figures: Then you just hit start and go for a drive, go and find that vibration and hit record You then get a live screen and any trouble areas shine up red as you drive, it uses all the ratios and speeds to work out what everything is, simple and clever. Once you are happy you have a good record you stop and save the recording, you then get the report, this was my first go from a 17 second recording: Pretty sure of itself that it's a second order driveshaft speed related vibration (2 shakes per revolution of those parts) and a full report: When you click the button 'How do i fix this Vibration?' you get some great guidance Then you have to engage your brain and follow the logical steps, my car is standard ride height and all mounts are good so ruled those out. I was already thinking at this point about that rear propshaft slider, but that would only give me a first order vibration (Which a first order vibration was just showing on the report), however that seemed like a good place to start anyway, getting a bit aggressive with the UJs and putting a DTI showed one of the UJs had play, not a huge amount but enough to determine it was bad and needed solving. Did the same on the front shaft and no apparent issues in the UJs or slider, so went and replaced the rear shaft. Took it for another test drive and ran another report, but the vibration was still there so didn't add much extra value, values were a little less, but definitely not solved. At this point I was really hoping it wasn't differential related so took off the front propshaft to inspect further. Top UJ was very very stiff, no play but definitely no good, wrap on the yokes didn't reseat so 2 new GKN UJs. Installed, took it for a drive, no different but checking the UJs both had play in them now! hmm, maybe the prop is just rubbish or suspect UJs, hate doing UJs and trying to grease between the lobes so got a wide angle propshaft, wanted one for ease of maintenance anyway. Took it up to about 10mph, million times worse. what?! So knowing I've ruled it all out and fixed the known issues, looked at the next suggestion, phasing, new propshaft was in-line with the markings suggesting that's correct and old prop was out of phase. So after lots of googling I learnt of the non-paralleled element of the front flanges so thought about re-phasing it, but refused to as that would then just unbalance the shaft, so checked my old propshaft, that was out of phase but actually the wrong way, the short end was 1 spline clockwise whereas google suggested 2 splines anti-clockwise, so re-clocked it.... But then decided that's also a bit mute as the UJs are suspect and who knows what balance it was at. So went to Gwyn lewis and got one of their lovely shafts: As you can see, correctly phased and balanced in that condition, fitted to the vehicle and went for several drives at different speeds: Solved Was an interesting experiment I must admit and I do think it's a great use of technology. I think I would recommend it as it certainly reduces problem solving time, but obviously only if the problems are not obvious, in my case I wouldn't have considered the phasing aspect and that's something new about defenders I've now learnt. It's now telling me I have a potentially out of round tyre/wheel and some basic engine vibrations, I think I can tell but they are not significant. But I may continue down the rabbit hole out of interest. For now I'm happy this particular vibration is solved before a long Scotland run! Adam
    9 points
  2. So I found this when clearing an old library at work, I thought it hads some nice interesting stuff in it, so I digitized it and here it is. Looks at typical crank shaft type bearing wear etc and common issues and what that looks like. Cheers Mav Engine Bearing Manual1.pdf
    9 points
  3. Found the chap who did it on Instagram and he’s shared these:
    8 points
  4. Looked at engine hours today when I got home from work, nearly 1300 hours since the rebuild, actual hours are 1293.7, mileage since rebuild is now 35,703. 2,834 to go to next oil/filter change, everything is operating as it should be.
    7 points
  5. I think there is a que of people that would love to read about your build @steve b. Mike
    6 points
  6. Retrieved the crank, conrods and new bearing shells from the engineering shop at lunchtime. New seals etc from Turner's arrived yesterday. I shall start rebuilding the engine tomorrow.
    6 points
  7. As the paramedic who runs the local Scout first aid training is fond of saying; "The problem with common sense is that it isn't common".
    6 points
  8. Know what you mean I travelled 300 miles from Northampton with two complete 404 axles, 8 rims and 3 boxes of assorted spares in my fiat doblo regards Stephen
    5 points
  9. That's what I said to a former girlfriend I'll get my coat
    5 points
  10. No pleasing some people. How about the dash on this 1971 Maserati concept car then ?
    5 points
  11. I think irrespective of what is wrong, you deserve huge sympathy for a disappointing start of a refreshed engine. It can be disheartening, but you seem to have risen above that, so crack on, you will win.
