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  1. cackshifter

    "Help, my diff is making a funny noise"

    Probably Roman
  2. I put about 12mm of heatshrink over the ends of the leakoff pipe, so that its a sliding fit. It stops the braid from fraying and as soon as the engine warms up makes the pipes grip tight
  3. I know you said leakoff pipes had been replaced, but I have had identical problems, traced to a dodgy leakoff pipe letting in air. They are buttons to replace, so do check them.
  4. cackshifter

    Brake Shuttle valve

    I know it's not quite the question answered but if the switch isn't used, isn't the shuttle valve pointless? I thought it was to detect a pressure difference Ie a leak in one circuit. If it's in't doing any detecting you could replace possibly replace it with a couple of joins or blank the feeds off.
  5. Obvious megasquirt candidate. Used to use a merrytiller for similar duties.
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    300tdi radiator

    As you say it looks like it's the frame with the rad & intercooler mounted. It's probably the number for the whole assembly rather than just the rad. Ideal for a quick repair if the front end had run into something, like an ambush.
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    mpg for 300tdi 110csw

    Considering the weight and the height, and it 's a 4.6 V8 it must have a fantastically low drag coefficient.(!!) I think that is outstandingly good. Or maybe you have one of those gadgets in the exhaust.
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    Battery charging/maintaining with Anderson connector

    I think some emergency vehicles have plug ejectors - when the ignition is turned on the charging plug gets thrown out. You'd need to detect it was plugged in even if the power wasn't on, so maybe use 2 pins on the plug to switch something? Maybe just a warning on the dash or a starter inhibit relay? Or just have a very strong charging lead.
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    Chassis maintenance / upgrade

    If you don't want to do it yourself, Paul Marsden works next door to Richards, and will do the work in about 2 weeks. There is normally a fair waiting list though.
  10. I can't see how you can avoid taking off the timing cover and belt to do this - you are a tooth out on the pump pulley I suspect.
  11. cackshifter

    Snow/Ice vs Tyres/Chains

    If you all you need is a way to get out of trouble on the odd occasion, chains will do it ( or in the case of Hard Knott and Wrynose just go the other way). It' s true you have to fit them, however once you have had a bit of practice you will find it quite quick and on a defender where there is plenty of wheelarch clearance it would be quite easy. They work well on ice and packed snow. Maybe I wouldn't risk Wrynose with them but I have a 1 in 5 sloped drive, and could back a Mondeo up it without clearing it with chains on the front. I have driven over Wrynose in wintry conditions, and even if you don't lose control of the vehicle, you certainly jeopardise control of the sphincter.
  12. cackshifter

    mpg for 300tdi 110csw

    The warmer weather can make quite a difference, I'd guess 10%.
  13. cackshifter

    brake servo or vac pump

    If you have a means to measure it, I tried a brand new Wabco pump and that produced .9 bar (on a cheap boost gauge intended for a petrol engine); its knackered predecessor produced .3 bar. Could also be the non-return valve, and that's a cheap easy thing to change.
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    300tdi throttle cable loosening

    I have a constant niggle; the throttle cable adjuster keeps winding itself forward and loosening the cable. It moves very easily on its thread.I have put a P clip on the spiral threaded part of the cable to try to prevent it and that worked for a while but it is doing it again. I have had a look and can't see I am missing any parts, eg a clip. Can anyone suggest a cure or am I missing something? If it needs a new cable, fine, but I have a feeling the problem would continue. Regards Nigel
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    Paddocks Jump Start packs

    The latest seem to be ultracapacitors charged from the flat battery through an inverter - a cunning idea, though whether it would work on anything more than slightly flat I don't know

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