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  1. I heard of someone with an Audi A6 allroad - which uses the same compressor and IIRC air srings - he was aware of a popping noise coming from the car every few minutes. He had a look and apparently there are some stitches holding the different parts of the air spring together - the noise were the stitches breaking one by one. He bid a hastie retreat and about 20 mins later there was an almighty bang as the spring exploded. That car was parked up at the time too - maybe it is deterioration of the rubber springs.
  2. Thanks for the input guys. Kind of supports my thoughts. There is a very good local place that I would trust to do the job. Just not sure if I can justify the expense though.
  3. My 200tdi 90 has terminal chassis rust. It is too far gone to save and a new chassis is the way forward. I have owned it for 20+ years and it pains me to do it but I just don't have the time (or money) (or inclination) to start a full rebuild. I can see it sitting on the drive or in the garage for years to come, deteriorating further and taking up space. So I fear it is time for it to go. But how can I determine its value - I know it is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it, but I don't want to give it away and want to get a fair price for it. But where to start - values seem to be all over the place! It is a late '93 so it has factory disk brakes with the 200tdi. It was originally an HT but converted to SW not long after I got it. It is mechanically good, recent new transfer box, heated front screen, heated seats, 2002 style dash fitted. The bulkhead and all 3 doors were replaced about 8/9 years ago - although there is a little rust just bubbling through. Any steer on value would be greatly appreciated.
  4. Simon Was the engine swap fairly straight forward? Any tips or advice? I am doing to swap the engine in mine. I originally thought about just doing the head but the donor engine has a more known history so probably easiest. I am trying to find any how-to or step by step guide online, just to help along the way so that i hopefully don't miss anything.
  5. As an update - Plugged it into Hawkeye and it came up with a couple of faults - but not anything that seem relevant.3001 - Fuel Temp Low3014 - Air Flow Low Fault3015 - Manifold Pressure Low3016 - Inlet Air Temp Low3079 - Temp Gauge Open Load3129 - Road Speed Missing3143 - Turbo has been overboostingDoes anyone know of a plain english 'idiots guide' to fault codes .. ie if X try Y etc?I replaced the fuel pump yesterday - no real change. Still knocking and still smoking. It may be my imagination but the knock does not seem quite as bad. It started and ran and ticked over as in the video. I moved it off of the drive and into the garage and even at crawling pace it felt down on power and needed a quite big revs to move without stalling.Now that it is inside I am going to have a look at injector loom etc. All other suggestions gratefully received.
  6. yes it does smell of Diesel and it was mis-firing. i am not sure if it is using water - I bought it with the engine fault as I have a spare td5 which I was going to drop into it, but it might just be easier to try to fix this one first.
  7. I have a 1999 TD5 which has a very load knock and plumes of white smoke, both at idle and under load. No power when trying to drive and a great impersonation of a steam train both sound and smoke. A search on the 'net found this video on Youtube which sounds exactly the same. Unfortunately there are no answers given as to what it actually was. Any ideas or suggestions. Now it will not start - although the battery is dying so that wont help - even with a squirt of easy start. It gives half a turn then stops.
  8. I received an email yesterday from Paddocks with a special offer on slimline jump pack. https://www.paddockspares.com/xs-powerpack-multi-function-jump-starter.html Does anyone have any experience of them? My project 90 is in the garage with a dead battery - it always starts with a jump and I would like to be able to start it to move it when the need arises - but I don't want to put a new battery in it until it gets its rebuild. Would something like that have the power to start a dead 90 every few months?
  9. Hi Simon No they didn't get back to me. But the plan has changed. It was supposed to be a Quick fix to get it back on the road and I could use it until such time as I could do a rebuild on the Defender. But is going to need more time than I can afford at the mo- would rather spend time and cash on the 90. So I think I am just going to sell it on - did have someone interested but they have gone quiet. Really is a shame as it is in really good condition and runs sweet as a nut.
  10. Cheers Simon ... That was my thoughts! It was Highland Galvanisers in Cumbernauld. In fairness it was only an email and I have not spoken to anyone about it. All they said was it was strip the existing paint and galvanise. Hopefully Scottish Galvanisers will get back to me soon and be a bit more realistic.
  11. Ouch!!! Just got quote back... £895 + VAT!! Just doesn't make it viable at that level!
  12. What would expect to pay to have a D2 chassis galv'd? How are the jobs usually priced is it by weight? I am doing to give the local galv'r a call but would like to at least have some idea what I was talking about before I do.
  13. Might be worth speaking to Andy about both the P38A pump and airbags. He may offer these too.
  14. If you are heading to Scotland, then no doubt you will be on the ferry to Cairnryan and head north from there. In that case you can probably pick up a repair kit from bagpipeandy .... http://www.bagpipingandy.com/installation.html without deviating from your route!
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