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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.
    10 points
  2. 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
    6 points
  3. A small, but important, project this morning utilising one of my most important tools
    5 points
  4. come on you should know this is the way to load aggregates without sides!!
    5 points
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. The pattern door panels although looking okay have never been a great fit. They are a hard plastic and you notice it. As you are basically part of the door when driving. The panels also drum a little with noise. They also sit low and rub against the Wright matting. I bit the bullet and ordered genuine door cards. Just for information. The door fittings Are called SNAPSAC’s . There are various qualities around. The white ones are easy to fit and come in a blue packet with Br*tp@rt packaging. Steer clear. They do not grab the male insert adequately. The ones you want are the beig
    3 points
  9. Thats a good thing Stephen! Mo
    3 points
  10. 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
  11. For the wiring diagram, unless you want to draw your own, stick to the standard colour codes, it makes trouble shooting easier. I will plug again the wiring diagrams on the S2 club forum, they are in colour with the correct colours for the wires. You will need to work out the cable sizes from the loads that you intend I have 2 fuse boxes on the bulkhead, one ignition controlled and one permanent live. I also have another fuse box at the rad panel for the headlamp feeds and the electric fan. The relays for these are there too. For the rear tub lights I have a connection on the chassis
    3 points
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Tin worm dug out and plated also another use for a coil spring clamp regards Stephen
    3 points
  15. I meant to say, I wasn't going to watch it as I am a bit 'over' their stilted back-and-forth delivery style ("I think the new Defender is good but unreliable, what do you think Tommy" "I think it's unreliable but good, Dad" "valuable insight, Tommy") so I wasn't being rhetorical when I asked which one scraped, but having watched it now, initially I assumed it must have been the Defender because of how they were talking. They cannot say that the Defender will do 80% of what the Wrangler will do, then show it doing 100% of what the Wrangler does but also better than the Wrangler did it. The
    2 points
  16. Thumb on the back of the guard really helps steady the thing too. Maybe @FridgeFreezerhasn't had enough trips to A&E yet 😛
    2 points
  17. You could always temporarily fit a known good one from the front to check the wiring works
    2 points
  18. I have grown grow weary of Skipper and Champ's wholesome All-American review style. Which one scraped its belly?
    2 points
  19. Nice to hear that his coffin will be carried by one of the royal Landrovers.
    2 points
  20. I've just tried mine on a badly maintained bumpy country lane at 30mph on normal and high setting. My soft & sensitive New-Defender-Posterior couldn't tell the difference. It retained it's near RRS-like ride quality and I didn't even spill my coffee. I think I would sensed a 'brutal' ride after a few seconds.
    2 points
  21. I’d say you’re unlikely to have an oil temperature issue if the coolant temperature is in normal ranges, so that gauge is arguably just a distraction. But the oil pressure gauge is also fairly redundant as a warning light will come on for low pressure. Transmission gauges are completely pointless, though the temperature warning light for the ZF should be confirmed to be working as it is there for good reason. From my experience, oil gauges cause more worry and don’t tend to save much trouble. You’d be better off with a voltmeter or clock, and of those two, the clock is the far more use
    2 points
  22. i know you haven't been on here in a while George but on the off chance you do see this... ,only one thing I didn't like in this latest video... put the guards back on the grinder! I HATE when youtubers take them off, it makes people that watch them think its ok, and its really not. there is no reason to remove them either, if the grinder cant do it with the guard on, its the wrong tool.
    2 points
  23. This post feels like it's escalated quite quickly - you've gone from new tyres to an entire rebuild!! Looks great, though! Glossy axles always look the bees' knees.
    2 points
  24. Copper or brass will work fine regards Stephen
    2 points
  25. No problem just wasn't sure how to use the timing took kit i bought as it was slighly different to the ones i'd seen but worked in out in the end, using a 300tdi turbo 🙂 Obviously with it being a tdi in a series i had to remove the rad as not much room to work but if it was a Def or Disco you would probably have the room.
    2 points
  26. He's a really nice dude and actually plays very hard in it - last time I saw it out it had lockers & winch despite the Barbie-Mobile appearance, very funny when it out-performs a boyed-up challenge 90
    2 points
  27. I watched some, looks good. I don’t think the cars run leaf springs so its not proper off roading but they do what they can with the 550 bhp little electric motor.
    2 points
  28. Pair of ramps off the back and for loading vehicles? Mind you I can't comment because I plan on adding a pair of rams to convert the flat bed on the 6x6 into a tipper.... Admittedly it does have sides and I might have a cunning plan for other stuff too.
