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Yostumpy last won the day on December 8 2015

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    landys , audax cycling(long distance), vw campers, mountain biking, property, inventing things, beer, oh! and yes the mrs.!

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  1. Bit late, but had that wet weepage on mine, wasn't coolant, t'was a very fine misting of oil from a leaking exhaust / inlet gasket. I used to rinse it off with a brush and white spirit, and a hose, and it would gradually re appear in about 6 months. Had headgasket changed,as it was leaking at the back, along with new inlet and exhaust gaskets, and its been fine for over a year.
  2. First one was pinched after 5 years of ownership, this one I've had for 14 years. I have have various 'measures' in place, but if they want it !! . I look every time I use the loo, to check it's still there . BUT , I do feel the time has come to part with it, I have galv capping to fit, plus other little jobs, but I'm putting them off, because I don't want to spend time fettling, only for it to dissappear . I think selling it would be on my terms, not just finding a space on the drive one morning. But my problem is what to replace it with. It's a 110 HT, and I would like something of equal volume, with ability to fit a proper roof rack, with side windows and under 2.0m high ( without roof rack), and some rear seats, and the ability to fit bikes in the back, upright, without removing any wheels, for around 10-12k that's euro 6. Not interested in 4x4, never used Wallace off road anyway. The ONLY thing that fits the bill , is a s/h ( prob 2 years old 25k) Nissan NV 200 combi. Half of me wants Wallace to be pinched, so I can move on, without the sadness of selling it. Ho hum.
  3. oh, and don't forget to fit it, so the little indicator arrow on the blue self cancelling ring, is pointing to the nearside.
  4. Mine was doing this a month back. I decided to fit new Lucas switch, as old one had done 180k, and was very floppy and wobbly. Also when on main beam, on a bumpy road, it would move, so that both main and dipped came on. Basically it was worn out, bit of a revelation fitting a new one, solid, and precise, and a positive click.
  5. On that linked page, What's the difference between the pr2 TRW @ £21.78 from allmakes and the TRW from bearmach for £42 ?
  6. Run a temp live feed to headlight terminal to check it does work. Had this on mine, turned out it was a break in the wire, in the loom, somewhere behind the heater box. Cut and spliced a new length in, and been ok now for 9 years.
  7. Can't you put into first , depress the clutch, with brakes on, and turn the starter key, that normally frees a stuck clutch.
  8. Wasn't there a thing, where the ( I'm trying to guess/ remember here ) cam shells? used to rotate and block an oilway?
  9. After cleaning off , Smear with Vaseline. Years ago I had a prang in my old classic Fiat, front wing was a bit crumpled. Was winter, so I beat it out to shape again ( ish ) and sanded it all back to metal ready to apply filler, but weather turned, so I smeared bare metal ( 1/6 of the wing) with Vaseline, and it was a pretty horrible winter, come June the following year, Wing was still shiny under a thick layer of sticky muck, washed off with thinners and finished it off.
  10. Why on earth would someone put 305's on a Defender, I expect they come with a free X5 sticker for the back door. If you level a 110 when empty, as soon as you put any weight in the back, it is no longer level. My old ex mil 110 had std rear springs, and had HD + 1" up front ( for an intended winch, but truck was stolen ), and it sat level.
  11. I recently bought some new wolf ish wheels, and had similar thoughts, but I thought that having a spare wolf wheel with a 255 on would be one heck of a lump to lift up on the door. Whereas with 235's a slimmer 750 or 235 could be bonnet mounted. Opted for a 750 on std rim as a spare, with 235's.
  12. I too have 2 spare wheel carriers, MOD type bonnet one, and a rear door one. Bonnet spare....... Heavy Bonnet lifting, awkward to get wheel on / off bonnet, as you have to lift it on to the wing first. more weight on front means you can have vents open, without a gale blowing in. useful step up to roof Rear door spare...... easier to lift on /off adds a bit of much needed rear weight to an empty 110 makes door opening a tad heavier easier to check pressure useful step to get to roof With Wallace, I used a Disco pressed steel wheel carrier, mounted on a 3 mm ally spreader plate. The carrier is bolted to the door, (through the door) and on the inside, I have a x-plate cover, that is screwed to the door frame at 8" intervals with large self tappers, which adds a lot of strength and minimizes flex in the frame. I also cut lengths of pipe to sit between the door skin, and x-plate, through which the bolts pass, as anti crush spacers. works a treat, 12years now and still going strong.
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