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  1. Rest In peace His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh. Condolences to Her Majesty The Queen. Posted for and on behalf of the members of LR4x4.com and its administration & moderation team.
    9 points
  2. I swear your garage must be a bl**dy tardis to fit all this stuff in
    8 points
  3. This is my little project for the weekend. New PCBs arrived (from China, after 7 days) on Thursday. It's a replacement controller for a Webasto ThermoTop C - which dynamically varies the fuel & combustion fan to regulate to a preset temperature, more accurately than the original Full Power / slightly less than full power / Off. While I was waiting for the PCBs I thought of a better way for one of the bits to work - but it was only $20 for 5 pcbs delivered. Mk3 is already in the works! The Mk1 used a different processor which struggled to measure the temperature accu
    7 points
  4. First opportunity I've had to take my 110 down a dark farm road to test out my new light set up at night. Before the rewire I had the standard switch operated circuit, standard H4 bulbs but crystal lenses. The last time I remember driving in the dark with that set up it was hard to tell if the beam was dipped or undipped, it was rubbish. Now I have nice thick wires supplying current to the bulbs via relays. I am using the night breaker bulbs. The difference is almost night and day. (I was stationary down a dead end farm road when taking these pictures).
    6 points
  5. So you mean you used the other vehicle as your crumple zone?
    6 points
  6. A small, but important, project this morning utilising one of my most important tools
    5 points
  7. come on you should know this is the way to load aggregates without sides!!
    5 points
  8. I don't think it's that big... I'm on this forum and own a pair of Land Rovers and I have similar issues Although admittedly they weren't for the Land Rover...
    5 points
  9. Not a this morning project, but having 10 days self isolation following a trip overseas means I get to crack in plastering the house....5 days = 82 20kg bags of lime hemp plaster on the walls and nearly 2 rooms base coated. Only another 98 bags to go to finish the delivery off....lots more still to do.
    5 points
  10. When do we go. I told a friend I'd happily drive to aus just to turn around and drive back rather than go to Disneyland. He thought I was nuts (he may have a point). Mike
    5 points
  11. Hi, getting back on this project again. I have started with for me the most interesting part of this project; the chassis modifications, starting with the springs. I want to stay with leafs in the interest of keeping it real, but the original spring packs were in a bad state. New ones are available, but that would be too easy; I wanted something a bit more 21st century, basically. Parabolic springs are all the rage, due to giving a much improved ride, so that was what I was looking for. These are not available for the willys jeep, so I was into adapting something. Land rover aftermarket
    5 points
  12. Made it! Set out at 10, arrived just after 3. Now to decide if this disco is worth fixing.
    5 points
  13. The numbering sequence on these switches is an actual crime.
    5 points
  14. Well Halo the sprocker been a busy lad in the garage today making a little wall plaque for his mammy for mothers day tomorrow, bless his cotton socks regards Stephen
    5 points
  15. Just to close this one off, Karen finished my steering wheel and it is now back with me. The quality of what she's done is perfect - in that you can't tell she's done anything. It looks completely unrepaired and as-new. I could not be happier with the job she's done and would recommend her to anyone looking for interior work to be done. I could have just eBayed a good condition used wheel for a bit more cost, but that would have been wasteful and this wheel is of known origin/legitimacy and knowing this really is a new wheel is worth it. 10/10 attention to detail and
    4 points
  16. In some areas we are leaving them exposed, but on the external walls I am insulating inside, and on the lower walls I a more having to cover up the left over tanking/gypsum plaster we couldn’t get off 6 yrs ago! @Anderzander here you go, some photos from a few years ago.
    4 points
  17. So if it wasn't what it is, it would be good? 😆 I agree.
    4 points
  18. 'Tips for spotting fake land rovers' So in your opinion parabolic springs result in a fake land rover? I fail to see your logic, and it only reinforces your position of being on Mod approval. We play nice here, people are free to fit what ever they like to their land rovers and if you don't go along with that, Your presence on this forum becomes rather pointless. 'Land rover BS gets outed in seconds' Your BS certainly does. Daan
    4 points
  19. Pat has got the new site online: https://www.v8tuning.co.uk/ I wish her the best of luck, it wont be easy without Paul's vast technical knowledgde. If, like most on here, you know what you need/want, you're sure to get a good deal. 😉 Filip
    4 points
  20. Well, the rot got worse. I put a rather neat plate on the shock mount but then patching a small section forward of that revealed more and more rot. Its impossible to repair properly with the body on and I worry about the integrity of that A frame cross member. So the 110 is off the road. I will start stripping it and get the chassis ordered from Richards I think. I want to take the body apart as the whole thing will be getting a refurb as the new doors and bulkhead go on too.
