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  2. Yes, it will work. However, caustic soda (also in dishwasher tabs) is not safe for aluminium parts, and in 90C water will quickly corrode them, as well as all the muck. Fine for iron/steel. A better, much gentler treatment is oxalic acid, it is safe for aluminium and iron/steel, and only dissolves the corrosion/muck out of the system. Buy it on Ebay in big-ish tubs, stick it in the engine and run it for 20 miles and drain then flush a couple of times (at least), you will be amazed what difference it makes, even badly stained expansion tanks come clean. Also sold as deck cleaner,
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  3. If they have polybushes especially, just tightening up the bolts/nuts too much can cause this sort of failure, there just isn't enough flex in them.
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  4. I used the original mount on the transfer box side but had to modify the original gearbox mount to fit it to the adapter plate as I think it is designed to work with the later 300tdi, mounts but that was pretty straight forward. The HGA type gearbox box is hard to find and it's quite expensive because it's sought after in the BMW world for manual conversions. If I were doing the conversion again I would consider a later engine with the wider bolt pattern as although the electrics/software is a bit more complex the later gearboxes are really cheap and easy to find. Yes they come up on ebay
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  5. I'll certainly agree that modern stuff is crammed with tonnes of spurious electronics but the main issue with them is that manufacturers are still allowed to "lock them down" against "unauthorised repair" - they've managed to hide behind security, safety, and emissions as excuses but really it just makes life hard and sends working vehicles to the scrapyard. However, the electronics are there because they allow incredible levels of performance / economy / reliability compared to "analog" cars and allow a level of idiot-proofing that saves the manufacturer huge amounts on warranty claims.
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  7. Given the lengths they go to with EV's to reduce drag / rolling resistance I suspect a large trailer would murder the range.
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  8. I've just got back from oop North a few hours ago, was in Loch Eriboll yesterday morning and back home this morning with a couple of brief naps on the way. I didn't take care of any of the accommodation as I was helping a friend guiding and off-road tour around the Highlands but when booking in say the ambulance is a motor-home rather than "camping". A lot of the campsites have in the last few days stopped accepting campers and restricting them to motor-homes because they have built in toilet facilities and showers. Not just because he's a good friend of mine but I'd highly recommend
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  9. Further report - Its working very well. On the 8x5 tarp i've been able to let the media sun-dry, collect, sift and reuse it. I estimate i'm recovering about 70%.
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  10. From experience I'd recommend only GENUINE rubber bushes, definitely NOT OEM. The rest just aren't worth the few pennies you pay for them. If you must go polybush then SuperPro, easy to fit and a near rubber level of softness in use but the set that I had lasted only 25k miles before they were worn out. I just use genuine now, the longevity and comfort far outweigh the additional cost. (Just means more overtime to pay for them 😉) HTH Mo
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  11. I have been walking in Torridon twice. It's an amazing place. The mountains need to be respected but they are very rewarding. I remember walking over to Lower Diabaig from Upper Loch Torridon; its a beautiful place. From there you can walk along the coast to and from Red Point. More strenuously, you can park halfway down the Glen from Kinlochewe and walk north-west and the around into the corrie to see the Triple Buttress which is a fantastic sight. You can continue along the ridge back towards Kinlochewe but it isn't for the faint hearted. We did it years ago but it's an open-ended walk
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  12. The softeners you need depends on your use. I wouldn’t recommend the harder versions (Polybush brand are red, I think) for anything LR related as they not only put more stress on you with every little bump, but put more stress on the suspension components because of their lack of flex. They would also restrict articulation off road to some extent. I’d go for the comfort versions, which I think Polybush make in blue. But from repeated comments by several highly experienced forum members, the best manufacturer by far appears to be SuperPro. Personally, I prefer genuine metelastic
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  13. Can also recommend Sandwood Bay Cape Wrath Applecross Inverewe Gardens Hill walking in Torridon Other hills further up the west coast
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  14. I like it too but I have experienced Indian engineering quality first hand and it's not for the faint-hearted ! If you thought Land Rover had quality problems ... Mo
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  15. Sent. However there will be differences depending on what injectors, PWM setup, Lambda or Wide band... etc etc. However as you've already had it running your big hurdle is conquered.... Its just a matter of Tuning. Once you've finished getting your hands oily......
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  16. You know what this means Nige... you've got to make a clear diff cover and stick a GoPro under there while driving round off-road!
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