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    Fuel/Temp Gauge problem

    I got hold of a voltmeter and determined no juice coming into the gauges but the fuse that runs the gauges/lights is good as the signal/brake lights work fine. Could there be another fuse I'm missing or maybe I blew a relay?
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    Fuel/Temp Gauge problem

    I did blow the fuse #5 which runs wipers, gauges and lights (minus headlights) which I swapped out and the lights worked again but the gauges still dont. Is there an additional fuse that I could be missing? Like I said the wires I tapped into were not being used but I suppose that could be the issue regardless. I used a purple for the 12v permanent but the other purple and green wires that were part of the connector I taped off. And I used a spare red/white I had for the radio ignition.
  3. Hello all, I have a '92 110 200tdi and recently Installed a radio but noticed my temp/fuel gauge no longer worked nor did my side/indicator/tail lights. Replaced the fuse and the lights are back but the gauges still show no life. Was thinking I might have disconnected something when pulling speaker wire but didnt see any loose connections on either instrument. I did cut some wires to connect to the radio harness but those were never connected to anything, other than maybe the old radio which is long gone. The wire colors were purple and green. These were connected to a bullet connector (like the attached photo) but were not being used, just "extra" wiring where the radio used to be. I just cut off the connector and used one purple for the 12v the others I taped off and used an extra red/white for the ignition connection. Could that be the issue or maybe a bad ground connection? I've since disconnected the radio but still have the same issue. Thanks in advance.
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    New wheels/tires

    Looks really nice. I'm running standard LR wheels so this is a significant upgrade.
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    New wheels/tires

    Thanks for the info. Would I need spacers or extended arches? From what I've been reading most 265 tires just fit.
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    New wheels/tires

    All, looking to purchase a set of wheels and tires but curious about some details. They are 31 x 10.5 R15. What does this equal to, 265's? Also is there any issues putting them on a '92 Defender 110 200tdi? Thanks in advance.
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    New door hinges

    That's what I figured. These are way more than snug and the one that's loose seems to be to much. Thanks for the reply, looks like a return is in order.
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    New door hinges

    Just got my set of new TD5 doors hinges and they're so stiff it takes significant effort to move them. Not normal? One is very loose which I would assume that's how they all should be.
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    200tdi bad earth connection??

    Spot on diagnosis Old Hand. The white part connection had popped out causing the issue. Looks as though the clips holding it in where not bent so popped it back in and bent the clips so it holds. Though I would assume that I should probably change it out for a new one?
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    200tdi bad earth connection??

    Cool. Good starting point, thanks.
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    200tdi bad earth connection??

    Unfortunately wasn't able to to much other than what I did above plus check some fuses. The shop just does cleanings and they were closing but stored the vehicle in their garage until I can get a look tomorrow or towed. Would an ignition switch all of a sudden carp out? I've never had issues with it starting.
  12. So I think a bad earth connection might be my issue but thought I would ask the well of knowledge to be sure. Had my Defender 200tdi in for a thorough chassis and engine wash. They got it off the rack and parked it to dry but now it wont start. All the lights work, horn, wipers but I get no lights on the dash and it wont turn over. Not even a cough. Connected cables from the battery to the engine block/chassis but nothing either. Wiggling the earth wire to the starter doesn't help either. Is it possible with a high pressure wash it knocked the earth off the starter or removed enough corrosion that was keeping it grounded? I haven't checked yet to see if it has additional earth connections and from what Ive been reading is an ideal plan if doesnt. Will additional earth connections override a loose or corroded one or am I looking specifically to fix the earth to starter connection if that is indeed the issue? Or could it all of sudden be a dead starter? Thanks.
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    Bulkhead prep for painting

    Perfect. Thanks all for the tips and advice. Its been a busy few weeks so just now getting to the bulkhead but ready to make some progress.
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    Bulkhead prep for painting

    Looking at my original post I see I didn't mention this is a brand new bulkhead. The previous owner never had it fitted or modified (which I have for my 200tdi) and had only painted it...horribly I might add. So that's what I had blasted off. Not sure if that makes a difference or not in regards to prep in reference to cleaning it prior to priming.
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    Bulkhead prep for painting

    Past the 4 hours for sure but its stored inside away for the elements which helps. I'm looking at a variety of products that clean the surface of dust, grease, etc but like I said just seems dusty so maybe some wipes like Gazzar metioned. I plan on priming it with Rustoleum auto paint or something similar then painting it to match. Looking at companies Paint Man and Paint My Classic that match the color though not sure if they're zink laden or not. I'll check Buzzweld.
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