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  1. Finally back on this - Corona brought other priorities. I've been loaned a 3D printer by a friend and (after learning how to use it and tune the prints) I can make the designs I want, recognising the amazing amount of time that repeating metalwork fabrication takes up - especially if I want a decent result. I've printed the height sensor setup for the nearside rear. I really don't want to drill the chassis as it's galv, so better than being a "bolt-on" conversion, I can do custom firtree plugs for existing chassis holes so it's just a push fit. Using a clip arrangement her
    9 points
  2. Just to put this into perspective if I had used all new parts, paid a paint shop and charged my hours at a modest hourly rate I would of easily topped £80k on my ibex build. Now add a top spec engine, suspension and some bespoke wheels and that's another £80k. Plus a bespoke leather interior and there's another £40k...... Oh and it's a practical 5 seater that you could drive every day, yeah it will sell. Mike
    8 points
  3. A wee update on the state of the trailer. Eventually got the trailer cleared and tested as much as I could before trying in anger. Went to Crewe on Thursday to pick up a Toyota Corrolla for my neighbour as I considered this to be the best test before I loaded a Land Rover or Range Rover on it. Setting off we had the two offside wheels sticking every now and the. Took the trailer three miles and checked the wheels were turning and that the bearings were cool. They were touchable so we went a further 40 miles to our next check. Here the OS rear bearing was warm but everything else
    6 points
  4. .......this is not the platform for this sort of post , anywhere on this forum . I suggest you take it somewhere else Infinite diversity , infinite community and all that Just sayin'............
    6 points
  5. A fair few people have been to land of heather and superb scenery this year, we were amongst those lucky to get away for 3 weeks We arrived and stayed alongside Loch Ness for a week, walking, kayaking and driving about and i did a little video of the area We found fire/gravel roads which went a little off road using an app called Maps.me. These roads were gated with latches and high deer gates, cattel grids. It was nice to get off the tarmac roads for peace and quiet but i did get us into a bit of bother with a steep section ( sorry no photos or video of that! ).
    5 points
  6. We have just returned from ten nights in our 110. It's been a little road trip through Argyll & Bute and what a lovely area it is. There are no shots of green lanes, so look away now if that's your bag. The Eberspacher D2 that I installed last year (with some trouble), has really worked well. Not because it was cold, although it is nice to warm a living space from 8C to 20C in 10 minutes but it helped get us dry towards the end of the trip, when the heavens opened. We even managed a visit to look at a well documented and very nice, new-build workshop. It looks even better in
    5 points
  7. All good advice above. I have ARB air lockers ( easy to install at home and the compressor blows tyres up ) in my lightweight I fitted them because I was doing modified trials and that usually means a welded diff and fiddles but we are talking silly terrain to negotiate, you certainly won't be doing this overlanding. In my experience some people who have them tend to engage them full time on off road sites and far too often at other times to the point they forget how to drive without them as there is less skill involved negotiating obstacles. Also I have been stuck in mud engaged lockers and s
    5 points
  8. A few of our favourite photos:
    5 points
  9. IFS will never work 🙈 neither will IFS/IRS
    5 points
  10. Just found this in the XD Wolf manual, all you TDi owners take care out there - with great power and all that
    5 points
  11. What, they have indicators? Are you sure? Can someone show me where they are? When I drove an Audi, I always had my seat in the fully forwards position just to ensure I was driving as close as possible to the car in front of me...
    5 points
  12. Nonimouse this is slanderous internet bull***t, come and see our racks of thousands of Timken bearings, we also use Koyo and NKE bearings, NKE for the R380 rear support bearings which are better than the genuine RHP bearings landrover used and are specially made for us, the other brands of these are rubbish, we tested them all. We make our own baulk rings and buy about 30,000 at a time, not because we can get them cheaper, its because all other brands are rubbish. Our gears are made in Turkey, this is no secret, I am proud to use this supplier, their production methods are state
    4 points
  13. Well an update - and progress! The garage buzzed out everything from the diagnostics socket and discovered a break in the VAN bus (not the CAN bus) wire, which no-one had realised was being used by the ECU. So, hopefully with that bridged out with a fresh wire they can at last crack on with the diagnostics.
    4 points
  14. Both of those are big issues with Hydrogen, Although I'd not thought about the cylinders.... all of our Hydrogen and Deuterium cylinders look like the exact same construction as the Air/Arogon/Neon/Helium etc. However all of our Hydrogen and Deuterium systems are 316 Stainless throughout and the systems are leak tested to have a (helium as the test gas) leak rate of less <1x10e-9mbarL/s... Which if I remember the analogy correctly, would take 300 years to pump all the gas out of a cigarette lighter .