    5 points
  12. It was one of those Lakeland days , where if you’re not happy with the weather - you only need to wait 5 mins and it will change. These are photos are from similar places from above - but sharing because it’s such an incredible valley.
    5 points
  13. The old police training was to read traffic conditions, junctions and lights in advance, with the aim of not arriving at them carrying excess speed and having to waste energy on braking, but rather anticipate the conditions, keep moving and in the appropriate gear to accelerate away. Also means that when you arrive at the junction you're not swapping gears or braking and are free to react. More to do with keeping the vehicle in a balanced state of control than keeping traffic flowing. There was a lot of mention in the manuals about preserving clutch/brakes but it's also the best way to follow people going very quickly 🙂
    5 points
  14. Well I reckon I've come to a decision..... Going to build up with a spare set of pro comps.. Then lash out on a set of Fox remote reservoir shocks I trust this meets with your approval lol regards Stephen
    5 points
  15. To be honest I take this approach when driving a car - expect everyone around you to do something stupid. Wouldn't catch me on a motorbike (on the road at least) because there are so many idiots in cars.( oh, and I don't have a licence! :D) That said, there are plenty of idiots on bikes too. I often think the advertising campaign "Think Bike" should be amended / appended with "Think Biker, Think!" judging by the suicidal manoeuvres I witness all too frequently.
    5 points
  16. When I started riding (motorcycles) on the road, My Dad (who’d ridden since the 60’s, said : Ride as if everyone is trying to kill you. It’s no point being in the right but dead. It was good advice - look at everything and think ‘what’s the worst thing they could do now’ and ride accordingly. I’m staggered by some motorists (and motorcyclists) though - they ride/drive relying on the fact that you’ll accommodate their aggressive or poor choices.
    5 points
  17. Been a while since I've got anywhere with this. The new shells supplied were the wrong type (12J engine) so that delayed me while they were swapped for the correct type. The engine is now built up and hopefully be put back in tomorrow. The crank turns really smoothly so all should be good. I've changed my mind on the cause. I don't think too much oil on the bearings was the issue, although I did use engine oil this time rather than assembly lubricant. I think there was an issue with the big end cap. I carefully rechecked them all once again before assembly. Fingers crossed the oil pressure will be good this time.
    4 points
  18. Mot this morning......passed, "it's got an oil leak near the oil filter, but it's is a land rover!" Mike
    4 points
  19. Couple of our medium sized gearboxes going away for refurbishment, unfortunately missed the actual lift regards Stephen
    4 points
  20. You’d only be able to see what things were drawing if you had it in individual circuits though - and that’s a multimeter job. Though I know Ralph likes his gauges - if he had an ammeter for every circuit that would really take him to the next level 🤔😂 Mock up of 110 centre console 😂
    4 points
  21. And that's the other side done Made threaded bar helping with alignment along with a digital level tacked into position both radius arm ends fitted regards Stephen
    4 points
  22. There's always a bunch of comedians in every forum.... 50 mm be thick enough for you.... Regards Stephen
    4 points
  23. I'm having some lrs stickers made for my self [I always wanted one and after many years have a Landy to put it on again ] . If they turn out ok and if forum Powers to be have nothing against me doing so I will be happy to donate the rest to the forum? It will take about 2 weeks for stickers to be made.
    4 points
  24. Just in case anybody else should be interested in this topic at any time in the future, I'm now able to answer my own question. Which I asked in April! There's been one or two jobs to do on the vehicle to get it to the state I want it to be. Anyhow, I ended up with this from these guys at £97: https://www.ebay.co.uk/str/rotatingmachinesltd?_trksid=p2047675.l2563 Not beautiful, and probably Chinese - supposedly puts out 55A. Uses standard fittings and belts. Only minor glitch was that I had to fit the adjusting arm the other way around, no room to fit a nut and bolt through the hole at the alternator end. This meant tapping out and fit a set screw there - not ideal, but it works Currently lashed up until the front bodywork goes back on and I can finalise the wiring routing...
    4 points
  25. Yes this is a hard (and expensive) lesson to learn, but I look on the bright side: No one died/got hurt, I was able to pull the engine out and find the cause with the help of this forum and the engineering shop. I shall have the engine rebuilt and running a lot sooner than I thought possible when I came to terms that something had gone very wrong requiring it to be taken out and pulled apart again. I wanted to post the findings on here to stop someone else making this mistake in the future and maybe not realising as quickly resulting in much more serious and expensive damage.
