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    New 200TDI wiring loom advice

    Thanks, ordered a full set. 9-12 weeks waiting time as of March 2019 unfortunately, so it seems many 1990's Defenders need their wiring looms replaced in 2019 😉
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    Prep to Overland across west africa

    All of the above. Plus have good tyres and drive slowly and considerately for your mechanics. It's not that far, slowly does it, never rush at the end of the day when tired and your there safely... I'd worry more about the visa's and vehicle import documents... See horizonsunlimited.com/hubb for that kind of thing....
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    New 200TDI wiring loom advice

    Got brand new battery cables and a Ctek system to go in at the same time etc
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    New 200TDI wiring loom advice

    After a couple of shorts and my headlight fuse melting the fuse holder on a French motorway last week it seems obvious that my 1991 TDI (formerly n/a) needs a new wiring loom especially with a few years of Africans tracks coming up. The previous 200,000km of dust and corrugations and time have taken there toll, so prudent to change it over... Any advice about the approach would be appreciated.... what I think I know so far, please correct me where I'm wrong: 1. Autosparks seems the only choice - 10 week waiting period at the moment they said today 2. Mine was a 2.5n/a, then converted to a 200TDI, and a 200TDI wiring loom installed at that stage, complete with 2nd hand dash etc. No idea what year or VIN number the loom was from. 3. All options on the Autosparks site for a LWB 200TDI say 'we need to see your old harness to make the new one' except the last model that has the part number of AMR2348. (As the Landy is in Africa I'm not going to remove and send backwards and forwards etc) So I'm thinking of buying that, accepting there maybe changes from my existing loom (major?) and then also getting: A. LR439 Defender 90/110 Chassis Harness AMR1491 without HRW or Rear Wiper. In-tank pump. (Not sure what HRW is - but I have no rear glass, it is filled in with thick Aluminium) B. LR428 Defender 90/110 Engine Harness with 65 Amp Alternator. PRC6082. 4-Cyl Petrol and 200Tdi. With Ring Terminals at the Alternator. (As I have a 65amp alternator) C. LR461 Defender 90/110 Instrument Panel Harness PRC7326 D. Is there anything else I should get or better options? Is there any way to make it better - replace bullet connections with something else for example? Suggestions welcomed....
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    Breaker bar & impact sockets?

    Thanks all. More worried about my wrists actually, used the extendable wheel brace (similar pictured below) for years, no problems. Tried to remove the rear wheel about 4 months ago, one nut was really stuck, overnight WD40 etc, was very patient, no standing on it etc, but when it gave way it took my left wrist with it, still having physio months later and the other wrist isn't great. So a sensible solution seems to be: 1. Kind of OK cheap and cheerful battery powered Impact driver for use at home (if that exists, recommendations?) 2. Draper Expert Impact Sockets: A. Whats sizes are useful other than 27 for the wheels? B. Is there a kit that encompasses them all (1991 200TDI Defender with TD5 front axle etc) 3. High quality breaker bar (plus small/cheap back up option). I can't order Halfords or Snap On internationally etc, a little restricted to what Amazon, ebay, Paddocks etc sell
  6. Would I be correct in saying the easiest way to remove wheel nuts (and other Defender nuts) in the bush away from power tools would be with a Breaker bar and impact sockets? If so can anybody suggest what brand, model or set would be good for a 1990-2006 Defenders please? Or would a battery powered Impact Driver be a better bet? (I should be able to keep the batteries charged ok)
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    Which Suspension

    What will you be driving on? Asphalt in the UK and Europe 99% of the time? I'd leave it as standard until you identify an actual problem with the setup.
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    Front seat head rests - metal bits

    Note: ExMoor trim do a complete headrest for a good price compared to buying the pieces individually - £43.33 https://www.exmoortrim.co.uk/90-110-front-outer-headrest-complete.html
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    mpg for 300tdi 110csw

    What speeds were you driving at? Whacking along at 70mph on the motorway is different from putting around B roads at 40mph for fuel consumption.
  10. Does anybody know if you can buy just the metal plates in the front seat head rests (1990's Defender)? I tried to buy MWC5628LCS from LRSeries, but they just send me a Britpart kit with the foam and vinyl cover, I need the metal pieces as they are rusty as hell 😉
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    Ignition switch orgy

    Could you kindly link to a suitable relay please?
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    Ignition switch orgy

    Thanks. Got a bussed fuse box, being mounted behind the front passengers seat for multiple items to hang off it, connects to Aux battery etc. This is more for things that currently only reach the dash dials area - ie: reversing light, low coolant alarm etc that already have a fuse inline. I'd really like something small enough to sit in the dash behind the speedo dials etc if possible.
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    Ignition switch orgy

    I have a lot of things that would like an ignition feed, five off the top of my head. Is there a nice way to connect them all?
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    Flip up screen stereo/cd

    I'l leave you to it then... A few thoughts for others - my entire 500+ cd collection fits on a SDHC card less than 1 inch squared and you can listen to any radio station via the net if you've got a tiny amount of data that you can use - except if in places with no signal. I made a mount for my ipad using thin 2 * 2cm wide Aluminium strips, put it on top of dash, fold down over the corning, fold underneath the dash bottom again, then some 3 sided strips horizontally to hold it in - point being it sits almost flush against the dash. And that was version 1 done in 30 mines in the dark for departure the next day.
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    Flip up screen stereo/cd

    Not sure the mechanism would last very long if you offroad much etc? How much do you want to spend? I'm building a tablet based system, much better for Satnav using a nice tablet screen compared to these types of screens etc, easy to remove overnight etc etc, can advise around your budget if that sounds interesting etc I was going to use a android head unit like that one (removable screen rather than flip out, but found it horrible to use, screen low quality, lots of mistouching etc)

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