    4 points
  21. Just to close this off. The fumes were from a leaky ring seal onto the catalytic convertor, which I replaced. The turbo people showed me that the cartridge was out of balance and shaved it a little to get it back to spec. That was £100 cheaper than replacing it. They said that the bearings were ok therefore the oil seals would be too. Put turbo back in a second time without undoing any engine mounts, which isn't easy. Test drive and then handed back to daughter and family. Phew.
    4 points
  22. Thats a good thing Stephen! Mo
    3 points
  23. These posts prompted me to give a bit of an update. The Ant is nice and simple to work on, makes a Series Land Rover look complex! I have now changed all the brake slave cylinders plus master, same for the clutch and also freed off/cleaned/greased the adjusters on the brakes. This picture of the clutch and brake masters show just how simple it is in the cab The chassis is in pretty good condition when you compare it to the same age Land Rover (1986) with only the center cross being corroded. This is as a result of a bad design where the bottom plate holds water. I have choppe
    3 points
  24. A full fat Range Rover is a wonderful machine though - swanning about in comfort, capable of immense mile-munching on a long run and yet incredibly capable off-road, don't see what's so terrible about liking that even if most buyers don't use it to its full potential... most car buyers don't use the full range of the speedo so why have the capability?
    3 points
  25. Me too! EasyEDA for the circuit design which links seamlesly to JLC PCB who deliver your design, generally within 10 days, often within 7. I'm nothing but impressed with their quality. Surprisingly though, they are geared towards prototyping. 5 boards (minimum order) $0.40 each. 1000 boards, $0.62 each. 10,000 boards, $0.68 each - which makes no sense, but I'm deligted that they favour small orders.
    3 points
  26. Tin worm dug out and plated also another use for a coil spring clamp regards Stephen
    3 points
  27. Most of this info was summarised for me by Nige when I first popped down to see him quite a few years back but I did my own research as well and it was corroborated. My 300Tdi 110 obviously came from the factory with a disc braked Salisbury axle. I was looking at putting a locker into the front and rear and for whatever reason I initially wanted to stick with the Salisbury unit on the rear. Following discussions with Nige I opted not to do that. The primary strength from Land Rover's version of the Salisbury's diff (note I'm not talking about swapping in Dana components etc., but tho
    3 points
  28. That is interesting. It’s a good second best for those who can’t get a soft dash, either original or converted like in this thread. I always though the dash let the early 90s vehicles down. Mike at BritRest on YouTube has been working on a RRC refurbishment, and that includes taking the soft dash from a very rusty LSE. Might be worth a watch.
    3 points
  29. You can also specify self-levelling concrete which takes out a lot of the hassle of floating it. OK this was letting some pros do it but so worth it. For reference was 10.5 cube C40 with A252 mesh and DPM underneath, nominally 300mm thick. I think the price difference between C20 and C40 was £2/cube, at the time was £76+VAT/cube for C40, but it's going to have some pretty substantial machine tools on it so high point loads. Drove in through the entrance at 2.30pm and were driving out at 3.45pm It was pumped but you could wheelbarrow / pour it out of the mixer but they had the p
    3 points
  30. It’s refreshing to see someone on the internet fixing a leak rather than leaving it and going ‘tHey aLl Do tHaT’
    3 points
  31. I spent 3 months there when I was younger. It was the first year that they allowed independent travel, 1998. Bought 3 horses and a cheap tent with a Taiwanese woman I met (brave soul, never left Taiwan before!) and travelled around the entire west of the country. It's a brutally hard place, average elevation is about 1800 metres, vast vast emptiness, we had deep snow in July one night. No fruit, no vegetables, people live off their animals. I was very run down when I left. Huge alcohol problem, I was beaten up badly by a drunk. With a sound vehicle it would be interesting, you can
    3 points
  32. Is that part# RTC5915 Spider, engine, supervisory (hardy) ? It's been a long time since I brushed up on the official LRS thread...