    4 points
  26. Expensive things seem to sell in the UK. Jeep almost doubled the price of a Wrangler and they sell way more now than ever over here and in the EU. Ford also slapped a £10k markup on the Mustang (approx 33% price rise) and they are selling better than ever now. Did they (Ineos) ever proclaim they wanted an affordable (I assume you are meaning cheap) Defender replacement? Or just a replacement with similar ethos and ability? And I guess one could argue, if LR are selling lots of the new Defender. Then that price range must be "affordable" to the people wanting to buy. As for complicated, I don't see how the Ford is less complicated? I suspect it is more so. But at the end of the day, this is true for All production cars in the Western World. Even kit cars.... So I think Ineos seem to have been pretty faithful for most aspects of this. It is as simple as it can be for a new build that is intending to be in production longer than a year or two. They are also offering a petrol engine.
    4 points
  27. People should start looking at what the Ineos was meant to be at the outset and where it is now, with the number of broken promises and changes that absolutely would not be excused if they came from JLR.
    4 points
  28. Given some of the prices quoted in this thread I thought this was an interesting prospect for a basic no-nonsense truck; https://jalopnik.com/the-2022-ford-maverick-is-an-honest-cheap-multitool-o-1847802688 Sub-$25k in the US sounds seriously cheap to me - and Ford parts bin.
    4 points
  29. I get a copy of the ULEZ status of all vehicles every 6 months or so for my site, and it seems like there's little rhyme or reason why specific Defenders might be able to avoid the charge. Many are station wagons (SALLDHM/SALLDVB/SALLDWB) but there's also many of every other type of body, hard tops, double cabs, utility wagons, 130 crew cabs. There's also 300Tdis, Td5s, 2.4 and 2.2 Tdcis. In total there's about 2,500 Defenders in the UK that are ULEZ compliant in the eyes of TFL. From an 8% sample of these vehicles, about 48% are recorded on the V5C as "Light 4x4 Utility", 25% as "Estate" and 27% are miscellaneous. Most compliant Defenders seem to be allocated by the system somehow, and less than a hundred are "exempt", which I assume means the owner has applied for exemption... There seems to also be a disproportionate amount of newly registered Defenders given a compliant status (e.g. imports or demobbed Wolfs, not "new" Defenders). Anecdotally, imported ROW 2.4 and 2.2 Tdci Pumas (no DPF) seem to get given a compliant status more than most, although it's not a given. I guess that unless recorded as "exempt", the status of a vehicle could be retroactively changed at any moment...? Some of this data may be skewed due to private plates moving from compliant vehicles to Defenders and TFL not keeping track of it. I've combined all this together to put a filter on my site for finding Defenders for sale that are ULEZ compatible (at least the number plate is). It's another potential route - hope it helps someone 👍.
    4 points
  30. My daughter runs down some of the lanes - I never see her looking freer. She stops to examine this and that - and then, with a look of joy, stretches her legs and runs. And we give her a lift over the bigger puddles…
    4 points
  31. I thought that was the point of doing it? Just think of the end goal, 5.0 itr supercharge. My mate had one, when he worked for a Chinese telecoms company in the UK they took his company petrol card off him as it cost them too much!
    4 points
  32. The live presentation is here:- I'm not too sure what I take from that, some of the noise and fury on the social media channels would be laughable if it wasn't quite so agressive. So, positives, the service model is likely to work for me, the parts distributon is trying to work for most users, I don't have anything against the retail chain and I still like the vehicle. Negatives; the effective price seems to be creeping up, the "half-price G-wagen" is under pressure, no word on actual OTR UK prices for a 5 seat SW, no clarity on the tow gear and the online configurerator is rather rudimentary. I've sent them the reservation money.
    4 points
  33. So, to join all the crazies, I got up at 0545 and went to Tesco. Still a queue but it moved quite quickly, but now I have a full tank. Bloody ridiculous!
    4 points
  34. Got the stickers delivered today. Think they came out good. Now they are a type that attach on inside of the windscreen [like tax disc did] so you can see it on outside. Couple of pics below. My windscreen is in a sorry state plus I didn't clean it hence air bubbles. So do I send them to forum admin so they can distribute or?
