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  1. paime

    Oil in my intake

    I have myself a TD5 with 120k miles on the clock and i think i need to do something about the Turbo. There's a slight bit of play in the main bearing but the bigger concern is the amount of oil that exists on it, around it and in the inlet pipework. My intercooler has sagged from the amount of oil that's currently sitting in it and most of the intake pipes have a heavy internal coating of oil. I'm going to brave the costs of a reconditioned turbo, new pipework and an intercooler soon but is there anything else i should be looking at? Am i in imminent danger of a catastrophe??
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    Oil in my intake

    That's made me feel a bit better about the whole thing, cheers. Looks like i've got not option but to replace a few things and get myself a new cartridge. Better practice my best puppy dog eyes for the missus now....
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    Oil in my intake

    I reckon the intercooler is pretty much beyond economic repair but it's also the quantity of oil that has me worried. I'd rather replace the right bits and the right time than do it all, miss the underlying problem and then coat my new shiny bits in some more oil. Is there an oil drain on the TD5 turbos which goes back to the sump?
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    Oil in my intake

    Here's a couple of pics showing the state of the intercooler: Seems like a quite a lot of oil but i guess it's been building up for a while now.
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    Oil in my intake

    Being 100% honest with myself (and you) the problem has been in existence for a couple of years now but adding up the cost of all the bits terrifies me. Turbo+intercooler+intake pipework will probably cost me nearly £500 and Mrs Paime will not like that.... Nevertheless, i think i'll have to bite the bullet and start with the cartridge then do the intercooler and pipes before finishing off with cleaning the intake manifold. Should there be any oil in the intake pipework after the cartridge has been replaced?
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    Front axle leak advice

    Is the ball pitted at all? If there are some dings and bumps on it then even a new seal might not keep the grease in.
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    2.4 not starting

    Hi Folks, Our works 110 2.4 is having some difficulties starting. The symptoms are the same as i had in my TD5 earlier in the year where you turn the key and hear the click but the starter motor doesn't turn. Releasing the ignition key slowly finds a spot where the motor kicks into life and everything is fine. On the TD5 i got a solenoid repair kit which was fairly straight forward and fixed the issue. Can i do the same on the 2.4? Is the starter motor/solenoid the same and are repair kits available? Cheers
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    2.4 not starting

    You'd think that but i had the same issue on my TD5 and it turned out to be the solenoid. Managed to get a repair kit for it and it solved the problem and never had any issues since. How was the starter motor job? Easy enough or have they located the thing deep in the bowels?
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    New swivels

    I think the kit may come with new wheel bearings as well so best to replace those whilst you're in there. Also worth doing the hub seals. There's also a good mod in here somewhere (that i can't find) showing how to notch the brake flexi hose bracket to allow for easier removal in the future. Definitely worth doing that as it saves you a heap of time down the road somewhere on your next job.
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    2.4 not starting

    Good to know. I'll check the battery connections etc first as i hear that can be an issue with the 2.4s but if all else fails i'll need to practice my double-jointed spannering to get the starter motor out!
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    New swivels

    £880 is very steep considering it'll take about 4-6 hours to do both sides yourself. The discs are off anyway if you're changing them so whilst you have the calipers out the way and the hub off i'd just keep going. Either that or do what Mo suggested and fill them up with grease until the temperature nudges about 10degrees.
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    Rear door hinges

    As snagger says, best to do this job with an extra pair of hands. I bought a brand new door, had it painted and then dropped it on my driveway trying to get the hinges to line up!
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    Defender middle seat project

    Great idea! I like my cubby box for the storage element but i'd rather it was a seat. Keeping things looking original might be the challenge although some seat covers should be able to sort that issue out.
  14. I'm about to push the button on this one https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Eberspacher-D2-diesel-heater-24V/292844825163?hash=item442ee96a4b:g:cYgAAOSw2stblQI0 but the cut wires after the connector block are giving me the fear. Any thoughts as to whether or not this will give me some installation headaches?
  15. Cheers guys, i'm watching a few on fleabay just now so will see if i'm lucky enough to nab one. Also saw this guy https://www.mudstuff.co.uk/products/mud-stuff/mud-heater-locker.html on my travels. Does anyone have one? Seems like it would make my existing cubby box a few inches higher?
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    Hi Guys, I don't have a military defender and you may be aware of this website already but i-bidder have a constant 365/7 auction for military stock. Plenty of defenders appear on there as well as stillages of spare parts: https://www.i-bidder.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/timed/wca/catalogue-id-witham1-10000 I bought a roof rack for the company 110 through there and it was a bit of a nightmare to get it up to Aberdeen but if you're closer then it'll be easier. You do have to arrange your own transport though.
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    I almost buy myself some kind of tracked vehicle on a weekly basis!
  18. So....ultimately i need one of these. Living in Scotland with a Defender is not an enjoyable state of affairs throughout winter. That being said, i've been trying to follow the posts above and it seems like the amount of electrical know-how that goes into the installation is pretty significant. Would i be able to install a second hand unit like this one https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/113358764177?chn=ps with my extremely limited electrical knowledge? [EDIT] Or this guy https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Eberspacher-d2-12volt-diesel-heater/233040982996?hash=item36425333d4:g:s1QAAOSwqxdcDngs:rk:18:pf:0
  19. Planar looks to be a bit more reasonably priced (https://planarheaters.co.uk/shop?olsPage=products%2Fplanar-diesel-heater-2kw-12-volt-kit) and there are some very worrying knock-offs going about on ebay https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/5000W-LCD-Air-Diesel-Heater-5KW-12V-PLANAR-for-Trucks-Motor-homes-Boats-Bus-UK/192596307855?_trkparms=aid%3D555017%26algo%3DPL.CASSINI%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D55149%26meid%3Db211f9fd6ad740fda87c2eba98aa6afd%26pid%3D100505%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D1%26%26itm%3D192596307855&_trksid=p2045573.c100505.m3226
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    headlight bulb upgrade options

    Another vote for Osram. I installed them on my 90 a couple of months ago and couldn't believe the difference. Same wattage as a standard bulb and because they have a filter on them it removes all the yellow light and gives you a nice clean white light. Beware of higher wattage bulbs - i put some in the wife's mini a few years ago and they totally overpowered the reflective pattern and i lost most of the light diffusion which made them useless. Bright, yes, but also useless.
  21. Sounds like something i need! Is it one of these beasties: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/WEBASTO-THERMO-TOP-C-5-2kW-2-5BAR-12V-40W-00-0012-02-1146/253977514621?epid=25025785679&hash=item3b223d527d:g:kOoAAOSwEwhb6bx0:rk:11:pf:0 ? Any pics of the installation? How does the remote start work?
  22. +1. I like the idea of a diesel pre-heater but the cost of Webasco/eberspacher is annoyingly high. A second hand one off fleabay is a risk as well so i think i'll stick to a pair of gloves for the time being.
  23. Forgive my ignorance but i'm new to diesel heaters....does it take a spur from the main fuel line or do you have to have a mini fuel tank onboard somewhere?
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    Steering box adjustment or UJs & bushes

    I don't mean to hijack your thread here but would worn panhard bushes cause the vehicle to jump across the road when you hit a pot hole/bump whilst going round a corner? It's a new trick my 90 has recently learnt and it's terrifying!
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    Sticking down rubber check plate

    When i did mine the matting itself was quite heavy so a bit of double sized tape holds it all in place. It's a one-piece mat though so i imagine if you cut it up to fit different surfaces then i'm not sure it'll work. I also wouldn't go for anything too permanent as you'll want to take it off and clean/dry the floor every so often.

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