    3 points
  33. A big expensive box of shiny engine bits arrived today, it's a shame most of it will never see the light of day as it'll squashed or within the head! I dropped off the camshaft carrier, rocker cover and air intake manifold to be cleaned as well...this has now put me in the position to whip the bottom out of the engine bay and clean that to get rid of the oil and look at the clutch whilst I''m there. Why do we do these things and escalate a simple timing chain/injector reseat into a strip the engine and whip it out the engine bay! On a side note, a set of OME
    3 points
  34. the bush ID is too small on the britpart ones, we fit them to the stub axle then kiss the ID on a lathe so the CV drops in nicely Dave
    3 points
  35. My old day job was developing the Delphi diesel injectors for trucks. This included specifying and writing the coding requirements for them. Known as trimming the injectors. Also included teaching the trimming process within Delphi. Bosch and Delphi run similar systems for trimming. I've also done work for Denso and theirs are done a different way, no where near as good! You can run the injectors without inputting the codes without worrying about damage to the engine. The injectors are tested on an end of line test rig. The test plan runs the injector at set logics. Logics
    3 points
  36. That's not quite correct. The new G-wagon (released in 2018) is an all new design, made to look like an old design. Mercedes had engineers design the doors in such a way that closing the doors sounds exactly like it did on the old G-wagon. The orginal G-wagon (the W461 as they call it) is still in production as the 'Professional'. It's not available in all markets, and it doesn't have any of the bling. Old and new are both produced in Austria.
    3 points
  37. I can share a picture of a converted 110 from my dutch friends, taken during the Croatia trophy: It relies heavily on discovery TD5 components, for brakes, radius arms and wheels. The TD5 arms have longer spacing between the 2 mounting points for the rubber bushes. This makes it easier to fit them to the much larger square axle tube of the volvo axle and does a better job of reacting the forces of the portal axle. The disc conversion was deemed the cheapest possible way of doing things, and can all be achieved with minimal machining effort. I think they are rear calipers, doubled up
    3 points
  38. The Terrain Response in the new Defender seems to be designed to operate in auto mode, and will cope with a lot you throw at it, offering better perfomance tractionwise than older LRs. So the average driver will get further with less effort. Ulike previous generations of TR where you had an easy to find, clearly marked button to select the different programs and could get quite some benefit from selecting the right one. I find the controls in the new Defender fiddly and complex to use. And don't get me started on the touchscreen, that just doesn't work unless you come to a complete stop (whi
    3 points
  39. Clearly. It is the wrong forum to ask though; You knew we would all say yes. Do your man-maths and buy it, then start a build thread here. Daan
    3 points
  40. Well done, sounds like a bit of a pig of a job. It just goes to prove it’s not just Land Rovers that have problems, but even the mythically (and only in myth) reliable Japanese stuff., though Toyota owners always deny their failings...
    3 points
  41. The saga continued as the car developed a leak in a power steering pipe that's exposed to crud where it runs on the subframe. As I was sorting that the starter motor failed (solenoid). To remove it needed amongst other things, the egr valve and pipes to be removed. So I ended-up cleaning a mountain of carbon from the egr port into the throttle body / inlet manifold, as well as rebuilding the starter and the job therefore extended by many days. Had a little scare about fumes and oil and stuff, documented here... Handed the car back and the family are very pleased with the way it runs
    3 points
  42. Now you're talking! A multi DoF, motion controlled Hydraulic Sponge robot. I like the sound of that! Si
    3 points
  43. Last two pieces done, dash top with vent surrounds in place that @vulcan bomberkindly did for me , and the lower dash , just the center console left to do , ordered the battery thurs so electrics next week . All though I might fit some of the dash to see how it looks or I might leave everyone in suspense and not post any pics till it's all in and finished
    3 points
  44. So nice to be able to start assembling stuff 🙂
    3 points
  45. I had them on a Suzuki, as you say (with Toyota 80 axles) - but I also tried 2.5" Air shocks on the back of my 110. On both the Suzuki and the 110, they took a lot of effort to set up well. Not only adjusting the pressure, but the internal valving which involves a complete strip & rebuild. After too many rebuilds, I gave up and fitted more 'standard' Fox shocks. Normal shocks have more 'bandwidth' in the damping - they will give near critical damping over a wide range of loads in the vehicle. The Fox Air shocks were quite narrow bandwidth. You could set them up perfectly, go
    3 points


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