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  1. Bigj66

    Which Suspension

    I have the same van body but a TD5. It has standard suspension and is surprisingly comfortable whilst maintaining good road holding manners so I would be wary of stiffening it up.
  2. Does a standard 110TD5 wiring loom have all the connections built in to allow heated seats and the individual seat looms to be retrofitted or do you need to do the complete wiring yourself? It’s also been a good few years since I used a winch on a LR when the likes of Warn and Ramsey ruled the market. Now there’s a lot of cheaper units available but which are the ones to avoid and which are a good light/medium duty option? Something like this for example caught my eye: https://www.devon4x4.com/terrafirma-a12000-winch-with-synthetic-rope.html
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    TD5 fuel economy

    Quick update for anyone else thinking of doing this conversion. Finally got the Disco TB fitted last week and at the same time replaced a seized rear prop. Also replaced the straight through exhaust fitted by the PO with the original centre box as it caused a pretty mind numbing drone at motorway speeds. Vehicle now drives and sounds much better with little effect on performance due to the increased gearing. You can tell it’s been geared up but not to the extent that it affects drivability. Engine revs have dropped and the cab is a much nicer place to be 👍
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    TD5 to V8

    Anyone changed their TD5 for a V8 in a 110? Is it straightforward in terms of getting the engine sat on the mounts and bolted up to the gearbox?
  5. Bigj66

    headlight bulb upgrade options

    I fitted the Osrams to my Capri and they are brilliant. Fitted them to the 110 and they’ve hardly made a difference so I think I need to do the wiring mod to improve the supply.
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    6cyl SWB?

    Christmas came a bit early. I had a set of 6.5 rims sent off for refurbishment and they came back yesterday 🙂 Standard Landrover cream, excellent finish. I’ll try and get them on between Christmas and the New Year.
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    2.5L Diesel vs. 2.5L Petrol

    Standing by for the ‘go V8’ reply 👍😂
  8. Bigj66

    TD5 clutch

    Cheers Steve, just ordered a couple off the bay so will give it a go, certainly looks like the pushrod thread. While I’m on, does anyone know if the transfer box can be dropped from the gearbox and removed from underneath the vehicle without it being jacked up or on a ramp? Looks like it should slide out but just want to check before I try it.
  9. Bigj66

    TD5 clutch

    I found this on another thread so I’ll give it a go. The master cylinder pushrod retaining nut doesn’t seem to want to go back on for some reason and feels cross threaded. Am I right in thinking that the pushrod is an M8 metric fine thread?
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    TD5 clutch

    Refitted the new slave and master cylinders today and bled them up. I think I need to adjust the master cylinder pushrod as the pedal is all over the place. I’ll have to try and find a measurement for it in the manual. I think it’s fixed the problem as the clutch works-ish but it might need to be bled again after adjustment.
  11. Agreed, I don’t buy it that a hydraulic brake system is designed to ‘relieve’ pressure in this way. It defeats the principle upon which the system is designed. Something’s not quite right with this. I’d investigate further.
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    Rear side shafts

    I thought I’d read somewhere that the half shafts on the non-Salisbury axle were prone to wear. Mine have been replaced by the PO and the vehicle has done 126k. I don’t think £130 is that unreasonable for parts and labour but it’s a straightforward DIY job. The half shafts transmit drive from the axle differential to the hubs that the road wheels are attached to.
  13. Bigj66

    TD5 clutch

    I’ve ordered an over length 13mm spanner to help with the reassembly. The thought of spending yet another hour on one bolt just depresses me 😐
  14. Bigj66

    TD5 clutch

    I did check the M/C bore when I removed it and it does look a little bit scored inside although the seal looked okayish. No sign of any sudden failure that would explain the pedal going to the floor as it did. I can’t see inside the slave cylinder aperture to check the pushrod and arm but it seems to be in the correct place and moves easily enough. Might try to get a mirror or something to try and take a closer look.
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    Underseal spray

    I also use this, the Dynax S50 in a can. Good stuff 👍
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