    3 points
  35. It was about 10 years between visits. and Steve only saw 4 mog wheels and tyres in the back of my 1.6 Astra and thought poor car…..he wasn’t around to see nearly a complete set of 404 axles in bits stuffed in there😂
    3 points
  36. Yes, but you'd have enough info to drive by instruments only. 🙂
    3 points
  37. These do lol regards Stephen
    3 points
  38. People don’t tend to fit ammeters anymore - personally I’m not fussed about seeing if it’s keeping up with the current draw - I consider what the total potential draw of everything is and spec an alternator to match that. Perhaps it was more relevant with dynamo’s that gave a less consistent output? I find a voltmeter useful though - tells me the battery condition when the engine isn’t running and if the alternator is working when it is running.
    3 points
  39. I was similar except my interest grew when it was going to be built in GB and then waned heavily when they abandoned that. Price wasn't the biggest driver as I couldn't afford a new one either but it seems to be gradually rising now which I guess will drive secondhand prices up too (I know others think that's fine but hey ho). I still cant really like the bonnet for some reason but someone will come up with a defender lookalike add on I imagine. The inside looks nice, but I do think they could have been more imaginative that just using the BMW lever and buttons for the idrive. So, I dont see me owning one. To be honest, I despair with new cars - there is nothing that really takes my fancy at all.
    3 points
  40. Me - deposit sent in on the first evening possible: RESERVATION #0005266354. The final price could be a killer, but the 110 will need a rebuild again and I don't think I can be asked.
    3 points
  41. As foe the photos of underneath, I understand it was because the suspension was not finalised, and they didn't want to mislead people. As for keeping people in the dark........ I don't remember LR giving strings of videos and prototype driving days, did they?
    3 points
  42. Agree with all of that^^^. I really wish Ford would supply these vehicles amd engines in the UK. Ineos is just disappointing me more. The price is creeping now too. Might as well just buy a new defender!
    3 points
  43. In a time of computers/phones/tv it’s always refreshing seeing young people out and enjoying the great outdoors. So many don’t get out there, and seeing my Scouts enjoying being outdoors is a massive love of mine.
    3 points
  44. No, agreed it isn't. I was just trying to draw attention to the quite limited amount of electricity generation capacity we currently have, the reliance on power imports, the seemingly rushed moves to increase reliance on electricity as an energy source for both road vehicles and domestic heating, and the absence of plans for further generation capacity compared to the fuel shortage which is 'just' a distribution problem, and therefore not as serious a problem, though undoubtedly badly affecting many people, both in getting the fuel, and finding the means to pay for it. The price reflects that. But I probably shouldn't have made it sound quite so polarised. But it is anyway OT. I apologise.
    3 points
  45. I have to say I really feel for you on this one - but don't give in! channel your frustration to get the job fixed. I've had a few similar instance 1) a few years ago now I helped a mate do his clutch on his D1, we got it all back together and found that the clutch wouldn't disengage, so in the same day we re-pulled the engine out and found the clutch plate had jammed on the gearbox input shaft, it was a long day and night! 2) rather more recently my wee paper rag sucked into the engine after a relatively straight forward timing belt change...
    3 points
  46. It'll work out , and the plus is we will all learn something from it . I'm definitely intrigued , you seemed to have covered all the bases Steve
    3 points
  47. When the realisation hit that I had no choice but to remove the engine and strip it down again when I was so close to testing out a nice fresh engine and gearbox, my heart totally sank and was daunted. I really appreciate everyone's input and helpful thoughts. It's made me take a pragmatice approach and find the fault and build it back up fresh. Thanks guys.
    3 points
  48. Chappy from the emergency response committee was on Radio 4 the other morning (committee set up after the tanker driver strike in 2000's) and he said they ended up "prioritising" about 1/3rd of the population - as even if nurses etc. can get fuel, if the teachers can't then the kids have to stay at home and then lots of the nurses can't come to work anyway even if they've got a full tank... He also b*ll*cked the media for stirring it up in the first place
    3 points
  49. I have been I touch with David today he has seen this thread and going to have a look at the website perhaps a download or something.... On a side note bearing in mind I didn't buy mine from the factory, I only bought a few bit from them that couldn't be made by myself. They have been nothing but helpful and approachable, David even dropped my parts into me (whilst on a family visit) to save some agro with couriers. Mike
    3 points
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