    4 points
  15. You have to try really hard to break the standard set up on 31" mud tyres. If yours has a Salisbury rear axle they are bombproof if not the rover one is ok on standard tyres. The only time I've broken a diff was wheel in the air sudden stop. I would love lockers on mine but can't justify the expense, especially when I rarely get stuck and I have a winch. However as I've said "because I want them" is a perfectly good excuse so fill your boots. Mike
    4 points
  16. @RedLineMike, it's ok, he just likes baiting people.
    4 points
  17. please explain how this is a crappy racecar when its already proven to be a succesful racecar? i understand the concept pefectly well but once again it seems to have flown right over your head
    4 points
  18. So I put this here as it definitely is "International".😲 I ordered a master cylinder seal kit from Bearmach in Bristol, here is the DHL travel route. BRISTOL - UK EAST MIDLANDS - UK GOTHENBURG - SWEDEN Shipment arrived at incorrect facility. Sent to correct destination COPENHAGEN - DENMARK LEIPZIG - GERMANY LUTON - UK LONDON-HEATHROW - UK With delivery courier Four days to deliver, it could have been put in an envelope and posted to me second class! How far has your parts gone around the world in error.
    4 points
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  20. Up to the vehicle owner to fit/use as they want, as you like your vehicle standard or close to it, then Please don't be having a go at others for their choices, anymore of this & you WILL BE put a Mod approval, which means your posts will be read by one or more of the Moderator team before it is approved to be visible to all other members. You have been warned.
    4 points
  21. Was there a factory recall on this as mine seems to be missing some?
    4 points
  22. A few weeks back I attended a Land Rover Experience at Eastnor Castle. While I've been around Land Rovers all my life, this was actually my first foray to one of their "Experience" centres. I opted for Eastnor, as it is a lovely place and I've trialled there in the past. I also thought it'd make a good day out. Eastnor Castle is about 2 hrs away from me, all cross country and a lovely drive. My brother was accompanying me and we decided to go in my new Suzuki Jimny. Which incidentally was great to drive there and back. On arrival the Jimny seemed to spark some interest at the gate. A
    4 points
  23. Hi All, I have to state how great the Glencoyne mounts are! http://www.glencoyne.co.uk/ I replaced my 2.5TDI with a 200TDi during my rebuild about 8 years and the engine shook like crazy but put up with it. Last year I swapped all engine and gearbox mounts with genuine LR ones and it was improved but still not great. I swapped the engine mounts last week with Glencoyne mounts and what a difference, I swapped the gearbox mounts today and its like a petrol in comparison to how much better it was. I can't state how much they have transformed my 90, the whole vehicle is a
    3 points
  24. Yes it will settle once there some weight on it. While it’s riding artificially high the panhard rod will pull the axle off centre and the radius arms will twist it at an incline, hence the distorted springs.
    3 points
  25. For less than 2% in laboratory generated fuel savings, I'd rather have a lockable centre diff that I can reliably reverse a trailer in low range on high traction surfaces and not rely on wheel slippage to have the slightest chance of having any torque transfer. The spider gears in the front diff are going to be going like the clappers, I wonder if they actually have bearings. Jap stuff with this setup doesn't actually lock it like this system seems to. Anything with a clutch is going to wear out with use too so are we looking at planned obsolescence? I also wonder if the change to Advantek d
    3 points
  26. I also assumed that Ashcrofts was the company in question and I was thinking that's a shame as they always used to use only quality parts, so I can't blame Dave for being a little upset and I'm glad he decided to clarify the situation. I agree in that not naming a company can actually lead people to make the wrong assumption which is of course worse in the long run. I'm in flavor of sharing experiences with companies both good and bad.
    3 points
  27. To be fair, I think most (myself included) assumed the company not named was Ashcroft. Just shows that not mentioning the name, all be it with the best of intentions, can have an unexpected outcome. I did find it strange/ hard to believe, as all the parts I've ever ordered from Ashcroft, including the last R380 rebuild kit, always were from reputable brands like Timken and Corteco. Filip
    3 points
  28. The Mrs Christmas present is now sorted though so silver (or gold ) lining 🤣
    3 points
  29. There's just no way that box is any good with that amount of glitter in the oil.
    3 points
  30. I like just park, I didn't know they did this as I only use it for my work car and not registered for my 110. I think it would be useful if their emails said "Hi Phil, something has fallen off your Land Rover 110. You may wish to have a look underneath"
    3 points
  31. Arjan, you can never be too good looking, or have too much equipment, too much storage.
    3 points
  32. Isn't this new Defender showing that sometimes evolution gets it wrong? 😄
    3 points
  33. My wifes company had a contract with DHL to do all the logistics, had a terrible time with them. They joked the initials stood for Drop it-Hide it-Lose it
    3 points
  34. Just got a fantastic raw materials boost 14 sheets of 5' x 11' 2mm galvanised sheet steel they were used as weather protection on some units that slot together, project supervisor asked me if I wanted them, Hell yes !! Happy days regards Stephen
    3 points
  35. As Captain Mainwaring of Dad's Army would say.... "Stupid boy!"... I had my bolt in the "extra" hole below the starter bulge in the bellhousing. Small wonder it wasn't lining up properly, and it never would have, too. The bolt is now in the right position and progress can proceed accordingly...
