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  1. ianmayco68

    LT 77 gear box and transfer box

    Gearbox if you want to refurbish I’d send it away to be done and keep it as a spare but a transfer box is easily done at home , I’ve done 2 now . The toolbox videos on YouTube https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=vi5kHtvY-u8 are great they do a step by step guide that’s not the 1st one but will put you on the rite track , only special tools are a dial gauge ( cheap off eBay) and the big nut tool which they show you how to make one out of an old socket , so well worth doing hope this helps .
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    Bosch starter motors

    Hi all , I’ve got a couple of Bosch starter motors I want to service off my 200/300tdi’s . I’ve stripped the one and it needs new bushes and a few other bits , I’ve found all the parts that I can replace and there part numbers in my parts book and have found them available at Britcar , but before I pay there prices does anyone know a supplier that’s cheaper and does anyone have a parts diagram with the Bosch part numbers on ? I have done a net search but all the firms that come up appear to be trade oriented , having stripped a genuine LR Bosch unit and a cheap Am one you can tell the difference so would like to get the gen ones back serviceable. cheers Ian
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    Defender 300tdi auto conversion

    Cheers cackshifter did see your post earlier but internet was pants so couldn’t get on to reply .
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    Defender 300tdi auto conversion

    Hi all back again with a few more questions , I’m getting to the stage where I’ll be fitting the engine to the gearbox. So am I correct in thinking that the TC needs to fit 2mmish further inside the bell housing than the flywheel protrudes the backing plate ? Should I put some ATF in the TC before fitting? I’m guessing yes to that one. And on the bottom of the backing plate there’s an access hole shaped like an egr plate , what’s it there for ? The plate on mine was missing so I’ve made a new one , the 1 bolt is m8 but would anyone know the size of the other or a part number ? It’s larger than m12 and I’ve got nothing of that size to try . Cheers Ian
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    Defender 200 Tdi water pump question

    Yes I did wonder that myself, some of these traders are starting to get clever how they advertise things , seems strange Airtex make them for every other engine but the 200tdi . I’ve got one waiting to be fitted to the 300tdi on the bench .
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    Defender 200 Tdi water pump question

    Just found this Mo https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LAND-ROVER-DEFENDER-200TDI-WATER-PUMP-OEM-AIRTEX-PROFLO-STC639G-/202189343833 came up on a search might be worth contacting them .
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    Defender 200 Tdi water pump question

    I can’t answer your above question Mo but shop4auto parts do a stc639g made by Pro Flow for £50 don’t know if that make is any good , but says made in the uk and I’ve not used them personally yet but everything else I’ve had off there site has been good .
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    custom dash project

    I’ll put them in the weekend when I get back on it and put some pics up.
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    Help finding a thread

    Thank you Ralph. , I did have a look but I couldn’t even remember what thread it was in , like looking for a needle in a haystack.
  10. ianmayco68

    Help finding a thread

    Hi all , I'm trying to find a thread that was on here recently , someone had posted a link in it to a company that sold an electronic box that enabled you to fit a puma instrument cluster to an older defender . I can't remember what the thread was called so I'm hoping that who ever posted the link will remember and post it up for me again and save me the trouble of trawling through every thread and still not finding it . yours very hopefully Ian
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    custom dash project

    So a bit more done this week , and a lot of head scratching . I think I've decided to use the lower part of the dash for ease of clearance issues , but this could change as time goes on . So fist I thought it best to assemble the dash parts and check for clearance issues for those with standard dashes , only place I can see issues is with the vent mechanisms which I didn't get round to trying as other things got in the way . So welded the arms on the boxes , just used tacks and they still move freely after so no problems there . Need to paint the rod , so fitted the dash up to this point . Then fitted the wiper boxes and arms and all looks fine . As I'm fitting the vent flaps but having them fixed the operating levers aren't a problem to me , when they're painted and new genuine seals fitted they'll still be hinged as per factory look but will be fixed at the rear like this , rivnuts fitted to the flap , one each end and one in the middle then fixed under pressure to the bulkhead with these . but when all done we'll see if there strong enough , but should be fine .
  12. I’ve been watching this thread as I’m planning on redoing the heater on my project and the 110 later but know nothing about eberspachers or Webasto . I’ve found a used thermotop z from a rover 75 zf for descent money which I believe I can fit to my 90 , and use it to preheat the truck and also run the heater off it with the help of a blower and matrix . But I need some help can someone point me in the direction to a thread we’re some one has done this and help with any other parts I would need. Cheers Ian
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    custom dash project

    Cheers Steve , part of the custom dash is the vent flaps will still be fitted but not operational I'll fit new seals to the flaps then they'll be clamped down some how , I've got an idea but not tried it yet . So I wasn't going to fit the black steel back plate ( I will once the wiper's are all finalised to see if it can be done by people with a standard dash ) but I'm now thinking of fitting it and bolting the wiper motor to that and altering it as needed to fit the dash parts . I was intending to be on it this weekend but I ended up finishing off a few odds and sods to get them done , so hopefully next weekend . But as we thought using the later style wheel boxes is a lot easier and better than the older type as the bulkhead holds the wheel box in position , it just means you have to file the hole out to suit with a rotary file .
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    Dash centre console panel pre Td5

    Looking good western , what cb’s that western I’m looking to buy one but can’t make up my mind which one ?
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    custom dash project

    Yes I think your rite on that one , when I brought the complete mechanism of ebay the original rubber gromits were in the plate so I can use them or upgrade to something more substantial if needed .

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