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neil110 last won the day on October 3 2018

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  1. Having had a 2.25 diesel, they are VERY sensitive to pump timing. Adjustment is not difficult, just time consuming. You need to slacken the 3 bolts which secure the pump to the engine, then you need to very slightly loosen the injector pipes at both the pump and the injector. Then you can move the pump to line up the timing pointer with the line engraved on the pump mounting foot. Black smoke generally indicates timing too far advanced, other colours (especially on over run) suggest retarded timing. Continuous black smoke would lead me to suspect the injectors, the 2.25 can be a very clean running engine, without any smoke visible at all. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Land-Rover-Series-3-Defender-Diesel-Fuel-Injector-564332-2-25L-2-5L-NA-TD/122928998309?epid=1027494738&hash=item1c9f23a7a5:g:PDwAAOSwtXtbA9oi
  2. or 5 years from Toyota and 7 years in the case of Kia
  3. course you could always buy this then sell the rest of the box on. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LT-77-with-oil-cooler-gearbox-land-rover/192901717117?hash=item2ce9d69c7d:g:yO4AAOSwYlJW4Vsm
  4. Just been under the truck for a squint and apparently I have a thermostat fitted. All I can say is that you live and learn, and now I'll shut up Apparently they are obsolete now as well, at least the FTC1404 variant which is fitted to my R380. https://www.brit-car.co.uk/search.php?query=ftc1404&xBrand=&part_type=&xSupplierID=&product-sort=&xPerPage=10 The later variant is still available, for a small mortgage. £572.09
  5. As I said, I have driven it in temperatures as low as -20 with no ill effect, admittedly it is sat behind a V8 but even then, that has an 82 degree thermostat whereas most of the turbo diesels seem to have an 88 degree stat. Plus on at least one occasion I can remember the engine was struggling to reach temperature, it was so cold, still couldn't feel any appreciable difference in the gearbox or gearchange action. Took these pictures that day, in the picture of the truck you can see the gearbox cooler quite clearly through the letterbox opening in the radiator cover
  6. I have had a gearbox cooler fitted to my R380 for 21 years and over 200,000 miles. Using the vehicle in Europe, USA and the Sahara, with temperatures ranging from -20 to 50 degrees. No problems so far.
  7. possible siezed pistons in one brake caliper
  8. Just goes to show that sometimes you can polish a turd
  9. expand on my previous answer. In my opinion (and I realise everybody has one of those) personal transportation will come under increasing pressures and become a luxury affordable only for the very wealthy. Costs to buy, costs to run, costs to park, costs to enter urban conurbations, an ever increasing tax burden, increasing social pressures in urban areas, ever more restrictive legislation and myriad other reasons
  10. TDF ends the 14 July stage 6 miles up the road from where I am currently sat. You could park here and take the train into Brioude. Should be absolutely mad, stage end and Bastille day all in one day.
  11. had you considered swapping the injectors around to see if the noise shifts with the suspect injector? Having had a faulty injector on a series diesel, they can be the source of some horrible noises. I was under the impression that at least 1 big end had failed on mine the knocking noise was that loud
  12. According to the above brochure, the phev version has marginally more power than the pure petrol version. The torque is variable between 439 and 645 Nm (as far as I can make out from the picture. The next option is the 3.0 litre petrol lump with 400 hp and 500 Nm
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