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    Won't fire

    I've also had plenty of luck fiddling/checking/removing temporarily the return when restarting 'old' diesel engines. For all that high pressure stuff, it's amazing (to me) how easily a low-pressure blockage can stop an engine dead.
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    2.5 na fuel pipes keep bursting !!

    I've had trouble with in the past with pipes from pump to injector on other (similar!) vehicles/engines: for me, it was always loose/missing/badly positioned clamps (or non-standard pipes made up on the bench) that led to the vibrations bodumatau refers to splitting the pipes.
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    leaky 110 rear diff seal

    I'm a poor field mechanic and have never owned a torque wrench, but that nut is certainly effin' tight - that's where the flange lock tool (nicer than the one I made btw) comes in; I think you'd struggle without one.
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    wiring in a 12s socket to a 1990 defender 110

    Hi, you can pick up all the wiring by removing the screwed in cover tucked into the corner on the rhs of the back door - there are (should be) spare connectors for all rear lights there. What you'll actually find depends on who's been in there before...
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    GKN Overdrive Strip Down

    Western Ralph, There's a s/h roverdrive for sale on a french (non-specialist) site for 850€... I've pm'd you a link and can liaise if needed....
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    Persistent LT77 leak

    I thought ep90 had a very distinctive smell ? Tried sniffin'?
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    Removing Steering Wheel

    I think not threaded is normal (these days); the casing material is far softer than the screw thread - just line 'em up and screw 'em in, job done.
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    Invisible Defender

    Ok I'll (reluctantly) bite... would it be ok for your to keep your xenophobic (being polite) comments off this forum? Thanks very much
  9. I think when I broke the same one I ground it flat, drilled it out (a tad oversize?) and attached it with a nut and bolt... not exactly OE but hey, who's counting rivets.
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    The Queen Elizabeth is leaking...

    I thought the only problem with this exorbitant piece of floating (so far) willy-waving junk was that there are no fixed wing aircraft for it... good to know it leaks too
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    200tdi lift pump

    Back to the Italians (Cambiare): I've got Italian lift pumps (one Cambiare, another can't remember) on my 110 and my lorry. Both have been on for 3-5 years now. So far so good
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    Buying advice from across the pond

    Spain? It was a LR building country (albeit Santana badged) until recently and there are loads of newer defenders around, BUT... I haven't got any links . Germany's also a good option but the salty roads can be a problem. Have fun looking...
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    To scrap or not to scrap

    Not getting into the technicalities of dvlablahblah, but... with decent lifting aid (telehandler??), a bit of forward planning and a couple of competent mates, you can swap the chassis in a hard-grafting weekend.... (or take years over it). Your call!
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    New Series - RR Heavy

    NICE I haven't watched all the way thru cos I'm so over VW's and Loti . I've always loved simple animation fx... One thing that bugged me: remember to look at the dam thing when doing your piece(s) to camera !! Your enjoyment shines through and both sides (vehicles + production) make me jealous...
  15. Just to add to this: I've had the same thing caused by a blocked/semi-blocked return line (FIP to tank)

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