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Steve King last won the day on August 16 2015

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About Steve King

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    Near ye village of Tardebigge!

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    Fishing, camping, cooking and messing around with Land rovers

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  1. Steve King

    2002 TD5 Radiator

    My 2002 TD5 110 Defender has just developed a small weep from the radiator core. I'm going to replace the radiator soon, but I'm amazed at the price difference between suppliers! Is this too cheap? Has anyone tried one of these?
  2. Steve King

    Elusive connector

    If you can't find a supplier of a connector to fit, then fit a pair of new connectors!!
  3. Steve King

    Dash lights fault

    Try taking the dash apart and look for the connector that plugs into the panel. Check that the connector is fully pushed home and whilst it is apart check the earth connections. Also check the brake light earths.
  4. Steve King

    Britpart - The good and the bad

    Clutch master cylinder is useless! It went bang after about 60 miles leaving me stranded in one way system and my lower hlaf was liberally covered with hydraulic fluid!!
  5. Steve King

    Rear flood light

    These are slim and very bright: https://www.wish.com/product/550bdab43fca100d871162bd
  6. Steve King

    So what did you get

    Not that many around now. It was last driven about 30 years ago by me, when a mate who couldn't drive due to MS bought it to restore it. I ended up chipping in on the purchase price and initial restoration costs. Since then things slowed down to Dave moving to Somerset and me moving to Worcestershire, and then sadly Dave's MS returning big time and leaving him totally incapacitated and unable to speak. Some progress has been made and now the Riley is nearly a rolling but non running shell with some interior trim fitted. Sadly Dave passed away late November. Hopefully I'll be able to complete work on it in a few months and bring it home (just need to persuade SWMBO!) It is a good little example of BMC badge engineering at it best!
  7. Steve King

    So what did you get

    A Defender garden ornament from my stepson and an IAM course from my wife., Oh, and it appears that I have inherited a MK1 Riley Kestrel (1100 - ADO16)!
  8. Steve King

    Could this work?

    After messing about for a few weekends, I replaced the lock assembly and now the door latches and opens really easily.
  9. Steve King

    heated seat testing

    Land Rover replacement pads are hideously expensive - try Exmoor Trim. Don' t think they sell part sets though, probably still cheaer though!
  10. Steve King

    Could this work?

    Partial success! I got bogged down with various other tasks and wasn't able to spend much time on the Defender. However, Eightpot's suggestion of a thin bladed screwdriver worked and the door popped open with the second prod! Owing to fading light, I have locked it again! I will try to spend next Saturday having a good look at the linkeages with the door card off. I suspect from the feel of the locking button that something is out of line or bent.
  11. Steve King

    Crystal headlamp query

    Mudstuff sell a piggy back wiring loom that makes wiring in the sidelight bulbs in the headlight a doddle! https://www.mudstuff.co.uk/products/mud-stuff/mud-piggy-back-wiring-loom.html
  12. Steve King

    Could this work?

    Thanks for your replies Guys, I will try Eightpot's suggestion and will attempt to open from the inside with a thin flat bladed screwdriver when I get a Chance (waiting for a weekend, owing to a littl'un going to swimming lessons and Brownies etc and dark mornings!) My attempts to remove the door card have failed; I have removed the trim around the locking button, but can only unclip the door card from the top and a little way down.
  13. Steve King

    Could this work?

    Thinking about it, I reckon you are correct! I replaced the strikers with X-Eng ones a few years back and I seem to recall the nuts were captive a plate.
  14. Steve King

    Could this work?

    I have a 2002 110 hardtop with central locking. The passenger door recently would not close and I had to give it a bit of a slam. The lock now will not open with the remote or from the inside. Interestingly the key does not fit the passenger door either! The key is the ignnition key and this fits the driver's door and rear door without problems. I've tried removing the door card, but can't get very far with this and fishing around in the gap with bits of welding rod and flat strips of metal has achieved nothing. I have a cunning plan however: As it is a hardtop I can see and reach the bolts holding the striker plate: I'm thinking of taking the nuts off the retaining bolts for the striker plate and then cutting them as close as I can to the pillar - hopefully bearing in mind Defender build tolerances the door should open with the striker plate still atached. With the door open, I can then properly remove the door card and sort out whatever is wrong with the actuating rods (or whatever) Whilst I have access to the innards of the door, I'll see if there is any number on the lock barrel and then get a key for the passenger side as I think this would be a lot cheaper than a door barrel!
  15. Steve King

    Leak into footwell

    My drive slopes downwards from the garage - parking my 110 nose facing downwards stops all water ingress whilst parked!

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