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  1. Chances are that they all go to the same manufacturer, be they bearmach, britpart or allmakes.
  2. It is the sales arm of Twisted, not known for their under charging. The engine is from RPI, which is as good a reason as any other for walking away
  3. Honestly, for the price differential, I would buy genuine. https://www.brit-car.co.uk/search.php?query=muc1005&xBrand=&part_type=&xSupplierID=&product-sort=&xPerPage=10
  4. In the early One_Ten V8 the crank pulley typically only has 2 grooves. One for the water pump and the other for the PS pump. the alternator is driven by a belt from the PS pump and AC is driven from the water pump. the pulley pictured is unusual not least for the number of belt grooves, (4 or 5?) but in that it appears to be cast. The typical pulley is built up from the basic damper assembly and a series of pressed metal elements. Best bet? Get in touch with the publishers and ask them to identify it
  5. The slam and non slam type don't appear to have any immediately obvious difference, apart from price. They all use the same strikers MRC8444 and MRC8445 Plus, according to the attached, the part Nos you quote are for vehicles from 1986 onwards https://www.brit-car.co.uk/product.php/163680/0/door_latch_rh_early_110_def https://www.brit-car.co.uk/product.php/163681/0/latch https://www.brit-car.co.uk/product.php/96152/0/left_hand_slam_type_door_lock___defender_from_1986_onwards
  6. Here you go £20 for genuine. My current unit has been in there for 7 years. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GENUINE-LAND-ROVER-VISCOUS-FAN-For-2-25-2-5-3-5-V8-PETROL-2-5NA-DIESEL-ERC5708/232870499688?epid=653216905&hash=item363829d568:g:2z8AAOSwnKdbYWQq&redirect=mobile
  7. I am trying to remember where I bought my new, genuine, viscous coupling. I think it was flea bay. Point is that it only cost about £25
  8. I think it looks pretty good to be honest and some of their other work displayed in the gallery section is also pretty good. I would love to see some pictures of the, obviously far better and more imaginative, vehicles put together by those criticising the original subject of this thread
  9. 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
  10. or 5 years from Toyota and 7 years in the case of Kia
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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.
  15. possible siezed pistons in one brake caliper
  16. Just goes to show that sometimes you can polish a turd
  17. 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
  18. 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.
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. Seen that in action, going back to D2. Your D2 does not work? try the ECU from your mate's car. Nah still doesn't work and when you return the ecu to the donor vehicle, neither does that. So now you have 2 immobile vehicles. I imagine that during the intervening 15 years that has become much more the case. The case I mentioned about the jaguar, the ECU lived inside the gearbox. So having stripped the gearbox to work out why it would only change up to 2nd for brief periods before going back to 1st, he not only had a slushbox in bits all over the bench but a dead ecu to contend with. He was also a bit of a dab hand with computers and electronics as well. So not like it was beyond his capabilities, but what does it say for the future of that particular model of Jag? Similarly, a friend was service manager at a LR dealer. They were presented with a RR sport which would go into limp home mode whenever it was presented with a hill whilst towing a caravan. They gave the customer a different vehicle so he could continue his holiday while they tried to fix it. Very long story short. The customer ended up getting a replacement car while the original went back to the factory. Where they couldn't find/fix the fault either. Is one of the engine options in the new defender really a 400hp 3.0 litre petrol, with 500 Nm torque? At least all these leaked photos show that LR doesn't seem to have fixed the problems with Defender leaks
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