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  1. Hi There, "12V Planet" or "Vehicle Wiring Products Ltd" Simon...
  2. Had similar concerns recently too when doing work on our 1997 300 Tdi Our engine block does not have any spacers and as such only one gasket required. Some folk have pointed out that different vintages of block have different thickness of machined mount on the block. Came to the conclusion to fit as per factory, i.e. no spacer and one gasket for our build. Simon...
  3. Do you have a problem with the switch? I may have an old working one if you need one that you can have. Let me know and I'll root around the garage. Simon...
  4. Hi Folks, Quick note to say that made it home with the temporary fix. @Retroanaconda If you have any doubts suggest you swap the pipes out. It was a messy affair to clean up our mess. Thanks for all the thoughts, Simon...
  5. Hi Folks, Thanks for all the replies. Managed to make a "fix" with a short length of high pressure hose, some jubilee clips and of course a couple of zip ties. Filled up with a litre of PAS fluid. Power steering has returned. Yippee! That said, I dare not turn on a full lock. Hopefully this will see us through to back home. Thanks again for thoughts and suggestions. Certainly was keen not to have the pump running dry as well as setting off with a known issue. Will order some new pipe when home. Simon...
  6. Hi Folks, The pipe from the power steering pump to the steering box has burst on our Defender 110 300Tdi We're away on travels and as such have limited ability to fix. Also, looking at the nature of the burst it'll not be an easy repair in any case given this is a high pressure system. Wondering how fatal this is? Clearly no power steering. However, if continued on limited driving, would this damage the power steering pump? Not planning on doing too much driving other than a few local runs and a long 150 mile trip home. Thoughts please 🙂 Thanks in advance, Simon...
  7. Not much at all - It’s a small reservoir and a short pipe run. You’ll likely bleed more through than you leave behind. I bought a litre bottle when doing ours and would estimate have at least half a bottle remaining. Good luck, Simon...
  8. Hi Folks, Can confirm that the liquid PTFE option worked a treat. All good. Thanks again, Simon...
  9. PTFE sounds like the way to go. Did not know about liquid PTFE - Will try that. Simon...
  10. The reason for asking (should have mentioned) is that we have a slight weep coming from it. Wondering whether to either tighten it up further (it's was fitted to 25Nm) or remove + add a copper washer. What got me thinking is that the temperature sensor has a copper washer. A tampered thread might explain it but if straight would have thought a washer would be used. Simon...
  11. Hi Folks, The suggestion from this diagram is that there is no washer or seal for the coolant adapter on the top of the cylinder head on a 300 Tdi - Part 25 in the diagram shamelessly copied from LR Workshop website. Can folk confirm that this is indeed the case? Thanks, Simon...
  12. One for the future - October for me. That said, I would argue that since removing the EGR and cleaning up manifolds, cylinder head refurb, etc... it runs cleaner than ever. Simon...
  13. For our 300 Tdi, the following was disconnected: Cable to the EGR valve solenoid White wire on the alternator Throttle sensor and connector Thermostat connector on top of the engine bock Connector to EGR actuator ECU and 3 pin socket (under middle seat) Currently have them all tied out of the way. At some point will actually remove them fully from the harness. Did not want to permanently remove all at once in case I misunderstood the wiring diagram. Simon...
  14. Oh no! Another one to add to the Christmas wish list. Liking this idea. Simon..
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