    2 points
  29. Agreed, the amount of unnecessary on the roads at the moment is just ridiculous. The car has become an oversized giant mass of metal and plastic formed into a ridiculous posing pouch. For the record I have wintered since November in a 1954 moggy traveller, while refurbing my 1991 audi's underside.
    2 points
  30. Almost worse in my eyes is the incessant drive towards stupid crossover type cars that have just ballooned in weight and size and don't do anything different to a much lighter, smaller, saloon car.
    2 points
  31. Is this any help? I struggled to find a comprehensive list of land rover specific wiring colour code so I made my own from my 1988 loom and circuit diagrams: G=green, LG = light green, R=red, U=blue, W=white, O=orange, P=purple, N =brown, B=black, Y=yellow, S=slate(grey), K=pink. G fused ignition on GR left turn signal GW right turn signal GP brake lights GN reverse light GB fuel sender GY
    2 points
  32. I tend to find I create mess when I'm working, but that's because I'm usually single minded on the task at hand and ignore what's going on around me. However over the years I've learnt that when I'm in charge I'm forever telling others to tidy up after themselves as I see an order and therefore a clear path to getting something done...but I rarely practice what I preach If I'm struggling with something in the workshop or at work, I usually stop and clear up to clear my head. I'm sure there's some psychological reason for it
    2 points
  33. I for one would love to see a rebuild thread on the Esarco. Mike
    2 points
  34. I think from the videos it seems the air springs get very stiff when raised for off road - you see the vehicles teetering around on three wheels for relatively small ground undulations, like a pig wearing high heels. There is almost no suspension articulation on the high settings. That stiffness would be brutal at speed on the road, so it must be softer when low. This kit might give a good compromise, with a bit of a reduction in high speed road handling for much better off road capabilities at the same road height, and the possibility to stand on stilts for severe departure angles. I wond
    2 points
  35. As said, the more security measures you fit, the better your chances. You can fit hidden switches, battery isolators, take the distributor rotor out when parked, hidden fuel valves, mechanical devices. Steering wheel covers and pedal locks are aftermarket devices that are commonly used. A combination of relatively simple methods is going to be more effective than a single expensive one. But if they decide to tow or lift the vehicle, the only device that will help find and recover it is a tracker. Since you’re modifying the electrics, the headlamp mod you mentioned is a good start.
    2 points
  36. That vent panel is amazing Stephen . I'm doffing my imaginary hat!
    2 points
  37. I swear your garage must be a bl**dy tardis to fit all this stuff in
    2 points
  38. It allows for direct connection of 12V from a battery to the load. When hooked up to mains and switched on, it provides a 12VDC source and the relays swap over to connect the load to it rather than the Aux battery.
    1 point
  39. Removed and cleaned every earth and was still the same. Swapped the live wires from side light to indicator on left front and they now work as they should. Just the rear right indicator, checked wires changed bulb but nothing, thinking only thing it can be now is the bulb holder, will try and find one and try it. unless ive missed something else.
    1 point
  40. Oil pressure for the engine, No idea if there is a oil temp sender for that auto box,
    1 point
  41. Leopards sniffing around/rubbing themselves on trees is perfectly natural - that is how they mark their territory, and how the females let the males know when it's time for mating. As for the vehicles, well, they are habituated to the vehicles since they see them all the time, and they ignore them as they are neither predator nor prey. To them a vehicle is just something that is not going to eat them/that they cannot eat, so they ignore it. We have also done a number of bushwalks around wild animals, there is really nothing scary about it as long as you listen to your guides and stic
    1 point
  42. http://www.expeditionlandrover.info/Lucaswirecode.htm any help
    1 point
  43. If the final result can swan along at legal speeds for a long life I shall be well content. If I want to feel like I am going fast, I have a little 2 seater sports car that feels heroic at 70mph! I appreciate that I am a tiny niche in the wide world of new 4x4 vehicle buyers and that 1 new vehicle every 30 years will not sustain mass production!
    1 point
  44. Does it have the same ACE system as D3,4,RRS? For me, this is the thing that makes the air suspension really work. I find that even on max height, my RRS still has a decent amount of articulation (maybe not compared to an average 'old' defender). I suspect the springs are deliberately too soft - and the ACE fixes the wallowing that you would otherwise get.
    1 point
  45. It’s refreshing to see someone on the internet fixing a leak rather than leaving it and going ‘tHey aLl Do tHaT’
    1 point
  46. Back on the road! First proper trip will be this friday when the camping trailer will be hitched on along with the bikes and kayaks.
    1 point


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