    3 points
  36. Hmm what I expected of the reviews, 2 minor online motoring journalists preoccupied with water splashes and driving fast on and off road. I'm no wiser after watching these two examples of Land Rover sponsored self-gratification and ejaculation. Where's young drumstick when you need him? Mo Ps I did like the browny colour of the one in the second video but don't tell anyone I said that 😉
    3 points
  37. Some more progress, be it on a different P38. Thought I'd share anyway, if just to prove I'm keeping busy. 😉 Some time ago I recovered a non-running P38 diesel that had been sitting for about 6 years. We quickly had it running again by replacing the fuel pump in the tank. A quick clean revealed both the bodywork and interior were in very good condition, despite sitting under the trees for so long. So we decided to sell it rather than break it for parts. A buyer was found, but then the nightmare started: the previous owner didn't find the paperwork (probably didn't really bother looking, d
    3 points
  38. Just remember to make sure ignition on pos 2. I looked for brake light the other week.. swore blind I put ignition on, stick to press pedal down, back and forward making sure stick not popped out, called the wife out to help in end. Checked and double checked she knew which pedal to press (she’s been driving 30years), called her all sorts of names. imagine the names I was called when she pointed out ignition wasn’t on easy mistake but I had to cook dinner that night good luck
    3 points
  39. I think the problem of cars being stripped before sold is only one aspect. I'm sure it happens, often exporting an old car is merely an alternative for taking it in for scrap, so it makes sense to take out any parts that have resale value. As long as the car still runs/drives as it should of course. ABS, airbags etc are nice, but no way necessary. What the article focusses on, is most cars for export are old and therefore no longer meet current environmental and safety regulations, even if complete and working. The example given is most don't meet Euro4. Which makes perfect sense: with m
    3 points
  40. I used Maypole junction box mounted in the rear to bring the loom into neatly and wire out to tow socket etc., tidies it up lovely;
    3 points
  41. I had a BMW 528i with limited slip diff, and the manual warned that with excessive or heavy use of the throttle in wet or slippery conditions the vehicle may display a marked tendency to rotate about the centre of gravity. They were right, it did.
    3 points
  42. Maybe they took inspiration from Lotus cars. My Esprit manual states: "Your Esprit Turbo SE is equipped with a powerful engine to allow for fast and safe overtaking." And as everyone surely knows, I always follow the manual to the letter. 😄 Filip
    3 points
  43. I pulled up next to one in my 110 the other day, pretty sure my 110 made a lurch for it. It told me later it could definitely smash it in a fight and I have no reason to doubt it. Lucky they can run away fast.
    3 points
  44. The connector pictured in your first post, is a Bosch Jetronic connector, similar to the connectors in their commercial Jetronic range, but made for Volvo in a custom colour (grey). The connector, terminals and seals are available from Volvo, under the following part numbers - Housing = 979041 Terminals = 978261 (0.5 - 1.0mm²) Seals = 970772 The terminals and seals are standard TE (AMP) Junior Power Timer 2.8mm, which are available from many sources, including me .
    2 points
  45. Indeed. Plus lockers just help you get stuck further in. I'd split the difference, fit ATBs and a winch if you don't already have one.
    2 points
  46. What you said, but with the added knowledge that this is 100% sorted legally. That's a big thing for a lot of people. Pretty clear this isn't just a rebuilt Defender, but an entirely bespoke Defender-shaped item that's going to be a whole step up. I don't understand getting angry over the way other people choose to spend their money. I promise you they don't care nearly as much about your life choices.
    2 points
  47. Looks like you've done a nice job there. I don't think that looks like lots of oil to me. Don't forget that you smother oil all over the place when reassembling. Does it smell of burning oil when running, are you leaving any white smoke when driving? When you have got it warm from a run, have you left it idling and removed the oil filler to see what the breathing is like? I would do a few good long runs of varied driving. Check the oil level before each run to keep an eye on oil consumption. Then see what it is like after a couple of good long trips, up hills, along main roads to get your
    2 points
  48. Full height and working for a living regards Stephen
    2 points
  49. That intake manifold was redesigned to suit the Ford installation, where the turbo outlet to the intercooler would clash with the LR intake position. TGV had some head rework though, larger intake and exhaust valves, and I think bigger ports. You can see in Daans photo the outer head bolts are smaller diameter than the 300tdi ones (they are M8 instead of M12). So the manifold would have got some rework in any case. International produced several different intake manifold designs for the HS2.5 (300tdi) at the same time, according to the parts catalogue. The one of the l
    2 points


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